Medical Terminology for Regular People
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Medical Terminology for Regular People

Stop feeling lost at the doctor's by learning common anatomical terms, diseases and medications.
5.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
520 students enrolled
Created by Travis Jeffers
Last updated 6/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Not feel so lost when visiting the doctor's office.
  • Understand basic anatomical terms.
  • Know some of the most common diseases.
  • Know some of the most common medications.
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Requirements
  • If you can access this website you have everything you will need to complete this course.
  • All of the lessons are presented in a video format designed to help you retain what you learn.
  • Every lesson includes a PDF handout.
  • Every lesson finishes with a quiz that will help to cement what you have learned.
Description

This course is for regular people who need to know some medical terminology. If you've ever felt lost when talking to a doctor or just want to learn enough to be able to ask the right questions, this course would be a good place to start. These lessons will start you down the path of learning basic medical terminology as it relates to anatomy, diseases and medications.

Each section will cover a specialty field of medicine. Within each specialty you'll learn anatomical terminology, diseases and common medications. We're starting with cardiology and dermatology.

The lessons are designed to help you retain what you learn. You'll be presented with new terms a few at a time and then I'll give you the definitions and ask you to provide the word. This will allow you to engage with the new material and activate your short term recall. At the end of the lesson you'll review all of the terms. After the lesson, you should always download and read the handout and take the unit quiz. All of this will cement what you've learned into your long term memory.

If you're only interested in one field of medicine, you can easily skip directly to that section. Each specialty is a standalone section with lessons on anatomical terms, diseases and medicines. Each lesson includes it's own handout and quiz. The videos are only three to six minutes long. You can spend just a few minutes a day or as long as you like watching the lessons, reading the handouts, and taking the quizzes.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who are not in the medical field and need to understand some basic medical terminology. Maybe you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an illness and you feel lost when talking to the doctors and nurses.
  • Maybe you have always been curious about the medical field but have not been able to pursue it.
  • This course is not aimed at people who are pursuing a clinical medical education. You may still find it helpful, but it does not go into the detail that you will need.
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About the Instructor
Travis Jeffers
5.0 Average rating
5 Reviews
520 Students
1 Course
Author, Teacher, CPhT

I am the author of "Medical Terminology for Regular People" and several science fiction novels.

I am a Certified Pharmacy Technician with seven years of hospital experience.

I have been in the situation of wishing you understood the doctor better when he's talking about a loved one's diagnosis.

I play and teach guitar and ukulele.