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Medical Terminology Online Course

Career Certificate in
Medical Terminology

The Medical Terminology Career Certificate course gives you a quick start to understanding medical terminology. In our Medical Terminology online course you’ll gain a solid grasp of the formation of common medical terms for anatomical structures, diseases, diagnoses and treatments. This knowledge is fundamental to medical careers.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 3 Months

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Payments as Low as
$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

Our Medical Terminology online course provides an excellent foundation for just about any career in the health care field. You’ll learn how common medical words are formed so you can intelligently communicate with doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners and “speak the language” of medicine.

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Orientation to Online Learning (online)  

This lesson introduces you to online learning, with instruction on how to be successful as an Ashworth student. You’ll learn proven study skills, find out how to take advantage of different learning styles, and discover time management techniques. The lesson also includes a guide to career opportunities plus supplementary readings.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology and Structure of the Human Body  

An introduction to the basic principles of medical word building and the organization of the human body. This foundation of medical terminology is critical to most work in the health care field.

Lesson 2: The Integumentary System  

An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the skin. You will learn the general description of the integumentary system as an aid to learning the terminology associated with its functions.

Lesson 3: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems  

The medical terminology related to the skeletal and muscular systems. As part of your study, you will also learn the anatomical structures of these systems.

Lesson 4: The Digestive System  

A general description of the digestive system, its main functions and the organs associated with it. You will also learn the medical terminology used in defining and describing the digestive system.

Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular, Blood, and Lymphatic Systems  

An introduction to the structure, components and pathology of the cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems of the body.

Lesson 6: The Respiratory and Nervous Systems  

An outline of the structure, components and pathology of the respiratory and nervous systems of the human body.

Lesson 7: The Urinary and Endocrine Systems  

A study of the structure, components and pathology of the urinary and endocrine systems of the human body.

Lesson 8: Ears and Eyes  

A study of the structure, components and pathology of the eyes and ears of the human body.

Lesson 9: Reproductive Systems  

An introduction to the structure, components and pathology of the male and female reproductive systems.

Lesson 10: Oncology, Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine  

An introduction to basic diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests and imaging techniques.

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  What You Get

Complete your Medical Terminology online course at your own pace on your terms. Study on your own convenient schedule. You’ll get help as you need it in the Medical Terminology online course to ensure you graduate when you want. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbook & study guides
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Career search and time management guides
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates receive a Medical Terminology Career Certificate and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Use the skills you learn as a stepping stone to career advancement or to pave the way toward a new career path.

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  • Medical Terminology Online Course Diploma


  • Graduation Video


We’ll help you to a healthier career. Start your Medical Terminology online course today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.