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Online Medical Terminology class curriculum

Our online Medical Terminology class curriculum gives you confidence in your medical vocabulary through three flexible lesson groups. You'll start with the structure and systems of the body and work all the way through to diagnoses, procedures, and treatments.

Lesson Group 1 - Orientation: Ashworth College Career Certificate Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Group 2 - Medical Terminology, Part 1

Lesson: 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 healthcare field.

Lesson: 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: 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: 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: 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 Group 3 - Medical Terminology, Part 2

Lesson: The Respiratory and Nervous Systems  

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

Lesson: The Urinary and Endocrine Systems  

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

Lesson: Ears and Eyes  

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

Lesson: Reproductive Systems  

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

Lesson: Oncology, Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine  

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

Program Description

The Medical Terminology certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of the language of medicine. Instruction includes the anatomical structures and functions of the human body, and how the names for common diseases, abnormalities, diagnoses, procedures, and treatments are formed. Students receive a solid understanding of the formation of common medical terms for anatomical structures, diseases, diagnoses, and treatments.

Program Objectives

After completing the Medical Terminology certificate program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles of medical word building and use word parts to interpret and understand unfamiliar medical terminology.
  2. Identify and use correct medical terminology to describe the anatomy of the human body, including the structures, components, and functions of the major organs and organ systems.
  3. Explain how common pathologies of different body systems are typically diagnosed and treated.
  4. Describe the basic diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and imaging techniques associated with oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

Defining your career path

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in the Medical Terminology Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth EDGE are integrated into your studies so you'll be ready to deliver a polished presentation of your qualifications to potential employers as soon as you graduate. You'll also be able to revisit the Ashworth EDGE whenever you need to after you've earned your certificate. Learn more about it at the Ashworth College Career Services page.

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