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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.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth 

In this course, you’ll examine 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, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Medical Terminology, Part 1

Lesson Group 1: Medical Terminology, Part 1  

This course begins with a discussion of the structure and components of medical terms. You’ll learn how to spell, build, interpret, and pronounce common medical words using suffixes and prefixes. Then, you’ll start reviewing terms associated with blood and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, and lymphatic body systems.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Explain how to build, define, and analyze medical terms.
  • Define terms and abbreviations associated with blood and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, and lymphatic body systems.

Lesson Group 2: Medical Terminology, Part 2

Lesson Group 2: Medical Terminology, Part 2  

You’ll continue your review of terminology associated with the human body, namely the respiratory, nervous, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. You’ll also study terms related to the ears, eyes, oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine, and mental health.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Define terms and abbreviations associated with blood and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, and lymphatic body systems.
  • Identify terms related to oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine, and mental health.

Program Description

The Medical Terminology certificate program is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of medical terminology. You’ll spell, pronounce, build, and interpret terms related to different medical specialties and the human body and its various systems.

Program Objectives

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

  1. Explain the basic principles of medical word building and describe the organization of the human body.
  2. Define and apply medical terminology associated with the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems.
  3. Describe and apply medical terminology associated with the digestive, cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic systems.
  4. Describe the structure, components, and pathology of the respiratory and nervous systems.
  5. Explain the structure, components, and pathology of the urinary and endocrine systems as well as the diagnoses and treatments related to these systems.
  6. Examine the structure, components, and pathology of the eyes and ears of the human body.
  7. Describe the structure, components, and pathology of the male and female reproductive systems and the diagnoses and treatments related to these systems.
  8. Describe the basic diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and imaging techniques associated with oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine, and the symptoms, contributing factors, and diagnosis and treatment procedures for mental disorders.

Defining your career path

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in Ashworth College's Medical Terminology Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth College Central Network 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 College Central Network 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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