Introduction to Medical Terminology

A course for those who would benefit from understanding the component parts of medical terminology.

An understanding of medical terminology is essential for anyone working in the medical industry. Delegates will reap the benefits of the course immediately and will be able to apply the learning to every day situations in their place of work.

Course objectives

The objectives of this course are to enable delegates to:

  • Explain the concept that medical terminology can be broken down into component parts of prefixes, root words and suffixes;
  • State the meanings of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and root words in medical terms;
  • Decipher terminology associated with various diseases;
  • Recognise commonly used abbreviations and medical symbols;
  • Obtain a fundamental understanding of the body structure and systems;
  • Explain the six categories in which the body is studied.

All delegates will be provided with a course manual and will be issued with a certificate upon completion of the course.

Course Participants Have Said...

  • [I found the course] very relevant and it has given me a greater understanding of terminology. I found breaking down words and understanding prefix/root/suffix very useful. I will use this in my day to day duties as a receptionist and prescriber.

    The course was well presented, lots of interaction and light hearted sessions during the course.

    Delegate Receptionist & Prescriber Neasham Road Surgery - Darlington October 2018
  • ‘I found this training excellent and it has helped me to really understand medical terminology 1000 x more than before.’

    The most valuable learning was an ‘ increase in knowledge which will in turn allow me to perform my job to the best of my ability.’

    It was an ‘excellent training session- was disappointed when it was over.’

    Delegate Avon LMC 23 January 2018
  • I feel I can walk away from here today with the skills to break down and understand medical terminology

    Delegate Avon LMC 23 January 2018