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...

  • The course was a great help to understand the technical side of my job.

    The knowledge and personal experiences of the the trainer helped to concrete terminology and understanding.

    Delegate Administrator North Ridge Medical Practice, Kent February 2020
  • The course was very relevant as I do coding so it will help me break down clinical letters.

    I found the names of the prefixes and suffixes most useful.

    Delegate St John's Medical Practice, Kent February 2020
  • The course was very relevant as I am training to become a clinical coder.


    Delegate Birchington Medical Centre, Kent February 2020