Medical Terminology Courses
Medical terminology is essential in any healthcare position - from administrative jobs to direct patient care roles. Learn new skills or refresh your terminology knowledge with our flexible, online medical terminology course.
Cost of Program
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What You Will Learn
- How to recognize word construction and meanings that are fundamental to commonly used medical language.
- What terminology is used in diagnostics, including body structures.
- How to distinguish the medical terms related to the musculoskeletal, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
- How to distinguish the medical terms related to digestive, nervous, and reproductive systems, by their component parts.
Medical Terminology Certificate Outcomes
Developing an understanding of important medical terminology can be useful for anyone interested in a career in healthcare. Earning a certificate online can also help strengthen your resume when applying for jobs in the healthcare industry.
State Licensing Requirements
Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.
Medical Terminology Success Stories
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Medical Terminology Course Curriculum
- 2 courses
- 16.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 10 exams
Estimated completion time:
- Fast track = 2 months
- Average time = 3 months
With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.
Penn Foster’s online Medical Terminology courses cover fundamental topics such as word construction and meanings that characterize medical language, terms for pharmacology, oncology, radiology, and more. Your medical terminology classes include:
- The Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
- Diagnosis, Intervention, and Human Body Terms
- Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, and Respiratory Systems Terms
- Integumentary, Nervous, and Endocrine System Terms
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Medical Terminology Courses FAQs
What is medical terminology?
Medical terminology is the language commonly used in healthcare to precisely describe human anatomy, typical conditions, potential diagnoses, and more.
Why should I take medical terminology courses?
An understanding of medical terminology is important when working in the healthcare industry. If you're interested in starting a career in the field, whether it's in administration or working directly with patients, having foundational terminology knowledge can help you confidently take the next steps toward furthering your education.
How long does it take to complete medical terminology courses?
Penn Foster's online Medical Terminology Program is self-paced, so students can complete the course on the timeline that works for them. However, on average, most students complete the program within 1 to 5 months.
How do I study medical terminology?
By learning medical terminology online through an organized course, you can build the study skills to go beyond just memorizing the words and what they mean. Through understanding the breakdown of prefixes and applying what you learn in terminology challenge games, you can prepare to better retain the information you learn in the long-term.