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Course Title: Medical Terminology Course GPT501

Awarding Body: Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)

Award Level: Level Three (Advanced)

Minimum Age: 14

Entry requirements: None. English Level 2 desirable

Training Locations: E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work

Course Overview:

Understanding specific words and terms used in the healthcare sector is an absolute must if you are looking to progress in this profession. Once you have a basic understanding of how medical words are constructed they become easy to understand and use are internationally used by nurses, doctors, allied healthcare professionals, dentists and many other medical specialities.

If you're interested in pursuing a health or science career then the requirement and ability to communicate in this way is a necessity.

In easy to follow modules, you'll find our user-friendly format will not only give you a solid foundation in medical language, but can be completed in less than a day (although you have up to 8 weeks to complete). Through well-written and concise rich text, pictures, diagrammes and downloadable support material, this course teaches you how to analyse individual medical word parts such as prefixes, suffixes and word roots.

Did you know that most of the medical terms are composed of interchangeable word parts that are used in different combinations? Once you know the various word roots, prefixes and suffixes, you'll be able to actually define a medical term that you're not familiar with by simply by recognising its individual parts. More importantly, you’ll be able to apply your new skills in this course when you apply for a job.

Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 6-8 weeks.)

The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.

This course is supplements any medical or nursing course, however specific, and is open to anyone. At the end of each e-learning section you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section 3 times.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for you if:

-- Allied Healthcare Professionals (Phlebotomists, Physiotherapists, etc.)
-- Care Support Workers and Healthcare Assistants
-- GP Practice staff
-- Medical Secretaries
-- Medical Officer Managers
-- Medical Records Department Staff
-- Clinical Team Secretaries and Ward Staff
-- Community Health Specialists
-- Medical Students
-- Dieticians, Radiologists and Biomedical Technologists
Clerical Staff working in the NHS, General, Academic, Private Practice and Primary Care.

and anyone who is interested in learning the “language of the medical profession”!

For existing healthcare professionals, completion will add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.

This course is available at a concessionary rate if you enrol as a "3 course elearning package". Please call or email us for "package" discount.

(Completion of this course adds to your existing credit value and awards an Advanced Level Three Certificate)

What does this course cover?

Topics covered include:

Introduction to Medical Terminology
Concepts of term building – medical terms and word parts
Word Roots and Combining Forms
Commonly used symbols and abbreviations
Abbreviations, Symbols and their meanings
Word parts and their meanings
Working with examples – word building activities
Self-Test I and Self-Test II

Additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.

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