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Healthcare is Australia’s biggest employer and it is getting even bigger. Now, you can also join this respected industry and build a rewarding career assisting doctors and specialists with their patients.

The Medical Terminology course is designed for health administrators seeking to upskill or those wishing to work in a medical environment with no prior experience and training. Throughout the course, you will be equipped with terminology, medical procedures and other useful knowledge to work in a health administrative position.

Upon completion, you can be confident to seek employment in various healthcare settings including dentistry, veterinary care, medical reception, natural therapy facilities etc.

Course Details

Study Duration:

This online Medical Terminology course takes approximately 200 hours to complete, but you have full access for 12 months to suit your self-paced learning.

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Core Modules

Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology

  • What is Medical Terminology.
  • Origins of Words.
  • Structure of Words.
  • Medical Prefixes.
  • Medical Suffixes.
  • Constructing Medical Terms by altering prefix or suffix.

Anatomical Structure

  • Anatomical Prefixes.
  • Anatomical Suffixes.
  • Locating parts of the body.
  • Terms to indicate positioning of anatomical features in body.
  • Acronyms.
  • Symbols.

Medical Equipment and Procedures

  • Terms to describe Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures.
  • Terms to describe Medical Equipment.
  • Storage and Handling of Medicines.
  • Sterilising Equipment.
  • Terms to describe Bacteria.
  • Gram Staining.
  • Diagnostic Microbiology.
  • Research Microbiology.
  • Types of Wounds.
  • Problems Resulting from Wounds.
  • Treating Wounds.
  • Electrolytes.
  • Examples of Prefixes and Suffixes.

Pharmacological Terminology

  • Types of herbal and pharmaceutical medicines (e.g. Alkaloids, Calmatives, Cathartics, Decongestants, Expectorants, etc.).
  • Pharmacological Terms (e.g. Allergens, Carcinogens, Photosensitisers, Toxic Alkaloids, etc.).
  • Over the Counter Prescription Drugs.
  • Terminology for OTC and Prescription Drugs (e.g. Steroids, Barbiturates, anti-Psychotic Drugs etc.).
  • Prefix and suffix examples.

Musculoskeletal System Terminology

  • Naming main muscles.
  • Musculature … Types of Muscle tissue.
  • Relationship between muscles and bone.
  • Bone and Joint problems (e.g. Sprains, Broken Bones, etc.).
  • Disorders of musculoskeletal System (e.g. Fibromyalgia, Sprains, strains, Cramp, etc.).
  • Suffix Examples.

Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems Terminology

  • Parts of the Heart.
  • Circulation
  • Systole and Disystole.
  • Terms related to Disorders of Cardiovascular System.
  • Lymphatic System and Immunity.
  • Circulation
  • Vaccination
  • Immunity
  • Disorders of Immunity.
  • Suffix and Prefix Examples.

Respiratory and Reproductive Systems Terminology

  • Lungs
  • Respiration
  • Pulmonary Circulation.
  • Gas Exchange (Diffusion, Perfusion, Arterial Pressure).
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
  • Diagnostic Procedures for Lungs and Airways.
  • Respiratory Disorders.
  • Male Reproductive System.
  • Female Reproductive System.
  • Pregnancy
  • Parturation
  • Caesarian Section, VBAC and Multiple Gestation.
  • Premature Birth and Miscarriage.
  • Reproductive Disorders (e.g. Amenorrhoea, Menorhagia, PCOS, Endometriosis, etc.).
  • Suffix and Prefix Examples.

Digestive and Excretory Systems Terminology

  • Parts of the Digestive System.
  • Renal System.
  • Kidneys
  • Ureters and Bladder.
  • Urethra.
  • Disorders of Digestive and Renal Systems (e.g. Anal Fissure, Haemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel System, Kidney Stones, Pancreatitis, etc.).
  • Suffix and Prefix Examples.

Integumentary System (Skin) Terminology

  • Thermoregulation
  • Electrolytes
  • Types of Sensory Nerves.
  • Sun Protection.
  • Intergument Structure.
  • Cell Types.
  • Disorders (e.g. Scab, Atrophic skin, Abrasion, Excoriation, Scar, Ulcer, etc.).
  • Diagnostic Procedures.
  • Suffix and Prefix Examples.

Nervous and Sensory Systems Terminology

  • Brain
  • Central Nervous System.
  • Peripheral Nervous System.
  • Disorders of Nervous System.
  • Disorders of Sensory System (e.g. Aphasia, Apraxia, Vertigo, etc.).
  • Diagnostic Procedures.
  • Suffix and Prefix Examples.

And more in-depth modules to help you become successful in Medical Administration.

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Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Medical Terminology helps you build a successful career in the Healthcare Industry, either as a / an

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  • Medical Administrative Worker
  • Ward Clerk

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