Medical Terminology 101

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Course Description

Hello! This course is Medical Terminology 101. I’m Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, a long-time medical writer, and I’ve collaborated with medical writer Dr. Jessica Martin to bring you this course so that you can add to your knowledge of medical vocabulary.

Perhaps you are starting some medically-related training, you have to communicate about medicine, or you simply need a refresher course for the knowledge you already have.

With more opportunities to work in healthcare than ever before (and that demand is only growing), learning medical terminology is important if you are hoping to pursue a career in any aspect of healthcare, from medical billing to an allied healthcare profession.

By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the main suffixes and prefixes involved in medical terminology, and decode medical words pertaining to all major body systems.

In this course, we discuss the what, why, and how of medical terminology; we cover the bones, the muscles, the skin, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, the brain and nervous system, and the eye and the ear. We use a simple approach to medical terminology--not only do we teach you what you need to know, we teach you how to learn medical terminology efficiently. (Hint: it's not by memorizing hundreds of thousands of medical words). Throughout the course, we will give you the tools you need to understand the information, and all of the medical terms are presented with engaging visuals and simple, clear overviews.

Throughout the course we have included cheat sheets and over 140 quiz questions so that you can better learn and retain the material.

This course will be invaluable for people with a passion to learn medical terminology or anyone interested in a career in...

  • health care, including nursing, dentistry, chiropractics, pharmacy, physical therapy, midwifery, and more

  • medical and scientific writing, editing, copyediting, or copywriting

  • medical billing and coding

  • medical transcription

  • medical secretary or receptionist

  • pharmacy technicians

  • clinical research

All you need to get started is the passion to learn medical terminology and the need to use it in your life.

Just click on the link to enroll. Thanks so much!

Who this course is for:

  • People needing to use the language of medicine in their work, school, or as a patient or caregiver.
  • People interested in the following careers: doctors, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, chiropractors, medical writers and editors, copyeditors, medical receptionists, medical transcription or transcriptionist, medical assistant, medical coding and billing, medical secretary, and health information or medical directors.

Course content

3 sections • 20 lectures • 2h 18m total length
  • What is Medical Terminology?
    02:46
  • Overview of Learning Medical Terminology
    04:02
  • Pronunciation of Medical Terminology
    01:04

Instructor

Medical Writer
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,693 Reviews
  • 12,382 Students
  • 9 Courses

Emma Nichols, PhD, is a long time writer specializing in medical topics. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather write about science than "do" science and has been a medical writer ever since. She has a passion for teaching people about medical writing and communicating all things medical.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Basic Medical Terminology Requirements No Description Hello! This course is Medical Terminology 101 . I’m Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, a long-time medical writer, and I’ve collaborated with medical writer Dr. Jessica Martin to bring you this course so that you can add to your knowledge of medical vocabulary. Perhaps you are starting some medically-related training, you have to communicate about medicine, or you simply need a refresher course for the knowledge you already have. With more opportunities to work in healthcare than ever before (and that demand is only growing), learning medical terminology is important if you are hoping to pursue a career in any aspect of healthcare, from medical billing to an allied healthcare profession . By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the main suffixes and prefixes involved in medical terminology, and decode medical words pertaining to all major body systems. In this course, we discuss the what, why, and how of medical terminology; we cover the bones, the muscles, the skin, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, the brain and nervous system, and the eye and the ear. We use a simple approach to medical terminology--not only do we teach you what you need to know, we teach you how to learn medical terminology efficiently . (Hint: it's not by memorizing hundreds of thousands of medical words). Throughout the course, we will give you the tools you need to understand the information, and all of the medical terms are presented with engaging visuals and simple, clear overviews. Throughout the course we have included cheat sheets and over 140 quiz questions so that you can better learn and retain the material. This course will be invaluable for people with a passion to learn medical terminology or anyone interested in a career in... health care, including nursing, dentistry, chiropractics, pharmacy, physical therapy, midwifery, and more medical and scientific writing, editing, copyediting, or copywriting medical billing and coding medical transcription medical secretary or receptionist pharmacy technicians clinical research All you need to get started is the passion to learn medical terminology and the need to use it in your life. Just click on the link to enroll. Thanks so much! Who this course is for: People needing to use the language of medicine in their work, school, or as a patient or caregiver. People interested in the following careers: doctors, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, chiropractors, medical writers and editors, copyeditors, medical receptionists, medical transcription or transcriptionist, medical assistant, medical coding and billing, medical secretary, and health information or medical directors. Show more Show less Course content 3 sections • 20 lectures • 2h 18m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 14min Why Learn Medical Terminology? Preview 06:31 What is Medical Terminology? 02:46 Overview of Learning Medical Terminology 04:02 Pronunciation of Medical Terminology 01:04 Suffixes and Prefixes 5 lectures • 22min Suffixes in Medical Terminology--Overview 08:13 Suffixes--Cellular Biology 01:26 Suffixes--Tools and Procedures 04:01 Suffixes--Adjectival 01:36 Suffixes Quiz 10 questions Prefixes 06:59 Prefixes Quiz 10 questions Putting it all Together: Body Systems 11 lectures • 1hr 42min Overview of the Body 10:33 The Body Quiz 10 questions The Bones 14:02 The Muscles 04:18 The Muscles and Bones Quiz 10 questions The Skin 06:15 The Skin Quiz 10 questions Digestive System 08:59 The Gut Quiz 10 questions The Urinary System 06:23 The Urinary System Quiz 10 questions The Reproductive System 13:29 The Reproductive System Quiz 10 questions The Heart and Circulatory System 11:31 The Heart Quiz 10 questions The Respiratory System Preview 05:59 The Lungs Quiz 9 questions The Brain 10:31 The Brain Quiz 10 questions The Eye and Ear 10:14 The Eye and Ear Quiz 10 questions Final Quiz 20 questions Instructor Emma Nichols, PhD Medical Writer 4.4 Instructor Rating 1,693 Reviews 12,382 Students 9 Courses Emma Nichols, PhD, is a long time writer specializing in medical topics. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather write about science than "do" science and has been a medical writer ever since. She has a passion for teaching people about medical writing and communicating all things medical. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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