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School: Macmillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential:Ontario College Certificate
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Location: College Campus/Online


COST: $375

OVERVEIW: The purpose of the Medical Terminology course is to provide an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the course will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Explore the origin and composition of medical words, their roots, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and the terminology dealing with the major systems of the body. Explore the origin and composition of medical words, their roots, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and the terminology dealing with the major systems of the body. College-level English skills are required.


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   PRE-REQUISITES: Basic English Proficiency: Students should be healthcare professionals, medical researchers, or employees of healthcare insurance companies.   NEXT COURSE START DATES: Start Date End Date Time Day’s Total Hrs.                                  
 Learning Outcomes:
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
 Identify word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in medical terminology.Define a variety of medical terms into simple English definitions.Explain the meaning of commonly used medical abbreviations.Spell a variety of medical terms using word-building techniques.Communicate medical terms into simple English when interpreting medical reports.Identify anatomical structures of the body and the related medical terms.

   This course is presented in 15 modules:

  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  2. Body Structures
  3. Word Parts 
  4. Integumentary System
  5. The Breast
  6. Musculoskeletal System
  7. Nervous System
  8. The Sensory System
  9. Cardiovascular System
  10. Lymphatic and Immune System
  11. Respiratory System
  12. Digestive System
  13. The Endocrine System
  14. Reproductive System
  15. Urinary System

Evaluation Plan At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants that do not achieve 70% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique. 

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


 Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure: Marking Scheme: Spelling/abbreviation tests marked out of 60: 1 mark will be deducted for each spelling error and each incorrect or missing definition. If the word and the definition are both missing, a maximum of 2 marks will be deducted per answer. Attendance: Regular attendance is of the utmost importance to the student’s success in this program due to the in-class definition assignments and practice of the pronunciations. If you miss a test you may be able to write a comprehensive test, at the discretion of the instructor, at the end of the course only. You may be asked to provide a Doctor’s note.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills   Development   requirements:


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