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Medical Terminology

This course helps you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification.


Is this for you?

This course is ideal for anyone who is wanting to work within a GP Practice, hospital or any other medical establishment and who wants to quickly learn the terminology that is frequently used. So if you’re wanting to become a Medical Secretary, Medical Office Manager or work in a Medical Records Department, knowing the terminology will help you quickly get to grips with the systems.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 35 CPD points upon successful completion

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or a combination, Online, in centre

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35 hours or 1 week full-time study

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    About this course

    The medical profession is one of the most rewarding industries to work in – it is also very unique.

    Comprising 15 comprehensive and interactive lessons, this course has been developed to help you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines including biology, cardiology, psychology and many more. You will be guided through each speciality step-by-step and learn how seemingly complicated medical jargon is built up from word roots, prefixes and suffixes, so this language becomes second nature to you.

    We want to ensure you find your training path as easy as possible so, as with our standard training method, this course can be studied at times to suit you and at your own pace meaning you can fit your training around your existing work and life commitments.

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to add the renowned Pitman Training accolade to add to your CV, a sure sign to employers that you have been trained to the highest possible standard.


    • Flexibility of self-paced training methods

    • Variety of exercises to aid the learning process

    • Interactive PowerPoint presentations created for each speciality

    • A workbook to use as a reference guide

    • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certification.

    • The opportunity to go on to take the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology examination.

    There are 15 lessons within this course, each covering a different medical speacialism: –

    • Module 1: Overview of the medical specialities, introduction to word units.
    • Module 2: Structure of the body, cells tissues, organs and systems.
    • Module 3: Orthopaedics.
    • Module 4: Cardiology.
    • Module 5: The Respiratory System.
    • Module 6: Female Reproduction.
    • Module 7: Male Reproduction.
    • Module 8: Urology.
    • Module 9: Gastroenterology.
    • Module 10: The Lymphatic System and Immunology.
    • Module 11: Dermatology.
    • Module 12: Neurology
    • Module 13: Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Module 14: Ophthalmology and ENT
    • Module 15: Prescription and drug abbreviations. Consolidation of terminology covered in the course.

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