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Medical Terminology

The Medical Terminology training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

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.

Course Duration: 35 Hours

CPD Points: 35

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 the course
Those who wish to gain medical terminology knowledge and progress to take the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology exam.
To provide information on how medical terms are built up by the use of word roots, prefixes and suffixes.  To provide students with a thorough grounding in the correct construction, spelling and usage of medical terminology.

Some experience in using Microsoft Word

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