Medical Terminology Career Prep

135 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course will provide you with key information about medical terminology systems. You will learn the key elements used to build medical terms. This will help you be able to decipher words on your own. You will also review body structure and the main systems of the human body. In doing so, you will learn how to recognize, pronounce. build and spell words related to body structure. You will test your new knowledge throughout the course with activities and quizzes. 

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS). 

ProTrain will provide students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Basic Elements of a Medical Word

This lesson will help you be able to Identify the four-word elements used to build medical words. You will also learn how to divide medical words into their component parts and apply the basic rules to define and build medical words. You will learn how to interpret pronunciation marks so you can pronounce medical terms presented in this chapter.

Lesson 2: Suffixes and Prefixes

This lesson will show you how to identify examples of surgical, diagnostic, pathological, and related suffixes. You will learn how you can link combining forms and word roots to suffixes. You will define and provide surgical, diagnostic, pathological, and related suffixes. You will also learn how to define and provide adjective, noun, and diminutive suffixes. You will see how to locate and apply guidelines for pluralizing terms and define common prefixes used in medical terminology. You will see how a prefix changes the meaning of a medical word and learn to recognize and define prefixes of position, number and measurement, and direction.

Lesson 3: Body Structure

This lesson provides an orientation to the body as a whole and contains general terms that are relevant to all body systems. Learning these terms and how they are used to locate and describe structures within the body helps to master the material presented in subsequent chapters of this book. Included are terms associated with diseases, abnormal conditions, and diagnostic and med- ical procedures used in the clinical setting. Also, case studies provide prototypes for documenting health-care services in a patient’s electronic medical record.

Lesson 4: Integumentary, Digestive and Respiratory Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about three body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all three systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 5: Cardiovascular, Blood, Lymphatic and Immune Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about four body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all four systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 6: Musculoskeletal, Urinary and Reproductive Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about three body systems. You will be able to locate the major organs of each system and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each system relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all three systems. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each of the three systems as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each system. 

Lesson 7: Nervous System and Special Senses

In this lesson, you will learn about one body system and special senses. You will be able to locate the major organs of each and describe their structure and function. You will also better understand how each relates to others in the body. You will also learn how to pronounce, spell, and build words related to all both. You will gain an understanding of diseases, conditions, and procedures related to each one as well. You will learn about pharmacology related to the treatment of disorders in each. 

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**