An Overview of Medical Terminology

£45                          Click to Register and start any time


This online course aims to help the learner understand medical terminology by presenting effective ways to remember them, their meaning and what they relate to.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Develop effective ways to remember medical terms; and
  • Understand how to break medical terms into roots, prefixes and suffixes

This course is the first in a series of terminology courses covering various topics across the medical sector. To find out about future terminology courses click here to register your interest.


Lesson Plan


  • Introduction
  • How are medical terms structured?
  • Suffixes
  • Root words
  • Combining vowels
  • Prefixes



On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anybody who engages in activities that require a basic understanding of medical terms.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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