Medical Terminology


Learn Medical Terminology in a quick and engaging way by taking this online course based on popular books by Andy Hutton.  Interactive Medical Terminology has almost one thousand simple interactive exercises designed to help students understand and remember the language of medicine.  Try the free exercises and if you like the style of e-learning enrol on our course, one of the most cost-effective and fast ways to learn medical terminology online using British or American English.

Teachers can now enrol free and use the exercises with students in the classroom. See ‘Free Enrolment for Educators’ for further details.

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Suitable for medical secretaries, transcriptionists, medical assistants, premedical students, nursing students, nurses, and allied health students, in fact anyone with an interest in the language of medicine or medical education. Invaluable revision for all health care courses including: City and Guilds (AMSPAR) Certificate in Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3, CMA / AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) Medical Terminology Exam, SQA Medical Terminology, NHS training courses and medical secretary training courses.

If you are about to go to medical school or nursing college be one step ahead and impress your new tutors. If you are a nurse, medical secretary or allied health student learning English, studying our distance learning course will enhance your listening, writing and spelling skills. Now widely used for general practice (GP) staff training.

The self-teaching, interactive course is based on An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care and Pocket Medical Terminology by Andrew R Hutton produced in Edinburgh by Elsevier Ltd. All twenty-six units are available using either American English or British English medical terms. Each unit contains interactive exercises that enable you to learn and practise: word analysis, matching words and definitions, dictation, spelling and building medical words using prefixes, suffixes and combining forms of roots. You can test your knowledge using flashcards and self-assessment exercises at the end of each unit and there is an optional course exam.

Built into each unit are clear, simple anatomical diagrams and moving animations to enhance your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body; these enable you to relate medical terms to the human body.

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Here are a few of our diagrams and animations in action:

This is  the most interactive, self-teaching, online medical terminology course available.

Great value with over 900 interactive exercises!

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