Medical Terminology | Webster University

Medical Terminology

A Solid Comprehension of Medical Terminology

You can make a difference in other people's lives if you know how to speak the language of medicine. With the high demand for healthcare workers, mastering medical terminology is an important first step in your healthcare career. This online medical terminology course will help you gain a greater understanding of the human body, how to describe it, and how to use medical terminology in a healthcare setting.

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Medical Terminology

Self-Paced - Instructor Led

Study on your own schedule

6 months / 60 Course Hours
Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University

Course Objectives

  • Define the word parts that make up most medical terms—roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Explain the functions of the various body systems
  • Identify diagnoses, procedures, and treatments common to each body system
  • Understand common medical abbreviations and acronyms
  • Recognize the importance of accuracy in spelling and pronunciation of medical terms

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There are no prerequisites to take this course other than basic computer skills.


  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Special Senses The Eyes and Ears
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology


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This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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