Certificate in Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Online Course

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Take a journey through the human body 

Take a journey through the human body and learn medical terminology related to all 11 of its organ systems.  In this course, we discuss diseases of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary (skin), urinary, digestive, and male and female reproductive systems.  We also go over different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system.  As you progress through the course, you'll learn the meaning of many prefixes, root words, and suffixes, and you'll greatly increase your medical terminology vocabulary! 

Each lesson starts with a brief overview of the organs in that lesson's organ system.  From there, we move on to terminology related to a number of different diseases, diagnostic procedures, and treatment techniques.  For each term, you'll learn the meaning of its word parts, as well as the term's definition.  There's also a pronunciation guide for the term, an example of its correct usage, and important information you should know related to the disorder, diagnostic procedure, or treatment.  Most of the terms include a graphic to help you visualize the material. 

Each lesson also comes with an alphabetized glossary that summarizes all of the medical terms in the lesson so you can have them at your fingertips, as well as a course index so you can quickly locate a term anywhere in the course.

To reinforce your learning, the lessons include activities and assignments designed to give you additional practice in understanding and remembering the medical terminology taught in this course.  By the end of this course, you'll find that you have greatly increased your knowledge of medical terminology as well as broadened your understanding of human disease! 

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

The Cardiovascular System
We'll start off this course with medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system. We'll begin by reviewing the major functions and organs of the cardiovascular system, and you'll gain a solid grasp of the terminology related to this system's organs. We'll then move on to a discussion of terminology related to disorders, diagnoses, and treatments related to this essential organ system.

The Lymphatic System, Immunity, and Cancer
In this lesson, we'll go over medical terminology related to the lymphatic system, immunity, and cancer. We'll start out by covering the basic functions and organs of the lymphatic system, and you'll learn strategies your body uses to keep you well. We'll also discuss the relationship between the immune system and cancer. We'll go on to discuss terminology related to specific disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the organs of the lymphatic system, immunological disorders, and cancer.

The Respiratory System
In this lesson, you'll learn the names and functions of the organs of both the upper and lower tracts of the respiratory system. We'll talk about this organ system's crucial role in getting oxygen to your tissues and removing carbon dioxide from your body, and we'll review a few of its other functions as well. We'll then discuss terminology related to specific disorders of the respiratory system, diagnostic procedures, and treatment.

The Nervous System
In this lesson, we'll explore terminology related to the functions, structures, and disorders of the nervous system. You'll learn that this system contains two divisions: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. We'll discuss terminology related to disorders of both these divisions of the nervous system, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.

The Endocrine System
The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete substances (called hormones) into the bloodstream. From there, hormones travel to target cells−cells that will be affected by particular hormones. Disorders of this system commonly occur and can cause people significant problems. In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to the glands and hormones of this system, some of its disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment.

The Skeletal System
The skeletal system plays a number of important roles in the function of the human body, including movement, protection, blood cell production, support, and mineral and fat storage. Its structures often experience injuries and disease. In this lesson, we'll go over terminology related to the skeletal system's structures, as well as disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the bones, joints, and spine.

The Muscular System
The muscular system consists of muscle tissue, the fascia that surrounds muscles, and the tendons that attach muscles to bones. With over 600 muscles in the human body, disorders of this organ system are fairly common. In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to problems with this organ system, diagnostic procedures, and several types of treatment.

The Integumentary System
The integumentary system includes the largest single organ in your body—your skin, as well as sebaceous and sweat glands, hair, and nails. People often suffer from disorders of this organ system, and in this lesson, we'll cover terminology related to a number of them. We'll discuss terminology related to disorders of both the skin and its accessory organs, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.

The Urinary System
One of your organ systems works hard to keep your blood from poisoning you by removing dangerous waste products and putting them into urine−the urinary system. This system contains just four different organs, but its proper function is essential to your health. In this lesson, we'll discuss medical terminology related to a number of disorders of the urinary system, their diagnoses, and treatment.

The Digestive System
The digestive system contains more organs that any other organ system. Some of those organs make up a passageway, called the alimentary canal, which allows food to pass from your mouth, down into your stomach, through your intestines, and then leave your body. Other organs, called accessory organs, secrete substances that help break down the food and liquids you ingest into molecules that your body can use. We'll cover terminology related to diseases of the digestive system's organs in this lesson, as well as terminology related to both diagnostic and treatment procedures.

The Male Reproductive System
The male reproductive system is made up of both external and internal reproductive organs. In this lesson, we'll briefly review the functions of the male reproductive system as well as the organs that make up this system. We'll then cover terminology related to disorders of both the external and internal male reproductive organs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options.

The Female Reproductive System
We'll begin this lesson with a brief overview of the organs of the female reproductive systems and their functions. We'll also go over medical terminology related to disorders of the organs of this system, as well as disorders related to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. We'll then discuss terminology related to diagnosing disorders of this system and a number of different treatments.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


Great intro to medical terminology and abbreviations; very useful to someone interested in getting into healthcare field.

I am new to medical terminology, and really enjoyed this course. I was not sure how much I was retaining until the final exam. It is amazing how this all sunk in.

I'm in the medical profession and taking the class has helped me to understand what the doctors and nurses are writing in the charts. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking of taking this course. Taking it on-line has helped me a lot because of my work schedule. I was able to print it up and take it with me to work so I can study during my breaks. Thanks for being the best teacher.

I really enjoyed the course. I found it most informative, interesting, and entertaining! Reading signs, wall charts, labels, and such at the hospital has been a practical review. Thanks so much for offering this course online.

I really enjoyed this class. The instructor made learning the terms fun and enjoyable. I would recommend this course to others. Thanks again!

I truly enjoyed the course. I have no experience in the medical field, but found it was so easy and it just made sense. Thank you.

Many, many thanks for helping to make a smooth beginning for a career change in the medical field that will enable me to be at home with my family!

The course has been so useful. You were correct, I'll never be able to watch those hospital shows in the same manner ever again.

The course was easy to comprehend, and it covered material that could help me in my job search.

This course was a lot of fun. It was also very helpful and I will reference back to the class when working in the medical field. Thanks for all your help!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Take a journey through the human body 

Take a journey through the human body and learn medical terminology related to all 11 of its organ systems.  In this course, we discuss diseases of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary (skin), urinary, digestive, and male and female reproductive systems.  We also go over different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system.  As you progress through the course, you'll learn the meaning of many prefixes, root words, and suffixes, and you'll greatly increase your medical terminology vocabulary! 

Each lesson starts with a brief overview of the organs in that lesson's organ system.  From there, we move on to terminology related to a number of different diseases, diagnostic procedures, and treatment techniques.  For each term, you'll learn the meaning of its word parts, as well as the term's definition.  There's also a pronunciation guide for the term, an example of its correct usage, and important information you should know related to the disorder, diagnostic procedure, or treatment.  Most of the terms include a graphic to help you visualize the material. 

Each lesson also comes with an alphabetized glossary that summarizes all of the medical terms in the lesson so you can have them at your fingertips, as well as a course index so you can quickly locate a term anywhere in the course.

To reinforce your learning, the lessons include activities and assignments designed to give you additional practice in understanding and remembering the medical terminology taught in this course.  By the end of this course, you'll find that you have greatly increased your knowledge of medical terminology as well as broadened your understanding of human disease! 

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

The Cardiovascular System
We'll start off this course with medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system. We'll begin by reviewing the major functions and organs of the cardiovascular system, and you'll gain a solid grasp of the terminology related to this system's organs. We'll then move on to a discussion of terminology related to disorders, diagnoses, and treatments related to this essential organ system.

The Lymphatic System, Immunity, and Cancer
In this lesson, we'll go over medical terminology related to the lymphatic system, immunity, and cancer. We'll start out by covering the basic functions and organs of the lymphatic system, and you'll learn strategies your body uses to keep you well. We'll also discuss the relationship between the immune system and cancer. We'll go on to discuss terminology related to specific disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the organs of the lymphatic system, immunological disorders, and cancer.

The Respiratory System
In this lesson, you'll learn the names and functions of the organs of both the upper and lower tracts of the respiratory system. We'll talk about this organ system's crucial role in getting oxygen to your tissues and removing carbon dioxide from your body, and we'll review a few of its other functions as well. We'll then discuss terminology related to specific disorders of the respiratory system, diagnostic procedures, and treatment.

The Nervous System
In this lesson, we'll explore terminology related to the functions, structures, and disorders of the nervous system. You'll learn that this system contains two divisions: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. We'll discuss terminology related to disorders of both these divisions of the nervous system, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.

The Endocrine System
The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete substances (called hormones) into the bloodstream. From there, hormones travel to target cells−cells that will be affected by particular hormones. Disorders of this system commonly occur and can cause people significant problems. In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to the glands and hormones of this system, some of its disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment.

The Skeletal System
The skeletal system plays a number of important roles in the function of the human body, including movement, protection, blood cell production, support, and mineral and fat storage. Its structures often experience injuries and disease. In this lesson, we'll go over terminology related to the skeletal system's structures, as well as disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the bones, joints, and spine.

The Muscular System
The muscular system consists of muscle tissue, the fascia that surrounds muscles, and the tendons that attach muscles to bones. With over 600 muscles in the human body, disorders of this organ system are fairly common. In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to problems with this organ system, diagnostic procedures, and several types of treatment.

The Integumentary System
The integumentary system includes the largest single organ in your body—your skin, as well as sebaceous and sweat glands, hair, and nails. People often suffer from disorders of this organ system, and in this lesson, we'll cover terminology related to a number of them. We'll discuss terminology related to disorders of both the skin and its accessory organs, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.

The Urinary System
One of your organ systems works hard to keep your blood from poisoning you by removing dangerous waste products and putting them into urine−the urinary system. This system contains just four different organs, but its proper function is essential to your health. In this lesson, we'll discuss medical terminology related to a number of disorders of the urinary system, their diagnoses, and treatment.

The Digestive System
The digestive system contains more organs that any other organ system. Some of those organs make up a passageway, called the alimentary canal, which allows food to pass from your mouth, down into your stomach, through your intestines, and then leave your body. Other organs, called accessory organs, secrete substances that help break down the food and liquids you ingest into molecules that your body can use. We'll cover terminology related to diseases of the digestive system's organs in this lesson, as well as terminology related to both diagnostic and treatment procedures.

The Male Reproductive System
The male reproductive system is made up of both external and internal reproductive organs. In this lesson, we'll briefly review the functions of the male reproductive system as well as the organs that make up this system. We'll then cover terminology related to disorders of both the external and internal male reproductive organs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options.

The Female Reproductive System
We'll begin this lesson with a brief overview of the organs of the female reproductive systems and their functions. We'll also go over medical terminology related to disorders of the organs of this system, as well as disorders related to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. We'll then discuss terminology related to diagnosing disorders of this system and a number of different treatments.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Great intro to medical terminology and abbreviations; very useful to someone interested in getting into healthcare field.

I am new to medical terminology, and really enjoyed this course. I was not sure how much I was retaining until the final exam. It is amazing how this all sunk in.

I'm in the medical profession and taking the class has helped me to understand what the doctors and nurses are writing in the charts. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking of taking this course. Taking it on-line has helped me a lot because of my work schedule. I was able to print it up and take it with me to work so I can study during my breaks. Thanks for being the best teacher.

I really enjoyed the course. I found it most informative, interesting, and entertaining! Reading signs, wall charts, labels, and such at the hospital has been a practical review. Thanks so much for offering this course online.

I really enjoyed this class. The instructor made learning the terms fun and enjoyable. I would recommend this course to others. Thanks again!

I truly enjoyed the course. I have no experience in the medical field, but found it was so easy and it just made sense. Thank you.

Many, many thanks for helping to make a smooth beginning for a career change in the medical field that will enable me to be at home with my family!

The course has been so useful. You were correct, I'll never be able to watch those hospital shows in the same manner ever again.

The course was easy to comprehend, and it covered material that could help me in my job search.

This course was a lot of fun. It was also very helpful and I will reference back to the class when working in the medical field. Thanks for all your help!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007MET2
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6-8 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 14 August
  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November

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