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Medical Terminology Training

 

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Level One – Introduction to Medical Terminology . 

This popular one day (or two half days) is aimed primarily at GP receptionists, NHS administrators, medico- legal administrators and clerical staff employed in a healthcare environment.

This course is only delivered directly to NHS Trusts or organisations within the NHS, with a minimum of 8 students. 

The aim of the course is for students to develop an understanding of medical terminology in an enjoyable and informative way so that they may be able to decipher and unravel the mystery of long medical words. 

The course covers the following topics:-

  • Basics of medical terminology – word building

  • Common Roots, prefixes and suffixes

  • Major bones of the body

  • Prescription writing and abbreviations

  • Classification of drugs

  • Common Abbreviations

  • Medical Specialities and personnel

  • Basic Disease Terminology

At the end of the course students should have a clear understanding of medical terminology and are encouraged to use their newly learned skills in a series of quizzes and interactive games.

All students are given a Certificate of Attendance and a comprehensive handout.

Many students are keen to develop their skills further and may wish to proceed to the Level Two Certificate in Medical Terminology.

Please contact Mediterm Training for quote and availability. If you are a GP practice you may want to look at splitting the cost of training between other practices in you CCG.

 

 

Level Two – City and Guilds / AMSPAR Award in Medical Terminology

This course has been designed for people wishing to work in the medical field in such roles as ward clerk, medical secretary, summariser, GP receptionist, clinical coder, administrator, laboratory staff, healthcare assistant, health and social care personnel, medico- legal personnel, ambulance personnel, support workers, medical social workers and health care technicians. It is also suitable for persons already in post who wish to expand their knowledge and skills to obtain the City and Guilds / AMSPAR Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology for Non-Clinical Professionals. This examination is set and marked by City and Guilds / AMSPAR.

The course covers the following topics:-

  • Basics of medical terminology – word building

  • Common Roots, prefixes and suffixes

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the body systems

  • Prescription writing and abbreviations

  • Medical Specialities and personnel

This course is primarily run on line but with mentored support from a personal tutor. Revision tests, to assess progress and comprehension, are submitted online and marked by the mentor with feedback provided. It is only necessary to be online to download the files and to complete the revision test. These downloads provide the hard copy to study from for the two week period.

Each module is studied for a two week period. There are 6 modules (12 weeks) to complete. The recommended study time per module is 6-8 hours per week. Modules must be completed within the two week period. The last module comprises past AMSPAR papers which are marked and feedback and guidance provided. There is also access to crosswords, videoclips and clinic letters to enhance learning and prepare for the exam.

For larger groups of students we also offer blended learning where the first module is delivered on site and then the remaining 5 modules are covered online with mentored support. 

Candidates may be entered for the examination in either February, June or November and registered with City and Guilds / AMSPAR. The hour long examination may be taken at a local centre (an invigilation fee may be charged). A centre list is available on request.

On completion of the course students may elect to study for the highest award in medical terminology, the City and Guilds / AMSPAR Level 3 Award in Medical Terminology for Non –Clinical professionals.

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Level 3 – City and Guilds / AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology

This course has been designed for persons wishing to work in the medical field in such roles as medical secretary, practice manager, clinical coder, healthcare administrator and healthcare technician. It is also suitable for persons already in post who wish to expand their knowledge and skills to obtain the City and Guilds / AMSPAR Level 3 Award in Medical Terminology for Non-Clinical Professionals. This examination is set and marked by City and Guilds / AMSPAR.

The course covers the following topics:-

  • Medical Terminology - Structure of words using prefixes and suffixes

  • Anatomy and physiology of body systems and related terminology

  • Drugs and prescribing abbreviations

  • Abbreviations

  • Basic Disease Terminology

  • Medical Specialities and personnel

  • Diagnostic services and investigations

  • Surgical and medical procedures

This course is primarily run on line but with mentored support from a personal tutor. Revision tests, to assess progress and comprehension, are submitted online and marked by the mentor with feedback provided. It is only necessary to be online to download the files and to complete the revision test. These downloads provide the hard copy to study from for the two week period.

Each module is studied for a two week period. There are 10 modules (20 weeks) to complete. The recommended study time per module is 8-10 hours per week. Modules must be completed within the two week period. The last module comprises past AMSPAR papers which are marked and feedback and guidance provided. There is also access to crosswords, videoclips and clinic letters to enhance learning and prepare for the exam.

For larger groups of students we also offer blended learning where the first module is delivered on site and then the remaining 9 modules are covered online with mentored support. 

Candidates may be entered for the examination in either February, June or November and registered with City and Guilds / AMSPAR. The 1hr 45 min long examination may be taken at a local centre (an invigilation fee may be charged). A centre list is available on request.


For pricing please go to Course Fees
For course dates please to Course Dates

This is the highest qualification available in Medical Terminology.