E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work.

Complete this easy-to-follow Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals Course on your computer or tablet and in your own time. The course can be completed in stages - you have 4 weeks to complete the course in full. Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 8 weeks.)
The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.


A "must have" qualification if you are working or intend working in the healthcare profession.

At stages during and at the end of the course you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section up to 2 times.

This course is suitable for you if:

You currently work or intend to work in any healthcare establishment or organisation and if you are likely to use or read medical terminology as part of your work.

This includes (but not limited to):

Allied Healthcare Professionals (Phlebotomists, Physiotherapists, etc.)
Care Support Workers and Healthcare Assistants
GP Practice staff
Medical Secretaries
Medical Officer Managers
Medical Records Department Staff
Clinical Team Secretaries
Community Health Specialists
Medical Students
Dieticians, Radiologists and Biomedical Technologists
Clerical Staff working in the NHS, General, Academic, Private Practice and Primary Care.
and anyone who is interested in learning the “language of the medical profession”!

You do not need to have completed any other Geopace Training course to take this course.

Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.

(Completion of this course updates your existing certificate to your new completion date and to Level Three)

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Concepts of term building – medical terms and word parts
  • Word Roots and Combining Forms
  • Suffixes
  • Prefixes
  • Commonly used symbols and abbreviations
  • Abbreviations, Symbols and their meanings
  • Word parts and their meanings
  • Working with examples – word building activities
  • Self-Test I and Self-Test II

Additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.


Parental Consent Form, Instalment Payment Options, Funding Information and Guide

and Terms & Conditions can be found on our GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION page.

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