Medical Terminology Online

The smartest way to remember the language of medicine
  • Unique combination of visual and audio cues designed to maximize learning and retention.
  • Helps learners to hone-in on knowledge specific to medical specialities.
  • Teaches the basic design of medical terminology, and how to easily remember,  pronounce, and apply the meanings of 250+ Greek and Latin word parts that combine to form 11,000+ complex medical terms.
Education or Large Institutional Pricing: Contact us.
NEW: 75 page Printed Learning Guide for additional rigor
Can Be Completed In As Little As 12 Hours
Remote Online Or In-Person
Modular In Design For Flexible Learning And Teaching
No Prior Knowledge Of Medical Terminology Required
Closed-Captioned, ADA And SCORM Compliant

Practice Tests in this course
Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test. Once you take the test, you will receive a detailed exam report complete with your personal statistics and even specific lessons to focus on! Take the practice test now 
Your detailed study guide will include:
  • Answers and detailed explanations to each question
  • Video lessons to explain complicated concepts

Goals

On completion of Medical Terminology by Body System learners will be able to:

  • Identify the structure of medical terminology and recognize word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms.
  • Understand that the meaning of most complex medical terms is derived by analysis of simpler components or word parts.
  • Acquire a solid foundation of commonly used Latin and Greek word parts or elements – relative to body structure, disease, and diagnosis – that will lead to interpreting and understanding thousands of complex medical terms.
  • Complete a final test and achieve a percentage score of 70 percent or better.
 
Can Be Completed In As Little As 12 Hours
 
Remote Online Or In-Person
 
Modular In Design For Flexible Learning And Teaching
 
No Prior Knowledge Of Medical Terminology Required

COURSE OUTLINE

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System® applied to Medical Terminology by Body System is designed to be the fastest and most effective method to teach the most used Greek and Latin elements of medical terminology. It works in conjunction with the natural learning process of the brain by converting abstract medical word elements into images of real and familiar objects that make it incredibly easy to learn and remember program content.
This fully online and interactive course teaches the basic design and structure of medical terminology as well as 275 word parts or elements – prefixes, roots, and suffixes relative to body structure, disease, and diagnosis – that will lead to interpreting and understanding thousands of complex medical terms

MATERIALS

Medical Terminology by Body System consists of the following components:
• Educator Resource – Single use license with access to course content and Boost
Dashboard (i.e., monitors student progress and grades, provides feedback)
• Student Course – Single use license with access to course content

ASSIGNMENTS

As active learners in Medical Terminology by Body System, students will be expected to:
• Complete the Pre-test to establish a basis for measuring individual accomplishment
• View and carefully participate (i.e., pronouncing the medical term, audionym and meaning
along with the narrator, visualizing the audionym and its association) in the video presentation
for each lesson
• Complete all lesson-based learning activities and reading assignments
• Perform a final review of 275 medical elements – prefixes, roots, and suffixes
• Complete the Final Test to assess knowledge and understanding of medical terminology

OBJECTIVES

On completion of Medical Terminology by Body System students will be able to:
• Identify the structure of medical terminology and recognize word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and
combining forms
• Understand that the meaning of most complex medical terms is derived by analysis of simpler
components or word parts
• Acquire a solid foundation of commonly used Latin and Greek word parts or elements – relative
to body structure, disease, and diagnosis – that will lead to interpreting and understanding
thousands of complex medical terms
• Complete a final test and achieve a percentage score of 70 percent or better

MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION

• The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System®
• Important Definitions
medical term element prefix
root word terminal combining vowel
combining form
• The Basic Structure of Medical Terminology
• Review Activity
• Medical Terms Used in the Description of Diseases & Operative Procedures
• Overcoming Problems of Literal Interpretations
• Familiar Medical Elements
• Common Medical Abbreviations

MODULE 2 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | SUFFIXES

Suffix Elements
-itis -osis -malacia -megal -algia
-oma -plast -path -ologist -ology
-penia -spasm -oid -scop -gram
-otomy -ostomy -ectomy -lysis -rrhexis
• Review Activities

MODULE 3 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | SUFFIXES

• Suffix Elements
-desis -trophy -ptosis -dyn -rraphy
-emesis -ectasis -esthesia -pexy -cele
-asthenia -tope -crine -plegia -rrhag
-rrhe -acusis -phil -ptysis -stasis
• Review Activities

MODULE 4 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | PREFIXES

• Prefix Elements
a- an- auto- bi- bradydys- hemi- hyper- hypo- interintra- multi- peri- poly- postpre- quad- retro- semi- sub-
• Review Activities

MODULE 5 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
steno- cheil- benign- melan- oncoviscero- sphenic- anti- myco- plasiarug- iso- malign- adnexa- laparment- somato- tracho- hypno- scler-
• Review Activities

MODULE 6 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
sept- scirr- antr- plak- alveolsedat- furca- radic- radi- metabolpariet- gemin- grad- calc- labimicr- phob- en- pro- mechano-
• Review Activities

MODULE 7 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
dynam- traumat- ameb- strict- turbinneo- therm- sym- ramus- panab- ante- ex- puer- prolimacro- lal- cryo- mal- glom-
• Review Activities

MODULE 8 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
somni- pharmac- vert- eu- ambiamphi- clas- duct- fiss- gerheter- hom- sta- volv- splanchnmed- xer- per- blast- ducphren- ptyal- colla- osmo- lumboolfact- helio- histo- phage- tarso-
• Review Activities

MODULE 9 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | BODY STRUCTURE

Medical Word Parts – Anatomical Direction & Location
cranial cephal caudal superior inferior
epi- axillary brachial inguinal cubital
popliteal pulmonary viscera infra- capitcau- infer- cata- hypo- proximal
distal ventral anterior dorsal posterior
lateral renal chondr-
• Review Activities

MODULE 10 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | INTEGUMENTARY & MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEMS

Medical Word Parts Associated with the Integumentary System
cut- pil- trich- onych- adiplip- pilo- squam- fistul- collategument- sarc-
• Review Activities
• Medical Word Parts Associated with the Skeletal System
oste- arthr- lumbo- orth- pelvihallux- pod- dactyl- tarso- cheirdigit-
• Review Activities
• Medical Word Parts Associated with the Muscular System
burso- facia- cine- vuls- tensspas- ton- lig-
• Review Activities

MODULE 11 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | RESPIRATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR & LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Respiratory System
    rhin- pneum- thorac- spir- pectsinus- sept- alveol- peri- phonia-
    • Review Activities
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    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Cardiovascular System
    pyle- phleb- thromb- lien- artersplen-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Lymphatic System
    lymph- myel- leuk- cyt- erythredema
    • Review Activities

MODULE 12 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | DIGESTIVE, URINARY & ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Digestive System
    stoma- bucco- ptyal- glycol- orbili- oment- peps- cheil-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Urinary System
    nephr- ureter urethra
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Endocrine System
    aden- hormone- thyro- adreno-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 13 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | NERVOUS SYSTEM & SENSORY ORGANS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Nervous System
    encephal- thalam- plexus- dendr- duraependym- gangli- rachi- neuro- plegia-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Sensory Organs
    lacrim- audi- aur- myring- ot-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 14 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (MALE & FEMALE)

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Reproductive System
    orchi- lact- colp- oophor- part
    gravid- gyn- mamm- metr- thelsalpingo- umbillic- ovario- utero-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 15 – CONCLUSION

  • Conclusion to the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System® – Medical
    Terminology by Body System Course

  • Final Test

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   Certificate of Completion

   Perfect For Medical Training or a Refresher

   Time to Complete: 12 Hours               Modules: 14                       

       Instructional Videos: 56                      Flashcards & Activities: 53   

    Quizzes: 20                                         Test: 1                              

  Medical Terminology: Modules
Suffix Elements: Part 1                                                                                                                                                                                Try it Out
Suffix Elements: Part 2                                                                                                                                                                                Try it Out
Prefixes Elements                                                                                                                                                                                        Try it Out
Universal Elements: Part 1                                                                                                                                                                          Try it Out
Universal Elements: Part 2                                                                                                                                                                          Try it Out
Universal Elements: Part 4                                                                                                                                                                          Try it Out
Anatomical Location                                                                                                                                                                                  Try it Out
Integumentary System                                                                                                                                                                              Try it Out
Mosculoskeletal System                                                                                                                                                                              Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Respiratory System                                                                                                                                                Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Cardiovascular System                                                                                                                                        Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Lymphatic System                                                                                                                                                  Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Digestive System                                                                                                                                                    Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Urinary System                                                                                                                                                        Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Endocrine System                                                                                                                                                  Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Nervous System                                                                                                                                                      Try it Out
Medical Word Parts | Sensory Organs                                                                                                                                                      Try it Out
Elements associated with the Reproductive System                                                                                                                            Try it Out
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