NAT 307

Healthcare Terminology Online


Understanding medical terminology is much like understanding a foreign language. Knowing the origin of medical terms and the meaning of specific letter combinations helps practitioners communicate more effectively with other healthcare professionals as well as their clients. Medical terminology is the discourse of the healthcare field.

This course trains students to understand the origin of medical terms, pronunciation and the meaning of unusual letter combinations and related anatomy and physiology. This course is perfect for holistic health practitioners of all kind who want to expand their medical vocabulary and be able to communicate with primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the derivation of most healthcare terms and recognize the types of healthcare terms.

  • Use the rules given to build, spell, and pronounce healthcare terms.

  • Recognize the most common forms in a medical record and specify what type of information is included in them.

  • Recognize the most common healthcare disciplines and their associated specialists.

  • Recognize and use terms associated with the organization of the body, positional and directional vocabulary, planes of the body, pathology, therapeutic interventions, and related anatomy and physiology.

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Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $138. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) – $115

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Last updated 6/2/20

None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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