Key Course Components

This online, self-paced course introduces medical terms by focusing on root words and medical prefixes and suffixes. You will learn medical terminology through a unique combination of terms related to body systems, word building principles, and phonetic "sounds like" pronunciations. The course is perfect for pre-health students, high school students, or non-medical who want to learn medical terminology to pursue a field in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries.

  • High-quality medical & scientific multi-media lectures with embedded audio pronunciations

  • Interactive Flashcards

  • Practice activities & case study videos that emphasize key concepts

  • Interactive games, animations, simulated conversations with virtual patients and more

  • Glossary with audio pronunciations

  • Continuous & immediate feedback

All-Inclusive Pricing


Tuition includes 12-month full access to digital learning materials, textbooks, simulations, and final certificate exam.

No additional costs required after enrollment.

Course available immediately after enrollment.

  • Enhance Your Resume with an Advanced Medical Terminology Certificate (AMTC)

  • Flexible and accessible: Learn at your own pace fully online. Set your own schedule to complete the course in 4-weeks.

  • Continuous feedback and support are provided to each student ensuring learner engagement and success in the program. 1-on-1 mentoring is available to all students through instructor office hours via zoom.

Senior Course Instructor

Leah Medwig BSN, MSN

Our expert instructor, Leah Medwig, provides continuous support and detailed feedback throughout the course. She promotes student interaction and fosters an engaging community of growth and learning.

Course Syllabus


Includes 16 modules of right-sized content interwoven with interactivity and instant performance feedback.

1. Concepts, Suffixes & Prefixes 

2. Body Structure 

3. Disease and Treatment 

4. Body Systems: Integumentary 

5. Body Systems: Skeletal 

6. Body Systems: Muscular 

7. Body Systems: Nervous & Mental Health 

8. Special Senses: Ears and Eyes 

9. Body Systems: Endocrine 

10. Body Systems: Cardiovascular  

11. Body Systems: Blood and Immunity 

12. Body Systems: Respiratory 

13. Body Systems: Digestive 

14. Body Systems: Urinary 

15. Body Systems: Male Reproductive 

16. Body Systems: Female Reproductive

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of medical terminology word roots, suffixes, and prefixes

  • Recognize and understand basic medical terms

  • Identify and decipher medical abbreviations

  • Spell and pronounce basic medical terminology

  • Analyze unfamiliar terms using the knowledge of word roots, suffixes and prefixes gained in the course