Medical Terminology

The purpose of this Red Cross Medical Terminology course is to provide an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the course will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology.

Who Should Take the Course?
Understanding medical terminology is vital when entering a number of medical professions, including medical billing, medical coding, medical administration, emergency responders, public safety professionals, and those who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of medical terms and/or enhance the knowledge base they already have.

To register, simply select the course date from the list, no matter what the date and follow the registration process. You will be issued your remote 'PIN' Access via email during the next business day.


The following items are covered in this Medical Terminology class:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Body Structures
  • Word Parts
  • Integumentary System
  • The Breast
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • The Sensory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • The Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Urinary System


12 - 24 hrs


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • none
  • Please be aware that this is an on-line course and once the 'PIN' has been assigned to the student, activated or not, the program will be non-refundable.


Upon completion of the Medical Terminology course, the participant will be able to analyze medical terms, correctly spell medical terms, pronounce medical terms and correctly read passages containing medical terms.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do not achieve 70% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.
  • Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.

hdgAdditional Information

Course Duration:
This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take between 12 - 24 hours to complete.

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