Introduction to medical terminology

  • LEAD event

The Introduction to Medical Terminology Course is designed to help delegates understand the elements of medical terminology and so increase their confidence on a day-to-day basis.

Target audience:This course is aimed at non-clinical staff who come into contact with medical terminology on a regular basis but who have not come from a medical background.  The course is ideal for:

  • staff who are new to a medical environment;
  • those who are unfamiliar with medical terms;
  • established staff who have not received any formal training in understanding terminology, including:
    • practice managers;
    • administrative staff;
    • receptionists;

healthcare support workers.

Time:Start: 9:30am       End: 12:30pm

Allow 10 minutes before the start of the session for registration and AV equipment check

Delivery mode:Virtual platform – Zoom
Cost:
  • £95 per delegate (inclusive of VAT) for attendees from Londonwide practices.
  • £120 per delegate (inclusive of VAT) for attendees from practices from other areas.
Course overview:
  • an introduction to how medical terms are constructed;
  • common suffixes;
  • common prefixes;
  • common roots;
  • how individual root words are attributed to different organs.
Course aims:The Introduction to Medical Terminology Course is designed to help delegates understand the elements of medical terminology and so increase their confidence on a day-to-day basis.

It removes some of the fear of working with technical medical terms and as a result delegates will be better able to deal safely and efficiently with clinical correspondence.

Learning outcomes:The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:

  • explain the concept that medical terminology can be broken down into component parts of prefixes, root words and suffixes;
  • state the meaning of six common prefixes, six common root words and six common suffixes (long term this ‘toolkit’ will enable them to break down technical terms into understandable sections);
  • decipher terminology associated with various diseases;
  • recognise commonly used abbreviations and medical symbols;
Format:
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Interactive Group exercises
  • Demonstration using anatomical dummy
  • Quiz

Delegates are given a digital manual for use during the session and for reference afterwards.

Presenter(s):Victoria Boyle, Registered General Nurse