Understanding Medical Terminology

Understanding Medical Terminology
  • Course Description
  • This course focuses on introducing basic medical terminologies to hospital staff with little or no knowledge of the commonly used medical terms in their area of work.

     

  • Course Objectives
  • This course aims to equip the participants with the foundations of basic medical terminologies and abbreviations that are commonly used in the hospital.

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of medical terminology by using the root words prefixes and suffixes.

    2. Explain basic medical terminology and abbreviations commonly used for the human system:

    •    a. Cardiovascular system
    •    b. Gastrointestinal system
    •    c. Respiratory system
    •    d. Endocrine system
    •    e. Genitourinary system
    •    f. Nervous system
  • Course Outline
  • • Exploring the unknown – root words, prefixes, suffixes

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the heart and blood vessels (hypertension, heart attack, etc)

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the gastrointestinal system (gastrointestinal bleeding, GERD, hepatitis, cirrhosis, etc)

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the respiratory system (asthma, pneumonia, COPD, etc)

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the endocrine system (diabetes, thyroid problems, etc)

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the genitourinary system (renal failure, renal stones, etc)

    • Medical terms and abbreviations pertaining to diseases of the nervous system (stroke, meningitis, etc)

  • Course Structure
  • Duration: 2 days (16 hours)

  • Who Should Attend
  • Hospital staff with little or no knowledge of medical terminologies who are often the first contact with patients and their relatives.

  • Certificate Awarded
  • A “Certificate of Attendance” will be awarded by Parkway College.

  • Course Fee
  • Per participant: S$250.00 (excluding GST)

     

    Notes:
    1. 1. Fees are exclusive of prevailing Government Goods & Services Tax.
    2. 2. Parkway College reserves the right to postpone or cancel the courses if minimum enrolment is not met.

     

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