UMHS Interpreter Services’ Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes mastering complex medical terms easier. This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. It’s a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology. The course includes weekly homework, tests, games, role playing, student presentations and a final exam that students must pass to receive a Certificate of Completion.
The fall 2013 course is divided into five all-day workshops beginning Wednesday, October 9 and ending Wednesday, November 6:
October 9: Welcome and Introduction to Word Building/The Body/Skeletal and Muscular Systems
October 16: More suffixes/Special Senses/Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
October 23: More prefixes/Gastrointestinal System/Respiratory System
October 30: Medical Specialties/Endocrine System/Nervous System/Special topics: Pain and Cancer
November 6: Reproductive and Urinary Systems/Review of Word Building Technique/Final exam
Medical Terminology and Body Systems is affordable and open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English.
Questions? Contact Rita Galin.