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Level One – Introduction to Medical Terminology.

Level One – Introduction to Medical Terminology.

“It's like a light has just been switched on and I now understand more of what I'm doing!” – Feedback from attendee of Level one course.

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a knowledge of medical terminology in their role.

It is suitable for administrative staff, health care workers, medical secretaries, managers, Allied Health Professionals, essentially anyone who may encounter medical terminology and wishes to develop their medical terminology knowledge further. 

The sessions are delivered via Teams (2x 2 hour meetings) so are highly accessible, a webcam and microphone are required although not essential.

The aim of the course is for learners to develop an understanding of medical terminology in an enjoyable, interactive and informative way so that they are better able to decipher and unravel the mystery of long medical words.

The course covers the following topics:-


  • Basics of medical terminology – word building
  • Common Roots, prefixes and suffixes
  • Anatomy and physiology via a virtual tour of the body
  • Major bones of the body
  • Prescription writing and abbreviations
  • Classification of drugs
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Instruments and investigations
  • Medical Specialities and personnel
  • Blood tests

At the end of the course students will have a clear understanding of medical terminology and are encouraged to use their newly learned skills in a series of quizzes and interactive games.

All attendees are given a Certificate of Attendance and a comprehensive handout. 


Derbyshire Training hub are offering a limited number of funded spaces, please complete the below 'Expression of Interest form' if you would like to apply. 

Level One – Introduction to Medical Terminology. (