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Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the universal language used by healthcare professionals to communicate medical symptoms, conditions and procedures. If you are considering pursuing a career in the healthcare industry, completing a medical terminology course is essential.

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Medical Terminology

Total of
1 Module

Full time or
Part time

Payment options
available

Certificate on
Completion

Nationally
recognised

Course Overview

Course Highlights

Flexible, Online Learning

Dedicated Student Support Team

Fully Qualified Course Trainers

Downloadable Resources (Yours to Keep)

Enhanced Employability & Career Opportunities

Certificate of Completion & Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment

Both new and existing healthcare workers must interpret and apply specific medical terms and procedures to efficiently manage patient records and communicate with other medical staff. Whether you’re looking for a career change or simply want to make your next trip to the doctor less confusing, this nationally recognised medical terminology course offers a valuable skill set for personal and professional life.

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Quick Facts

Duration

Part time 4-8 weeks Full time 2-4 weeks
(finish earlier if you wish)

Delivery

Online with 24/7 access to your course

Fees & Funding

$295 Payment via credit card, debit card or bank transfer accepted

Group booking - Discounts for 6 or more, enquire for pricing.

Start Date

Any time!

Course Outcomes

What you’ll learn

Via a combination of theory and practical course work activities, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to:

What you’ll earn

You will receive a certificate of completion and statement of attainment upon successful completion of this course.

If you’re looking to use this course to enhance your current certifications or enter the healthcare administration industry, a range of medical reception jobs may be on offer, existing within:

Interpret and apply common medical terminology appropriately

Confidently read, review and pronounce difficult medical terms

Dissect difficult medical words and use prefixes, root words and suffixes, to decipher what they mean.

Communicate various conditions and symptoms relating to each bodily function/system

Medical practices (GP clinics)

Hospitals

Specialist practices

Radiology facilities (X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI etc.)

Pathology clinics

Skin cancer clinics

Allied health practices (physiotherapy, podiatry and many more).


Course Entry Requirements

Our Medical Terminology course does not have any official prerequisite studies required for enrolment. However, to ensure a smoother learning experience, we highly recommend that you possess the following:

Primary Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) capabilities equivalent to Australia's Year 10 certificate.

A genuine interest in the healthcare industry.

Proficiency in basic word processing, downloading and saving documents, sending emails and navigating the internet.

Self motivation to complete the coursework.

Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.

All of the above confirmed at enrolment via our Course Suitability Questionnaire, which assesses your choice of study, computer skills, Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels, motivation and expectations for the course.

To view the required Australian Core Skills Framework ACSF levels, Click here.


Course structure & fees

BSBMED301 INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY

Gain an understanding of:

  • Prefixes, suffixes and root words commonly used in the medical industry.
  • Common medical abbreviation meanings and when they are used.
  • Learn strategies to confidently dissect and pronounce difficult medical words.
  • The human body systems including conditions and diseases relating to each body system.

MAT’s course assessment is competency-based, which means you need not worry about a pass or fail outcome. Our trainers will use various methods to assess your medical reception and terminology capabilities, such as:

  • Q&As – written answers to proposed scenarios and knowledge checks.
  • Product-based assessment – e.g. writing a letter using appropriate medical terminology.
  • Short pronunciation and communication tasks – e.g. providing audio recordings of simulated conversations to demonstrate your abilities. 

MAT gives every student up to three attempts for each assessment to promote plenty of opportunities for success. Our devoted trainers are fully committed to guiding you throughout your learning journey, offering comprehensive written feedback to enhance your understanding and improve your skills.

To complete their course, all students are allocated up to 4 weeks for the full time study load and 8 weeks for the part time study load. However, as this is a self-paced course, you can finish it in much less time.

As an online study program, our flexible platform allows you to access fully accredited course material from any location anytime. You can conveniently participate in and complete coursework using a desktop computer or laptop. To access your course content, please ensure you have the following:

  • An up-to-date browser, such as Chrome or Firefox
  • Access to Microsoft Office
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Functional audio capabilities (microphone) on your desktop or laptop device.

You can apply for RPL and Credit Transfers at the time of enrolment or during the course. Please refer to our student handbook for further information.

Total Course Costs: $295

Payments can be made in full on registration by  Credit card, debit card or bank transfer. For employer group bookings of 6 or more, please enquire for pricing.

Absolutely! At Medical Administration Training, we provide comprehensive and fully accredited training in Health Administration, ranging from Certificate III up to Diploma level qualifications. 

Additionally, we offer a range of industry-specific short courses. As a token of our appreciation, all our successful students are eligible for exclusive discounts on our courses (excluding funded courses).

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LEADING STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Study
Resources

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Planner

Student
Support

Credit
Transfer

Our committed student administration support team can assist you at every stage of your educational journey, from the moment you enrol until you complete your course. They will ensure seamless access to our Learning Management System (LMS), address any general enquiries, and offer ongoing support throughout the entire process.

We offer multiple communication channels such as phone, email, and messaging via our LMS to ensure convenience and responsiveness wherever and whenever you require it. Whether you’re exploring a new career fresh out of school or returning to studies later in life, you can trust that MAT is fully committed to your success and will provide the support you need every step of the way.