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MDC 101 - Medical Terminology

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MDC 101 27 February 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 101 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 101 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 101 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 101 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 101 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of medical terminology, the language of medicine, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms by review of each body system and specialty area. The course will examine the components of a medical term and techniques for breaking down a medical term by simply knowing the meaning of the prefix or suffix. Topics such as word construction, usage and comprehension will also be covered. In addition, students gain information regarding anatomy and physiology, symptomatology, pathology, diagnostic/surgical procedures, pharmacology, and medical abbreviations.


Course Objectives

  • Identifying the roles of the four types of word parts used in forming medical terms
  • Using prior knowledge of word parts to analyze unfamiliar medical terms
  • Describing the steps in locating a term in a medical dictionary
  • Defining the commonly used word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes
  • Recognizing the importance of spelling medical terms correctly
  • Identifying the roles of the three types of word parts in forming medical terms

Who Should Attend?

  • Students
  • Health professionals
  • Anyone who has to work as a coder


Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Primary medical terms
  • Prioritizing terms of medical terminology
  • Word Parts
  • How they are used to create complex medical terms
  • Word Roots 
  • Combining Form 

Day 2

  • Suffixes & prefixes
  • Guessing the procedure, condition, disorder, or disease using suffixes
  • Guessing location, time, number, or status using prefixes 

Day 3

  • Determining meanings on the basis of word parts
  • Deciphering medical terms using knowledge of word parts
  • Medical dictionary use
  • Guidelines to make the use of a medical dictionary easier
  • Pronunciation and spelling
  • Easy-to-use “sounds-like” pronunciation system
  • Singular and plural endings
  • Unusual singular and plural endings used in medical terms

Day 4

  • Basic medical terms
  • Terms used to describe disease conditions
  • Look-Alike, Sound-Alike
  • Clarification of confusing terms and word parts that look or sound alike
  • Using abbreviations
  • Caution is always important when using abbreviations


Day 5