A good understanding of healthcare terminology is vital for anyone working, or wanting to pursue a role in the industry. In both clinical and non-clinical roles being able to recognise and easily use healthcare terminology contributes to almost everything that is read, written, billed and communicated.
Mater Education’s Healthcare Terminology course provides the knowledge and skills required to interpret and apply this language in a range of healthcare settings, while unravelling the mysteries of our Latin-based medical language.
The course is taught by our team of industry experts and covers the following key areas of study:
- word building—understanding stem words
- prefixes and suffixes body systems
- common accepted abbreviations
- using medical terminology in both verbal and written communication.
Assessment is conducted throughout the course through quizzes and verbal activities. You’ll need access to a computer, ability to provide an audio assessment (e.g. computer or mobile phone recording), and the internet to complete your assessments, which you’ll submit through our online learning system.
Students will require access to a reliable internet connection enabling access to Mater Education’s virtual learning environment, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
On successful completion of this Nationally Recognised Training course you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (Australian citizens and residents only).
If you’re not an Australian citizen or resident, you’ll receive a statement of completion.
This online learning module will take about 60 hours of your time. You can study at your own pace—whenever and wherever it’s convenient—over a maximum study period of six months.
The course costs $200, and includes both online resources and access to trainers for support. (Note: participants will require internet access).
On enrolment Mater Education will provide you with online course materials via our Learning Management System.
Should you change your mind prior to commencing the program (i.e. you do not access the course materials) a full refund will apply, less a $15 administration fee.
If you access the course materials at any time and then change your mind, Mater Education is not obliged to provide you with a refund.
Diploma of Nursing
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to become an Enrolled Nurse (EN) with Mater Education’s Diploma of Nursing program.
South BrisbaneSix months
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Develop the essential skills and clinical knowledge needed to work in a dynamic allied health environment with Mater Education's Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.