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Medical Terminology

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Course Information

This online medical terminology course teaches you what you need to know to begin your medical training. You will learn a fast and easy method of building medical words using their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. And you’ll learn how to define body structures, body systems, planes, cavities, and positions, including the meaning of common diagnoses and lab procedures. This foundational knowledge is vital to all healthcare fields and is a requirement for PMC’s certificate degree programs.

Fully Online

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.


With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

How to build medical words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes

How to correctly pronounce common medical terms

How to use the medical terms for medical conditions and specializations

How to describe laboratory and diagnostic procedures

How the body is organized—systems, planes, cavities, and positions

How to use the most common medical terms for each of the major body systems

How to identify common roots, suffixes, and prefixes

How to use the medical names of the top fifty prescribed medications

How to combine forms to make medical words

How to use abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and eponyms correctly

I had never taken an online course before, but the website was so intuitive I always knew exactly what I needed to do to pass the class. Highly recommended, thank you!

-Petra Graduate

More Details

  • Credit applies to the Medical Assistant Program
  • Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks (26 seat hours)
  • Course video lectures are in English
  • To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue

To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue.

Course Pricing

Medical Terminology online course

Cost per credit hour reflects current rates. Course registration fee does not include the cost of national certification exam (if applicable).


Tuition / Credit Hour: $192.00 | Credit Hours: 2 Hour(s)

Gain immediate access to all course materials.

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