Medical Terminology

Discover amazing facts about the human body and unravel the mysteries of our Latin-based medical language in our Medical Terminology course.
Of course, medical terminology is an essential foundation for any healthcare course, and can set you up for a career in the industry. This course would suit you if you:

  • work in a healthcare field
  • are pursuing a career in health administration
  • want a head start on your medical study
  • just want to expand your knowledge.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to interpret and apply medical terminology in the healthcare environment, including:

  • word building—understanding stem words, prefixes and suffixes
  • body systems
  • common accepted abbreviations
  • using medical terminology in both verbal and written communication.


Learning Outcome

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.

Duration & Cost

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.
The course costs $300, and includes both online resources and access to trainers for support. (You’ll need to provide your own Internet access.)
Mater staff, Mercy partners, Mater Education alumni, and students from university partners can claim 10 per cent discount on tuition fees.

Cancellation and refund policy.


Assessment is conducted throughout the course through written quizzes and verbal activities. You’ll need access to a computer, the internet and a mobile phone to complete your assessments, which you’ll submit through the online learning system.
For more information, please read the System Requirements.

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Please use the following promotional codes to claim discounted fees based on your status while paying online for this course:

  • Mater staff or Mercy partners: MHS Staff
  • Mater Education student (past, applying or present): MEL Student
  • Existing, applying or current Diploma of Nursing student: DoN
  • University students/staff (ACU & UQ only): University Partner
By claiming the discount you declare that you are Mater staff/Mercy partner/MEL Student/University partner student and agree to provide proof of eligibility.


Start Date End Date Location Cost Actions
16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2018 Online $300.00 Apply Now