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.

Register for Mater Education's very first Virtual Open Day! Learn about the exciting healthcare courses available to you.

Our Virtual Open Day offers you an online alternative to attending our Open Day on campus. On the day, you'll be able to:

  • Explore our campus and see the facilities available to you.
  • Learn more about Mater Education's range of healthcare courses.
  • Connect with our Student Services team to answer any questions you have about studying with Mater Education.
  • Submit your application to study!

Register here so we can send you all the details on Thursday 21 May!

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 and 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 $200 (incl. GST), 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.


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.
For more information, please read the System Requirements.

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