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An Introduction to Medical Terminology

An Introduction to Medical Terminology

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A half-day workshop for those who would benefit from understanding the component parts of medical terminology. An understanding of medical terminology is essential for anyone working in the medical industry. Delegates will be able to apply the learning to everyday situations back in the practice.

This workshop gives administration, clerical and clinical support staff an introduction to the understanding of general medical terminology.  It provides an excellent professional development opportunity for staff working in a clinical environment such as HCAs, physiotherapy assistants, assistant practice managers, practice pharmacy assistants, clinical coding etc.  Participants will improve their confidence, their communication skills and service delivery.

All delegates will be provided with course handouts and will be issued with a certificate after the workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the origins of medical terminology
  • Understand how medical terms are constructed
  • Be able to understand medical terms by breaking them down into component parts
  • Understand and enjoy your job a little bit more.


09.30 Registration & Coffee
09.40 Origins of medical terminology and common words
10.00 How medical terms are constructed
10.30 Introducing roots, suffixes and prefixes
11.00 BREAK
11.15 Breaking words down then building them up
11.40 Your role in working with Medical Terminology
12.10 Recognising and understanding common medical terms
12.30 Any questions?
 13.00  Close

Who Should Attend?
Doctors, Nurses, Practice Managers and other Healthcare Professionals

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