Interested in learning more about this program?
If you are interested in attending a short online information session for this program, register by clicking on the button below. We will contact you by email as details become available. The next session will take place in March/April 2019.
Correct definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical terminology is vital to work in a health care setting. Through completion of this series of two courses, students will gain understandings of various medical terms related to disease and diagnosis, anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body, oncology and psychiatry.
Led by instructors who are industry professionals, courses in this program are offered in a flexible, part-time, online and interactive format that may include face-to-face live video conferencing, allowing you to learn in an engaging environment, without interrupting your current employment. These sessions are recorded for those unable to attend live.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab). Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.
Lisa has taught a variety of courses including Basic Word, Investigative Procedures, Automated Hospital Systems, and Medical Terminology 1. Lisa has over twenty years of experience in the Medical field and has worked in the Cardiology, OB/GYN, and Infectious Diseases departments. Lisa has worked in the Gastroenterology department as a Medical Administrative Assistant for the last thirteen years at McMaster University. Lisa enjoys bringing her real life work situations to the classroom and providing examples so students are able to relate what she is teaching to the jobs students are working toward.
Sarah has taught both Medical Terminology 1 and 2 courses at Mohawk College. Sarah is a Mohawk Alumni as she completed her Office Administration-Medical diploma and Teaching the Adult Learner Certificate at Mohawk College. Sarah has worked in the medical office setting in a few roles including positions in the Intensive Care Unit and the Critical Care Unit at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Sarah is currently working in Perioperative Services at Hamilton Health Sciences as their Program Administrator for the Operating Room, Post-Anesthetic Care Unit, Same Day Surgery Unit and Pre-operative Clinic. Sarah won the Perioperative Services Excellence Award for her tremendous work.
- Zoom is online software used within E-Learn (purchase not required) that allows students to interact with their instructors face-to-face online
- Interaction can be in the form of asking questions, troubleshooting assignments, and / or getting to know one another at a more personable level.
- These zoom sessions last about one hour, and they are generally done once a week during a weekday evening.
- Attending these sessions is optional and they are recorded so students can view them whenever convenient
With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
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Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended
How to Register:
These courses are also a part of our Medical Clerk certificate program (991). To register for Medical Terminology 1 and / or Medical Terminology 2, please visit our Medical Clerk webpage here and click on the Program of Studies tab to view course offerings.
A Medical Terminology Acknowledgement of Completion can help you obtain the following jobs:
- Business Clerk - almost all departments in a hospital have a Business Clerk (front line)
- Booking Clerk - to book surgeries, procedures etc.
- Different Administrative Assistant jobs
- Program Assistant
- Medical Secretary - usually this is for a Surgeon or Physician’s office
- Ward Clerk
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Business.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information
|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||Develop an understanding of terms and concepts related to the essentials of disease & diagnosis. Online live video sessions, students can participate in the session or wait and watch the recorded session. 42 hours.|
|OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||Learn to correctly spell, pronounce & define medical terms related to anatomy, physiology & pathology of the body and oncology & psychiatry terms. Online live video sessions, students can participate in the session or wait and watch the recorded session. Prerequisite: OADMOA323 (Medical Terminology 1).|
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