Medical Terminology

Acknowledgement of Completion
Completion Requirement: 2 courses
Medical person working at a computer

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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.

For those looking to continue their studies, these courses can also be used towards the Medical Clerk Certificate (991) and Medical Transcription Certificate (172).

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.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Access 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.



  • 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

Financial Information

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.

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.


Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

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Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended
Additional or Technical Recommendations

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.  

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 - Health and Nursing.

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

Mandatory Courses

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).


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.
  • Scheduler
  • Different Administrative Assistant jobs
  • Program Assistant
  • Medical Secretary - usually this is for a Surgeon or Physician’s office
  • Ward Clerk

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