Medical Terminology

Acknowledgement of Completion
Completion Requirement: 2 courses
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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) and then you may register for any available courses.

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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

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 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.

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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. Equivalent to: OADM10020 (Medical Terminology 1). 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) or OADM10020 (Medical Terminology 1). 36 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. 

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
OADMOA323 Medical Terminology 1




OADMOA324 Medical Terminology 2




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