Medical Terminology

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online – login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration


Domestic: $375
International: $489


Continuous enrolment max one year – 3.6 CEU


Robert Miner, MSc (NM)

Learner Outcomes

This online self-study course will provide you with the necessary written and verbal skills to succeed in your chosen medical profession.

The required textbook provides numerous exercises to practice the terminology and many colour diagrams to help you visualize the body structures and conditions. The medical terminology language is tied together using case studies as well as examples of operative and diagnostic reports, laboratory results, and x-ray reports. The textbook also includes a CD-ROM (or access to a website, depending on the edition) that provides additional information, images, and video and audio clips to further help you understand the medical terminology as well as pronunciation of relevant words for each chapter.

Evaluation Method

Online assignments, final online exam

Intended For

Anyone working or preparing to work in healthcare


You will access readings, graded lesson assignments, and the final examination online. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Text Book

The Language of Medicine by Chabner, Davi-Ellen 12th edition St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders/Elsevier (editions 9, 10 or 11 are acceptable). Not included in course fee. It is recommended that students obtain this textbook prior to starting the course. Students are responsible for acquiring course textbooks. Textbook can be purchased at the U of T bookstore or other on-line vendors.

Medical Terminology – GK800

COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service

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