Medical Terminology

Designed for:           

Those who wish to gain medical terminology knowledge and progress to take the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology exam.


Some experience in using Microsoft Word


To provide information on how medical terms are built up by the use of word roots, prefixes and suffixes.   To provide students with a thorough grounding in the correct construction, spelling and usage of medical terminology.

 Course Content

  • Module 1       Overview of the medical specialities, introduction to word units
  • Module 2       Structure of the body, cells tissues, organs and systems
  • Module 3       Orthopaedics
  • Module 4       Cardiology
  • Module 5       The Respiratory System
  • Module 6       Female Reproduction
  • Module 7       Male Reproduction
  • Module 8       Urology
  • Module 9       Gastroenterology
  • Module 10     The Lymphatic System and Immunology
  • Module 11     Dermatology
  • Module 12     Neurology
  • Module 13     Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Module 14     Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Module 15     Prescription and drug abbreviations. Consolidation of terminology covered in the course


  • Flexibility of self-paced training methods
  • Variety of exercises to aid the learning process
  • Interactive PowerPoint presentations created for each speciality
  • A workbook to use as a reference guide
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certification. 
  • The opportunity to go on to take the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology examination.*


Course duration:     35 hours plus additional study