An Introduction to Medical Terminology

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM [WEST]

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Wednesday, 01 September 2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM [WEST]


This web workshop session is for those who would benefit from understanding the component parts of medical terminology. An understanding of medical terminology is essential for anyone working in the medical industry. Delegates will be able to apply the learning to every-day situations back in the practice.


This session gives administration, clerical and clinical support staff an introduction to the understanding of general medical terminology.  It provides an excellent professional development opportunity for staff working in a clinical environment such as HCAs, physiotherapy assistants, assistant practice managers, practice pharmacy assistants, clinical coding etc.  Participants will improve their confidence, their communication skills and service delivery.


All delegates will be provided with course handouts and will be issued with a certificate after the session.


Learning Outcomes


    Understanding of the origins of medical terminology

    Understand how medical terms are constructed

    Be able to understand medical terms by breaking them down into component parts

    Understand and enjoy your job a little bit more…




  • Introduction

  • Origins of medical terminology and common words

  • How medical terms are constructed

  • Introducing Roots, Suffixes and Prefixes        

  • Breaking words down then building them up 

  • Your role in working with Medical Terminology

  • Recognising and understanding Common medical terms

  • Any Questions?

  • Close



Frankie Maclean