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You can make a difference in other people's lives if you know how to speak the language of medicine. With the high demand for healthcare workers, mastering medical terminology is an important first step in your healthcare career. This online medical terminology course will help you gain a greater understanding of the human body, how to describe it, and how to use medical terminology in a healthcare setting.
What you will learn
How you will benefit
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
There are no prerequisites to take this course other than basic computer skills.
Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.
Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a Master's degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.
Stacey O'Brien has more than 10 years of experience in medical coding and reimbursement. Ms. O'Brien has been a risk adjustment coder for a Medicare advantage plan, audited medical records for a consulting firm, and currently supervises the coding and electronic claims submission process for a group medical practice. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a CPC coding certification from the AAPC.
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Does this course prepare for a certification?
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
I liked that I got to do everything at my own pace. If I wanted to take a couple days off, I wasn't worried about not getting work done or having to take a quiz or anything…everything was straight and to the point, the representatives were extremely helpful in getting the whole process started, and all-in-all a very good class. I look forward to taking more.- K.C., University of St. Francis
The course was easily accessible, simple to follow, and covered a wide range.- J.F., Jefferson State Community College
I appreciated all of the practice quizzes and worksheets at the end of each chapter. This really helped me to remember what I had just read. I hadn't taken a class in about 20 years! Gatlin made it easy for me to get back into the swings of things!- W.L., Community College of Beaver County
I loved that this was a self paced program. It made it easier going at my own pace. Also, I loved the flow of the course chapters.- K.B., North Idaho College
I appreciate that I could work at my own pace. I could easily access the materials where and when I needed to. This was my first online course experience, it was both effective and simple to follow. I would not shy away from taking another online course. K.D., Normandale Community College
Carrie Stein was knowledgeable of the subject matter and always quick to completely answer my questions.- S.L., Midwestern State University
Medical Terminology was a great course!- C.W., University of New Mexico, Continuing Education Division
Great course content and very convenient to learn. I liked the different exercises/puzzles to learn the material.- K.P., Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
I usually feel intimidated when taking online courses, but I didn't feel intimidated with this one. It was a well organized course. I enjoyed the course and I feel I learned a lot of new things.- L.L., Anoka-Ramsey Community College
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