Introduction to how medical terms are formed;
Most commonly used medical roots, prefixes, and suffixes;
Specific terminology for Biochemistry, Histology, Genetics related terminology
Senses, Oncology and Pathology terminology, plus options for all major body systems
Cracking the code is a course for non-native English speaking health professionals who want to improve their ability to communicate with their peers, using the right medical terminology with the correct pronunciation. It is also very helpful to pre-Med and/or medical students, as well as graduate and post-graduate students, enrolled for the first time in programs taught in English
To be able to benefit fully from this course, you need to be able to demonstrate at least an A2 English level according to CEFR or Intermediate level of English. https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/the-cefr-descriptors
By following the instructions, reviewing the flashcards, and completing the practical exercises in this course you will be able to:
- Distinguish between prefixes, suffixes, and root words, as well as acronyms, eponyms, and modern medical language
- Identify common English and Latin/Greek external body part terms
- Define and label various Latin/Greek prefixes, root words, and suffixes
- Decode, translate, and apply various prefixes, suffixes, and root words
- Understand and apply various rules of making singular nouns plural
- Learn how to pronounce medical terminology correctly by following the pronunciation rules presented
- Identify medical terminology word parts related to the anatomy and common conditions of the body systems
The course consists of two main modules – a Core module and Body systems module. Taking the Core module is a prerequisite for the Body systems module. The Core module contains 5 mandatory lessons while the Body systems module contains 13 lessons from which you can choose. Studying the lessons involves going through flashcards, associating pictures to terms, listening to pronunciation of the terms, answering questions, reviewing previously learned material, reinforcing newly learned skills, matching, solving puzzles, taking quizzes and playing all kinds of educational games created to help you retain the terminology in a quick and fun way.
Each lesson is designed to take on average about 30 minutes of your time.