Cracking The Code

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.

Editing Services

We offer editing of manuscripts; scientific posters; presentation files and presentation notes. 

Manuscript editing price will vary according to the following three factors: how long your manuscript is; how quickly you need it edited; how much work it needs. The prices per word, per deadline and per level of English can help you estimate how much the editing will cost, but in order to obtain an exact quote you will need to submit your manuscript and state your desired time frame. Please use the button below to do that.

Proofing

.05 PER WORD
  • Correcting simple grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes

Editing level 1

.06 PER WORD
  • Proofing + Correcting tenses + Basic rephrasing of no more than 10% of article

Editing level 2

.08 PER WORD
  • Proofing + Correcting tenses + Major rephasing and/or rewriting of sentences of no more than 30% of article

Editing level 3

.10 PER WORD
  • Proofing + Correcting tenses + Major rephasing and/or rewriting of sentences of no more than 50% of article

Course FAQ

Depending on the package purchased students can have access to the course materials from 30 days up to 12 months.

Options to purchase extra time are available depending on the course

The certificate can be downloaded for print at any time after course completion, from ‘My account’ page.

The number of lessons in each course varies but each lesson on average takes 30 minutes to complete. We recommend that working professionals take no more than one lesson per day, or five per week, in order to achieve the best results. Please note, that this does not include the time allowed for one to one tutoring/coaching sessions

Every purchase has a 10 day Full Refund, No Questions Asked option. For further information, please check our refund policy.

  1. Prepare, Publish, Present is suitable for people who do research in all of the physical sciences; but was created specifically for the medical field. This includes clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care research professionals.
  2. Cracking the code is ideal for pre-med and medical students in the beginning of their studies, and as a review for their USMLE exams. It is also good for practitioners that want to learn English Medical Terminology correct spelling and pronunciation for collaborating in international projects or presenting at international conferences.
  3. Doctor to Doctor to Patient is great for medical students and clinicians who will be, or are: dealing with English speaking patients; planning to relocate to an English speaking country; or applying for an internship in an English speaking environment.
  1. A computer, tablet or a phone.
  2. An operation system. MacOS, Windows, Linux or Android.
  3. Internet connection: A minimum connection of 1.5 Mb/s is recommended
    for viewing the videos.
  4. An up-to-date, modern browser is necessary such as:
    ● Google Chrome
    ● Mozilla Firefox
    ● Microsoft Edge
    ● MacOS Safari
    ● Internet Explorer 11 or later

You need to be at least B1 level of English

Courses contain a lot of activities integrated as part of the lessons. Those could be theory or production based.

Assessment is pass/failed and will be determined by your completion of lessons/activities.

You will get personal attention from a specialist who will work with you on your project and on developing the skills needed to accomplish any future projects. You will receive guidance, practical suggestions and professional opinion about your language achievement. You will have a chance to learn from the editing of your paper, presentation or poster.

Benefits of Our Methodology

Flexible Learning
Offers learning at each individual’s preferred speed, time and frequency. Students have the opportunity to study wherever, whenever and how often they want to.
Affordable
Students save both money and time in transportation, accomodation and meal costs that are reduced or entirely eliminated.
Up-to-date
Being digital means courses can easily, and often, be updated to include the latest available information and the most effective delivery methods.
Supportive
Personal tutors/coaches, or teachers in academic environments, support students success throughout the learning process.
Tailor-made and Engaging
Designed around particular goals and addressing students’ specific objectives, while presenting new information in a variety of ways (video, audio, written text, pictures, animations, etc.) and facilitating greater retention through numerous practices and feedback activities.
Successful
A number of studies have indicated that students achieve better test scores, demonstrate longer retention rates, and show greater abilities to apply the new knowledge in practice. “The time required to learn is reduced by 25%-60% of what is necessary in traditional learning."
Eco-friendly
Being paperless and not requiring commutes, online learning uses less energy and fewer natural resources - 90% less power and generates 85% less CO2 emissions as compared to traditional campus-based educational courses.
Proven
Created, tested and proven successful in an academic environment by a curriculum development team over a seven year period. Our students’ success showed the same results as the research studies had indicated.

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