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Medical Terminology Course

Pitman Training Glasgow & Edinburgh


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Study method
Blended (classroom and online)
45 hours, Part-time/Full-time
No formal qualification
45 CPD hours / points
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Location & dates

Queen Street
United Kingdom
Pitman Training Glasgow
Union Street
United Kingdom


Objectives: To give an introduction to the work of a Medical Secretary including responsibilities, practice and structure of the various medical departments in hospitals and GP surgeries.

* Course follows syllabus for the AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology
* Comprehensive workbook
* Comprehensive self-assessments
* Extensive reference section
* A variety of learning media employed
* Externally marked assessments which follow the syllabus for the OCR and AMSPAR examinations
* Baillière’s Nurses’ Dictionary included

* Develop knowledge of the workings and structure of the medical secretarial profession
* Flexibility of self-paced training methods
* A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide
* The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certification. In addition the OCR Medical Word Processing examination and the AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology can be taken separately but are not included in the course.


45 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


Course Content:

There are 15 Lessons in the course

Module1: 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.

Who is this course for?

For experienced secretaries who have word processing knowledge to an intermediate level who wish to work as a medical secretary.


no pre-requisites required

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.