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Medical Terminology

Online course with study materials, tutor support, exam and certification included.

Pitman Training Essex and Suffolk


£349 - £599 inc VAT
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Study method
Online, self-paced
50 hours
Access to content
12 months
Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology (QCF)
Regulated qualification What's this?
45 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learn commonly used medical terminology you will need to know to work effectively in medical administration job roles, and earn industry recognised qualifications to demonstrate your knowledge.


Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology (QCF)

Regulated by Ofqual


45 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


Comprising 15 comprehensive and interactive lessons, this course has been developed to help you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines including biology, cardiology, psychology and many more.

You will be guided through each speciality step-by-step and learn how seemingly complicated medical jargon is built up from word roots, prefixes and suffixes, so this language becomes second nature to you.

We want to ensure you find your training path as easy as possible so, as with our standard training method, this course can be studied at times to suit you and at your own pace meaning you can fit your training around your existing work and life commitments.

There are 15 lessons within this course, each covering a different medical specialism:

  • Overview of the medical specialities, introduction to word units.
  • Structure of the body, cells tissues, organs and systems.
  • Orthopaedics.
  • Cardiology.
  • The Respiratory System.
  • Female Reproduction.
  • Male Reproduction.
  • Urology.
  • Gastroenterology.
  • The Lymphatic System and Immunology.
  • Dermatology.
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Prescription and drug abbreviations.

Students earn the Pitman Training certification on completion of the course, and may also study for the City & Guilds AMSPAR Award in Medical Terminology.

This course can be studied independently online, as a campus activity or with professional coaching. Please discuss your preferred learning style with our Admissions Counsellors.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who is wanting an administrative job role within a GP Practice, hospital or any other medical establishment and who wants to quickly learn the terminology that is frequently used.


No prerequisites.

Career path

If you’re wanting to become a Medical Secretary, Medical Office Manager or work in a Medical Records Department, knowing the terminology will help you quickly get to grips with the systems.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.