Level One – Introduction to Medical Terminology.

“It's like a light has just been switched on and I now understand more of what I'm doing!” – Feedback from attendee of Level one course.

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a knowledge of medical terminology in their role. It is suitable for administrative staff, health care workers, medical secretaries, managers, Allied Health Professionals, essentially anyone who may encounter medical terminology and wishes to develop their medical terminology knowledge further. We also offer sessions to those requiring an overview of medical terminology to support applications to study medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry.

We can train between 1-30 learners from any organisation. If you have a specific training request, please speak to us and we can accommodate your needs. We recently trained a group of sign language interpreters who found the training invaluable when working in medical environments.

The sessions are delivered via Teams (2x 2 hour meetings) so are highly accessible, a webcam and microphone are required although not essential.

The aim of the course is for learners to develop an understanding of medical terminology in an enjoyable, interactive and informative way so that they are better able to decipher and unravel the mystery of long medical words.

The course covers the following topics:-

At the end of the course students will have a clear understanding of medical terminology and are encouraged to use their newly learned skills in a series of quizzes and interactive games.

All attendees are given a Certificate of Attendance and a comprehensive handout. Please click here to read feedback from learners.

Many people who attend these courses are keen to develop their skills further and may wish to proceed to the Level Two Intermediate Award in Medical Terminology.

Priced at just £60.00 per head, please click here to view flyer containing full course details, dates of available courses can be found by clicking on the registration page here .


Mediterm Intermediate Award in Medical Terminology (Level 2)

This course has been designed for people wishing to work in the medical field in such roles as ward clerk, medical secretary, summariser, GP receptionist, clinical coder, administrator, laboratory staff, healthcare assistant, health and social care personnel, medico- legal personnel, ambulance personnel, support workers, medical social workers and health care technicians. It is also suitable for persons already in post who wish to expand their knowledge and skills. Successful leaners obtain the Mediterm Intermediate Award in Medical Terminology (Level 2)

The course covers the following topics:-

This course is primarily run online but with support throughout from our highly trained and supportive mentors. Revision tests, to assess progress and comprehension, are submitted online and marked by the mentors with detailed feedback and guidance provided. It is only necessary to be online to download the files and to complete the revision test. These downloads provide the hard copy to study from for the two week period. A flyer containing all course information can be found here and additional information can be found in our FAQ section.

We encourage learners to study each module for a two week period. However, we can offer flexibility to suit learner’s lifestyle and commitments, we encourage learners to liaise with their mentors regarding additional time (or less time for those wishing to work at a faster pace!) There are 6 modules (12 weeks) to complete. The recommended study time per module is 6-8 hours per week. Modules must be completed within the two week period. The last module comprises past papers which are marked and feedback and guidance provided. There is also access to crosswords, video clips and clinic letters to enhance learning and prepare for the exam.

In addition, we have a revision app available to learners to promote accessible learning as well as an app which can be downloaded to view course material.

On completion of the course, learners will liaise with their mentors regarding their readiness for the exam. Those learners who have passed the 4 compulsory past papers will be encouraged to sit the final exam, and a date will be set to complete the exam online using our remote proctoring software. This software offers greater flexibility to learners by allowing exams to be sat at a location and a time of their choosing. If learners are deemed not ready to sit the exam, we will provide additional revision material and support to increase knowledge further and will then reassess exam readiness.

On completion of the course learners may elect to study for the highest award in medical terminology.

WHY STUDY WITH US?
Mediterm Training has successfully delivered medical terminology training to over 7000 learners since we were established in 2006. In 2023, we made the decision to develop our own qualification after a number of years delivering the City and Guilds/AMSPAR qualifications. We wanted to offer flexibility, content which was relevant to clinical practice and a modern approach to the examination process. In developing the qualification, we spoke to a range of healthcare professionals and we’re delighted to now offer an enhanced syllabus containing information regarding common blood tests, common medical abbreviations and content regarding the top medical conditions highlighted in QOF (Quality Outcomes Framework). We believe this adds relevance and transfer of knowledge to the workplace.
In addition, we offer flexible start dates for our Level 2 and Level 3 courses, as well as a flexible exam date to sit our online exam - with paper exams now a thing of the past! By embracing technology, we now use online proctoring software to invigilate our exams remotely, bypassing the need for onsite invigilation by line managers. We only enter learners for the exam who we believe are capable of reaching the pass mark.
We ensure learners are informed of their exam results within 10 days of sitting the exam, anyone not reaching the 70% pass mark are invited to resit the exam after completing an additional 2 past papers, previously learners would be required to wait up to 4 months to resit the exam. We can also provide feedback to learners to highlight where marks were lost to allow revision to focus on any weaker areas of knowledge.



Mediterm Advanced Certificate in Medical Terminology Level 3)

This course has been designed for persons wishing to work in the medical field in such roles as medical secretary, practice manager, clinical coder, healthcare administrator and healthcare technician. It is also suitable for persons already in post who wish to expand their knowledge and to identify opportunities for career progression.

The course covers the following topics:-

This course is primarily run online but with support from a personal mentor. Revision tests, to assess progress and comprehension, are submitted online and marked by the mentor with feedback provided. It is only necessary to be online to download the files and to complete the revision test. These downloads provide the hard copy to study from for the two week period. A flyer containing all course information can be found here and additional information can be found in our FAQ section

Each module is studied for a two week period. There are 10 modules to complete. The recommended study time per module is 8-10 hours per week. . We expect modules to be completed in a 2 week timeframe although we offer flexibility for those who may need more or less time for certain modules. The The last module comprises past papers which are marked with feedback and guidance provided. There is also access to crosswords, video clips and clinic letters to enhance learning and prepare for the exam.

We have a revision app available to learners to promote accessible learning as well as an app which can be downloaded to view course material.

As with our Level 2 course, on completion of the course, learners will liaise with their mentors regarding their readiness for the exam. Those learners who have passed the 4 compulsory past papers will be encouraged to sit the final exam, and a date will be set to complete the exam online using our remote proctoring software. This software offers greater flexibility to learners by allowing exams to be sat at a location and a time of their choosing. If learners are deemed not ready to sit the exam, we will provide additional revision material and support to increase knowledge further and will then reassess exam readiness.


This is the highest qualification available in Medical Terminology.

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All of our courses integrate well into the apprenticeship framework. We work closely with apprenticeship providers to cater for the needs of learners and to provide a job specific bolt on qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in healthcare.