Medical Terminology Essentials (Part-time)
- Certificate of Achievement
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThe Medical Terminology Essentials Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with a foundation of medical terminology, common medical conditions, and the common diagnostic tests and treatments associated with these conditions. This program may be of interest to current administrative professionals seeking to attain basic medical language skills or individuals who wish to obtain entry level medical terminology skills for personal interest.
Graduates of this program may wish to consider completing the Medical Support Essentials or the Medical Transcription Essentials - Level One and Level Two Certificate of Achievement. They may also want to extend their learning in-class and transfer credit from these programs to the Medical Transcription Certificate and/or the Medical Office Practices Ontario College Certificate. When combined, all programs may offer professional administrators the opportunity to transition their skills to a variety of healthcare settings.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR, 19 years of age or older with mature student status.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form; Attach proof of admission requirements; Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of this program may wish to consider completing the Medical Support Essentials or the Medical Transcription Essentials - Level One and Level Two Certificates of Achievements. They may also want to extend their learning in-class and transfer credit* from these programs to the Medical Transcription Certificate and/or the Medical Office Practices Ontario College Certificate. When combined, all programs may offer professional administrators the opportunity to transition their skills to a variety of healthcare settings.
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Program Related Resources
- Develop the medical language skills required to communicate effectively in a variety of medical settings.
- Categorize and pronounce common diseases and disorders of the body systems using anatomy and physiology terminology.
- Identify common diagnostic tests, medical conditions and treatments as they apply to each body system.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|OLRN1630||Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals
Description: This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or to those who hope to do so in the future.
Description: Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology, word structure as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology related to twelve body systems will be studied.
|OLRN1955||Medical Terminology - Level 2 (Pronunciation)
Description: This course has been designed for medical office professionals to concentrate on the pronunciation and verbalization of medical terminology that was learned in the first level of Medical Terminology. Students will listen to audio files to learn the pronunciation of medical terms involving all body systems. Assessment of the student's ability to pronounce medical terms will be done through audio files recorded by the student and submitted for evaluation. Required: speakers, microphone and excellent spoken English
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.