Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Extension Certificate


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Medical Terminology is a specialized language specific to the health care field. Take these courses to build a foundation of knowledge through examining topics such as word origins, abbreviations, body systems and disease.


  • Gain an understanding of the importance of medical terminology used in health care
  • Obtain basic medical terminology knowledge to pursue a career in the health care field

Program Format

  • Complete the 3 required courses (65 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years
  • All courses in this program are offered every semester

Program Requirements

  • Check the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform prior to registering for any of the courses.
  • Please log in to your Blackboard course on the official course start date and refer to your Course Outline for assignment due dates.
  • The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Required Courses

All courses in this program are offered every semester.

Medical Terminology I
Investigate the origins and rationale for anatomical terms in this entry-level course. Explore the basic components and meaning of medical terms.

Subject code: XMED 1000420 Hours. Fee: $325 
CRN 90654
OnlineSept. 8-Oct. 2
CRN 90655OnlineOct. 19-Nov. 13

Medical Terminology II
Build on the knowledge gained in Medical Terminology I. Explore the terminology related to basic anatomy, body structures and tissues, and major systems and functions within the body.
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology I

Subject code: XMED 1000520 Hours. Fee: $325Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90656OnlineOct. 19-Nov. 13
CRN 90657OnlineNov. 23-Dec. 18

Medical Terminology III
Continue to build on the knowledge of medical terms you acquired in Medical Terminology I and II. Focus on complex medical terms, common diseases, symptoms and treatments.
Prerequisites: Medical Terminology I; Medical Terminology II

Subject code: XMED 1000625 Hours. Fee: $399 
CRN 90658OnlineNov. 23-Dec. 18

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For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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