Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Extension Certificate


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

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  • Explore basic anatomy, body systems, and functions while identifying complex medical terms
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of medical terminology to pursue a career in health care
  • Understand the importance of medical terminology in describing common diseases and treatment
  • Online with self-paced readings and quizzes. All quizzes must be completed prior to the course end date
  • To obtain the Extension Certificate, complete the three required courses (65 hours.) within three years of starting the program
  • Can be completed within 1 semester
  • All courses in this program are offered every semester
  • 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.

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 10004 20 Hours. Fee: $349  
CRN 90380
Online Sept. 5-Oct. 6
CRN 90381 Online Oct. 2-Nov. 3

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 10005 20 Hours. Fee: $349  
CRN 90382 Online Oct. 13-Nov. 10
CRN 90383 Online Nov. 14-Dec. 12

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 10006 25 Hours. Fee: $399  
CRN 90384
Online Nov. 14-Dec. 19



Chantelle Drobot, BPE(Hons), ND
Chantelle has been a practicing Naturopathic Doctor for 15 years and has been teaching at MRU since 2006. She teaches in the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma, Massage Therapy Diploma, and Medical Terminology Extension Certificate.

Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours)
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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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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