Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Extension Certificate

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403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655 

Medical terminology is a specialized language specific to the health-care field.

Build a strong vocabulary of medical terms with these medical terminology courses. Increase your communication skills as a health-care professional or prepare for additional education in the health sciences field. Through self-paced readings and quizzes, you learn word origins, abbreviations and symbols so you can understand complex medical language.

Understand and analyze terminology used to describe common diseases, symptoms and treatments in regards to human anatomy and body systems. Study how medical words are composed, and show your learning in exercises and quizzes. Learn and understand how to apply medical terms.

Build your understanding of medical terms as they relate to the human body, body structures, gross anatomy, skeletal systems and the reproductive system.


  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects  
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program format

Format: Classroom, Online | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 3 required courses (65 hours). Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 three years

All courses in this program are offered every semester.

All required materials are provided as part of the listed course fees. There are no additional costs for materials in this program.
Online with self-paced readings and quizzes. All quizzes must be completed prior to the course end date.

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.


Special savings

Register for all courses in the program at once and receive a 10% discount! See Courses and fees, below, for more information.

Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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