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. Graduates are prepared to comprehend and apply this specialized knowledge within various health-care sectors.

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

Block Code Registration

Register for the entire program at once and receive a 10% discount!
Please note: Online registration is not available for Block Codes. Please phone Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register.

Block Code Online
MEDT 20 Hours. Fee: $274.50 Medical Terminology I Aug. 31 - Oct. 2
20 Hours. Fee: $274.50 Medical Terminology II Oct. 13 - Nov. 6
25 Hours. Fee: $319.50 Medical Terminology III Nov. 16 - Dec. 18


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 (for registration): Medical Terminology

Subject code: XMED 10004 20 Hours. Fee: $305 Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 70294 Online June 22 - July 24
CRN 90175 Online Aug. 31 - Oct. 2

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 (for registration): Medical Terminology

Subject code: XMED 10005 20 Hours. Fee: $305 Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 70308 Online July 27 - Aug. 21
CRN 90176 Online Oct. 13 - Nov. 6

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 (for registration): Medical Terminology

Subject code: XMED 10006 25 Hours. Fee: $355 Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 70222 Online July 20 - Aug. 21
CRN 90177 Online Nov. 16 - Dec. 18


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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403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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