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.

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: $299  
CRN 50108 Online May 4 - June 5

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: $299  
CRN 50301OnlineJune 15 - July 10

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: $349  
CRN 30369OnlineMarch 30 - May 1
CRN 70222OnlineJuly 20 - Aug. 21



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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