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Medical Terminology Course

You can study Medical Terminology as a standalone course or you can add this course to any other course we provide.

The course is suitable for beginners as well as those already working as a Medical Secretary or Administrator who are looking to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills or who wish to have a refresher course in Medical Terminology.

Average salaries for Medical Secretaries is £27,800 (

Accreditation - City & Guilds/AMSPAR

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

City & Guilds/AMSPAR 5519-12 – Medical Terminology Award (Level 2)

City & Guilds and AMSPAR provide key qualifications for those looking to work as a Medical Secretary or Administrator. This qualification is one of the key qualifications for a Medical Secretary/Administrator.

Course Content

Medical Terminology – 18 Modules

You will study a wide range of topics covering medical terminology which is key knowledge for a Medical Secretary/Administrator.

Modules include:

•     Basic Term Construction
•     Digestive System
•     Respiratory System
•     Cardiovascular System
•     Blood and Lymphatic System
•     Oncology
•     Renal System
•     Male Reproduction System
•     Female Reproductive System
•     Pregnancy, Childbirth and Paediatrics
•     Muscular System
•     Nervous System
•     Connective System
•     Infection and Disease
•     Pathology and Drugs
•     Sensory Organs
•     Endocrine System
•     Revision and Mocks

Studying With Us

This is a home study/distance learning course and you can complete the whole course at home.

The City & Guilds Medical Terminology Award is an external exam and you will need to sit this at a convenient City & Guilds exam centre, which we will source for you and send you contact details. You will pay for the exam entry fees direct to the centre.

The exam is held three times a year – February, June and November.

You will have one to one tuition throughout the course, corresponding with your personal tutors through email. We provide optional phone or Skype calls at different stages as you progress through your course.

You will also have a Course Mentor who is there to provide additional support as and when required.

For further details please visit our How We Teach page.

Different Study and Payment Plans

As a guide, if you studied between 5-7 hours per week, you could expect to complete this course within 6 months. However, we have a range of study and payment plans so you can study at a faster pace, or alternatively, you can reduce the weekly hours and study at a slower pace that suits you.

We offer a range of different payment plans to support this flexibility;

•     Pay in full – Study as quickly as you wish
•     Pay in two halves – study and complete the course within 4 months
•     Pay in four payments – complete within 6 months
•     Pay by monthly subscription – no finance agreement, studying over 10 months. You can pause the course for up to 6 months

Further details about our range of different study and payment plans are available upon request.

The course is open for 10 months for all students.

Requesting Further Information

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