Medical Terminology Essentials

Certificate of Achievement | Code: 1413

About the program

The Medical Terminology Essentials Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with a foundation of medical terminology, common medical conditions, and the common diagnostic tests and treatments associated with these conditions. This program may be of interest to current administrative professionals seeking to attain basic medical language skills or individuals who wish to obtain entry level medical terminology skills for personal interest.

Graduates of this program may wish to consider completing the Medical Support Essentials or the Medical Transcription Essentials - Level One and Level Two Certificate of Achievement. They may also want to extend their learning in-class and transfer credit from these programs to the Medical Transcription Certificate and/or the Medical Office Practices Ontario College Certificate. When combined, all programs may offer professional administrators the opportunity to transition their skills to a variety of healthcare settings.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR, 19 years of age or older with mature student status.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form; Attach proof of admission requirements; Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this program may wish to consider completing the Medical Support Essentials or the Medical Transcription Essentials - Level One and Level Two Certificates of Achievements. They may also want to extend their learning in-class and transfer credit* from these programs to the Medical Transcription Certificate and/or the Medical Office Practices Ontario College Certificate. When combined, all programs may offer professional administrators the opportunity to transition their skills to a variety of healthcare settings.

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Program outcomes

  • Develop the medical language skills required to communicate effectively in a variety of medical settings.
  • Categorize and pronounce common diseases and disorders of the body systems using anatomy and physiology terminology.
  • Identify common diagnostic tests, medical conditions and treatments as they apply to each body system.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Spring Registration: February 4, 2019
Fall Registration: July 8, 2019