Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


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Course information

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately, by understanding and responding to instructions, carrying out routine tasks, and communicating with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment.  This course delivered under agreement with STEPS Group Australia Limited  RTO 1847 (STePS Education & Training), is suitable for the general public, students and corporate clients delivered in town or at remote locations, and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements

Med Term ESP KHA

Career Pathway:

Successful completion of this single unit of competence supports employment in a range of health care environments including hospitals, community care facilities, rehabilitation & respite centre's, infant and maternal health centre's and remote clinics to name a few.  Achieving competency in this unit allows workers to expand laterally into other areas of work and may also provide pathways between qualifications, and into higher level qualifications, in professional and administrative employment streams.

Recognition Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT) and National Recognition

The program will be pre-empted by any learning achieved through formal education and training (credit transfer) and learning achieved outside the formal education and training system (RPL), or recognition of AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by training organisations registered in any Australian jurisdiction as described in the Student Handbook.

Training and assessment arrangements:

This accredited course is delivered in two (2) formats, both of which provide successful participants with the skills and knowledge to interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.

  1. The on-line course.
  2. The face to face course 


The on-line accredited course is self directed learning however participants should allow home study of at least 20 hrs, with work placement to be organised by the participant, of sufficient duration to facilitate completion of the assessments within a 3 month period.  The participant will timetable their learning requirements to complete their training within a 3 month period.

The face to face accredited course includes on-line workbook, lecture's and revision activities.  The training is delivered in 5 sessions of (2) hours at a time to suit the Facility, or the majority of the participants, and  participants should allow home study of at least 4 hrs per week for the course duration.

The on-line "workbook" (including video and written material) can be progressed in one or multiple logon/logoff sessions, provides a self paced flexible method of learning the theory of Medical Terminology in the comfort of one's own home, at work, or wherever an internet connection is available.

Applicants must possess functional written and spoken English skills at the level required within the unit of competency and package.

The Unit Delivery and Assessment Plan indicating the type and frequency of assessment, performance criteria and academic guides, will be provided at start of the course.No prerequisite applies to this Course.

Med TermEducators and learning support:

The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who tailor their delivery to address the needs of the individual and facilities, and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.

Course fee:

Fees are payable though the website or at our office by credit card (Visa/MC), cash or purchase order, and may be tax deductible to eligible students.  Should the NT Government and industry bodies make Scholarships available, we will assist you to apply.

A 'No Refunds Policy' applies to all online learning courses once you have been issued with your user name and passwords, whether you have accessed the system or not.

Pre-payment secures your enrolment for this course, and all fees must be paid before a Statement of Attainment is issued.

  • $420 per participant ($390 on-line pre-paid booking) min 5 participants
  • $360 per participant group rates are available for bookings over 5 persons
  • Classes on campus or at your workplace, on schedule or after hours
  • Class size is limited to a max of 10 participants - unless otherwise arranged

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request

Text Books

Text books are included in the course cost for each Student.

Further information:

To assist you in making an informed decision on your course, you will find additional information in the Student Handbook, by contacting our office, or by browsing the TGA website at

What to bring:

Appropriate clothing and your workbook.

Course subjects:

With content including:

  • knowledge of the fundamental word structure used in medical terms
  • basic systems of the body (eg. skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic)
  • parts of the body
  • interrelated functions of the body, locations and diseases (eg. functions of the skeletal system, locations of skeletal injuries, skeletal diseases)
  • common medical conditions
  • medical investigations and procedures
  • injuries
  • common abbreviations for medical and pharmacological terms
  • commonly used medical equipment and instruments
  • departments/sections in a hospital
  • common medications
  • referrals
  • medico-legal terminology at basic level
  • Maintaining the appointment book, filing and archiving records
  • Customer service & communication skills

Important Information


This course is delivered under agreement with STEPS Group Australia Limited  RTO 1847 (STePS Education & Training)

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request.

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