Introduction to Medical terminology

Practice Managers Association
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This workshop gives administration, clerical and clinical support staff an introduction to the understanding of general medical terminology. It provides an excellent professional development opportunity for staff working in a clinical environment such as HCAs, physiotherapy assistants, assistant practice managers, practice pharmacy assistants, clinical coding etc. Participants will improve their confidence, their communication skills and service delivery.

All delegates will be provided with course handouts and will be issued with a certificate after the workshop.

  • Duration: Half day

  • Location: On-site/locally

Who should attend?

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.
  • Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • and candidates undertaking a Health Care Apprenticeship

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the origins of medical terminology
  • Understand how medical terms are constructed
  • Be able to understand medical terms by breaking them down into component parts
  • Understand and enjoy your job a little bit more.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

09.30Registration & Coffee
09.40Origins of medical terminology and common words
10.00How medical terms are constructed
10.30Introducing roots, suffixes and prefixes
11.15Breaking words down then building them up
11.40Your role in working with Medical Terminology
12.10Recognising and understanding common medical terms
12.30Any questions?
13.00 Close
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