Medical Terminology

Understanding the Language of Health

New for 2019/20 we are pleased to offer Medical Terminology training courses!


Introduction to Medical Terminology (duration 3-4 hours depending on your location)

This course is designed for GP Practice Administration staff who need a basic understanding of the words and language they may come across in the Practice.

If you plan to become a Note Summariser or perform clinical coding duties it is recommended that you attend this course.

The courses are limited to a maximum of 12 learners and will be delivered in groups at designated venues in each CCG area.

Course content:

  • Introduction to medical terminology and word building
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Introduction to the body systems

Course objectives:

  • Define and understand medical words using roots, prefixes and suffixes
  • A core knowledge of terms used for the body systems and procedures
  • Identify abbreviations and symbols used in the medical profession

 Course available from April 2020

If you are interested in this course and would like further information or to book a place please contact our IT Training Administration team on 0300 123 5678 or email