Online Medical Terminology Course I


Medical Terminology Course I: Word Parts, SOAP, Integumentary, Urinary, and Musculoskeletal

This course will unveil the importance of mastering medical terminology while introducing you to the fundamental word parts and concepts that will empower your understanding. Together, we will discover the organization and common terminology in medical records. These foundation modules will lead you into three specific body systems where you will explore the terms for the integumentary, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems. In addition to watching fun class videos and testing your skills through interactive activities and real-life examples, you will also have the opportunity to present your skills in communicating within a medical setting.

Who should attend:

  • High school students who want to experience a university-level course
  • Pre-medical or pre-nursing students preparing for medicine related courses
  • Healthcare professionals wanting to refresh and improve their knowledge
  • Anyone interested in improving their ability to understand medical documents and advocate for their own or loved ones’ health

What you will be able to do:

  • Explain the importance of medical terminology to understand real-world applications;
  • Build your medical vocabulary with common prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations;
  • Extract information from electronic health records;
  • Decipher terms related to integumentary, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems by breaking down word parts.



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Laura S. Kabiri

Dr. Laura Kabiri is a professor at Rice University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston before attending Texas Woman’s University to earn her Master of Science, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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