Introduction to Medical Terminology

Course Description

This online course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, their combining forms, and body organization. Program content covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, and elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis.

Students successfully completing this course along with Medical Administrative Assistant will be prepared to sit for the CMAA exam through the National Healthcare Association.

Online Course Information

In order to complete this online course, student will need access to a computer and internet. If assistance is needed, please contact the Director (see contact information).


$180 + fees and textbook

Textbook Information

*Digital Version Only
*This textbook is also used for Medical Terminology II.
Title: MindTap: Medical Terminology for Health Profession, Cengage Online (12 months),
ISBN: 9781305634435
Textbook can be purchased at the VGCC Bookstores on the Main Campus or online at the VGCC Bookstore website .

Coordinator, Occupational Healthcare Programs
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3366