Medical Terminology Online Course

If you have a passion for healthcare and want to pursue career opportunities in this challenging industry, Madison’s Medical Terminology online course could pave the way to a potentially rewarding career. Our program gives you a quick start to understanding medical terminology, knowledge that serves as an integral part of a successful medical career. Our focused, real-world training, developed by knowledgeable instructors with extensive experience in the field, gives you a solid grasp of the formation of common medical terms for anatomical structures, diseases, diagnoses and treatments. Throughout the course, you have access to academic support whenever you need it, by phone, email or online. With our flexible, self-paced program, you can learn when it’s convenient for you. Start when you want and graduate in as few as 3 months.

Our Medical Terminology program provides you with a solid education in medical terms. You’ll learn the anatomical structures and functions of the human body, and how the names for common diseases, abnormalities, diagnoses, procedures, and treatments are formed. Earn your certificate in this challenging field and graduate with greater confidence in your medical career.


Lesson Group 1 - Orientation: Ashworth College Career Certificate Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Group 2 - Medical Terminology, Part 1

Lesson: Introduction to Medical Terminology and Structure of the Human Body

An introduction to the basic principles of medical word building and the organization of the human body. This foundation of medical terminology is critical to most work in the healthcare field.

Lesson: The Integumentary System

An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the skin. You will learn the general description of the integumentary system as an aid to learning the terminology associated with its functions.

Lesson: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

The medical terminology related to the skeletal and muscular systems. As part of your study, you will also learn the anatomical structures of these systems.

Lesson: The Digestive System

A general description of the digestive system, its main functions, and the organs associated with it. You will also learn the medical terminology used in defining and describing the digestive system.

Lesson: The Cardiovascular, Blood, and Lymphatic Systems

An introduction to the structure, components, and pathology of the cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic systems of the body.


Program Details

The Medical Terminology certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of the language of medicine. Instruction includes the anatomical structures and functions of the human body, and how the names for common diseases, abnormalities, diagnoses, procedures, and treatments are formed. Students receive a solid understanding of the formation of common medical terms for anatomical structures, diseases, diagnoses, and treatments.

Your Medical Terminology Training Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive textbook and study guides
  • Career certificate at graduation
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate


Madison’s medical terminology online course provides you with an affordable option for you to earn your career certificate. Our course provides you with everything you need to be successful – including course materials, exams, learning resources and academic support. With flexible tuition payment options, you can pay as you go with monthly payments that fit your budget.

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Career Outlook

A solid knowledge of medical terminology is sought by many healthcare employers for various roles. Understanding medical terminology is a must for a wide variety of administrative, clerical and assistant careers in the healthcare industry. Learning common medical terms will help you to perform vital tasks in the offices of health practitioners of all kinds, in a variety of settings. Roles centering around medical terminology knowledge, such as medical administrative jobs are projected to increase 23% by 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 23% growth rate in medical administrative careers by 2024.


Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Madison’s Medical Terminology course?

No, you don’t need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Terminology course and earn your career certificate. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the medical field and the responsibilities of the role. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for a career opportunity in a rewarding industry.

What features should I look for in Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Terminology online courses compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the course you choose covers the latest information you need to pursue a career in the medical field. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a course that’s focused on the skills you need to start your career. Your course should include specific lessons on the anatomy of the human body, including the structures, components, and functions of the major organs and organ systems, pathology, basic diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and imaging techniques.

Is this program all online or do I get books?

Course content is delivered via online, interactive lessons. Students also receive a comprehensive textbook and study guides.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Build knowledge in the healthcare field with Madison School of Healthcare’s medical terminology online course. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants (May 5, 2016).