Get the Language Skills for a Professional Career in Healthcare

Learn all about the human body and the specialized language used in the healthcare field with CanScribe’s Medical Terminology course

16 Week Hands-On Medical Terminology Training Program

The healthcare and medical professions have their own vocabulary, a specialized language that allows for quick and efficient communication between its members while minimizing potential misunderstandings. This medical terminology program looks to help you fill the gap!

Whether you are new to the medical profession or need a refresher class, we have a medical terminology program that will give you the boost you are looking for to further your career!

In this 16-week Medical Terminology program, we will cover the medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals everywhere.

If you’re interested in pursuing a healthcare career and need the ability to communicate with medical professionals, you will find this program a perfect fit by providing you with a solid foundation in medical language.


Upon completion of this program , the student should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of medical terminology and the proper use of medical language for interacting with professionals and performing medical tasks
  • Analyze basic medical root words, prefixes, suffixes and their meanings
  • Pronounce medical terms correctly
  • Identify common medical disorders and their associated symptoms for each body system
  • Interpret medical treatments and common abbreviations and acronyms
  • Define common terms related to diseases
  • Define common pharmacological terms
  • Recite common laboratory and diagnostic terms
  • Achieve 70% or higher on program assignments and chapter tests
  • Score 75% or higher on the final exam

All activities and exams throughout the program are open book, meaning the student can use the resources and curriculum to aid them in the testing environment.

Chapter 1 – Terminology Basics
Chapter 2 – Structures of the Body, Movement & Color
Chapter 3 – Integumentary System
Chapter 4 – Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 5 – Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6 – Hematology, Lymphatic and Immune System, and Oncology
Chapter 7 – Respiratory System
Chapter 8 – Nervous System & Behavioral Health
Chapter 9 – Endocrine System
Chapter 10 – Special Senses
Chapter 11 – Digestive System
Chapter 12 – Genitourinary System
Chapter 13 – Reproductive System
Chapter 14 – Obstetrics & Neonatology
Chapter 15 – Pediatrics
Chapter 16 – Pharmacology
Chapter 17 – Diagnostic Data


The cost of the Online Medical Terminology program is only $550.00. We accept Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques and money orders.

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Becoming a Skilled Medical Transcriptionist

Quality training will be the key to your success as a Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialist and CanScribe graduates are highly sought after by employers throughout the industry. This program is one of the few that is approved by the AHDI. Our program includes focused training in keyboarding, grammar and punctuation, medical terminology, medical specialties, editing and proofreading, and speech recognition.

More importantly, our Medical Transcription course / Healthcare Documentation program will provide you with extensive “hands-on” practice to give you the experience you need to help you get hired. Authentic doctor dictations and real-world technology practice ensures our graduates are work-ready upon graduation.

Students have 52 weeks to complete the Medical Transcription course (extensions may be available) and you can study in the privacy of your own home or learn on campus in Kelowna.

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Robert was born in Midland, Ontario on January 11, 1953 and passed away in Nanaimo on November 20, 2009. Robert was the youngest of three. I was the oldest, Doug was the middle child. Our mother and father were divorced when we were very young. Our mother remarried a man who had three sons and then another girl and another boy was born. So there was eight of us altogether. Robert moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school and worked in various jobs there. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 and on to British Columbia in 1977. He lived in Vancouver, Victoria, and finally resided in Nanaimo. Robert had a great sense of determination and optimism. The more he could learn, the happier he was. He continued his education in B.C. at Simon Fraser University. He also took courses in the culinary field and worked as a chef for many years. He also studied law and worked as a paralegal. He studied religions and languages (he could speak many languages) and took many computer courses. He took a Medical Terminology Course, and Emergency First Aid which included CPR.

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