Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology (Online) 60 hours

This course permits the student to acquire the basic medical terminology vocabulary necessary to communicate information effectively and comfortably in a medical environment.

Learn medical words, identifying suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms related to body systems. Prepares students to write the Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) Medical Terminology exam. Meets prerequisite for Nursing Unit Assistant (also referred to as Hospital Unit Coordinator), Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, and Medical Office Assistant Certificate programs. Statement of Course Completion awarded on successful completion. 

This is an intensive course, requiring approximately 8 hours of homework per module.

Please provide your email address when registering.

Medical terminology Frequently Asked Questions


 

Text Required

"The Language of Medicine", 12th Edition (with user guide, access code, and textbook), by Davi-Ellen Chabner. 
Note: If you are taking the online course, make sure you pick up the online course edition that includes the access code, or you will not have access to the online course content.

Also Recommended: a recent medical dictionary (3 years old or less) such as "Tabers Medical Dictionary 'Plain'" or "Stedman's Medical Dictionary". Note: Tabers Medical Dictionary is available online - current annual subscription fee is just $29.95 USD.

Texts can be purchased online through the VIU Campus Store (Nanaimo)* 

* If you need the text ordered into another VIU campus store, please contact the store at your location campus at least 2 weeks in advance of your course start date to ensure that the texts are transferred to your local campus store.

See the Course Syllabus

Course Schedule

OSME 002 - Shelley Trimblett

2023 Course Intakes

S23W70 - Jan 9 – April 23. Late Registration available up until Jan 27

I22W01 - May 1 – Aug 13. Late Registration available up until May 19

I22W02 - Aug 21 – Dec 3. Late Registration available up until Sept 8

Tuition: $479
Textbook: approx. $226

Refund Policy

You must withdraw 2 weeks before the course starts to be eligible for a refund. Extenuating circumstances may be considered for partial refund if the request is made later. Note that we are unable to issue refunds after this deadline.

Register Now for online Medical Terminology course

For questions or help with the registration process for the online course, please email Erin.Johnson@viu.ca and Xochitl.Hernandez@viu.ca, or contact us by phone: 1.877.888.8890 (Toll free) | 604.485.2878 (Powell River) | 604.485.2868 (Fax)