This activity is designed to provide students with an overview of best practices for approaching medical terminology. Students will gain an understanding of how to interpret medical terminology used specifically within healthcare settings. Students will be introduced to elements of the language of medicine, the history of medical terminology, the components of medical words, and atypical medical words. Students will learn to analyze the importance of root words, suffixes and prefixes to garner meaning of medical terminology. Word theory will be learned and reinforced with practical application so allow students to develop skills with regards to medical terminology.

Target Audience: 

All healthcare practitioners

Major Topics:

  • The Language of Medicine

  • History of Medical Terminology

  • Components of Medical Words 

Activity Duration:

3 hours