Medical Terminology Course
In London And Croydon.


Medical Secretary Courses

Medical Terminology Course

Fast track your NHS or private practice career with our medical terminology course!

Our flexi-study training style enables you to fit your studies around your career or other commitments – great if you’re already working.

In fact our flexible study environment means you can start any time – there are no timetables or term dates, you simply come into one of our training centres in London and Croydon and study when it’s convenient for you.

At the end of the course you’ll take an exam leading to your Pitman Training certificate, and the course is also accredited to the Award in Medical Terminology Level 2 (City & Guilds).

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Medical Terminology Course Content

Made up of 15 comprehensive lessons, you’ll learn all about medical terms in just 35 hours of self-paced study.

Medical Secretary Diploma SampleThe aim of the course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the correct construction, spelling and usage of medical terminology including:

  • Overview of the medical specialities, introduction to word units
  • Structure of the body, cells tissues, organs and systems
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardiology
  • The Respiratory System
  • Female Reproduction
  • Male Reproduction
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • The Lymphatic System and Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Prescription and drug abbreviations.


You can take the Medical Terminology course as a module in the Medical Office Diploma, a nationally recognised programme designed to give students all the skills and knowledge required to work in medicine and healthcare.

Course Structure – How We Train

Using a blend of pre-recorded lessons, a high quality workbook and personal support from our experienced trainers, the average student will take around 35 hours to complete the Medical Terminology Course.

You choose when you want to study and how often during our long opening hours – we’re open daytimes, evenings and Saturdays.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who needs to use medical terminology, such as medical secretaries, hospital administrators and junior medical staff should take this Medical Terminology course.

And for experienced secretaries wishing to move into the medical field, we have The Medical Secretary – An Introduction, which covers terminology but also explains how referral letters are laid out.

For those looking for a really comprehensive medical secretarial programme, check out our diploma programmes:

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We know it can be a hard decision working out which course is best for you and your career aspirations, so why not give our Course Advisors a call for a quick chat to see which course is right for you?

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