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A consistent factor that underpins healthcare, regardless of the setting or country in which it is delivered, is the jargon that surrounds clinical practice. Medical terminology is part of this jargon. So understanding medical terminology is a key to understanding the language used in healthcare. In this course we introduce you to how to build medical terms and how to break them into their component parts in order to determine their meaning. We explain spelling and pronunciation conventions and the use of abbreviations, acronyms, eponyms and symbols.
Learn about medical terminology and health literacy from the people who promote their usage. This course is designed for anyone wanting to engage and communicate more effectively in healthcare, whether you are a health consumer, a professional whose job takes them into the health sector, of even if you already work in healthcare but can’t always speak the language. This course also provides some of the critical knowledge required for the UTS Master of Advanced Health Services Management (HIM Major) offered by Faculty of Health.
For those who are grappling to get their around healthcare terminology and seek to develop a greater understanding of healthcare terms.
Janelle Craig is a Health Information Manager who lectures in the Master of Advanced Health Services Management (HIM Major) at UTS. Her expertise is in the area of information management and digital health, as well as the language of healthcare, and clinical classification and terminologies.
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