Introduction to Medical Terminology

Designed to help delegates understand the elements of medical terminology

  1. Training
    Any day to suit you
    9.30 to 4pm

    Your practice or a neighbouring practice

    Course description:
    The Introduction to Medical Terminology course is designed to help delegates understand the elements of medical terminology and so increase their confidence on a day to day basis.

    The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to be able to:
    • Explain the concept that medical terminology can be broken down into component parts of prefixes, root words and suffixes
    • State the meanings of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and root words in medical terms
    • Decipher terminology associated with various diseases
    • Recognise commonly used abbreviations and medical symbols
    • Obtain a fundamental understanding of the body structure and systems
    • Explain the six categories in which the body is studied
    Course outline for the day:
    An introduction to how medical terms are constructed:
    • Common suffixes
    • Common prefixes
    • The study of the body
    • Body systems
    Delegates will receive a comprehensive course manual and a certificate of attendance.

    Who should attend:
    For staff who come into contact with medical terminology on a regular basis but who have not come from a medical background. The course is ideal for staff who are new to a medical environment; those who are unfamiliar with medical terms and also for established staff who have not received any training in understanding terminology.

    Full day: £875 + VAT
    For up to 15 people. You may wish to join up with other neighbouring practices to share the cost of the training.

    Bookings via Practice Index are charged at a discounted rate and come with a money back guarantee.

    Course delivered by:
    Alison Bingley, Hilary Andrews, Victoria Boyle, Vicky Wild – dependent on the location of the course

    About the trainers:

    Alison Bingley
    Alison has a background in the pharmaceutical industry having spent 6 years with Geigy Pharmaceuticals as a Territory Manager covering GP surgeries, hospitals and retail pharmacists. She has a Bsc. Hons degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Southampton and joined MST as an associate trainer in 1996. Alison is based in Dorset and covers the South and South West of the country.

    Hilary Andrews
    Hilary worked in adult intensive care for the majority of her early nursing career including taking on the role of Education & Development Sister in ITU at the Kent & Sussex Hospital. Then in 2002 she diversified into primary care and has project managed both clinical and practice based projects for various General Practice partnerships, including carrying out an ongoing project looking at the New GMS Contract.

    Hilary was involved with the Working in Partnership Programme's (WiPP's) HCA initiative between 2005 and 2008 and in 2006 she became an independent Nurse Advisor, presenting at conferences and carrying out research projects for various organisations. This role continues on a part time basis whilst also acting as an associate trainer for MST. Hilary has been with MST since 2005 and works in the South East of the country.

    Victoria Boyle
    Victoria's background is in nursing having spent several years as a Staff Nurse in a large London hospital. She joined the MST team in 1996. As well as training for MST, Victoria now also spends time as a school nurse. Her friendly approach helps to put delegates at ease and consistently results in excellent evaluations from course participants. Victoria is based in Chislehurst, Kent and covers the South East of the country

    Vicky Wild
    Vicky is a professionally accredited trainer and an RGN nurse. Her NHS experience includes orthopaedics/rheumatology, intensive care, practice nursing and school nursing. Outside of the NHS Vicky has supported the implementation of medical studies with clinical research companies, as has provided training and advice to primary health care professionals on behalf of Bayer UK. Vicky joined MST in 2000. She is based in West Yorkshire and works extensively within the NHS across the North of England.


    Learning & Development at Cambridge University Hospital are extremely pleased with the standard of teaching on the Medical Terminology short courses from beginner to advanced. Our staff say “Really enjoyed the course, Victoria was lovely and very knowledgeable.”

    ”I found the course very informative and very useful for my working life.” “The trainer was very informative, calm and patient.”

    ‘Very relevant. It is sometimes difficult to make out words the doctor's are saying during typing dictations and this now gives me an idea of how words are pronounced’

    Please note: If the aforementioned trainer is not available on the day, a suitable replacement trainer will be supplied. For remote parts of the UK, additional travel costs maybe incurred. If so, this will be made clear to you before you book the training.