Medical Terminology Unit

This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of common medical terminology principles and applications.

The course forms part of the popular 6-day Medical Reception course and has been specifically developed by the Australian Medical Association (WA) to meet industry requirements.

This course can be completed via our virtual classroom sessions or in your own time via our engaging Assisted Self Directed (ASD) online delivery for regional or interstate students.

Recommended For:

Persons interested in becoming proficient in medical terminology for use within either a general practice, specialist area or hospital environment.

Course Information:

COVID-19 UPDATE:  In the interest of safety for our students and staff alike, all classroom-based courses will now be delivered via a hybrid model of live, virtual classroom sessions and self-paced pre-recorded lectures. More information can be found below.

All graduates who are seeking employment in the industry will be supported via training in job search, resume writing and interview skills provided by the AMA’s dedicated recruitment arm: AMA Recruit (see more below).

A number of combos and course discounts are offered, including for Centrelink and Concession Card holders. Full information is available in the Course Fee section below.

Unit Brochure (PDF):  View full details in the unit brochure.

This unit covers a host of subjects critical to developing an understanding of medical terminology, including:


Medical Terminology 

  • Components of medical words
  • Building medical words
  • Medical abbreviations and symbols
  • Areas of medicine and medical personnel
  • Medical/diagnostic procedures
  • Overview of body systems
  • Pathology and pharmacy overview

Course Code: AMA007

Duration: 2 weeks

Day: Friday (1 day per week) .

Location: Live Virtual Classroom – See Below

Contact Time Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

2020 Course Dates

  • 12 June – 19 June 2020
  • 28 Aug – 04 Sep 2020
  • 27 Nov  – 04 Dec 2020

Course Code: AMA007 -02

Duration: 2 days

Day: Tuesday & Wednesday.

Location: Live Virtual Classroom – See Below

Contact Time Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

2020 Course Dates

  • 31 Mar – 01 Apr 2020 (FULL)
  • 05 May – 06 May 2020
  • 09 June – 10 June 2020
  • 28 July – 29 July 2020
  • 18 Aug – 19 Aug 2020
  • 22 Sep – 23 Sep 2020
  • 20 Oct – 21 Oct 2020
  • 17 Nov – 18 Nov 2020
  • 15 Dec – 16 Dec 2020

Live Virtual Classroom Delivery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of student and staff safety, AMA Training Services will be utilising our advanced Live Virtual Classroom environment to support students through their studies. All students will have access to pre-recorded lectures as per our current online offering, but this will be supplemented by daily live tutorials to support student progress. These sessions are live and interactive, designed to provide the same high quality learning experience in a safe and appropriate manner given the current circumstances. Students will still receive the same educational outcomes and nationally recognised units of competency, positioning them well for employment opportunities without needlessly placing them in a position of higher risk whilst studying.

Regional and interstate students can still receive the benefits of this sought after unit by completing it online, using AMA Training Services' unique and engaging Assisted Self Directed (ASD) online delivery.

With this mode of study you will have up to six months to complete the same modules as those completed in the classroom. You will have access to the same learning resources as are given to classroom students. To assist you, each module has a number of pre-recorded video sessions of about 15-25 minutes in length each (viewed easily online from any device). These sessions cover the same content, by the same trainer, as the classroom delivery, including engaging demonstrations, tips, tricks and industry insights.

Students will also have access to AMA Training Services' online learning environment with an active discussion board, FAQs and links to further reading.

You will have access to a qualified trainer for any questions and support.

The online course has been carefully developed to ensure we offer flexibility without compromising quality.

To enrol for the online course, simply select 'Online' for both the course location and course option. Then select a start date that suits you.

The learning outcomes achieved provide participants with a nationally accredited Unit of Competency for:

  • BSBMED301: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Course Fee: $400

Payment due prior to course commencement.

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