Course Title: Use basic medical terminology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4215

Course Title: Use basic medical terminology

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Life & Physical Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to understand basic medical terminology principles for communication in the health care environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMED201A Use basic medical terminology


Carry out routine tasks

Identify the fundamentals of basic medical terminology

Respond appropriately to instructions which contain basic medical terminology

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve online activities and written examination.
There will be observation in the clinical placement with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.