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Online Medical Terminology Course

A fast and easy way to learn medical words and meanings.

Start the FREE Online Medical Terminology Course

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Please note: The free course does not track your progress and you will not receive any documentation for your participation. If you need a certificate to verify your completion of the course, please register first using the link below.

Need a Certificate of Participation? Register First!

DMU offers a certificate of participation for completion of the online medical terminology course. Registrants will receive a certificate for 2.0 contact hours – the medical terminology course is not eligible for academic credit or a grade from Des Moines UniversityIf you have questions about the certificate of participation, please see our frequently asked questions.

Register to Receive a Certificate ($99)

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Need to Learn Medical Terminology on the Go?

Our medical terminology course is now on iTunes U. Download courses to your iOS device or learn at your desk!

Medical terminology on iTunes U


This course is designed for educational and/or informational purposes only; it is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or professional care. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. The modules may involve simulated case-based scenarios. The scenarios are fictitious and no association with any actual patient is intended or should be inferred. Des Moines University (DMU) or the authors of this work will not be held accountable for any use or misuse of the information contained in the course. Content may not be sold, licensed or altered without prior written consent from DMU. Formal permission is not required when referencing the content; however, appropriate written acknowledgement must be given to DMU and the authors. Written permission should be obtained for use of a module or entire course. By using this course, users agree to abide by copyright and trademark laws, intellectual property rights, and all other applicable laws of the United States of America. Links to other sites are provided as reference only and DMU does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such sites. In providing links to other sites, DMU is not acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on these other sites and does not seek to control or maintain any type of editorial control over such sites.