Online Medical Terminology Course

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

Free Medical Terminology Course

Who is this course for?
Those interested in learning how to better understand common medical words and meanings but do not need a certificate of completion.

What do you get?
Access to all 15 modules at no cost.

What you don’t get?
Progress through the course is not tracked. We are unable to confirm you’ve completed the course and a certificate of completion is not available.

Start the FREE Online Medical Terminology Course

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Certificate of Completion

Who is this course for?

  • Pre-requisite for college or academic program.*
  • Condition of employment.
  • Other opportunities where documentation of medical terminology knowledge is required.

*Please note: The course is not eligible for academic credit or a grade from Des Moines University. An academic transcript is not available from the registrar's office. DMU does not guarantee acceptance of the course. It’s the user's responsibility to confirm the course qualifies.

What do you get?

  • Certificate of attendance for 2.0 contact hours which can be used as documentation of your knowledge regarding medical terminology.
  • Audio pronunciation of medical terms.
  • Post-module assessments and 30 question final quiz which confirms you’ve mastered the medical terms.

Register to Receive a Certificate ($99)

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If you have questions about the certificate of participation, please see our frequently asked questions.

Medical Terminology Course Content Providers


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.

Use of Materials by Educators

Use of a single module, multiple modules, or the entire course is prohibited. A link directing students to the DMU Medical Terminology Course website may be included within your curriculum. Appropriate citation must be made to DMU and the authors. Content within the course may not be sold, licensed or altered. Documentation (e.g. certificate of completion) may not be issued for completion of content derived from this course.  If participation tracking is necessary, the paid course must be purchased. 

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. 

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