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.

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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.

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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.