Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used during verbal or written communication in U.S. hospitals is challenging. This course is designed for U.S. health care profession students and for international students and practitioners who want to become more familiar with the language of the U.S. clinical setting. Others, such as caregivers and medical interpreters, who wish to develop a better understanding of terms and abbreviations used by health care providers will find this course helpful. The course provides visual and auditory learning experiences to enhance the understanding of terms and abbreviations commonly encountered on a general U.S. hospital unit. All content including quizzes are available at no cost to the learner. If you need a certificate, you can apply for financial aid or pay the fee. To find out more, click Learn more and apply next to the information about Financial Aid. (Use a computer, not a mobile device, for this step.)
Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. StudentsUniversity of Pittsburgh
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- English Language
- Clinical Experience
- Vital Signs
- Medical Device
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to Clinical Terms and Abbreviations
Decoding Complex Medical Terms
Advanced Decoding Strategies for Clinical Terms
Diseases of the Bodily Systems
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- 4 stars13.64%
- 3 stars1.46%
- 2 stars0.27%
- 1 star0.20%
TOP REVIEWS FROM CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. STUDENTS
This course was really helpful. I took notes and will review them often to keep abreast with the medical terms. These will also help me communicate clinically with my PCP. I truly enjoyed this course!
This course gave me an opportunity to improve my medical abbreviations as I am a medical student. This course is awesome. Not only medical students but also other students should enroll this course.
The course provides a good places for medical students to study medical terminology. You also have a chance to involve yourself in clinical situation to fully understand the contents.
Tiene lo esencial para poder desenvolverse en el ambiente hospitalario de US. Buenos videos, buenas lecturas y casos simulados que permiten poner en practica lo aprendido en las lecturas. Recomendado.
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