Introduction to Medical Terminology: Brain and Nervous System, Respiratory System, Sensory System.


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Learning Objectives

Students will learn how to analyze and understand English medical terminology, including prefixes, root words and suffixes. These are invaluable skills for translators specializing (or wish to specialize) in the medical field. They will also learn the basic anatomy of the human body, as well as common pathological conditions and diagnostic procedures common to each body system. In addition, students will be able to practice what they've learned through real-time exercises with instant feedback from the instructor.


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This course will consist of a series of interactive three hour workshops designed to provide participants with a broad knowledge of English medical terminology. For the purpose of organization, each organ system will be presented and discussed separately. This includes basic anatomical terms, diagnostic procedures and common pathological conditions. All of the information presented is indispensable to those wishing to enter the field of medical translation. The first workshop will concentrate on the brain and nervous system, respiratory system and sensory system. The second workshop will discuss the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, skeletal and muscular systems; the third workshop will delve into the integumentary and gastrointestinal systems, and the fourth workshop will focus on the endocrine and urinary systems, male and female reproductive systems.

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September 05, 2015

Trainer Bio

Carmen Cross - Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook.

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