Have you always wanted to start a career in healthcare?
Did you know that healthcare is one of the largest businesses in the United States, accounting for 17.1% of the GDP, or 2.87 trillion dollars?
In nursing alone, it is estimated that there will be a need for 1.05 million nurses by 2022?
The average yearly salary for a nurse is $68,900 per year?!
Do you want to create apps and Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) programs?
Healthcare spent $3.8 billion in 2015 for EHR alone!
There is now a renaissance in creating medical programs - it is estimated that healthcare is at least 10 years behind in all other industries in using electronic data
Learning how to understand and speak medical terminology is a fundamental first step for entering the world of healthcare.
What you will learn in this course
Fundamentals of how to use medical prefixes, suffixes and root words
Common medical abbreviations
How to read and write a prescription
A brief overview of human anatomy, diseases and treatments
How is this course different?
You will learn by immersion - not by memorizing rules! By listening to over 4 hours of basic anatomy, diseases and treatment you will learn how medical terminology, the language of healthcare, is used in conversation and how it is pronounced by an experienced speaker.
Who is the target audience?
This is a beginner level course, only needing a desire to learn
For healthcare students needing supplemental material to help them in class
For aspiring healthcare programmers, wanting to understand the vocabulary of healthcare
For medical transcriptionists who want to hear how a native English speaker pronounces commonly used words in medical terminology.
Who is the instructor?
John has over 20 years experience working in healthcare, both as a nurse and as a nurse practitioner
He has experience in many different specialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, critical care medicine, hospitalist and office medicine
He is a native US English speaker with a clear Midwestern accent
What are the requirements?
No extra materials are needed.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 40 lectures and 3.5 hours of content!
Learn the basic vocabulary of medicine
Feel comfortable in using their new vocabulary comfortably in a conversation
What is the target audience?
For students wanting to learn basic medical terminology.
For students wanting extra supplemental material while learning medical terminology in school.
Not for experienced clinicians, as this is a review of basic medical terminology.
For programmers wanting to learn medical vocabulary to use in apps and programs.
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