The Language of Healthcare: Building Your Word Bank in Medical Terminology

Dr. Sharon Tam
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(216)
Get an introduction to the vocabulary used in health science & anatomy, with a focus on spelling & pronunciation. Full curriculum, ongoing semester. Future doctor or nurse? Perfect for high school teens interested in nursing or medicine.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner Level
My experience in teaching started when I was in high school as a math and ESL tutor.  I majored in life sciences at Queenโ€™s University in Ontario with a minor in psychology.   I moved to North Carolina and practiced for 5 years as a chiropractor and acupuncturist before starting a family and embarking on a second career as a university instructor.  I have been teaching anatomy & physiology and medical terminology for over 15 years.
Homework Offered
An optional study guide can be downloaded or printed out before class to help the learner follow along in lecture. Study guides can be completed during class time
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A grade report can be provided upon request. Updated reports will be issued upon submission of completed study guides.
A study guide will be made available before class starts.  Learners can opt to have this ready before class to help follow along during lecture.  Should you choose, the study guide may also be submitted as a graded assignment.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Images as it relates to surgery and pathology may be graphic in nature.  The topics "Urology", "Gynecology and Obstetrics" cover sensitive topics as related to reproduction.  Classes on the reproductive system will focus on the terms related to anatomy, rather than topics on sexuality, gender issues and sexual health.  All material presented is factual and science-based. will be used in every class.  This third party tool is approved.  No additional account is required.  A link will be provided at the beginning of class.
Title: Acquiring Medical Language
Edition: 1st
Author: Steven Jones; Andrew Cavanagh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780073402314

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(216)
I grew up in Canada and moved to the US, where my 2 children were born.  I have a daughter in middle school and a son in high school.  As a family, we spend a lot of time travelling between the 2 countries.  We also like to go on nature hikes,...ย 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 51 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 14-18
1-10 learners per class

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