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Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students

University of Pittsburgh via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Health Care
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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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.)

Taught by

Michael Gold and Valerie Swigart

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Reviews for Coursera's Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students
4.7 Based on 9 reviews

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Desiree L
4.0 4 years ago
Desiree completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Good course to start learning medical terminology. I found it useful because I wanted to improve my knowledge of English medical terminology. I did not spend a lot of time on it because I already knew quite a lot of medical terminology in English and in other languages.
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Kristina B
3.0 4 years ago
Kristina is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
A simple course focusing on the most common medical terminology. Lectures are in video format but consisting of short texts and quizzes only. Video download is not usable due to nature of lecture format. Otherwise, clear and to the point, with multiple exercises and easy assessments.
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Peter A
5.0 3 years ago
Peter completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very well done and delivered class. There was visual, auditory components and it just worked well in preparing me for clinicals in a RN program.
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