• Science

    Medical Terminology

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm for 12 weeks.

  • Cost


  • Start Date

    From 4 Sep 2018

  • Campus Availability


What's Involved

The Medical Terminology course SCQF level 5 is an introduction into the terms used in the medical field such as GP surgeries, hospitals, pharmacies and other related settings. The course is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the basics of medical terminology including medical secretaries, pharmaceutical store employees, medical and nursing students and anyone who is interested in understanding more about the language of medicine.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Understanding how medical terms are formed
  • Terminology relating to disease of specific body systems
  • Terminology: medical procedures and surgery
  • Medical abbreviations
  • Terminology relating to drugs
  • When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto an appropriate care course
  • Seeking to start your career in the health sector 
  • Funding and Fees

    This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.


    For further information call 0300 303 0303, or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk

    Start Date

    4 Sep 2018