Medical Knowledge &Terminology Certification Training

Is this course for you?

This online training course is for individuals who wish to gain certification in Medical Knowledge and Terminology. Potential candidates may include (but are not limited to):

  • Interpreters

  • Translators

  • Non-medical hospital and community health centre staff

  • Medical insurance providers

  • Individuals who work as a liaison between medical professionals and the general public


The course is based on 120 hours of independent study and includes learning materials, quizzes, diagrams, and audio-based pronunciation guides.


The objective of this course is to help students understand the basics of medical terminology and body systems. The course introduces students to the mechanics of combining word parts to form medical terms. Additionally, the course provides information on the anatomy and physiology of body systems and on the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies.

This manual was developed by Cultural Interpretation Services for our Communities (CISOC). It is based on an established curriculum that was originally designed for CISOC since 2008. To date, more than 200 community interpreters have taken the course. The certification program has been made available to anyone who needs to upgrade or refresh their medical knowledge and terminology skills. Now, thanks to the Multicultural Association and CISOC partnership, MCA will offer this course for all residents in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the rest of Alberta.

  • Each unit contains a printable chart of word parts, their meanings, and samples of their uses. The word parts in these charts form the foundation of the final examination.

  • Each section contains a glossary of supplementary terms and concepts that are used in medical settings.

Cost for Online Workbook & Exam

CAD$455.00 plus taxes.

If you do not pass the examination, you may purchase additional exam vouchers.

Cost of additional exam vouchers: C$100.00 plus taxes.