Medical English 3: Essential Medical Vocabulary

Formats :

Live Online & In-Class


240 hours

Tuition Fee:

$ –

Start Date:


March 01. 2022 – March 01. 2022

Live – available
Recording – not available

March 01. 2022 – March 01. 2022


Medical English 3: Essential Medical Vocabulary is the final course in the Medical English program at Glenn College. This course will give students a detailed look at various parts of the body, including the outer and inner body. Students will also study nutrition and diet in regards to maintaining a healthy body. Additionally, this course will touch on common medical conditions and phrases, essential medical equipment, and the different departments of a hospital along with their roles.

This course is broken into four modules with each module having two lessons.
Each course has a quiz after each module, a cumulative midterm, and a final test. The final test is cumulative test of modules three and four.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of Medical English 3, students will be able to:

  • Identify a variety of vocabulary used to describe the head, the upper and lower body, and health conditions that affect these regions of the outer body

  • Describe a wide variety of organs, organ systems, and their functions within the human body

  • Recognize a wide array of vitamins and minerals and how they are associated with nutrition

  • Employ various expressions when giving patients advice related to nutrition and lifestyle

  • Demonstrate appropriate usage of common medical phrases in regards to diagnosis, testing and treatment

  • Identify commonly used and important medical equipment and for what purposes and scenarios they are used

  • Recognize the different departments of a hospital and what roles certain wards and health care professionals occupy

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Curriculum Outline

Course 3: Essential Medical Vocabulary

Module Details
Module 1 Lesson 1: The Body (Part 1: The Head and Lower Body)
Lesson 2: The Body (Part 2: The Upper Body)
Module 1 Quiz (10%)
Module 2 Lesson 1: The Organs and Inner Body
Lesson 2: The Organ Systems
Module 2 Quiz (10%)
Midterm (20%)
Module 3 Lesson 1: Diet and Nutrition
Lesson 2: Common Medical Conditions and Medical Phrases
Module 3 Quiz (10%)
Module 4 Lesson 1: Medical Equipment
Lesson 2: Departments and Roles of the Hospital
Module 4 Quiz (10%)

Final Assignment (20%)

Final Test (20%)

Course Materials

Required course textbooks:

  • Medical English by Glenn College

Methods of Evaluation

Medical English 3 evaluates students with the following:

  1. Module quizzes (10% per module)
  2. A midterm (20%)
  3. A final test (20%)
  4. A final assignment (20%)

Delivery Method

Students have the option of taking this program online or in person.

Teaching Method

Both the in-person and online formats of the program will be conducted in a lecture format.

Program Duration

  • Total Program hours: 240

    Medical English 1 consists of a total of 80 hours. The duration to complete this course is 4 weeks from the start date.

Admissions Requirements

  • BC English 12 with a minimum C+ grade
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL band 46 – 59 or TOEC band 605 – 780
  • Glenn College/ Global College English Proficiency Test with a 70% minimum.

Graduation and Accreditation Requirements

  • Graduation
    For successful completion, the overall mark for this program must be a minimum of 70%.
  • Accreditation
    Students upon successful completion of each course (a minimum overall mark of 70%) will be granted a certificate as well as receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA).