Introduction to Medical Terminology – Live Online Course (February 2024)


There is a simple way to learn and understand Medical Terminology. Most words are simply a combination of different parts or elements. In this course, you will learn the frequently used roots, prefixes, and suffixes of common medical terminology.

This course is designed for all non-clinical staff working in healthcare settings such as interpreters & translators, medical receptionists, administrative assistants and anyone else working behind the scenes, in a non-clinical role, assisting medical staff.

This course is also recommended for interpreters who are preparing for the Knowledge Test component of the NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter Test.


  • This live online course will run over three days
  • This live online course will be conducted in English
  • Day 1: Saturday 10 February 2024– 10am-2pm AEDT
  • Day 2: Saturday 17 February 2024– 10am-2pm AEDT
  • Day 3: Saturday 24 February 2024– 10am-2pm AEDT
  • This is a live online course via Zoom

Registration Fee:

  • $345 inc GST
  • 15% Discount for All Graduates T&I with coupon code allgw15
  • 15% Discount for AUSIT Members with coupon code ausitw15
  • 25% Discount for Students, please email BEFORE registering for the live online course

This course will cover the following items:

  • Teaching Medical Terminology through; basic anatomy and physiology of the main body systems,
  • Most common diseases and disorders,
  • Assessment and treatment methods, including commonly used medicines.

Who would this be useful for?

  • Entry-level or new interpreters.
  • Experienced interpreters looking for a refresher
  • Interpreters at all levels who are pursuing to become a NAATI Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI)

Course Facilitator:

Professor Ineke Crezee is New Zealand’s first Professor of Translation and Interpreting, and has been involved in teaching translation and interpreting since 1991. She has worked as both a health and legal interpreter and translator in both the Netherlands and New Zealand. Her book, “Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators” was released in 2013, which has been adapted into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic. A Russian iteration was published in 2021 while the Turkish-language iteration was published in November 2022.

Ineke translated her first novel as a 21-year old student of translation, and has translated a wide range of texts since including novels, textbooks, course manuals, medical and legal documents. She is co-editor of two international interpreting and translation related journals: the International Journal of Interpreter Education (Conference of Interpreter Trainers, USA) and Translation and Interpreting (University of Western Sydney, Australia). Ineke has translated a number of nursing and social work textbooks, including several English to Dutch translations of the Nursing Outcomes Classification, and several books on refugee and resettlement.

Ineke has won multiple awards for her teaching, and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to interpreter and translator education.

She is also the Auckland University of Technology Fullbright Campus Advisor.

Live Online Course Schedule:

Day 1:

  • A Brief Introduction and History of Medical Terminology
  • Root Words
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Quizzes 

Day 2:

  • Medical Terminology of the Cardiovascular System
  • Medical Terminology of the Respiratory System
  • Medical Terminology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Quizzes 

Day 3:

  • Medical Terminology of the Nervous System
  • Medical Terminology of the Urinary System
  • Medical Terminology of the Digestive System
  • Quizzes 

PD Points:

Learners will be eligible to 40 points towards NAATI recertification (Category 1.4 of NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue).

Hourly Schedule

3-Day Schedule

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
February 10, 2024
Day 1
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
February 17, 2024
Day 2
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
February 24, 2024
Day 3


Feb 10 2024


10:00 am - 2:00 pm