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


Learning Medical Terminology can seem like a daunting task at first. It could, in fact, be like learning a whole other language. In reality, memorising all of the words in a medical dictionary may prove to be impossible.

Do not fear! There is a simple way to learn and understand Medical Terminology. Most words are simply a combination of different parts or elements. In this live online course, you will learn the common roots, prefixes, and suffixes of medical terminology and how to use this knowledge to help you navigate complicated medical language for your interpreting and translating assignments.

This live online course is designed for new interpreters and translators and experienced interpreters and translators looking to refresh their knowledge of medical terminology.
The live online course includes a Medical Terminology workbook, including a glossary that you can take home.
This live online course will be conducted in English.


  • This live online course will run over three days
  • This live online course will be conducted in English
  • Day 1: Saturday 5 October 2024– 10am-2pm AEDT
  • Day 2: Saturday 12 October 2024– 10am-2pm AEDT
  • Day 3: Saturday 19 October 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 live online course will cover:

  • Common prefixes, roots and suffixes according to category
  • Common body parts
  • Common signs and symptoms
  • Common disorders
  • Common medications
  • Common procedures
  • Interactive activities to reinforce memories

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:

  • Introduction of the Medical Terminology
  • Greek and Latin Word Roots
  • Greek and Latin Prefixes
  • Greek and Latin Suffixes
  • Quizzes & Interactive Games

Day 2:

  • General rules in forming Medical Terminology (Singular to plural; Pronunciation)
  • Medical Terminology of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal Tract, Renal and Musculoskeletal Systems

Day 3:

  • Medical Terminology of the Endocrine, Haematological, Reproductive and Ear Nose & Throat Systems
  • Common Investigations and Medications
  • Quizzes & Interactive Games

PD Points:

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

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Hourly Schedule

3-Day Schedule

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
October 5, 2024
Day 1
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
October 12, 2024
Day 2
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
October 19, 2024
Day 3

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