BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


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BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

This medical terminology course is designed for current or aspiring healthcare professionals that require a broad range of medical terminology. In Healthcare, being able to interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately is essential for medical administrators to understand their role, to perform certain tasks and communicate effectively.

This unit is designed to help provide you with the skills and knowledge required to interpret and apply medical terminology when –

  • Communicating with doctors, nurses and other health professionals

  • Dealing with patient and client enquiries

  • Booking appointments

  • Processing medical forms

  • Recording and passing on messages

  • Processing referrals

  • Processing receipts

  • Preparing reports for insurance providers.

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Expert-Created Curriculum

TalentMed’s nationally accredited BSBMED301 unit includes comprehensive training in Medical Terminology. This expert-designed curriculum will best prepare you to interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately in a healthcare context.

  • 12-week online program, 60 nominal hours

  • Nationally recognised training

  • Expert-created curriculum

  • Delivered by qualified trainers

  • Personal student support

  • Resources included

Unit Curriculum
Building blocks of medical words
Medical specialisations
Medical procedures
Body systems introduction
The musculoskeletal system
The lymphatic system
The respiratory system
The gastrointestinal (digestive) system
The cardiovascular system
The endocrine system
The nervous system
The genitourinary system
The reproductive systems
The integumentary system
Medical terminology in action
Abbreviations and acronyms
How MIMS is set out
Information protocols

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Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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  • Nationally recognised training
  • Delivered by qualified trainers
  • Personal one-on-one support
  • 12-week online program
  • Resources included
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can enrol in this medical terminology course online at anytime, 365 days a year. Alternatively, please call 03 9937 1599. Once enrolled,  your course login details will be issued within 1-2 business days.
TalentMed’s BSBMED301 course is delivered entirely online, so you can progress through your studies at a time and place that best suits you. We recommend that you study at least 5 hours/week to complete the course within the 12-week intended timeframe. However, if you devote more time to your studies, you can finish the program sooner.
At TalentMed, we’re with you every step of the way with support resources that include:
  • Qualified Trainers and Assessors with decades of experience in the Healthcare industry. These trainers have professional experience in both vocational education and healthcare documentation, making them uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry.
  • Student Support Advisers who provide valuable information and assistance with any issues during your coursework. The course may be delivered online, but you’re never in it alone!
  • Technical Support Advisers who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available five days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the course.

Please check out some of our Diploma level courses below.

Yes, TalentMed’s BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately course unit is nationally recognised.

Upon successful completion of this medical terminology unit, you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. This transcript can be used to apply for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with TalentMed courses or other nationally recognised training.

Being the number one RTO in healthcare education, TalentMed is the first place that you should look to upgrade your skills. A TalentMed education gives employers confidence that you have the practical skills and industry knowledge to perform your role.

In addition, TalentMed’s expert-created curriculum is specifically designed around the Australian Healthcare industry rather than adopted from generic information.

TalentMed continuously seeks industry feedback to ensure its training and assessment materials are relevant to workplace needs. As such, TalentMed undertakes extensive industry engagement to ensure its courses are aligned to employer and industry stakeholder expectations.
Yes. We offer group discounts if you’re enrolling more than one person in this medical terminology course at the same time. This is perfect for businesses looking to upskill their staff or friends who want to study at the same time. Please contact us on 03 9937 1599 or email to find out more.

Minimum academic entry requirements
To be assessed as academically suited for this medical terminology course, you must provide either:

  • a copy of your Australian Year 10 Certificate or higher, or
  • evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Certificate II or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).

If you do not have an Australian Year 10 Certificate or have not successfully completed an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification, we will send you login details to complete a quick Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) pre-assessment to confirm your suitability for the course. Students must demonstrate Exit Level 2 (or higher) competency in both reading and numeracy.

Minimum online learning competency
This medical terminology course is delivered online. As such, entry to the course requires you to be proficient with operating a personal computer. You will be specifically asked about your online learning competency as part of your pre-training review to evaluate your suitability for the course.

Minimum age
Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

English language requirements
This medical terminology course requires you to read, write and understand the english language. As such, entry to the course requires English proficiency at a Year 10 level or equivalency such as a NRT qualification at the Certificate II level or higher, or two years industry experience in a role that requires the use of both written and verbal communication.

Alignment with personal and/or professional needs
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their course of interest aligns to their personal or professional needs.

Students with disabilities
Please contact us on 03 9937 1599 to find out more about ways that we can assist you.

As per normal VET assessment procedures, especially with regard to pre-training assessments, the assessment should only be initially administered once. In order for the learner and TalentMed to implement any targeted LLN support and to have sufficient time for the learner to improve their LLN skills to the required level, a minimum period of no less than three months is required between undertaking further assessments using the approved tool. It may take longer than this, but at least three months should provide enough time for progress to be made and improvement to be able to be demonstrated.

TalentMed believes that this is not about ‘passing the test’, as can be the practice in some situations, and re-sitting the test a number of times until the learner eventually passes. This is not the purpose of undertaking this assessment for course suitability purposes. The purpose of the LLN test is to assess whether the learner has sufficient skills to potentially succeed in undertaking a Diploma level qualification or higher. Allowing learners to keep re-sitting until they pass would not be a fair or valid process. It is TalentMed’s goal to provide targeted LLN support and to allow the learner to have sufficient time to improve their LLN skills to the required level.

At the end of the day, this requirement is aimed at protecting your learning needs and ensuring the course is suitable for your success.

Yes. Please view our current Student Refund Policy and Procedure available here.
As the course is delivered online, all you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion to learn about the healthcare industry! For a full list of specifications, please see below:

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows

  • MacOS

  • Chrome OS


  • Google Chrome (recommended)

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Firefox

  • Safari

  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher


  • Speakers (Earphones/headphones recommended)

  • Active internet connection


  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)

  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)

  • Word Processor such as Microsoft Word,  Google Docs, Mac Pages or Open/Libre Office

  • PDF reader

Most computers do come with these specifications. However, if you’re unsure about any of the requirements, please do not hesitate to call us on 03 9937 1599.

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1 review for BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  1. Francesca Cridland (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this unit. The content was well organised, paced and interesting. It also provided necessary underpinning knowledge for further study in the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation. Learning support was excellent.

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