Intro to Medical Terminology


Mauricio Suarez


1 Hour




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This unit engages the participant into an active participation in the research and understanding of the complexity of medical terminology in English.

The skills learned during the lecture and exercises of this unit are designed to facilitate the understanding and appropriate use of terminology used in different setting of a medical encounter. Students are expected to create a foundation upon which further development can be achieved.

  1. Demonstrates the ability to dissect basic and complex medical terminology.
  2. Predicts medical vocabulary to be used based on the understanding of the terminology provided.
  3. Demonstrates a deep understanding of the concepts and components of different terminology.
  4. Successfully engages in an active professional development building upon the principles learned.

Continuing Education

  • 1 ATA
  • .1 RID CEUs (This course has been approved for by the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID). TSID has a $10 processing fee. They waive that fee for current TSID members.)


Mauricio Suarez is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) and has over seven years of experience in the field of medical interpretation. He has worked extensively at many renowned hospitals in the Texas Medical Center such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, among many others since joining MasterWord in 2011. Before joining the company, he started his career as a medical Spanish interpreter working at Ben Taub and LBJ County hospitals in Houston, Texas. He was over three year of experience as an interpreter trainer for MasterWord’s 40-Hour Intensive Medical Training Program, and is one of the developers and curators of the Online version for this program.

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