Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Medico-Legal Terminologies 101 (MLT 101)

  • 22 Oct 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L2
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  • This rate is available to current subscribers of the BC Civil Litigation Guide. It may be used by the firm once per event.
  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one delegate to this course session. To avail of this rate, all delegates must be registered at the same time.
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional development activities for the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Professional Development Course:


Medico Legal Terminologies 101 (MLT 101)

"How To Read And Understand Medical Terminologies"

Instructor: Pauline Barratt BSc, MEd, RN

Medical terminology is like a puzzle: medical terms can be taken apart and / or built up – roots, combining forms, suffixes and prefixes. Learn how to read medical records, the commonly used terms and abbreviations. You will get to learn how medical words are built. Then you will survey the following areas: basic organization of the body, the musculoskeletal system (bones and soft tissues)and the nervous system.

Learning outcomes:

The learner will …

1.     Construct and deconstruct selected medical terms relating to body systems, procedures, diagnoses, medical specialists, body or body part positions and measurements, by using prefixes, suffixes and combining vowels.

2.     Demonstrate understanding of bodily movements.

3.     Illustrate the anatomical aspects of the body in terms of planes, directions and positions.

4.     Classify diagnostic and imaging tests according to their descriptions, names and abbreviations.

5.     Describe the structures and functions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

6.     Identify basic pharmacological principles and practices that relate to medication administration for personal injury clients.

7.     Summarize relevant aspects of the client clinical record as it relates to medical documentation.

8.     Generate plain language versions of medical record entries from both handwriting and text samples.

9.     Create and perform scenarios depicting selected medical terms and abbreviations relating to body systems, procedures, diagnoses, medical specialists, body or body part positions and measurements by using prefixes, suffixes and combining vowels.

Each full day session offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice;
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning;
  • a Desk Reference Manual, including useful checklists.
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Single seat rate: $548.80 CAD
Multi-seat rate: $521.36 CAD (each)

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In Vancouver: 604.685.2727
Toll-free within BC: 1.866.685.2727

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