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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Medical Terminology (Summer)

Dual Credit - Medical Terminology (Summer)

In partnership with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), ​Medical Terminology (MEDT211) is an introductory course that enables the learner to use and understand the medical terminology common to most health personnel. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, the learner will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included.

See the example course outline for more details and the SAIT Dual Credit Handbook for information about being a SAIT Dual Credit student.

Program Benefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits

  • 5 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    1.5 post-secondary credits

Student Eligibility

Open to all CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • have a strong interest to explore a pathway in health sciences
  • are excited about taking a post-secondary course through an online format
  • pre-requisite requirements:
    • English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2 (minimum 60%)
    • Biology 20
      Note: Biology 30 is not a pre-requisite, but is considered an assett

Program Delivery​​ and Location

  • This course is deli​vered fully online with synchronous (with instructor and peers) and asynchronous (independent) learning required
  • Students should plan for a minimum of 10 hours of independent work time per week in addition to 9 hours of synchronous class and tutorial time with the instructor (total 19 hours per week, minimum)
  • Program Times
    • Anticipated synchronous times | Monday to Thursday mornings
      Note: Quizzes & Exams will be written on a specific day outside of scheduled synchronous class/tutorial time (details provided by the instructor)

Program Dates

  • Summer | July​ and the beginning of August (5 Weeks)
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.

Career​ Map​

Career Map of Medical Terminology

  • Program Partner​

  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​


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