Anyone wishing to be certified in medical coding should have a strong understanding of medical terminology and physical anatomy. Both subjects are thoroughly tested during the CPC exam and should be studied before taking the CPC Examination Preparation Course. Experienced coders who need a brush up can also take this course.
The Institute for Professional Excellence’s Medical Terminology course introduces a system-based approach to learning the professional language of those who are directly or indirectly engaged in health care. Word building through knowledge, use of prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms is a central theme of this course. Spelling, pronunciation, abbreviations, medical symbols, and use of a medical dictionary are also emphasized.
November 2 - December 22, 2016
*Real Time Virtual (RTV) learning is an online classroom with weekly meeting days and times. Students connect through a computer with a camera and headset in real-time. You may attend from home or your nearest DU campus.