This textbook is an open educational resource (OER) with CC-BY 4.0 licensing. It is aligned with the course competencies of  Wisconsin Technical College System’s Medical Terminology course (10-501-101). The Medical Terminology course focuses on learning the components of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and also introduces students to diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems.

A workgroup of WTCS faculty, led by Chippewa Valley Technical College, created this second edition based on peer reviewer feedback received for the first edition of the WTCS Medical Terminology OER textbook.  Here is a summary of revisions and additions made in the second edition.

This online book is free and can also be downloaded in multiple formats for offline use and for printing. The online version is required to complete interactive learning activities included in each chapter. The following video provides a quick overview of how to navigate the online version.




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