The University of Pittsburgh is offering free online course on Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students. This course is designed to help both groups of students understand the terms and abbreviations commonly encountered during the first three months of clinical work on a U.S. hospital unit.
Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used in U.S. hospitals is challenging. The course will start on November 6, 2017.
Course At Glance
Subject: Life Sciences
Institution: University of Pittsburgh and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 6, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1787 after the American Revolutionary War, it was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy.
About This Course
Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used in U.S. hospitals is challenging. Adaptation to clinical language can be difficult for U.S. students entering the clinical area and even more so for international students whose primary language is not English.
A web-based clinical dictionary for beginners provides additional information about terms presented in the course as well as definitions of many important terms that could not be covered in the six week course.
This course is designed to help both groups of students understand the terms and abbreviations commonly encountered during the first three months of clinical work on a U.S. hospital unit.
Valerie Swigart, Ph.D. R.N., Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
Michael Gold, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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