Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Terminology

Paper code: HEAL401/01 (March)
Course dates: Monday 11 March – Monday 7 October 2019
Duration: 7 months (4 assessments to be successfully completed)
Course cost: $695.00 Domestic, $815.00* International

Paper code: HEAL401/02 (May)
Course dates: Monday 13 May – Monday 9 December 2019
Duration: 7 months (4 assessments to be successfully completed)
Course cost: $695.00 Domestic, $815.00* International

This is a self-directed, seven-month paper that is delivered online. It is mainly aimed at students who are already in - or looking to gain employment in - the healthcare arena, eg hospitals (medical records, ward clerks, typists and clinic receptions), doctors surgeries, radiology departments, allied health surgeries or insurance companies (underwriters).

This short course covers the structure of medical terms and definition of components, followed by units for each body system with terms related to anatomy, physiology, diseases, investigations, procedures and pharmacology. It includes expansion of abbreviations used in New Zealand health records.

If your employer is paying the fees for this course, let us know by email when you apply: medterminfo@aut.ac.nz

*If you are an International Student some additional fees may apply

How to apply

Domestic students

  • STEP 1: Click on the Apply button at the top of the page
  • STEP 2: Select the second option; Apply online for a single paper (apply for a Certificate of Proficiency)
  • STEP 3: Programme Selection - please complete:
  • STEP 4: You will receive correspondence from AUT Admissions.
  • STEP 5: AUT will send you an AKCOP form to select your paper, Medical Terminology for a Certificate of Proficiency, which you will need to complete and return via email.
  • STEP 6: Accept your AUT Offer of Place which will be emailed to you. This is imperative to do as soon as you receive it. Please follow the steps in the email sent to you, enter your user name and password to login to Arion.
  • STEP 7: Pay your invoice to secure your place. Please note your invoice must be paid two weeks prior to the course start date.

International students

Apply here

Contact us to find out more

Email medterminfo@aut.ac.nz