List of Free Medical Assistant Courses and Education

Check out our list of free medical assistant courses. Learn what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the class that's right for you.

Info on Free Medical Assistant Courses and Education

There are many free medical courses on various subjects on the Internet. There are few courses directly related to medical assisting, but some introductory courses, such as those listed in this article, may be suitable for prospective medical assistants. None of the courses below can be taken for credit.

Free Online Medical Assistant Courses and Education

How to Use a Microscope by Wisc-Online

The user learns about the various parts of a microscope, along with the parts' functions. The site goes on to show the user how to examine a specimen. The user will need Adobe Flash installed on his or her computer. A login option is available, but the user is not required to login to view the videos.

Learn CPR by University of Washington School of Medicine

A selection of illustrated guides and videos teaches the user cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), along with how to treat a choking victim. CPR instructions are given for adults, children, infants, cats and dogs. Videos show how to perform CPR and how to help a choking victim.

Measuring Volume Using a Graduated Cylinder by Wisc-Online

This learning object shows the correct way to read the amount of liquid in a graduated cylinder. It first discusses graduations on a cylinder and then quizzes the user on reading the amount in a cylinder.

Medical Assistant Learning Objects by Wisc-Online

This series of interactive learning objects is geared toward medical assistants. Topics covered include apical pulse, blood collection tubes, commonly misspelled words, the endocrine system, muscles, medical asepsis, open wounds, medical examination positions, professionalism, scheduling, message taking, the lymphatic system, muscles, skeletons and business correspondence. The user needs Adobe Flash installed on his or her computer to view the learning objects. There is a login option, but learning objects can be viewed without logging in. The user should click on 'Health' on the left-hand side and then on 'Medical Assistant' to view the learning objects.

Medical Terminology Pronunciation Jukebox by Wisc-Online

This site tells the user how certain medical words are pronounced. The user clicks on an album, such as blood, body structure, cardiovascular or digestive system. A list of words then appears, and the user clicks on them one by one to hear the proper pronunciation.

Online Medical Terminology Course by Des Moines University

The user will learn about 300 words by taking this online course. The course teaches the fundamental makeup of medical terms, so the user can go on to learn new words. The course is made up of text lessons and quizzes.

Phlebotomy by University of Utah

This tutorial demonstrates the venipuncture process. Items covered include patient identification, equipment, labeling, multiple-tube phlebotomy, access sites, patient care, quality assurance and infection control. The tutorial consists of illustrated text and slides.

Root Words for the Medical Transcriptionist by Wisc-Online

This tutorial is a quiz consisting of 74 terms. The user clicks on a medical term root word and drags it to its correct definition. Each part of the quiz has a time limit of 15 seconds to match up five pairs. The quiz moves on even if the user does not complete matching the pairs.

Understanding Medical Words by U.S. National Library of Medicine

The user learns about the various parts of medical words, along with how to put them together. The tutorial includes quizzes. Flash Player is needed to view the tutorial.

Web Anatomy by University of Minnesota

Through tests and games, the user is introduced to anatomy and physiology of the human body. There are self-tests on topics such as bones, histology and the digestive system. Timed tests cover such topics as the skin, full skeleton and body's muscles. Other features of the site are multiplayer games - on the heart, digestive and respiratory system - and the quiz bowl, which tests the user's knowledge of body regions, body systems and bloods cells, among other topics.

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