Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Medical Terminology

Dual Credit - Medical Terminology

​Medical Terminology (MEDT211) is a self-directed introductory course that enables the learner to use and understand the medical terminology common to most allied health personnel. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, the learner will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included.

See example course outline for more details and the SAIT Dual Credit Handbook for information about being a SAIT Dual Credit student.

Program Ben​efits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits

  • Cre​​dits- 5, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    1.5 post-secondary credits

Student E​​ligibility

Open to all CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • have a strong interest to explore a pathway in health sciences
  • are excited about taking a post-secondary course through an online format
  • pre-requisite/Co-requisite requirements:
    • Biology 20 is a pre-requisite, and priority will be given to students with Biology 30
    • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2 (minimum 60%)


  • The course is asynchronous, however, this is a rigorous post-secondary course and students should discuss potential timetable adjustments with their Guidance Counselor.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule​ with their application (see application checklist for details). Students should plan for a minimum of 5-8 hours of course work per week.
    • Students will be expected to attend a virtual weekly check in session with their CBE supervising teacher and must clearly communicate with both their supervising teacher and SAIT instructor on a regular basis.
    • Students must have access to a device compatible with Respondus LockDown browser

Program Del​iv​ery ​​ and Location

  • This course is delivered Virtually, fully online and the learning is asynchronous: 
    • Students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however
    • Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines

Program D​​​​​ates

  • Semester 1 | September to December 2023​
  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

Career​ Map

Career Map of Medical Terminology  


  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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