British Columbia Institute of

Important Notice: COVID-19 Institute response


MRAD 0150 - Medical Terminology for Imaging

Medical Radiography Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is intended to familiarize students with medical terminology and equip them to be proficient in interpreting and effectively using that terminology. Topics covered include an overview of medical terms specific to Medical Imaging, as well as the root words, prefixes, suffixes and acronyms for many other common medical terms.



Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66091

Start any time

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 1 week from the date you register to complete this course.


Robin Day

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This section of MRAD 0150 is for applicants who are Conditionally Accepted or Waitlisted for the forthcoming intake of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students are registered into the course as per lists provided to BCIT Admissions by the DMS department. Web registration is not allowed. This course is intended to prepare the student for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and introduces basic medical terminology required for the program.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

Registration Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the different parts of a medical term by demonstrating correct usage of all the components (root words, prefixes, suffixes, acronyms).
  • Identify and decipher medical abbreviations.
  • Define medical terms specific to Medical Imaging.
  • Analyze unfamiliar terms using the knowledge of word roots, suffixes and prefixes gained in the course.
  • Utilize comprehension and listening skills to demonstrate correct interpretation of medical terminology.
  • Correctly spell and pronounce medical terminology.

Effective as of Winter 2013


Interested in being notified about future offerings of MRAD 0150 - Medical Terminology for Imaging? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request related to BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email:

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

The sneak preview for the Fall 2021 term starts Fri, May 21 at 8:30 am (PDT).

Students may register for Fall 2021 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, May 26 at 9:00 am (PDT).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid.