Many institutions offer free online medical terminology courses, including Des Moines University and the University of Minnesota. Some offer classes using the iTunes U app.
The University of Minnesota class also includes quizzes that cover the skeletal, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. The National Cancer Institute offers a free online course on cancer and medical terms, and the National Library of Medicine offers an online course called Understanding Medical Words. Additionally, there are free courses offered by Upstate University Hospital and SweetHaven Publishing Services. While many of these courses are offered free online, they do not provide certification or professional development credits.