Course Description

In order to keep our learners safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is under review for the potential to be run face-to-face following strict measures set in place by Camosun’s Safe Start Program. Please register to secure a place in this course and we will alert you with any changes.


Island Health has joined with Camosun College to be the sole administrator of the Medical Terminology Assessment for them on Southern Vancouver Island. If you are applying for an Island Health position that requires a Medical Terminology Assessment, the results of this assessment must be scanned and attached to your electronic application.

The Island Health Medical Terminology Assessment is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions and the minimum requirement to be considered for Island Health employment is 72% (36/50). Students wishing to study should use Chabner's “The Language of Medicine” as all assessment questions are based on this text. 


From Island Health: Taking and/or passing this assessment in no way guarantees employment. Results are not currently recognized by other employers.

You must arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled assessment start time and will be required to provide valid photo ID prior to taking the assessment. You will be provided with an official copy of your assessment score upon completion.

Course Details
Section Title
Medical Terminology Assessment - Island Health
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Jun 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Total Course Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $25.00

Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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