New in 2021 June 23, 2021 12:22

Updated: January 2021

Dean Vaughn Total Retention System Launches Three New Online Course Offerings 

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System®, a Peterson’s brand, recently unveiled three new innovative online course offerings designed to assist learners and professionals in mastering medical terminology and anatomy.

Medical Terminology by Body System combines visual and audio cues to help simplify common elements in medical terminology. This online course makes it easy for learners to review, remember, and apply the meanings of 250+ Greek and Latin prefixes, roots, or suffixes that combine to form thousands of complex medical terms. Newly updated, this course now arranges lessons by body system, helping learners hone in on knowledge specific to medical specialties. The self-paced online course can be completed in as little as 12 hours or over a period of several weeks or months.

Basic Human Anatomy (3rd Edition) demonstrates anatomical terminology, direction and location, as well as the names of all the major parts in each body system. The approach of this online course works in conjunction with the natural learning process of the brain by converting anatomical information into images of real and familiar objects making it easy for learners to comprehend and remember critical content. This self-paced course can be completed in as little as 14 hours or over a period of several weeks or months.

Foundations of Health Science combines the content of the innovative Medical Terminology and Basic Human Anatomy online courses. This all-encompassing curriculum makes it easy for learners to understand and remember medical terminology, structure and function; 150 universal medical terms, including prefixes, roots, and suffixes; and anatomical terms, locations, positions and more. The Foundations of Health Science course features 17 modules encompassing comprehensive video content, new artwork, and extensive practice tests. This self-paced online course can be completed in as little as 24 hours or over a period of several weeks or months.

All three online course offerings include an administrator dashboard for monitoring learner grades and course progression. Learners can view their percentile rank, average score on quizzes and tests, and a breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses based on what they have completed within the course. 

Each course is aligned with standards set by the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE), a partnership of educators, professionals, and organizations focused on improving health science education across the United States.

These products are available for purchase as an institutional license for the classroom.

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About Dean Vaughn Total Retention System

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™ is a wildly popular and successful memory system for academic and business applications, from elementary education to the field of medicine. Millions of individuals in over 10,000 academic and business institutions have completed these applied memory courses designed to maximize retention.

About Peterson’s

Peterson’s is the world’s leading educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From culinary school to medical school and everything in-between, Peterson’s helps students discover, prepare for, and fund their education. Each year over 500,000 students rely on Peterson’s test preparation for over 150 admissions, licensure, and career exams.