Spring 2013 Syllabi

MOA120.H1 attempt #2

MOA120.H1 attempt #2

by Holly Malak -
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Jackson Community College
MOA - Medical Terminology Hybrid
Course Syllabus
Holly Malak, COA

Course description:
A programmed learning word building system approach is used to teach basic medical terminology word roots, prefixes, suffixes, language origins, plural formation and grammar rules are studied. Emphasis is placed on word building, definitions, spelling, usage, pronunciation and acceptable medical abbreviations.

Course Objectives: Students upon completion of this course will have completed the following objectives
1. Correctly Identify word parts.
2. Spell, define and pronounce medical terms.
3. Create appropriate medical terms based on the definition provided.
4. Demonstrate singular and plural forms of medical terms.
5. When given abbreviations, gives the correct word or phrase.
6. When given a word or phrase, gives the correct abbreviation.
7. Demonstrates ability to pronounce medical terms correctly.
Associate Degree Outcomes (ADO): The goals of the course include the successful achievement of measurable outcomes defined by Jackson Community College as vital to the educated individual at the Associates Degree level. The ADOs assessed in this course are:
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to expresses purpose or meaning through sound language; attempts and practices correct grammar and mechanics, along with follows directions and performs based on assignment criteria; shows awareness of protocols of listening and speaking; demonstrates the ability to paraphrase and answer questions at the developing level. ADO (2)

Student Responsibilities:

Students are expected to participate and be prepared for each session. It is presumed by the facilitator that assignment, including reading, will be completed on time prior to material on subjects being presented; such preparations allows the student the best learning opportunities to understand material presented and pose questions in areas requiring clarity. The pace of this course makes it very difficult for a student to catch up once a student falls behind.

It is highly suggested that students utilize as many references as possible to enhance their learning and understanding. It is the student’s responsibility to secure an internet connection. Students using dial up internet access will experience long delays opening some of the files.

Instructors Responsibilities:

The facilitator’s responsibilities include facilitate learning by providing and explaining the necessary materials for each student to understand the assignments and develop course goals, objectives, and performance objectives.

All students must sign a class contract recognizing that they have read and understood the facilitator and student responsibilities of the course.

Required Text

Name: Unlocking Medical Terminology Jackson Community College Package MOA 120

ISBN: 9780558781545

This is a required custom textbook and technology package for MOA 120 Medical Terminology. This textbook includes the access code (inside front hand cover of text) to Medical Terminology Interactive providing you the cheapest option. This package also includes the textbook specific study notes. This is an 8 page laminate glossary to help you on the go with your medical terminology course. Medical Terminology Interactive- is a virtual hospital set up to provide students with a fun and interactive way to learn medical terminology. Students will be asked to complete quizzes, play games, use flashcards (can be downloaded to cell phone) and much more.


Note: To have the CHEAPEST OPTION buy from your local campus bookstore. If you were to buy a used book, the access code to Medical Terminology Interactive and $40 as a stand alone purchase. You would also have to purchase the study notes separate. Not only is this the cheapest option but the best student experience for you.

The Wingerd, Unlocking book is “consumable” because it is a workbook. You will write on almost every page- nearly 75% 500+ pages in your book. It would be very difficult and distracting for students to learn properly if you purchased a used book. Also, there is a decoder in the back of the textbook, which is used on every single page of the book. There is no guarantee the decoder will be included in a used book

Graded Activities:
Students will receive 20 points for each class session. Students will receive 10 “in class” points for coming to each face to face session. The points will be given for each chapter that is reviewed during that session. If a student misses a session then “in class” points will NOT be given for each chapter missed. Students will have a choice of graded activities that may be completed for grade. Each student will be awarded 10 “independent work” points for completing either the provided study guides found within JETNET or by doing the required work on MTI. Students doing MTI must complete 5 activities total, 4 from the exam room and 1 from medical records. These must be completed with a score of 90% or higher to be counted towards your points and must be completed by the date listed in JETNET. If the activities in MTI are not submitted by the date listed then they will not count towards your points. Students doing the study guide must have it emailed to me by the next scheduled class date/time. Example: if chapter one and two are reviewed on May 2nd then the study guides for each chapter would be due May 9th. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a way to email their study guides. There are no exceptions to the due date. THERE IS NO EXTRA CREDIT GIVEN FOR ANY MISSED POINTS.

Grading System
A 2.0 or "C" is a passing grade. Only courses with passing grades count toward graduation. Other colleges transfer in only courses with passing grades. Many financial aid sources, including most employers, require passing grades. Additionally, earning less than a 2.0 in a class results in not being able to participate in the next level of courses in a discipline which requires this course as a pre-requisite. If you attempt to register for the next course sequence and have not passed the pre-requisite course, you will be dropped from that class.

There will be 13 quizzes, mid-term and one final exam administered during class time.
Quizzes and Graded Activities: 30%of your grade.
Mid Term Exam: 20%of your grade.
Final: 50% of your grade.

Grade Semester Average %

4.0 100-94%
3.5 93-90
3.0 89-85- Required for Allied Health programs
2.5 80-84-Required for MA and LPN programs
2.0 79-75- Required for Nursing program
1.5 74-70
1.0 69-64
0.5 63-60
0.0 Below 60
All quizzes will be done on-line. You will have one week to complete each quiz. Students are required to secure their own internet access to take the quiz and are required to report any technical issues with the quiz to the solution center and the instructor immediately. If a student goes over the allotted time for a quiz then the grade will stand as is and no resets will be given. If a student has an issue with the grade given on their quiz they are expected to report this to the instructor by email. No make- up quizzes will be allowed unless the instructor deems it necessary. If you miss a quiz you will receive a zero for that quiz. All students will have their lowest quiz score dropped at the end of the semester.

Please pay close attention to the spelling of the terms as well as the definitions; if you misspell a word it is wrong. Also, when learning your abbreviations, make sure you know if they are capitalized or in small case letters! Abbreviations can mean something completely different if they are capitalized versus small case.
Final Exam

Final exams will consist of a minimum of 230 questions. A combination of multiple choice, word building (not to exceed 75 questions), abbreviation, and pronunciations (30)

This is a hybrid course that meets every other week for 1.5 hours with 33 hours of online guided learning. This is a 15 week course.

Due dates (quizzes and graded activities)
Introduction to Medical Terminology
1. Chapter 1 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
Chapter 1 quiz open 5/2-5/8


The Human Body in Health and Disease
1. Chapter 2 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity

Chapter 2 quiz open 5/8-5/15


Cells, Tissues, and Cancer
1. Chapter 3 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take quiz 1 and 2

Chapter 3 quiz open 5/16-5/22

The Integumentary system
1. Chapter 4 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 3

Chapter 4 quiz open 5/23-5/29

The Skeletal and Muscular System
1. Chapter 5 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 4
Chapter 5 quiz open 5/30-6/5


The Nervous System with Mental Health

1. Chapter 6 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 5

Chapter 6 quiz open 6/6-6/12

7 and 8

Midterm review

The Eyes and The Ears
1. Chapter 7 and 8 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
5. Take Quiz 6

6. Quiz 7 and 8 for review (not for grade)

Chapter 7/8 quiz open 6/6-6/12

MIDTERM(this is a proctored exam)


Details to follow


The Endocrine System
1. Chapter 9 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activities

Chapter 9 quiz open 6/27-7/3


The Cardiovascular System
1. Chapter 10 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 9
Chapter 10 quiz open 7/4-7/10

Blood, Lymphatic and Immunology
1. Chapter 11 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
4. Complete MTI activity
5. Take Quiz 10 and 11
Chapter 11 quiz open 7/11-7/17
Introduce Chapter 12


The Respiratory System
1. Chapter 12 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 12
Chapter 12 quiz open 7/17-7/24

The Digestive System
1.Chapter 13 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 13

Chapter 13 quiz open 7/17-7/24

14 and 15

The Urinary System and The Male Reproductive System
1. Chapter 14 and 15 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 14/15

Chapter 14/15 quiz

16 and 17
The Female Reproductive System and Obstetrics and Human Development

1. Chapter 16 and 17 (Introduction)
2. Chapter Lesson (group activity)
3. Complete MTI activity
4. Take Quiz 16 and 17
Chapter 16/17 quiz open

1. Quiz 16 and 17

(this is a proctored exam)

Academic Honesty Policy

Academic honesty is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing their own work and not representing others' work as their own, either by plagiarism, by cheating, or by helping others to do so.
Plagiarism is the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
• Using data, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate documentation
• Submitting others’ work as your own
• Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical
Cheating means obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but not limited to:
• Plagiarizing in all forms
• Using notes/books without authorization
• Copying
• Submitting others’ work as your own or submitting your work for others
• Altering graded work
• Falsifying data
• Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical

While JCC encourages students to collaborate in study groups, work teams, and with lab partners, each student should take responsibility for accurately representing his/her own contribution.

Faculty members who suspect a student of academic dishonesty may penalize the student by taking appropriate action up to and including assigning a failing grade for the paper, project, report, exam, or the course itself. Instructors must document all instances of academic dishonesty beyond those of a very minor nature, in writing to the academic dean.
The Office of the Academic Deans will record and track students who have been reported as having cheated. If the same student cheats in other courses, the dean will enact sanctions appropriate to level of infraction. The sanction will be selected in consultation with the involved faculty. The Dean can administer consequences up to and including suspension.

Student Appeal Process
In the event of a dispute, all parties should follow the Academic Complaint policy. This policy is presented in Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Handbook) and the Master Agreement.

Student Complaints/Academic

A student complaint is any non-civil rights related complaint generated by the student concerning the work-related activities of any member of the bargaining unit (such as grade disputes). Instructors shall not be subject to any disciplinary action as a result of a student grievance over strictly academic issues. The following steps are required of students wishing to file a complaint:

1. Student Meets with Instructor
Students must initiate a conference with the instructor with whom they have a complaint no later than the end of the fourth week of the Fall or Winter/Spring semester following the relevant incident/dispute. One representative, who must be from JCC (a current student, instructor or administrator) may be requested by each party to participate in this informal meeting.

2. Student Puts complaint in Writing
If the conflict isn’t resolved in the meeting between the student and instructor, the student, if he/she chooses to pursue the matter further must put the complaint in writing using the form provided and submit it to the appropriate Department Chair.

3. Department Chair Holds an Informal Hearing
The Department Chair will convene a meeting with the student and the instructor following the guidelines in the faculty manual. The department chair will conduct any necessary investigation prior to the meeting.

4. Complaint Submitted to Dean
If the student or instructor is unsatisfied with the results of the meeting with the department chair, the formal written complaint and the instructor’s written statement of facts as he/she understands them will be submitted to the supervising Dean. The Dean shall promptly provide the instructor and the Association President with a true and complete copy of the student’s written statement(s).

5. Dean Holds a Hearing
Within five (5) work days of the time the instructor and the Association should have received the copies of the student’s written
statement(s), the Dean shall contact the instructor and the Association President to arrange a formal hearing. Parties of interest shall include the student, the ombudsman (if the student so desires), the instructor, his/her Association representative and the Department Chair. Other individuals may be present at the hearing but they may not participate in the proceedings.

6. Dean Issues a Resolution
Within five (5) work days after the hearing, the Dean will distribute a written resolution of the complaint to the student, instructor and the Association President. The written resolution will state the facts as assessed by the Dean and indicate that appropriate action will be taken. No statement of disciplinary action will be disclosed to the student until final resolution of the complaint. If the College plans to discipline the instructor, as a result of this complaint, the instructor and the Association President will be notified, in writing, accompanying the written resolution of the complaint.

7. Appealed to the Executive Vice President
In the event that either the student or the instructor is not satisfied with the Dean’s disposition of the complaint, the disposition may be appealed to the Executive Vice-President within five (5) work days.

8. Executive Vice President Holds a Meeting
Within five (5) days of the Executive Vice-President’s receipt of an appeal, he will arrange a meeting with the parties of interest and their respective representatives in an attempt to resolve the matter.

9. Executive Vice President Rules on the Appeal
Within five (5) work days after the meeting with the Executive Vice-President, the Executive Vice-President shall give a written disposition of the matter.

10. Appeal through Grievance
The disposition of the Executive Vice- President may be the subject of a grievance, initiated at Step 2 under the grievance procedure contained in the Master Agreement. 2005-2008 Agreement between JCC and JCCFA

Procedures for online or other students unable to travel to JCC offices.
1. Meetings between students, faculty, department chairs, Academic Deans and other parties of interest will be held by conference call originating from JCC.

2. Written documents submitted by all parties must be sent by registered mail to verify receipt. Documents may be sent electronically for convenience but receipt of these will not be verified.

3. Students can find the Academic Complaint Form online at http://www.jccmi.edu/administration/deans/Forms/AcadComplaintForm.html
Student signature on complaint form must be notarized.

4. Timelines begin on date documents are received as verified by

HQV Grades:

What are HQV grades? HQV grades are mandated by the federal government to be entered on each student throughout the semester. These grades verify or confirm that a student is participating in class or not participating. If a student does not access class for a period greater than 7 class days an H will be recorded. If a student does not access class for a period greater than 14 class days, a Q will be recorded. Once a student is “Q’d” I will not allow re-admission into class.

H= Help

Q= Quit