Spring 2015 Syllabi

MOA.120.i50

MOA.120.i50

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SPRING 2015 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Jackson Community College MOA120 - Medical Terminology Online

Course Syllabus Instructor: Amanda Hiram RT(R)

E-Mail:hiramamandam@jccmi.edu

 

Credits: 3

 

 

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 Goal Statement: On completion of this course, the student will be able to identify, spell, and define all the primary medical terms related to the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of the major body systems.

Attendance Policy: The modules will begin on Thursday at 8:00 AM and end Wednesday at 11:00pm, all module tasks are due on  WEDNESDAY @ 11pm. This course is designed to allow you to work at your own pace throughout the week. You can access class any time of the day or night.

Required Text:Lafleur textbook & online course (9th Edition): ISBN 9780323295505 YOU WILL NEED THE COURSE ID:151183_aamandahiram_1013

Retails for $116.95.  Purchased in the JC bookstore includes all necessary access codes for the Evolve Classroom

 

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)

Course Competencies

 1. Describe the origin of medical terms.

 2. Define the four word parts an the combining vowel.

 3. Build, analyze, and define medical terms using word parts.

 4. Describe organizational components of the body, directional terms, anatomic planes, regions and quadrants.

 5. Identify the major body system structures and their related word parts.

 6. Define medical terms related to diseases and disorders.

 7. Define diagnostic terms for each body system.

 8. Identify plural endings for medical terms.

 9. Define surgical terms related to each body system.

10. Define medical terms commonly used in obstetrics an neonatology.

11. Define medical terms used in oncology.

12. Recognize common abbreviations used in each body system and specialty area.

13. Pronounce medical terms.

14. Spell medical terms.

 

Assessment of Competencies:

Student must achieve a score of 75% to pass this course.  Assessments will consist of: module quizzes, exams and the final exam.  Questions are conceptual based to measure knowledge, pronunciation of terms, critical thinking and problem solving.

 

 

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 by the instructor 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.

 

Instructor's 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

 

Course Methods

Course Modules/Teaching Methods
Jackson College works with Elsevier Evolve Medical Terminology Classroom.  Students will access the Evolve Classroom to work through course content; Innovative and dynamic lessons, activities, quizzes and exams.  Students are required to access the Evolve Classroom and complete the quizzes and exams for grade.  The resources provided within evolve are interactive and provide a diverse learning classroom. 

Grades will be available within Evolve and Jetnet grade book.  JC will use the JetNet grade book to store all student grades. 
The nature of online education is different than traditional classroom participation. The student is expected to access each week's modules several times a week, even daily. I will monitor the Questions and Answers Forum within Jetnet and post responses to questions/comments and hold class discussions.  I will use the News Forum within Jetnet to announce pertinent information pertaining to class.  Check these forums often.  

 

Quizzes, Examinations ~ All module tasks are DUE by Wednesday @ 11pm.

I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST STARTING TO COMPLETE YOUR QUIZZES/EXAMS EARLY IN THE WEEK IN CASE YOU HAVE COMPUTER ISSUES. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY A FEW HOURS BEFORE YOUR DUE DATE TO START YOUR ASSIGNMENTS!!! IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO.

 

Module~ Chapter Quizzes and Exams: There will be 2-3 quizzes for each chapter and 1 exam for each chapter. No make- up quizzes or exams will be allowed. If a student misses a quiz  or exam a zero will be issued for that quiz or exam.   Quizzes ARE NOT timed. Exams ARE timed.  This was put in place so you don't use your books to finish them. If you know the material well enough, the allotted time should be more than enough. 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.
You may occasionally come across a question in which there is more than one correct answer and the computer may mark your answer wrong, this is why I urge you to look over your exam after the computer has graded it and e-mail me with any questions you may have. I will be happy to adjust your score if needed or give explanation for incorrect answers.  

Module~ Chapter Graded Quizzes and Exams. Students will have practice quizzes and exam within each module to complete for grade.  You may attempt the quizzes as many times as you want and the highest score will be recorded.  Exams may only be attempted 1 time.

 

Final Exam Graded Pronunciations~  I will be providing you with 30 pronunciation terms you will be responsible for pronouncing to me via telephone.  These terms will be given to you toward the end of the semester through either e-mail, a forum post or both along with my telephone number in which you can reach me.  This is 30 points on your final exam and it's easy so make sure you do it!!

 

Mid term Exam: There will be NO midterm exam for this class

Final Exam: The final examination, covering chapters 1-16 will be administered online and is a proctored exam. See syllabus for due date.

Evaluation Methods

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 program that 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.

30% of grade

Module quizzes

30% of grade

 Module exams

40% of grade

Final exam

Grading Criteria

Unless stated otherwise, grading is on the following scale.

4.0 100-94% 3.5 93-90 % 3.0 89-85 % 2.5 80-84 % 2.0 79-75 % 1.5 74-70 % 1.0 69-64 % 0.5 63-60 % 0.0 Below 60

 

 

 

 Final Exam- The exam is PROCTORED

UNLESS YOU LIVE MORE THAN 100 MILES FROM JC MAIN CAMPUS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE YOUR FINAL EXAM AT THE MAIN CAMPUS OF JC IN THE TESTING CENTER OF THE ATKINSON LIBRARY, WILLIAM ATKINSON HALL, ROOM 118.  IF YOU LIVE MORE THAN 100 MILES FROM JC CAMPUS YOU MAY TAKE EXAM AT A LOCAL LOCATION BUT I MUST APPROVE THE LOCATION!! ACCEPTABLE LOCATIONS WOULD BE COLLEGE TESTING CENTERS, LIBRARY, ETC...I WILL NEED YOUR PROCTOR INFORMATION NO LATER THAN JULY 8, 2015.

The  final exams will consist of a minimum of 200 questions. The exam will consist of a combination of multiple choice, matching, abbreviation, and 30 pronunciations terms. The final exam is worth 40% of final grade. Quizzes and exams are worth 60% of your final grade combined.

 

 

 

8-Week Medical Terminology Course Outline

WEEK 1

(6-18-15)

Introduction to Medical Language and online learning~ Due date: June 24, 2015

Body Structure, Color, Oncology ~

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 1 and 2, Complete module quizzes and exams Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

WEEK 2

(6-25-15)

Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants ~Due date: July 1, 2015

Integumentary System ~

 

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 3 and 4, Complete module quizzes and exams Module activities (optional):  Complete all associated module activities

WEEK 3

(7-2-15)

Respiratory System and Intro to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests ~ Due date: July 8, 2015

Urinary System ~

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 5 and 6, Complete module quizzes and exams Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

WEEK 4

(7-9-15)

 

Male Reproductive System ~ Due date: July 15, 2015

Female Reproductive System ~

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 7 and 8, Complete module quizzes and exam Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

WEEK 5 (7-16-15)

Obstetrics and Neonatology ~Due Date: July 22, 2015

Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood ~

Digestive System ~

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 9, 10, and 11, Complete module quizzes and exams Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

WEEK 6

(7-23-15)

Eye ~ Due Date : July 29, 2015

Ear ~

Musculoskeletal System ~

 

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 12, 13, and 14, Complete module quizzes and exams Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities  

WEEK 7

(7-30-15)

Nervous System and Behavioral Health ~ Due Date: August 5, 2015

Endocrine System ~

 

Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 15 and 16, Complete module quizzes and exams

Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities  

WEEK 8

(8-6-15)

FINAL EXAM WEEK ~ NO CLASS, STUDY!!

 

FINAL EXAM DUE BY AUGUST 7, 2015- NO EXCEPTIONS!!