Jackson Community College
MOA120 - Medical Terminology Online
Instructor: Amanda Hiram RT(R)
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 Wednesday at 8:00 AM and end Tuesday at 11:00pm, all module tasks are due on TUESDAY @ 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. This course requires a student to login a minimum of 2 days each week. Failure to login to class 2 days a week will result in a loss of 20 points from the overall total points.
Required Text: Lafleur textbook & online course (9th Edition): ISBN 9780323295505 YOU WILL NEED THE COURSE ID:151183_aamandahiram_1014
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)
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.
Course Modules/Teaching Methods
Grades will be available within Evolve and Jetnet grade book. JC will use the JetNet grade book to store all student grades.** JetNet grade book will only be updated at the END of the course and will only contain your final grade so please refer to grades on EVOLVE during the semester to see your current grade status.**
Quizzes, Examinations ~ All module tasks are DUE by Tuesday @ 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.
I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK. IF YOU MISS A QUIZ OR EXAM YOU RECEIVE A ZERO. THIS MEANS YOU NEED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DUE DATES, IT IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO REMIND YOU WHEN WE HAVE MORE THAN 1 CHAPTER DUE AT A TIME. THE ONLY TIME I WILL ALLOW MAKE UP WORK IS DUE TO IMMEDIATE FAMILY DEATH OR SICKNESS CAUSING HOSPITALIZATION, ETC. IN THESE INSTANCES PLEASE CONTACT ME.
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.
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~ We will be pronouncing terms together as a class each week to become familiar with these terms. I will require every student to sign in at each class and I will log each student's attendance. Your participation in pronunciation will decide your pronunciation part of your final exam. This counts towards 30 points of your FINAL EXAM grade (hello, this is an easy 30 points!). This is meant to be a participation exercise, if you give an effort, you receive credit. These are hard terms, you are not expected to know how to pronounce every term but the purpose is to hear them out loud so you may know them next time!
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.
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
30% of grade
40% of grade
Unless stated otherwise, grading is on the following scale.
Final Exam- The exam is PROCTORED
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.
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.
15-Week Medical Terminology Course Outline
Introduction to Medical Language and online learning~ Due date: September 15, 2015
Body Structure, Color, Oncology ~
Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants ~Due date: September 22, 2015
Integumentary System ~ Due date: September 29, 2015
Respiratory System and Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests ~ Due date: October 6, 2015
Urinary System ~Due Date: October 13, 2015
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System ~Due Date: October 20, 2015
Obstetrics and Neonatology ~Due Date: October 27, 2015
Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood ~Due Date: November 3, 2015
Digestive System~ Due Date: November 10, 2015
Ear~ Due Date: November 17, 2015
Musculoskeletal System ~ Due Date: November 24, 2015
ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING BREAK ~ NO CLASS/NO ASSIGNMENTS THIS WEEK
Nervous System and Behavioral Health ~Due Date: December 8, 2015
Endocrine System~ Due date: December 15, 2015
Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 16, Complete module quizzes and exam
IN- CLASS REVIEW SESSION
Final Exam Testing Period: December 9 -18, 2015
NO CLASS THIS WEEK - FINALS WEEK
All Final Exams due by December 18, 2015 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!
What are HQV grades? HQV grades are mandated by the federal government to be entered for 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, V=Verify