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 Monday at 8:00 AM and end Sunday at 11:00pm, all module tasks are due on SUNDAY @ 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_1023
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 85% or 3.0 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.
Quizzes, Examinations ~ All module tasks are DUE by Sunday @ 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.
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 3.0 or "B" 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 3.0 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 TAKING YOU FINAL EXAM AT THE MAIN CAMPUS IN THE TESTING CENTER DURING THE WEEK OF 8-8-16.
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
Introduction to Medical Language and online learning~ Due date: June 26, 2016
Body Structure, Color, Oncology ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 1 and 2, Complete module quizzes and exams
Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants ~Due date: July 3, 2016
Integumentary System ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 3 and 4, Complete module quizzes and exams
NO CLASS THIS DAY (4th of July) BUT ASSIGNMENTS ARE STILL ASSIGNED AND DUE!!!
Respiratory System and Intro to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests ~ Due date: July 10, 2016
Urinary System ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 5 and 6, Complete module quizzes and exams
Male Reproductive System ~ Due date: July 17, 2016
Female Reproductive System ~
Obstetrics and Neonatology ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 7, 8 and 9, Complete module quizzes and exams
Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood ~Due Date: July 24, 2016
Digestive System ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 10, and 11, Complete module quizzes and exams
Eye ~ Due Date : July 31, 2016
Musculoskeletal System ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 12, 13, and 14, Complete module quizzes and exams
THERE WILL BE **NO CLASS THIS WEEK** but assignments are still assigned due!
Nervous System and Behavioral Health ~ Due Date: August 7, 2016
Endocrine System ~
Assignment: Read and Study Chapters 15 and 16, Complete module quizzes and exams
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities
In-class review for final exam
FINAL EXAM DUE AUGUST 12, 2016- to be taken at JC main campus