Winter 2018 Syllabi

MOA120 I51

MOA120 I51

by Holly Malak -
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Jackson Community College
MOA120 - Medical Terminology Online

Course Syllabus
Instructor: Holly
Malak

E-Mail: malakhollyj@jccmi.edu

Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-2:30 

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.

Due Dates: The modules will begin on Monday and end on Sunday.  All module tasks are due on Sundays@ 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 students to log into Evolve and complete assignments weekly. Any missed assignments will result in a zero.  Extensions are not given for missed assignments. 

Participation policy: I will be posting a discussion for each module. You will be required to log in and post a well thought out comment each week within the discussion. Failure to do so will result in a loss of 1 point for each module missed. This will result in a maximum of 16 points lost off your course total. These discussions will be posted in JETNET.

 

Required Text: Author: Lafleur Brooks, Exploring Medical Language 10th edition

ISBN: 9780323427975
Copyright Year: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division

Retails for approximately $152.50 Purchased in the JC bookstore includes all necessary access codes for the Evolve Classroom. If you purchase a book that does not come with an access code you may purchase a code for approximately $67.50

 

Text Book Zero - The textbook is available in a digital format and may be purchased in the bookstore.

 

 

 

 

Student Responsibilities

1). Students are required to have all material necessary for the semester at the start of the course. No extensions will be given due to missing textbooks and online access codes.  

2). Students are required to contact the instructor with any concerns relating to assignments (such as being marked wrong on a question you believe is correct) PRIOR to the close date of the assignments.

3). Students are responsible for reading messages posted in the news forum and emails to obtain important updates to the course. Failing to do so could result in a student missing important information concerning upcoming assignments or instructor requests. 

4). Students are required to complete all assignments by their assigned due dates.

5). Students need to have accurate phone numbers on file for situations requiring the instructor to contact a student.

6). 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. You may want to consider disabling your computers automatic updates while you are taking this course.  If your computer goes into an automatic update while taking an exam no retake will be given. 

7). If you experience technical issues with the online platform Evolve, you are responsible for contacting Evolve support to have your issue resolved.  If you experience these issues during timed testing you must alert the instructor of the issue prior to the close date of the assignment.  If the technical issue is because of Evolves software then a reset may be considered. If the technical issue is because of student’s personal computer or software use then no extension will be considered.

8). If you experience technical issues with JETNET such as your email isn't working or your log in does not work, the instructor cannot fix these problems for you.  You must contact the solution center to have these issues resolved.

9). It is not recommended that you use an iPad or phone to take your tests. They are not fully compatible with Evolve and can/will result in delayed testing and technical issues. You will not receive a reset consideration if you are attempting to test with an iPad or phone. You can successfully use your tablet or phone when reviewing adaptive learning.

WHEN USING EVOLVE, YOU SHOULD USE GOOGLE CHROME TO PREVENT SOFTWARE ISSUES.  

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. The instructor will attempt to respond to emails within 24 hours. If an email is received on a weekend and a response is not deemed urgent by the instructor, a response will be given by the close of the next business day. This includes postings made in the technical questions and errors forum.  Emails will only receive a response on the weekends if the instructor feels it needs immediate attention.

 

 

 

Course Methods

Course Modules/Teaching Methods

Jackson College works with Elsevier Evolve Medical Terminology Classroom.  Students will need to 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 by the assigned due date.   The resources provided within Evolve are interactive and provide a diverse learning classroom. 

Grades will be available within Evolve. JC will use the JetNet grade book to store all student grades at the end of the semester.

 

COURSE COMPETENCIES:

1. Describe the origin of medical terms.

2. Define the four word parts and 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 and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments of Competencies:

Student must achieve a score of 85% 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.

Module Quizzes and Exams ~ All module tasks are DUE by Sundays @ 11pm.  Eastern Standard Time

Module Quizzes: There will be one to three quizzes per module. You will have more than one attempt to achieve your highest grade. These will need to be completed by the assigned due date. Once the assignment closes it will not be reopened for any reason.  

 

Module Exams:  You will have an exam for each module. You will be required to pass the module exam with an 85% or higher. It will not let you move past the exam until you do. You will have unlimited attempts to do so, however, the exam is timed. Once you enter the exam you will be able to take it as many times as needed to score 85% within the time allotted. It will provide you with the questions you got wrong but it will not provide you with the correct answer. If you run out of time, you will simply need to begin the assessment again but you will not be provided with the answers you got wrong. Feedback (correct/incorrect answers) on module exams will be given after the assignment closes for you to review.

Module quizzes and exams together are worth 20% of your grade.

 

Midterm: You will have a midterm that will cover chapters 1-8. Your midterm will consist of 100 questions. Multiple choice and fill in the blank. Correct spelling is a must. If you misspell the term, you will be marked wrong. Be sure to use all lowercase letters for the fill in the blank. This test is not proctored.

Your midterm is worth 100 points- 35% of your grade

 

Final Exam: You will have a final exam that will cover chapters 9-16. Your final exam will consist of 100 questions. Multiple choice and fill in the blank. Correct spelling is a must. If you misspell the term, you will be marked wrong. Be sure to use all lowercase letters for the fill in the blank.

30 Pronunciation terms: These terms are part of your final exam. You will record these terms using the audi drop box located on Evolve. You will be allowed one attempt to record them. You will be provided with the terms approximately 4 weeks before the final exam.

Your final exam is worth 130 points- 45% of your grade

 

Adaptive release learning: This is not required but is highly recommended. It will allow you to set a goal for yourself and work to achieve it each week.

Weekly lesson plans: You are provided with a weekly lesson plan in JETNET that will help keep you on track. You can choose to follow these lesson plans or you may follow an outline that works best for you. Remember, you are allowed to work ahead but you must not fall behind.      

 

 

BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY HAVE MULTIPLE MODULES DUE IN A WEEK

Questioning your grade: 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.

 

Final Exam- The final exam is proctored. Those students living WITHIN 100 miles of the main campus will take their final exam at the testing center located on the main campus in Jackson. 

For those that live OVER 100 miles from main campus: you may/must secure a proctor closer to your home. Your proctor must not be a friend or relative, it can be a local library, local college testing center, etc. You must provide the instructor with your proctor information within 4 weeks of the final opening. You will need to provided a contact name, email address (can not be a personal email address), phone number and location name. Failure to provide a proctor can prevent you from being able to take your final exam. It is not the responsibility of the instructor to locate a proctor for you. Be aware the some proctors may charge a fee. This fee is the responsibility of the student.

 

 

Evaluation Methods

A 3.0 is a passing grade. Only courses with passing grades count toward graduation and college transfer.  Many financial aid sources, including most employers, require specific passing grades as well (please ask your employer for exact details). Additionally, earning less than a 3.0 in a class will prevent you from being able to move forward in your program.  Any attempt made to register for classes without achieving a passing grade in this course will result in a drop.

20% of grade

Module Quizzes and Exams

35% of grade

Midterm

45% of grade

Final Exam with pronunciation(30 terms)

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

Please be aware of what your specific program requires for you to successfully pass this course to enter your program.

 

 

 

15-Week Medical Terminology Course Outline  

DUE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Spring break does not affect your due dates, all assignments are due by the posted due dates

 

Module 1

 

Introduction to Medical Language and online learning~ DUE DATE: 1/21@ 11:00pm

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

Module 2

Body Structure, Color, Oncology~DUE DATE: 1/21 @11:00PM

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 2, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional):  Complete all associated module activities 

Module 3

Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, Quadrants~ Due Date: 1/28 @11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 3, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities.  

Module 4

 Integumentary System~ Due Date: 2/4 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 4, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

Module 5

Respiratory System and Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests~ Due Date: 2/11

@ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 5, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

Module 6

Urinary System ~ Due Date: 2/18 @ 11:00pm 

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 6, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities
  

Module 7

Male Reproductive System. ~ Due Date: 2/25 @ 11:00pm

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

Module 8

 

 

Female Reproductive System ~Due Date: 2/25 @ 11:00pm

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

 

Midterm

 

Testing dates: 2/26-3/4, Chapters 1-8 ~multiple choice and fill in the blank.

 

Module 9

 

 

 

 

Module 10

Obstetrics and Neonatology~Due Date: 3/11 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 9, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

 

Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood~ Due Date: 3/18 @11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 10, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

Module 11

 

Digestive System ~ Due Date: 3/25 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 11, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

Module 12

Eyes ~ Due Date: 4/1 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 12, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

Module 13

 

 

Ears ~Due Date: 4/8 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 13, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

Module 14

Musculoskeletal System ~Due Date: 4/15 @ 11:00pm

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 14, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities (optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

Modules 15 and 16

 

 

 

 

Final Exam

Nervous System and Behavior Health and Endocrine System~ Due Date: 4/22 @ 11:00pm
Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 15 and 16, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

 

 

 

This is a proctored exam. If you live over 100 miles from campus please see the information above for securing a proctor.

A final exam study guide will be provided to you 4 weeks prior to the final opening.

**FINAL EXAM**

 

HQV Grades:

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 is attending class, completing assignments with a passing grade then a V will be given. If a student is attending class but not achieving a passing grade at the time an HQV grade is entered, they will receive an H.  If a student has not completed any assignments for a time period of 14 days then a Q will be given. Logging in to JETNET and/or Evolve without completing assignments does not mean that a student is participating.  Once a student is “Q’d” I will not allow re-admission into class.

H= HelpQ= QuitV=Verify

 

 

Medical Assisting Students (MOA): Please NOTE

Core curriculum for Medical Assistants

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

2015 Curriculum Requirements

Individuals graduating from Medical Assisting programs accredited by CAAHEP must demonstrate knowledge of the subject matters required for competence in the profession. They must incorporate the cognitive (C) knowledge in performance of the psychomotor (P) and affective (A) competencies in this class or future courses in the program.

The following Cognitive (Knowledge) requirements are covered in this course.

FOUNDATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

CONTENT AREAS 1-IV

APPLIED COMMUNICATIONS

CONTENT AREA V

CONTENT AREA V: Concepts of Effective Communication

Cognitive (Knowledge)

V. C Concepts of Effective Communication

9. Identify medical terms labeling the word parts

10. Define medical terms and abbreviations related to all body systems