Course Syllabus

Jackson Community College
MOA120 - Medical Terminology Hybird

Course Syllabus
Instructor: Holly Malak

E-Mail: malakhollyj@jccmi.edu

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9-5 by email only

 

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: All assignments are due on Monday's by 11pm. 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 assignments. 

Attendance Policy:

Required Text: Lafleur textbook & online course (9th Edition): 9780323295505

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)

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. This can be done by simply sending an email directly after the assignment has been completed. 

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 attempt to use your cell phone or iPad for an assignment you risk the chance of improperly functioning software.  You will not be given extensions or redo's when attempting assignments on cell phones should technical issues occur.

8). 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 students personal computer or personal software use then no extension will be considered.

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

WHEN USING EVOLVE, YOU MUST  USE EITHER GOOGLE CHROME OR FIREFOX.   

 

Instructor's Responsibilities

1). 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.

2). The instructor will attempt to respond to emails within 24 hours. This includes postings made in the technical 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 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 a hybrid course gives students the opportunity to have an instructor in the classroom to answer questions concerning word building concepts and pronunciation. Students will find that medical terminology is self taught.  This requires students to spend several hours each week studying the highlighted terms.  Students are also required to attend class each week to participate in activities that will highlight basic medical terminology concepts and pronunciation of medical terms.  Students will also be able to work with the instructor to develop study habits that will ensure success in this course.

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 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.

Quizzes, Examinations ~ Chapter assignments are due on Wednesdays at 11pm

Chapter Quizzes: There will be 1 to 3 quizzes located within each chapter. 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. No Exceptions

Chapter Exams:  You will have an exam for each chapter. You are allowed one attempt per exam. All chapter exams are timed.  Times will vary depending on the amount of questions in each exam. You will have 35 seconds per question.  This was put in place so you don't use your class resources to complete them. If you know the material well, the allotted time should be more than enough. Once an exam closes, it will not be reopened for any reason. Once the timer is started in an exam it cannot be stopped.  If you run out of time, you will not be given a redo. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER AN EXAM UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO TAKE IT. 


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 once you have submitted your exam.  I will be happy to adjust your score if warranted or give explanation for incorrect answers.

Study guides will be provided for each chapter exam.  These study guides will only be available to students during class time. 

 

Final Exam- This is taken in the classroom during a date scheduled by the instructor

The  final exam will consist of a minimum of 200 multiple choice questions and 30 pronunciation terms.   The 30 terms will be available to your 4 weeks prior to the final.  You can take the pronunciation portion of your final at anytime during those 4 weeks.  You will be given a final study guide to study from as well as review done during class.

 

 

 

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. Please be aware of the required GPA for your individual program.

30% of grade

Chapter quizzes

30% of grade

Chapter Exams

40% of grade

Final exam including 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


 

12-Week Medical Terminology Course Outline  

DUE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Chapter 1

Introduction to Medical Language and online learning~ DUE DATE: 5/27 @ 11:00PM

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

Chapter 2

Body Structure, Color, Oncology~DUE DATE:  5/27 @ 11:00PM

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

Chapter 3

Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, Quadrants~ Due Date: 6/3 @ 11:00PM

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

Chapter 4

 Integumentary System~ Due Date: 6/3 @ 11:00PM

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


Chapter 5

Respiratory System and Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests~Due Date: 6/10 @11:00PM

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


Chapter 6

Urinary System~Due Date: 6/10 @ 11:00PM

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

 

Chapter 7

Male Reproductive System. ~ Due Date: 6/17 @11:00PM

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

Chapter 8

Female Reproductive System ~Due Date: 6/24 @11:00PM

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


Chapter 9

Obstetrics and Neonatology~Due Date: 6/24 @ 11:00PM

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



Chapter 10

Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood~ Due Date: 7/1 @11:00PM

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


Chapter 11

Digestive System ~ Due Date: 7/8 @ 11:00PM

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


Chapters 12 and 13

Ears and Eyes ~ Due Date: 7/15@ 11:00PM

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 12 and 13, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

Chapter 14

Musculoskeletal System ~Due Date: 7/22 11:00PM
Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 14, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

 

Chapters 15 and 16

Nervous System and Behavior Health and Endocrine System~ Due Date: 7/29 @ 11:00PM

Assignment: Read and Study Chapter 15 and 16, Complete module quizzes and exam
Module activities(optional): Complete all associated module activities

FINAL EXAM

 

Final Exam Testing Period: 8/5.  THE FINAL WILL BE TAKEN IN THE CLASSROOM 

**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 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

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