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AHS-1205-VO01 - Medical Terminology


Online Class


Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.


Synonym: 205085

Location: Online - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-25-2021 to 08-16-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-14-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-12-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Danielle Lafleur Brooks | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

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Course Description:

This course encompasses the development and use of medical vocabulary, definitions, and medical abbreviations. Students will build medical terms through the use of prefixes, word roots, combining forms and suffixes.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate the use of word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes that form the majority of medical terms.
2. Define, spell, pronounce, and employ a fundamental vocabulary of medical terms.
3. Translate medical terminology from word/terms to abbreviations and from abbreviations to word/terms.
4. Relate appropriate medical terms to structures and functions of the human body and related body systems (e.g. musculoskeletal, immune, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, and digestive).
5. Identify and define medical terms related to diseases and disorders.
6. Identify and define medical terms related to diagnostic and surgical procedures.
7. Demonstrate the proper use of a medical dictionary.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Our course begins on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, and will meet for 12 weeks. Each week begins on Tuesday at 12:01 am and ends on Monday at 12:00 midnight. All learning activities, including reading, textbook exercises, discussions, quizzes, and journal entries, will be completed within this time frame. You are encouraged to log in to our course site and participate in discussions early in the week. In addition to completing assignments, quizzes, and exams, you are expected to visit the site at least every other day and post a minimum of two times per discussion (average of four posts a week). The heart of our learning together will occur in our discussions, so I ask you to pay special attention to these assignments. Attendance is based on participation in discussions; it is essential that you have an active presence in the discussions early in the week so that you will be counted as present.

TEXTBOOK

Exploring Medical Language, 10th edition will be our textbook. A new book is preferred to ensure space to write in answers for chapter exercises, to provide word part flashcards, and to have access to the Evolve website at no additional cost. Students are expected to use the companion website, Evolve, to practice pronunciation and spelling.

WEEKLY FORMAT

Tuesday – the week begins with an announcement the News Forum with specific instructions

Thursday –discussion #1 initial posts due by midnight

Saturday – discussion #1 responses to other students and discussion # 2 initial post due by midnight

Monday – discussion #2 responses, quiz or exam on Canvas, and journal entry due by midnight

Note: The weekly quiz may be taken any time during the week. If you like to work ahead, reading and working through textbook chapters is a great place to start.

TYPES OF ASSIGNMENTS

  • Reading and completing exercise in the textbook with extra practice using flashcards and the activities and games on the Evolve website -WEEKLY
  • Discussions, a minimum of 2 posts per discussion- WEEKLY
  • Quiz or exam on Canvas over chapter content - WEEKLY
  • Journal Entry - AS ASSIGNED
  • Presentation of a summary of an interview with a health-care professional - ONCE
  • Presentation of a case study and a web report - ONCE during the week you are scheduled to present.

LIKE GOING TO CLASS: It may be helpful to consider Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, the days by which assignments are due, our days in class together. Of course, these are "due by" dates and you are encouraged to complete your work early or as best suits your schedule.

EXPECTATIONS: I expect your work to be on time, thorough, honest, and reflective of your learning process. I am not looking for perfection, but for academic progress over time. Making mistakes (and correcting them) is an essential part of learning. Most importantly, I expect effort and attention toward meeting the goals of this course along with clear and honest communication in the online classroom and with me.

Medical language is a fascinating and dynamic field of inquiry. It will be an adventure, and by the end of the semester, I am confident you will have an excellent working vocabulary of medical terminology and the skills to decode new terms you encounter. I look forward to accompanying you on this journey. See you on the course site!

Methods:

  • Reading
  • Textbook Exercises
  • Pronunciation, Spelling, and Learning Activities on Evolve Website
  • Writing and Reading Discussion Posts
  • Presentation of a Healthcare Professional Interview, Case Study, and Web Report
  • Journal Entries
  • Practice Quizzes and Exams
  • Graded Quizzes and Exams

Description and Weighting of Learning Activities

35% Discussion Posts, 10 points per discussion; minimum of 2 posts per discussion

10% Presentations, 50 points; write a case study and web report

5% Journal Entries, 5 points; synthesize learning and receive instructor response

25% Quizzes, point value varies; multiple choice, matching, and spelling

25% Exams, point value varies; 2 exams with multiple choice, matching, and spelling

Extra credit, 30 points possible; share a second case study and web report

100 – 90 = A

89 - 80% = B

79 – 70% = C

69% - 60% = D

59% and below =F

Essential, though not handed in for credit, are reading and completing exercises in the textbook and practicing spelling and pronunciation using Evolve Resources atevolve.elsevier.com.

Evaluation Criteria:

GRADING RUBRIC for Discussion Forum Assignments; 10 points possible per discussion, generally 2 discussions per week

Exceptional, 10 – 9 points

  • 2 or more posts =1 initial post addressing discussion topics and at least 1 response post to another student
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the topics and moves the conversation forward with meaningful contributions and/or thoughtful questions
  • Demonstrates progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Adequate length to address the topics
  • Research cited in APA format in all posts
  • Clear, easily understood language using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • On-time

Proficient, 8-7 points

  • 2 or more posts = 1 initial post addressing discussion topics and at least 1 response post to another student
  • Demonstrates an adequate understanding of the topics and may move the conversation forward
  • Demonstrates some progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Adequate length to address the topics
  • Research used, but inadequately cited
  • Language is understandable and uses mostly correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • On-time

Satisfactory, 6-4 points

  • 2 posts = 1 initial post addressing discussion topics and 1 response post to another student
  • Demonstrates a partial understanding of the topics and student effort to learn are discernible
  • Demonstrates minimal progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Length of posts may not be long enough to fully address topics
  • Research used, but not consistently cited or inadequately cited
  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors may interfere with meaning
  • On-time

Needs Work, 4-1 points

  • 1 or 2 posts demonstrating a minimal understanding of the topics
  • Little or no demonstration of progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Posts are too short to adequately address topics
  • Research is used but not cited
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation errors interfere with meaning
  • Late

Not Met, 0 points

  • Only “social content”
  • No posts

Grading Rubric for Case Study and Web Report

Exceptional, 25-20 points

  • 2 or more paragraphs; at least 150 words used in the body of the assignment
  • Written by the student using two or more research sources
  • Uses at least 5 medical terms highlight in bold
  • Provides 5 or more ways for other students to participate
  • Documents source information in APA format
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the topics and the assignment
  • Demonstrates progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Clear, easily understood language using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • On-time

Proficient, 19-15 points

  • 2 or more paragraphs; at least 150 words used in the body of the assignment
  • Written by the student using at least two research sources
  • Uses at least 5 medical terms highlight in bold
  • Provides at least 5 ways for other students to participate
  • Documents source information in APA format adequately
  • Demonstrates an adequate understanding of the topics and assignment; may move the conversation forward
  • Demonstrates some progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Language is understandable and uses mostly correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • On-time

Satisfactory, 14 – 10

  • 2 or more paragraphs of at least 100 words or less in the body of the assignment
  • Written by the student using at least one research source
  • Uses 3 or fewer medical terms highlight in bold
  • Provides at least 2 ways for other students to participate
  • Documents source information, though citations are incomplete
  • Demonstrates a partial understanding of the topics and assignment; student efforts to learn are discernible
  • Demonstrates minimal progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors may interfere with meaning
  • On-time or late

Needs Work, 9-1 points

  • Fewer than 100 words
  • Not written by the student or no research beyond the textbook used
  • Uses 3 or fewer medical terms
  • Does not or inadequately involves other students
  • May or may not document source information
  • Demonstrates a minimal understanding of the topics and assignment
  • Little or no demonstration of progress in the use of medical terminology
  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors interfere with meaning
  • On-time or late

Not Met, 0 points

  • Only social content
  • Not submitted

Textbooks:

Summer 2021 textbook data will be available on April 5. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

AHS-1205-VO01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Danielle Lafleur Brooks
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Catherine Garland

Attendance Policy:

Attendance for an online class is determined weekly and consists of participation inclass discussions (i.e. posting in discussions by Sunday), submitting assignments and taking quizzes and exams. Partial participation may result in an absence. Your attendance and full participation is essential in creating an optimal learning environment for us all. Because of the asynchronous nature of online learning, absences are not expected. In the event of an unavoidable absence, contact your instructor as soon as possible. Please be aware that missing more than two classes may result in a non-satisfactory grade.

Syllabus:

Online Medical Terminology Syllabus, Summer 2019

Before Class Begins

  1. Review our course site, especially the home page and the Course Resources Module
  2. Update your Canvas profile
  3. Become familiar with your textbook
  4. Register for an account to use Evolve, see p. 3 of your text Resources at www.evolve.elsevier.com

Week 1: May 25–31, Introductions + Body Structure, Color, and Oncology

  1. Textbook: Read Chapters 1 and 2 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Practice Quiz
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 2: June 1- 7, Directional terms, anatomic planes, regions and quadrants, and the Integumentary System

  1. Textbook: Read Chapters 3 and 4 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Journal Entry #1, Quiz over Chapters 1-4
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 3: June 8 -14, Respiratory System + Healthcare Professional Interview Due

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 5 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Healthcare Professional Interview Summary posted in Discussion #1, Quiz over Chapter 5
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 4: June 15 – 21, Urinary System + Quantitative Literacy Small Groups

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 6 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quantitative Literacy Small Group Work, Quiz over Chapter 6
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 5: June 22 – 28, Male Reproductive System + Exam 1

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 7 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: One discussion, Journal Entry #2, Exam over Chapters 1 - 7
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 6: June 29 – July 5, Female Reproductive System + Example Presentation Shared

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 8 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quiz over Chapter 8
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 7: July 6 – 12, Obstetrics and Neonatology + Student Presentations Begin

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 9 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quiz over Chapter 9
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 8: July 13 – 19, Cardiovascular, Immune and Lymphatic Systems, Blood + Student Presentations

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 10 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Journal Entry #3, Quiz over Chapter 10
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 9: July 20– 26, Digestive System + Student Presentations

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 11 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quiz over Chapter 11
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 10: July 27 – August 2, Eye and Ear + Student Presentations

  1. Textbook: Read Chapters 12 and 13 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quiz over Chapters 12 and 13
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 11: August 3 – 9, Musculoskeletal System + Student Presentations

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 14 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Journal Entry #4, Quiz over Chapter 14
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 12: August 10 – 16, Nervous System and Behavioral Health + Exam 2

  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 15 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards
  2. Canvas: Two discussions, Exam 2 over chapters 8-15, Complete Course Evaluation
  3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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