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AHS-1205-VO05 - Medical Terminology


Online Class


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


Synonym: 207717
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Danielle Lafleur Brooks | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 16/17 (as of 06-22-21 8:05 PM)

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, September 7, 2021, and will meet for 15 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 will be submitted Sundays; 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, 11th edition will be our textbook. A new book is preferred to ensure space to write in answers for chapter exercises and provide word-part flashcards. Students are expected to use the companion website, Evolve, to practice pronunciation and spelling.

WEEKLY FORMAT

Tuesday – the week begins with an announcement sharing 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, journal entry, and Canvas quiz or exam due by midnight

Note: The weekly quiz may be taken at 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 practice activities and games on the Evolve website -WEEKLY
  • Discussions, a minimum of 2 posts per discussion (4 total) - WEEKLY
  • Quiz or exam over chapter content on Canvas - WEEKLY
  • Journal Entry - AS ASSIGNED
  • Presentation of a case study and a web report - ONCE during the week you sign up to present
  • Presentation of a summary of an interview with a healthcare professional - ONCE

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 Health Care Professional Interview, Case Study, and Web Report
  • Journal Entries
  • Practice Quizzes and Exams
  • Graded Quizzes and Exams

Description and Weighting of Learning Activities

The table below lists the learning activities and their point values.

Activity Weight Point Value Notes
Reading 0% 0 Not graded
Textbook exercises 0% 0 Not graded, but essential for preparing for class discussions and exams

Online Learning Activities

evolve.elsevier.com

0% 0 Not graded, but essential for learning pronunciation and spelling of medical terms; provides activities supporting audio, visual, and hands-on learning styles
Discussion Posts 35% 10 per discussion Weekly discussions; minimum of two posts per discussion
Presentations 10% 50 total Write a case study (25 points) and a web report (25 points); post and facilitate discussion. One time on a topic from the textbook chapter during a week you sign up to present.
Journal Entries 5% 5 per entry Reflect on learning, textbook exercises, and other learning activities.
Practice Quizzes & Exams 0% 0 Not graded, but helps to prepare for quizzes and exams
Quizzes 25% 1 point per question 20-40 questions on Canvas
Exams 25% 1 point per question 3 exams, approximately 100 questions each
Total 100%

100 – 90 = A

89 - 80% = B

79 – 70% = C

69% - 60% = D

59% and below =F

Extra Credit 30 points possible Write and post a second case study (15 points) and web report (15 points)

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 other students
  • Demonstratesfullunderstanding of the topics andmovesthe conversation forward with meaningful contributions and/or thoughtful questions
  • Demonstrates progress in use of medical terminology
  • Adequate length to address the topics
  • Research cited with sourceinformation inat least one post
  • 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 other students
  • Demonstratesadequateunderstanding of the topics and may move the conversation forward
  • Demonstrates some progress in use of medical terminology
  • Adequate length to address the topics
  • Research cited, but no or inadequate source information
  • Language is understandable and uses mostly correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • On-time

Satisfactory

6-4 points

  • 2 posts, at least = 1 initial post addressing discussion topics and 1 response post to another student
  • Demonstratespartialunderstanding of the topics and student effort to learn are discernible
  • Demonstrates minimal progress in use of medical terminology
  • Length of posts may not be long enough to fully address topics
  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors may interfere with meaning
  • On-time

Needs Work

4-1 points

  • 1 or 2 posts demonstratingminimalunderstanding of the topics
  • Little or no demonstration of progress in use of medical terminology
  • Posts are too short to adequately address topics
  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors interfere with meaning
  • Late

Not Met

0 points

  • No post or only “social” content

Grading Rubric for Case Study and Web Report

Exceptional

25-20 points

· 2 or more paragraphs; at least 150 words used in body of assignment

· Uses at least 5 medical terms highlighted in bold

· Provides at least 5 ways for other students to participate

· Documents source information clearly

· Demonstratesfullunderstanding of the topics and assignment; moves the conversation forward with meaningful contributions and/or thoughtful questions

· Demonstrates progress in 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 body of assignment

· Uses at least 5 medical terms highlighted in bold

· Provides at least 5 ways for students to participate

· Documents source information adequately

· Demonstratesadequateunderstanding of the topics and assignment; may move the conversation forward

· Demonstrates some progress in use of medical terminology

· Language is understandable and uses mostly correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

· On-time

Satisfactory

14-10 points

·150 or fewer words

· Uses 3 or fewer medical terms highlighted in bold

· Provides 2 or fewer ways for students to participate

· Documents source information, though not as clear as possible

· Demonstratespartialunderstanding of the topics and assignment; student effort to learn is discernible

· Demonstrates minimal progress in use of medical terminology

· Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors may interfere with meaning

· On time or late

Needs Work

9-1 points

· 50 words or fewer

· 3 or fewer medical terms used

· Provides at least 1 way for students to participate

· May or may not document source information

· Demonstratesminimalunderstanding of the topics and assignment

· Little or no demonstration of progress in use of medical terminology

· Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors interfere with meaning

· Late

Not Met

0 points

· No done or only “social” content

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.

Textbooks:

Fall 2021 textbook data will be available on May 3. 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-VO05 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 in class discussions (i.e. posting in discussions by noon on Sunday), submitting assignments, and taking quizzes and exams. Partial participation may result in an absence. Your attendance and full participation are 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:


Week 1: Sept 7 - 13, Introductions, Objective 1

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 1 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Practice Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 2: Sept 14 - 20, Body Structure, Color, and Oncology and Directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants, Objectives 1-3, 7

1. Textbook: Read Chapters 2 and 3 and complete exercises; practice with paper

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quiz over Chapters 1-3, Journal Entry #1,

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 3: Sept 21-27, Integumentary System + Healthcare Professional Interview Due

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 4 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Healthcare Professional Interview Summary posted in Discussion #1, Chapter 4 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 4: Sept 28 - Oct 4, Respiratory System + Quantitative Literacy Small Groups

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 5 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Quantitative Literacy Small Group Work, Chapter 5 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 5: Oct 5 - 11, Urinary System + Exam 1

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 6 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: One discussion, Exam over Chapters 1 - 6

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 6: Oct 12 - 18, Male Reproductive System + Example Presentation Shared

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 7 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 7 Quiz, Journal Entry #2

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 7: Oct 19 - 25, Female Reproductive System + Student Presentations Begin

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 8 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 8 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 8: Oct 26 - Nov 1,Obstetrics and Neonatology + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 9 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 9 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 9: Nov 2 -8, Cardiovascular, Immune and Lymphatic Systems, Blood + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 10 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 10 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 10: Nov 9 - 15, Digestive System + Exam 2

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 11 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Exam 2 over Chapters 7-11, Journal Entry #3

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 11: Nov 16 -22, Eye + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 12 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 12 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 12: Nov 23 -29, Ear + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 13 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 13 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 13: Nov 30 - Dec 6, Musculoskeletal System + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 14 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 14 Quiz

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 14: Dec 7 - 13, Nervous System and Behavioral Health + Student Presentations

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 15 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Chapter 15 Quiz, Journal Entry #4

3. Evolve Resources: Practice pronunciation, spelling, and chapter content

Week 15: Dec 14 - 20, Endocrine System + Exam 3

1. Textbook: Read Chapter 16 and complete exercises; practice with paper flashcards

2. Canvas: Two discussions, Exam 3 over Chapters 12-16, 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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