Course Syllabus

Medical Terminology Online

Instructor: Bev (OLaughlin) Davis

 

Class: OT280 Credits: Five Total Chapters: 16

 

Starting Date: January 2, 2013 Ending Date:  March 12, 2013

Days of Week: Seven

Email: [email protected] Home Phone: 509.525.0878

 

Class Description: Students study medical terminology to prepare for an entry-level position. Topics covered are medical suffixes and prefixes, and whole body terminology; several body systems, including integumentary, skeletal, muscles and joints, nervous, blood and lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, special senses, urinary system, female reproductive system, and obstetrics.

 

Hardware Used: Operative Systems: Windows XP, MAC OSX: Browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or newer, try FireFox 4.0.

 

A CD-ROM drive is helpful (but not absolutely necessary) in order to utilize the CD-ROM included with the text. The CD-ROM exercises offer assistance in the correct pronunciation of medical terms in addition to crossword puzzles and games. It is an excellent supplement to prepare for the chapter quizzes. Page xxvii in the textbook gives instructions on how to use the CD-ROM.

 

Text Used: Comprehensive Medical Terminology, Third or Fourth Edition, Betty Davis Jones, Thomson Delmar Learning, 2008 & 2110.

 

Level: Entry-level. Student demonstrates skill of learning medical vocabulary terms.

Outcomes: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

 

  Identify and define the word parts most frequently used with the major body systems and specialties.

 

  Properly spell, define, and pronounce medical terms associated with each body system studied.

 

  Define unfamiliar medical terms by analyzing the word parts and verifying the definition in a medical dictionary.

 

  Use the Internet to locate information about specific medical conditions, procedures, and research.

 

  Identify pathological conditions common to the body systems studied in this course.

 

  Identify diagnostic and surgical procedures common to the body systems studied in this course.

 

How Students Learn: Students will read/study each assigned chapter, completing end-of-chapter activities, reviewing the corresponding exercises on the CD-ROM and completing review documents covering prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms, and finally completing the quiz for the chapter.

 

Your final grade will be determined by the average of all test scores, including the final, and internet assignments, or other class requirements.

 

Grading Criteria:

 

94 -100 Percent A 77-79 Percent -- C+

90 - 93 Percent - A- 74-76 Percent -- C

87 - 89 Percent B+ 70-73 Percent -- C-

84 - 86 Percent - B 67-69 Percent -- D+

80 - 83 Percent B- 64-66 Percent -- D

60-63 Percent -- D-

Below 60 Percent -- F

 

Please contact instructor if you find it impossible to complete the course. Many times online learning is not a good learning style for all students.

 

Student Expectations:

 

  Locate daily announcements from instructor to remain on task

  Work on the class anytimeday or night seven days per week

  Complete two chapters per week

  Take two tests per weekTuesday and Friday

  Take a midterm over Chapters 1-8 and a final over Chapters 9-16

  Receive immediate feedback on tests

  Determine points received on each assignment by checking assessments

  Complete all assignments

  Complete weekly internet assignments on specific medical topics

  Interact with other students through the Discussion Forums

  Check into the class on a daily basis and read all other students comments and reports

  Interact with students/instructor amiably

  Maintain current class schedule in order to complete class on time (Do not get way behind.)

  Communicate with instructor through Bevs Forum or through e-mail with questions on a more personal level

  Complete the course through the Angel program

  You may check your grade anytime through the Record Icon. Your grade can be determined anytime by dividing your total earned points by total possible points. Example: Total points possible 100; Total points earned 80. 100/80=80 percent.

 

  To request accommodations related to a disability, contact Claudia Angus, Ph.D., Coordinator of Disability Support Services, at 527-4262 or email [email protected]

 

  Have fun and enjoy learning online. J J J