HTH100 Medical Terminology Online Syllabus

Lackawanna College

HTH100 Medical Terminology

Online Classroom: 1 Credit

 

                                           

Instructor

Mary Lou Purnell

Phone

570-955-1457

Office

Room 316C Angeli Hall

E-mail

PurnellM@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am

 

 

 

Text

Mastering Healthcare Terminology,  5th Edition, Betsy J. Shiland (2016)

ISBN: 978-0-323-29858-2

 

Description

HTH 100  - Medical Terminology 
HTH 100 (Formerly SD 125) – Medical Terminology Within this course the student will gain use of medical language for appropriate and accurate communication in patient care and professional situations. This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. Abbreviations will be introduced as related terms are presented. Basic anatomical knowledge will also be presented including anatomical landmarks, direction and positioning, planes of the body and other related material. (1 Credit)

 

Objectives

1. Develop a medical vocabulary and knowledge of medical terminology.

2. Utilize medical terminology in communications (verbal and written) with colleagues, and others involved in patient care.

3. Adapt usage of medical terminology based on communicating with health professionals, patients, and non-health professionals.

4. Compare and contrast the role of the relationship of healthcare providers and how it is reflected in written documentation.

5. Define basic documentation format for allied health professions and how medical terminology is implemented into a daily note.

 

 

Requirements

Reading assignments

Power point review

Homework & Learning Exercises

 

Evaluation

Exams

Discussion

Assignments

Final Project

 

 

 

Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

 

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting replies in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Activities (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 

Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add a course will automatically be dropped from the course.

 

 

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion 

 

Twice on any two days in a week (4 total)

 

0

 

  • You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on TWO days throughout the week for a total of FOUR replies in all, minimum.
  • Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course. It is the responsibility of the student to formally withdraw from the course at the Registrar’s office.

 

 

Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

You MUST reply no less than 4 times per week – twice on any two days.

Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:

  • Did I answer the discussion questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material that promoted conversation?
  • Did I support my answers to the discussion questions with research and reading?
  • Did I respond to at least two classmates?
  • Did I continue the conversation with peers that replied to my discussion?
  • Did I answer any additional questions the instructor may have asked?
  • Are all of my responses detailed and clear?
  • Did I participate in the discussion on 4 separate days?
  • Did I relate my responses to the course reading, notes, and/or personal life?
  • Did I provide the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learnedfrom what I have contributed and can continue the conversation
  • Did I use proper grammar, spelling and netiquette?

 

Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

30 points per week for a total of 240 points

 

 

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (1 replies)

10 (1 DQ)

 

 

 

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (1 replies)

2

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (1 replies)

2

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (1 replies)

2

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on two      separate days.

5

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

2

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

5

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

2

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS for EACH WEEKLY DISCUSSION:

30

 

 

 

Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

  1. Discussion posts should be relevant, proof read and checked for grammar and spelling errors. If this is not apparent there will be a loss of points.
  2. Always be respectful to all members of the discussion group. This means not calling out names, using slang or profane language.
  3. Replies must be original. Repeating course mate replies will result in deduction of points.
  4. All emails and responses posted in the General Questions section of the forum will be answered within one day.
  5. All assignments will be graded within 3 days of the assignment due date

 

 

Grading

 

Discussions…………..240 Points

Exams…………………..800 Points

Final Project…………140 Points

Presentation Slide…  20 Points

              Total             1200 Points

 

Medical Terminology Presentation-Teamwork

Project:   Slide Presentation:  Create 2-3 slides that displays why it is important to know medical terminology as a health professional or practitioner. You can use graphics to enhance your slide and obtain full credit. Your slide will be used by the instructor to present to the group. The instructor will create a power point slide show using your slide to reinforce the importance of learning Medical Terminology.

Choose the information you place into the slide by using the rubric below as a guide for requirements.

Presentation Rubric for HTH100 Medical Terminology

 

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4

5

Score

Topic

Topic not demonstrated

Topic minimally covered

Topic covered with no advanced knowledge displayed

Topic covered, advanced knowledge displayed.

 

Visual Aids and Creativity

None used or impossible for the audience to see

Were not well prepared; and most of the visuals were difficult to see; very little originality

Were somewhat prepared; small portion of visuals were difficult to see; good variety and originality apparent

Were well prepared and easy for the audience to see; very original and capture’s the audience attention.

 

Organization

Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information

Audience has difficulty following presentation because students jump around

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow

 

Mechanics

Presentation had four or more spelling and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has three misspellings and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

 

 

Total Score

 

 

 

Student Name_______________________________ Date_________________

Instructor _________________________________ Date______________________

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Medical Terminology Project

Project:   Essay-Create a two-page essay paper, normal margins, double spaced, and no larger than a size twelve. Font style must be easy to view and read.

Main topic: Utilizing medical terminology create a story to write about. This can be an actual event or something you may have experienced yourself or it can be completed using no other relationship. Medical terms must be used properly and accurately. Consistent use of medical terms is expected. Please refer to the rubric below for requirements.

 

 

Final Project Rubric for HTH100 Medical Terminology

 

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10

15

20

Score

Content

Content is incomplete and the essay is not clear or comprehensive

Content is comprehensive but not well supported due to inconsistencies with relating to the topic

Content is comprehensive, research is evident, clear statements are made

Content contains well supported main points, comprehensive, accurate, and purpose of the essay is clear

 

Structure

No consistency with structure, transition of thoughts are difficult to follow

Structure of the essay and thought transitions need improvement

Structure of the essay is easy to follow

Structure of the essay is without imperfections

 

Format

Improper format used did not follow instruction.

Some instructions followed, inconsistent

Instructions followed throughout most of the essay

Instructions were followed throughout the entire essay.

 

Medical Terminology

At least 100 terms

None presented

Was poorly utilized

Was used properly but not used consistently throughout the presentation.

Was used properly and remained consistent throughout the presentation, met requirements

 

Creativity

Repetitive with little or no variety:

Little or no variation; material presented with little originality or interpretation

Some originality apparent; good variety and blending of materials

Very original presentation of material; uses the unexpected to full advantage; captures audience’s attention

 

Organization

Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information

Audience has difficulty following presentation because students jump around

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow

 

Mechanics

Presentation had four or more spelling and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has three misspellings and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or grammatical errors

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

 

 

Total Score

 

 

Student ____________________________________________      Date______________________

Instructor __________________________________________      Date______________________

 

 

 

 

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties

No late assignments will be accepted.

Technical difficulties are NOT a justification for lateness.

There will be no “extra credit.”

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

 

 

Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

 

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Portfolio and Coursework

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Course Schedule

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Week

Topic

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

1

Chapter 1 Introduction to Healthcare Terminology

Chapter 2

Body Structure and Directional Terminology

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 1 & 2

·         View Power Points Chapter 1 & 2 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 1 DQ 1 Participation (30 points) Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 1 Exam (45 points) Chapter 2 Exam (60 points)

·         Register for and utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

·         Group/Team Presentation-Create two -three power point slides that displays why it is important to know medical terminology as a health professional or practitioner. Complete by Week 2. (20 points) Reference the Rubric under grading in the syllabus an under course resources then handouts.

2

Chapter 3 Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 4 Integumentary System

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 3 & 4

·         View Power Points Chapter 3 & 4 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 2 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 3 Exam (60 points) Chapter 4 Exam60 points)

·         Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

3

Chapter 5 Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 6 Urinary System

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 5 & 6

·         View Power Points Chapter 5 &6 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 3 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 5 Exam (60 points) Chapter 6 Exam (60 points)

Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

4

Chapter 7 Male Reproductive System

Chapter 8 Female Reproductive System and Pregnancy

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 7 & 8

·         View Power Points Chapter 7 & 8 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 4 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 7 Exam (37 points) Chapter 8 Exam (60 points)

·         Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

5

Chapter 9 Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems

Chapter 10 Cardiovascular System

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 9 & 10

·         View Power Points Chapter 9 & 10 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 5 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 9 Exam (60 points) Chapter 10 Exam (60 points)

·         Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

6

Chapter 11 Respiratory System

Chapter 12 Nervous System

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 11 & 12

·         View Power Points Chapter 11 & 12 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 6 DQ 1 Participation CASE STUDY (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 11 Exam (60 points) Chapter 12 Exam (60 points)

·         Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

7

Chapter 13 Eye and Ear (Special Senses)

Chapter 14 Endocrine System

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Read Chapters 13 & 14

·         View Power Points Chapter 13 & 14 under Course Resources-Handouts

·         Week 7 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Complete Learning Exercises and chapter Review in Textbook.

·         Chapter 13 Exam (60 points) Chapter 14 Exam (58 points)

·         Utilize evolve.elsevier.com resources for your text to prepare for exams.

8

Review Final Project

1,2,3,4,&5

·         Week 8 DQ 1 Participation (30 points)

·         Final Project Due (140 Points)

 

Syllabus subject to change at the Instructor’s discretion.