HITT-1305-73 - Medical Term I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
HITT-1305-73 - Medical Term I
|Instructor||Champagne, Adriane M.|
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|Course Description||Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.|
|Required Textbooks||A Short Course in Medical Terminology, 3rd edition, by C. Edward Collins; Lippincott Williams, and Wilkins Publishers (LWW); ISBN# 978-1-4511-7606-3|
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*The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (6 MWF classes, 4 TR classes).
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
|Final Exam Date||December 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM|
Week 1 Introduction to course, syllabus, pretest, Chapter 1
Week 2 Chapter 2 &3 assignments, Exam 1 Chapters 1-3
Week 3 Chapter 4, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 4 Chapter 5, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 5 Chapter 6, Assignments, Exam 2 Chapters 4-6
Week 6 Chapter 7, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 7 Chapter 8, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 8 Chapter 9, Assignments, Exam 3 Chapters 7-9
Week 9 Chapter 10, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 10 Chapter 11, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 11 Chapter 12, Assignments & Exam 4 Chapters 10-12
Week 12 Chapter 13, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 13 Chapter 14, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 14 Chapter 15, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 15 Final Exam
(This schedule is subject to change.)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1 Introduction to course, syllabus, pretest, Chapter 1 Analyzing Medical Terms
Week 2 Chapter 2 Common Suffixes and Prefixes & Chapter 3 The Body’s Organization Assignments, Exam 1 Chapters 1-3 September 7
Week 3 Chapter 4 The Integumentary System , Assignments & Quizzes
Week 4 Chapter 5 The Skeletal System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 5 Chapter 6 The Muscular System, Assignments, Exam 2 Chapters 4-6 September 28
Week 6 Chapter 7 The Nervous System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 7 Chapter 8 The Endocrine System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 8 Chapter 9 The Cardiovascular System, Assignments, Exam 3 Chapters 7-9 October 19
Week 9 Chapter 10 The Lymphatic System and Immunity, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 10 Chapter 11 The Respiratory System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 11 Chapter 12 The Digestive System, Assignments & Exam 4 Chapters 10-12 November 9
Week 12 Chapter 13 The Urinary System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 13 Chapter 14The Reproductive System, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 14 Chapter 15 The Special Senses of Sight and Hearing, Assignments & Quizzes
Week 15 Final Exam December 5th
(This schedule is subject to change.)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
2. Uses medical terminology, jargon, and abbreviations correctly in a healthcare setting.
3. Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the healthcare setting.
4. Uses medical office software applications.
5. Identifies trends in medical insurance, medical laws, and coding systems.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PLSO 1); measured by pre- and post-tests.
2. Identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms. (PSLO 2); measured by quizzes
3. Use medical terminology in context. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions.
4. Utilize prefixes, suffixes, root words, and plurals to construct and analyze medical terminology. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions.
5. Define medical root words, prefixes, and suffixes. (PSLO 2); measured by quizzes
6. Use medical references as resource tools. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions.
7. Translate abbreviations and interpret symbols. (PSLO 2);measured by quizzes.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
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(*) Homework assignments will be given each week. Not all homework may be graded.
(*) LATE WORK is highly discouraged and will incur a 30 point penalty for every day it is late. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
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