Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: HITT-1303- Section: 71
Medical Terminology I
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|Description||A continuation of the study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.|
|Prerequisites||HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I|
|Learning Outcomes||Identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms; use terms in context; utilize prefixes, suffixes, root words, and plurals to construct medical terms; analyze medical terms; translate abbreviations; and interpret symbols.|
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms.
Translate and interpret health abbreviations and symbols.
Utilize medical software applications.
Extract information from health records for appropriate code validation.
Sequence codes according to established guidelines and standards.
Analyze current health care trends.
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The Basics of Medical Terminology
Body, Diagnosis, Equipment, Instruments, and Treatment
Nervous System and Special Senses
Circulatory (Cardio/vascular) System
Integumentary (Skin) System
Urinary System, Uro/genital System
Reproductive Systems & Sexually Transmitted Infections
Week 1: Set-up, Introduction, Chp. 1 Overview of Interactive Textbook. Chp.2 The Basics of Medical Terminology Quiz (Due by 01/27)
Week 2: Chp. 3 Body, Diagnosis, Equipment, Instruments, and Treatment (Due by 02/03)
Week 3: Chp. 4 Integrated Medicine (Due by 02/10)
Week 4: EXAM 1, Chp. 6 Musculo/skeletal System (Due by 02/17)
Week 5: Chp. 7 Nervous System and Special Senses (Due by 02/24)
Week 6: Chp. 8 Circulatory (Cardio/vascular) System (Due by 03/03)
Week 7: Chp. 9 Respiratory System (Due by 03/10)
Week 8: Chp. 10 Integumentary (Skin) System (Due by 03/24)
Week 9: SPRING BREAK
Week 10: Chp. 11 Integumentary (Skin) System (Due by 03/31)
Week 11: EXAM 2 (Due by 4/07); *Good Friday is April 02; Easter is April 04
Week 12: Chp. 12 Urinary System, Uro/genital System (Due by 04/14)
Week 13: Chp. 13 Reproductive Systems & Sexually Transmitted Infections (Due by 04/21)
Week 14: Chp. 14 Endocrine System (Due by 04/28)
Week 15: EXAM 3 (Due by 05/05)
Week 16: Comprehensive Final Exam (Due by 05/10)
*** Changes may be made to course work, due dates, etc. Instructor reserves the right to add or change assignments during semester if deemed necessary.
Late work will result in a -30 point deduction to your grade.
Late work will only be accepted for 2 days after the due date.
TURN WORK IN ON TIME AS POSTED IN THE COURSE OR AS OUTLINED BY INSTRUCTOR'S VERBAL OR WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS.
|Final Exam Date||May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM Through May 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
EXAMS = 40%
Quizzes = 25%
FINAL EXAM 10%
ASSESSMENT METHODS & GRADING POLICY
* Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. The instructor will not drop grades.
*Instructor will copy grades weekly from the Caduceus platform to the Blackboard platform.
* Each module focuses on specific learning outcomes. However, some activities in the course may be used to enhance learning and may not be graded. Student learning will be assessed with assignments, quizzes, discussions, exams, etc. throughout the course.
* Due dates are posted each week for course work.
* Instructions and grading information will be posted on the course site for each assignment.
* Instructor will not drop grades.
* Late assignments are accepted for 2 days after the due date with -30 point deduction.
* After the second day, assignments are closed and will be unavailable to view and complete. The assignment will receive a grade of zero (0).
* NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES. Quizzes will be give weekly for each chapter. If a student misses a quiz, the grade is recorded as a zero (0). After quizzes are closed, you cannot make-up a quiz.
* NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. If a student should miss an exam, at the end of the semester, the instructor will average all exam grades [including the zero(s)] to replace the zero for the missed exam. (The final exam will not be calculated in this average.)
EXAMPLE: 4 test grades: 100, 100, 0, 80 = 280; 280/4= 70; 70 will go in the place of the zero.; Test grades are now 100, 100, 70,80
* THE FINAL EXAM ACCOUNTS FOR 10% OF THE COURSE AVERAGE. The FINAL EXAM will be comprehensive. ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAM on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a zero on the final exam.
* Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any academic work or exam in question; a second incidence of academic dishonesty on any academic work or exam in question will result in the student being given an "F" for the course.
* Every student MUST have a copy of the required material by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given.
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* STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW WRITTEN and/or ORAL INSTRUCTIONS. It is important to follow all directions. A failure to follow written and/or oral instructions will result in penalties.
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* Class participation is required. It is important to be active within the course.
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METHODS OF PRESENTATION:
Several methods of presentation may be used in class and may include any of the following:
Lecture (through PowerPoint slides, interactive notes, video, or audio sources)
Computer Assisted Learning (publisher websites)
The student is required to have all required software, e-books, key codes, etc. needed for class to complete required readings, work, etc.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses. You may use the open lab provided in the Gates Memorial Library.
COMPUTER FAILURE AND LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES FOR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, QUIZZES, EXAMS, ETC.
* If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
* It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class.
* The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
* The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
* State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
* Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name.
* Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student's name, course, and any return phone number.
*Exceptions and/or changes may be made to information in this syllabus at the instructors discretion.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|