Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

SYLLABUS – Summer 2021
Online Course: May 24, 2021 to July 31, 2021

All credit students (with the exception of Howard Community College students enrolled at Laurel College Center) are required to use Owl Mail for all college communication.

Blackboard Site:
http://pgcconline.blackboard.com

Office Hours:
Tues/Thurs 11:30-12:30pm or by appointment via email or phone.

If you would like to speak to be via Collaborate/Zoom or by phone,

please send me and email and we can set up a time to talk.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to introduce basic medical terminology to students preparing to enter a health care profession. Students will learn word elements, build on and properly use medical language, thus enhancing their communication skills in the didactic and clinical settings.
(HIM majors may not take this course – it cannot substitute for HIM 1530.)

Prerequisite:
None

CREDIT HOUR EXPLANATION

At Prince George’s Community College, for all credit courses, students are expected to spend a minimum of 37.5 combined hours of instructional time and related coursework time per credit hour. This course is a 1 credit course. This course achieves the minimum of 37.5 hours of instructional time by requiring 15 hours of instructional time and 22.5 hours of student work outside of instructional time.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Course Outcomes Program Outcome #

1 Identify the word elements used to build medical words. N/A
2 Define medical word roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes N/A
3 Combine word elements to form medical terms N/A
4 Spell correctly and pronounce medical words using
established criteria

N/A
5 Analyze medical terms that contain diagnostic and procedural suffixes N/A
6 Apply medical terms in real life situations N/A

Required Textbook:

Medical Terminology: Learning Through Practice 1st Edition, by Paula Bostwick, includes Connect Access

ISBN-
9781307506693
available for purchase at bookstore.

Other Required Course Materials:

Blackboard Management System
(CMS)
course utilizes 10 chapters’ exercises
(except Chapters 3 and 13)
in the textbook to self-test your understanding prior to taking the module exams.

All required assignments are listed in the Course Schedule.
Assignments are essential to use for learning and understanding the concepts and applications of medical terminology.
Required assignment exercises
are given and students are expected to complete the assignments within the specified (see schedule) time frame set by the instructor. Students should complete assignments in Connect after completing assignments, students should
save the results in the Connect system.
The assignment grade will populate in Blackboard gradebook.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

TESTING CENTER HOURS:

Discussion, Class assignments/exercises Monday – Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm

Project *Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

Participation Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm

PPT Lecture materials Sunday Closed

Self-assessments

Exams

*NOTE:
No additional students will be admitted for testing 30 minutes prior to the posted closing time.
The 1st Friday of every month the Center closes at 2:00pm with no admittance after 1:30pm.

DETERMINATION OF COURSE GRADE:

Determination of final grade will be based on the total points of four (4) module exams, one final exam, Four (4) modules’ assignments, discussion forums, scavenger hunt exercise, participation, and project scores. All four (4) module exams will be taken online from your place of login.

NOTE:
If a student is caught cheating on a test, a grade of zero will be assigned.

To be successful, you MUST keep up with the assigned readings and assignments and be prepared to discuss them in the module forums. If you allow yourself to fall behind, it will be very difficult to catch up.
You are expected to read the assigned materials and complete the assignments BEFORE each Module Exam. Failure to complete assignments before the exam will result in immediate failure of the assignments. Students will not be able to submit Assignments after the Start of the Modular Exam

LATE ASSIGNMENT:
LATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Unless approved by instructor.

PARTICIPATION in WEEKLY DISCUSSION FORUM

Each week/module, you are required to submit two (2) posting/threads offering one (1) genuine question/ comments/suggestions of your own that pertain to the current chapter/chapters. Your initial post should be posted no later than Wednesday evening of the week by 11:59 pm and your second (2) post should be a response to at least one classmate no later than Saturday of the week by 11:59 PM. Participation in the module forums means more than just dropping in and agreeing with everyone else.
Postings should consist of statements of fact or opinions supported by statements of fact. Simply saying “I agree” or “I disagree” is not acceptable. Respond in a manner that you expect in return and be considerate of your classmates; you may criticize their ideas but not them.

DISCUSSIONS/ WEEKLY FORUMS / REPORTS/ ASSIGNMENTS:

Each student should complete his/her introduction and responses to classmates’ introductions within the specified time frame (
see Introduction Forum
).

For greater success in the course it is recommended that students complete extra chapter assignments (
optional materials)
so that you are better prepared for each exam.

NOTE:
Any assigned assignments, reports, exercises and forums submitted after the extended time will not be graded
(review Late Assignment Policy)
.
Substitute assignments will not be given.

GRADED ASSIGNMENTS and FEEDBACK:

Homework assignments will be graded and posted within one week after the end of every class week/module and returned to students with pertinent feedback. I will frequently check the Module Forums to respond to some students’ questions/concerns/issues as necessary. If you have specific questions about assignment of the chapters please email me your question.

I can be reached by email anytime during the week (Monday-Thursday) I will provide some feedback within 24 hours except on weekends if I am away and do not have access.

EXAMS

These methods of assessment evaluate the student’s theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills, interactivity with solutions, and the ability to complete practical tasks from each chapter.

NO MID TERM
NO MAKE-UP FOR ANY EXAM, NOR ASSIGNMENT
MANDATORY COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM

Exams will be given online.
Do not attempt to look at the exam until you are prepared to take it. If you enter and exit an exam, you will be locked out; only click the SUBMIT BUTTON once to submit the exam.
If you experience a problem in transmitting an exam/assignment, send an email to me as soon as possible and/or leave a voice message on my office phone including your contact information. Once the exam period has ended, the exam will not be available.

Make-up exams will be the exception, not the rule. Make-up exams will be allowed only for extenuating circumstances and should be arranged with the instructor
before the exam period has ended.
See Announcements Section for availability of dates and times

Any technical problems with the Exam while taking in Blackboard please contact Help Desk for assistance and have a ticket number to reference that the problem was reported. Please do not contact the instructor for technology issues and concerns.

This is an online course any cable outages or power outages that cause you to loss or access to Blackboard should be documented. Please ask cable company and or power company for supporting documentation of outage and email to your instructor and or call instructor.

COURSE GRADE GRID:

                   CONTENT    POINTS

· Discussion/ Weekly Forum/Introduction
Scavenger Hunt Exercise
Project

210
5

200

Weekly / Module Exams
Exam 1: Chapters 1-3……..………………………….50 Exam 2: Chapters 4,6,7,9 ……………….. 70 Exam 3: Chapters 10,11,12…….………………………50 Exam 4: Chapters 13,14,15…………….………………..50

220
Participation …………………………….5
Assignments:

Module I-XII ……………….160

165
Mandatory Comprehensive Final Exam 200
TOTAL POINTS 1000

GRADE DETERMINATION:

90-100 ( 95-1000 (895-1000) A
80-89 (795-894) B
75-79 (745-794.45) C
65-74 (645-744) D
0-64 and below (0-644) F
Non-Attendance/Non-Participation 1st three weeks of class NA*
Non-official withdrawal and Non-Participation in class activities FX*

NOTE:
Grades are assigned based on the grading policy stated in this syllabus and not the Blackboard grade book.

HIM 1800 DL01-DL02 – Medical Terminology

        Schedule – Summer 2021

Date

Modules/Assignments Deadlines-Unit Exams

Week 1

5/24-5/30

Module I
Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 01.01 Learning Terminology, Word Roots, & Combining Forms

·
Complete- 01.02 HW Learning Terminology, Word Roots, & Combining Forms

·
Read- SmartBook 02.01 Prefixes

·
Complete- 02.02 HW Prefixes

·
Read- SmartBook 03.01 Suffixes

·
Complete- 03.02 HW Suffixes

Complete Class Introductions Discussion Board

Scavenger Hunt

Participate in weekly discussion board post

Discussion Board #1

Due 5/30

Due 5/30

Week 2

5/31-6/6

Module II

Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 04.01 Human Body: An Orientation

·
Complete- 04.02 HW Human Body: An Orientation

·
Read- SmartBook 06.01 Musculoskeletal System

·
Complete- 06.02 HW Musculoskeletal System

Discussion Board #2

EXAM 1 (Chps. 1,2,3) Due 6/6

Due 6/6

Week 3

6/7-6/13

Module II
Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 07.01 Nervous System

·
Complete- 07.02 HW Nervous System

·
Read- SmartBook 09.01 Endocrine System

·
Complete- 09.02 HW Endocrine System

Participate in weekly discussion board post

Discussion Board #3

Due 6/13

Due 6/13

Week 4
6/14-6/20

Module III

Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 10.01 Blood System

·
Complete- 10.02 HW Blood System

·
Read- SmartBook 11.01 Cardiovascular System

·
Complete- 11.02 HW Cardiovascular System

Discussion Board #4

Exam 2 (Chps. 4,6,7,9) Due 6/20

Due 6/20

Week 5

6/21-6/27

Module III
Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 12.01 Respiratory System

·
Complete- 12.02 HW Respiratory System

Participate in weekly discussion board post

Discussion Board #5

Due 6/27

Due 6/27

Week 6

6/28-7/4

Module IV
Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 13.01 Lymphatic System & Body Defense

·
Complete- 13.02 HW Lymphatic System & Body Defense

·
Read- SmartBook 14.01 Digestive System & Body Metabolism

·
Complete- 14.02 HW Digestive System & Body Metabolism

Participate in weekly discussion board post

Discussion Board #6

Exam 3 (Chps. 10,11,12) Due 7/4

Due 7/4

Week 7

7/5-7/11

Module IV
Connect Assignments:

·
Read- SmartBook 15.01 Urinary System

·
Complete- 15.02 HW Urinary System

Discussion Board #7

Exam 4 (Chps. 13,14,15) Due 7/11

Due 7/11

Week 8
7/12-7/18

Human Dz. Project

Human Dz. Project
Due 7/18

Week 9
7/19-7/25

Review Week

Week 10
7/26-7/30

FINAL EXAM

Mandatory
Comprehensive Final Exam

Due 7/30

The
NA GRADE
may be assigned by the faculty member to any student on the roster who never attends or academically participates in the class during the first three weeks of class (or equivalent of 20 percent in short courses).

The
FX GRADE
may be assigned by the faculty member to any student on the roster who did not officially withdraw from the course but who failed to participate in course activities through the end of the period. It is used when, in the opinion of the instructor, completed assignments or course activities or both were insufficient to make normal evaluation of academic performance possible.

WITHDRAWAL STATEMENT
: As the semester continues, I hope to see all of you staying in my course and doing well. However, if you are considering withdrawing from this course, your withdrawal may result in financial aid and /or academic standing implications. Therefore, if you are considering withdrawing at any point, please speak with me before making a final decision. I may be able to offer to direct you to help.

GRADE APPEAL PROCESS:

Students who want to contest a final course grade must indicate their intent to appeal “within 30 days of the electronic posting of the grade by the college. Appeals that are filed after 30 days of the electronic posting of the grade will not be considered. The appeal must be submitted by e-mail or hard copy to the Allied Health Departmental office (CHS 1405) and must be accompanied by a completed Student Complaint Form. This form is located on my PGCC, or can be obtained from the departmental office.”

DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS:

When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes. To sign up for text alerts such as school closings and delays, go to www.pgcc.edu, click Services & Support, and then click the Owl Alert icon. Owl Alert is the college’s instant messaging and email notification system.

NOTE:
Grades are assigned based on the grading policy stated in this syllabus and not the Blackboard grade book.

Viewing Grades in Blackboard
Points you receive for graded activities will be posted to the Blackboard Grade Center. Click on
My Grades
in the Quicklinks area on the left navigation to view your grades.

Graded assignments will be graded and posted within one week after the end of the module and returned to student with pertinent feedback. I will frequently check (every 2-3 days) the module forum of the discussion board to respond to students’ questions/concerns/issues as necessary.

Q GRADES: Students are expected to attend and participate in class activities. Students who either never attended the class or who ceased attendance during the first 20 percent of the course will be assigned a “Q” grade by the instructor. The Q grade is a final grade and will not be replaced with a different grade at a later time.

Faculty are required to report the date of last attendance for each student receiving Q or F grade(s) in order for the college to report this date to a variety of federal agencies as mandated. The date of last attendance is considered the date of the student’s termination from the course, regardless of the date of grade submission. Early termination from a course may result in reduction in student loans and financial aid (e.g., Pell, VA benefits) and may require the student to reimburse funds to the funding agency.

Part 5: Course Policies
Inform Your Instructor of Any Accommodations Needed
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

Disability Support Services is located in Bladen Hall 124 and can be contacted by phone at (301) 546-0838 (voice) or (301) 546-0122 (TTY) or via email at dss@pgcc.edu.

Participation in Weekly Forum
Participation in the module forum means more than just dropping in and agreeing with everyone else. Your Posting should consist of statements of fact or opinions supported by statements of fact. Simply saying “I agree” or “I disagree” is not acceptable. It is mandatory that you respond in a manner that you expect in return and be considerate of your classmates. You may disagree with their ideas but not them (the person).

Posting a question in regards to “where do I find? “or “does anyone know….” are not considered participation in the weekly forum. Those type of questions belong in the General Discussion Forum.

Ask for Help
If you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early as possible. Make sure that you are proactive in informing your instructor when difficulties arise during the semester so you can find a solution.

Complete Assignments
All assignments in MLL for this course will be submitted electronically through MLL. Projects including scavenger hunt, introduction of yourself and your individual project will be submitted electronically through Blackboard unless otherwise instructed.
Student should refer to the section “how to submit Assignments must be submitted by the given deadline or special
permission must be requested from instructor before the due date.
Extensions will not be given beyond the next assignment except under extreme circumstances. Refer to Part 2 of the syllabus for further information regarding assignments.

All discussion forum assignments must be completed by the assignment due date and time. Late or missing discussion assignments will not be considered in the grade.

Understand When You May Drop This Course
It is the student’s responsibility to understand when they need to consider withdrawing from a course. Refer to the Prince George’s Community College Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines for registration.

Incomplete Policy
Under emergency/special circumstances, students may petition for an incomplete grade. An incomplete will only be assigned if
a student has satisfactorily
completed 75 percent
or more of a course’s requirements but cannot finish on time due to extenuating circumstances. To receive this grade, an Incomplete Contract must be signed by the student, faculty member, and appropriate department chair or dean and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records when final grades for the course are submitted. Any incomplete grade must be made up prior to the end of the subsequent semester or the I grade is changed to F. Students should not re-register for a course in which they have an I grade. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor who assigned the I grade and arrange to complete the work required for a regular grade to be assigned
]. All incomplete course assignments must be completed before the beginning of the next semester. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the professor immediately when an emergency or a special circumstance arise.

Online Etiquette Rules
Rules for interacting with others in your online course:

Unless directed otherwise by your instructor, you should write email and discussion board postings in standard written English (the kind of language you would expect to find in a workplace). Messages should be short and to the point.
Make sure that you use a meaningful subject line so that your readers will have a clear idea of who sent the message and what the message contains. Many instructors and students are either teaching or taking more than one online class; make the specific class clear from the subject line.
Use all capital letters sparingly. Capitalize words only to highlight an important point or to distinguish a title or heading. Capitalizing whole words that are not titles is generally seen as SHOUTING and is often offensive to the reader.
Be courteous about what you say about others in an electronic format. Never say anything in an email or on a discussion board that you would not want to see printed in the newspaper. Refrain from providing personal information about yourself or family. This is a public area.
When reacting to someone else’s message, address the ideas, not the person.
Be careful when using sarcasm and humor. Without face-to-face communications your joke may be viewed as criticism.
Be respectful of other, diverse opinions. Don’t assume that everyone shares the same views or background.
Don’t share copyrighted materials. Most things on the Internet are NOT “fair use.” Instead of copying a relevant article or web page, provide a link to the material along with a short description of its significance.
(Netiquette rules based on materials developed by World Campus, Penn State)

Commit to Civility
To promote a community of scholarship and civility, everyone at Prince George’s Community College is expected to be respectful, tolerant and courteous towards others at all times, adhere to college policies and procedures, and respect college property. Creating a culture of civility both inside and outside the classroom is everyone’s responsibility.

Civility is a college-wide commitment and in order to identify PGCC students, we are requiring that ALL students have their IDs visible while AT ANY COLLEGE SITE, WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE LARGO CAMPUS OR ANY EXTENSION SITE.

Lanyards and ID holders can be obtained at the following locations:

Largo Campus
o College Life Services

o Admissions and Records Office

Laurel College Center – Main office, Room 205
Joint Base Andrews – 1413 Arkansas Road/Room 109
University Town Center – Room 245
Students must keep their IDs current by requesting the appropriate sticker each semester from the Admissions and Records Office or extension centers.

Commit to Integrity

CODE OF CONDUCT
The Prince George’s Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2018 – 2019 Student Handbook, beginning on page 108, for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the Student Handbook.

As a student in this course (and at this college) you are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning and participation in this class and also integrity in your behavior in and out of the classroom.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (M-2102) or call (301) 546-0838 (voice) or (301) 546-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

CIVILITY STATEMENT

To promote a community of scholarship and civility, everyone at Prince George’s Community College is expected to be respectful, tolerant and courteous towards others at all times, adhere to college policies and procedures, and respect college property. Creating a culture of civility both inside and outside the classroom is everyone’s responsibility.

Civility is a college-wide commitment and in order to identify PGCC students, students are required to enter classrooms with their college IDs visible. ALL students must have their IDs visible while AT ANY COLLEGE SITE, WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE LARGO CAMPUS OR ANY EXTENSION SITE.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Prince George’s Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2017-2018 Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2017-2018 Student Handbook and posted on the college’s website.

MYPGCC STUDENT PORTAL:

myPGCC is a student portal that provides quick access to Blackboard, Owl Alert, Owl Link, Owl Mail, PGCC news, information, student events and more. Access
myPGCC
at my.pgcc.edu or from www.pgcc.edu. Log in using your Owl Link user ID and password.

BLACKBOARD LOGIN:

Blackboard is a Web-based program that serves as the college’s online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials, to submit assignments and to discuss the course with your classmates.

To log in to your Blackboard course, please follow these steps:

Go to the Prince George’s Community College Blackboard Web site, which is located at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. NOTE:There is no “www” in the Blackboard address.

PGCC Students
must log in to Blackboard using their Owl Link user ID and password.

Howard Community College Students
will receive instructions for requesting a PGCC Blackboard account from their instructor. Once the account is requested, the student will receive an email (to their HCC student email address) from eLearning Services with login information.

Type your Owl Link user ID and password into the Blackboard login box. If your login is successful, you will see the PGCC Blackboard Homepage. In the module labeled “My Courses,” you will see the course(s) in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name.

Need help?

Visit the eLearning website at http://www.pgcconline.com
Other questions? E-mail eLearning @pgcc.edu

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