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Medical Terminology

Course Details

Course Number
1011
Section Number
1011
Semester
Spring 2017
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
online
Days & Times

Attendance:

 

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

 

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm on March 27, 2017.  Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course.  In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted.  If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements.  If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.

Professor
Mandy Sedden (view Profile)

Textbooks

Medical terminology: Get connected!
Frucht, S. S. (2012). Medical terminology: Get connected! Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. [ISBN-13: 9780133978438]
ISBN:
Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

 

Upon completion of this course, a student will:

·       Define the origins of medical language and the four word parts used to build medical terms.

·       Define, build, interpret, and pronounce medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system.

·       Interpret the meaning of abbreviations related to body structure, directional terms, abdominopelvic quadrants, the integumentary system, denotations of color, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system.

·       Use medical language in clinical statements and documents.

·       Use radiology related medical language in statements and documents.

 

Course Expectations

Course Overview:

 

This course provides a foundation of medical terminology for individuals considering entering the Radiologic Technology program. Content includes basic medical word parts and terms plus terminology specific to the radiologic sciences.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

The student will exhibit professional communication skills using appropriate medical terms, and will demonstrate a solid foundation in the terminology unique to radiologic sciences.

 

Course Objectives:

 

Upon completion of this course, a student will:

·       Define the origins of medical language and the four word parts used to build medical terms.

·       Define, build, interpret, and pronounce medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system.

·       Interpret the meaning of abbreviations related to body structure, directional terms, abdominopelvic quadrants, the integumentary system, denotations of color, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system.

·       Use medical language in clinical statements and documents.

·       Use radiology related medical language in statements and documents.

 

Grading Standards

Teaching Strategies:

 

Independent reading assignments, module activities, required practice activities, timed D2L module exams, and timed D2L closed book final examination.

 

Evaluation:   

               Module Exams              40%

               Module Activities       20%                                                                                               

               Final Exam                     40%

 

Grade Scale: (This instructor does NOT round grades.)

A                                          100-90

               B                                            89-80

               C                                            79-75

               D                                            74-65

               F                                            64 & below

** Please note that this course requires a 75 for a grade of “C.” This is consistent with the grading policy of the BSRT Radiologic Sciences Program. This course is a prerequisite for admittance into the BSRT Radiologic Sciences Program – a grade of C or higher is required.

 

Communication with the Professor:

 

Individual questions and concerns should be handled through an email directly to the professor using the email address at the top of this syllabus. Email is the best way for contacting the instructor. Direct email to mandy.sedden@mwsu.edu is better than using the D2L email.

 

Students should include the course number (RADS 1011) in the subject line of the email and include his/her name in the body of the email. If students do not use the course number, the professor will return with an email asking for more information; this will delay getting answers to students.

 

Throughout the semester, the professor may post announcements on D2L.  Contact information for the professor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus.  Email is the preferred mode of communication.  Students must use the MSU Student Email system.   The professor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the professor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc).

 

 

The professor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students if they request it.  This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the professor.      

 

Submission Format Policy

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

All assignments, quizzes, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course schedule at the end of this syllabus. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, he or she MUST contact the course instructor IMMEDIATELY, PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE. Please note that late submissions will not be graded and will result in a grade of zero (0).

 

** Please note, all assignments are considered complete upon submission and will be graded as such.

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Students must read the assigned lessons and supplements and complete the book provided activities before attempting the module exams.

·       Module 1: Lessons 1-4

·       Module 2: Lessons 5, 15-17

·       Module 3: Lessons 6, 12-14

·       Module 4: Lessons 7-8, 10-11

·       Module 5: Radiology Supplement (PowerPoint slides found in D2L)

 

Module Activities

 

Students must complete the required activities in My Medical Terminology Lab as well as the pronunciation activity from each module. The lab activities must be completed before the pronunciation activities and will count as part of the students’ grades. The pronunciation activities in D2L require students to record an audio file. Students must have computer capability to do so, as well as the necessary accessory equipment.

 

Exams

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, activities provided in the book and in My Medical Terminology Lab, and module pronunciation activities before attempting the module exams.

 

Exams must be completed by the student on D2L. Exams are TIMED, OPEN-BOOK, and may contain a variety of question types including, but not limited to, multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, and diagrams. Exams contain 50 questions, and students will have 60 minutes to complete each exam.

 

Be sure to read the Instructions and Troubleshooting information before taking the exams. If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in D2L to contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.

 

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

·       Module Quiz Number (I –IV)

·       Question Stem

·       Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct

·       Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale

 

For example, a student cannot send the message “I think question number ten is wrong on quiz four” because each student gets a quiz of randomly generated test items.  The instructor has to know the question stem to find the question in the database. 

After reviewing the situation, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.  It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time. 

 

Comprehensive Final Exam

 

The final will be a comprehensive final exam, and can be completed by the student any time during the open dates listed at the end of the syllabus. The comprehensive final exam will contain 80 questions.  Students will have 60 minutes to complete it; at the end of this time, the test will close, and students will not be able to continue.  The final is OPEN-BOOK; however, due to the time restriction, students must be familiar with the material and not try to look everything up from the book.  The instructor will not reopen the final exam due to students not completing it.  If a technical error occurs (computer freezing, crashing, or not allowing submission of answers) students must contact the instructor immediately. 

 

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

All assignments, quizzes, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course schedule at the end of this syllabus. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, he or she MUST contact the course instructor IMMEDIATELY, PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE. Please note that late submissions will not be graded and will result in a grade of zero (0).

 

** Please note, all assignments are considered complete upon submission and will be graded as such

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance:

 

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

 

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm on March 27, 2017.  Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course.  In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted.  If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements.  If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.

Other Policies

Special Needs:

 

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

 

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The ODS has assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals.  A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108.  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

 

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved.  If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution.  The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

 

The Director of the Counseling Center serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940)397-4618, TDD (940)397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Rm. 108.

 

Administrative Process:

 

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor.  If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence: 

 

Department Chair – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)

College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Matthew Parks (940-397-7500)

 

Honor System:

 

RADS 1011 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

Many components of RADS 1011 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online WebCT course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

 

Specific components of RADS 1011 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared or copied (plagiarized) from other sources.  These components include the module activities, Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes and the Blackboard Comprehensive Final Exam.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.