CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.
The course content is divided into modules by chapters. Additional resource material is available through the Internet. Each module has a quiz. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.
Module 1: Chapters 1 – 5 Basic Concepts
Module 2: Chapters 7,8,10,11,12,13,16 Effects of Disease Process
Module 3: Chapters 26 Musculoskeletal, 22 Acute Neuro, 23 Chronic Neuro
(with light coverage of Chronic Degenerative Disorders pp 585-594, Dementia pp 522-524, and Mental Disorders pp 524-526)
Module 4: Chapters 17 Blood Lymph, 18 Cardiovascular, 19 Respiratory
Module 5: Chapters 20 GI, 25 Endocrine
Module 6: Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base, Chapter 21 Urinary
Independent Reading Assignments
Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates.
Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%
Pathology Report - 30%
Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%
The pathology reports must:
Quizzes must be completed by the due dates or a "0" will be recorded
Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule or a grade of zero will be assigned.
To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted.Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero "0".
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto Blackboard. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.