Medical Terminology

Course Details

Course Number: RADS-1011  Section Number: x10

Fall 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 216

Days & Times:

This is an online course so there are no designated days and times for this course.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Basic Medical Language 4th ed.  ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-323-05286-3

MSU Faculty Member
Jessyca Wagner MSRS, RT(R), CPUI   
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Course Objectives

 

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.

 

SCANS Competencies: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that students need in order to succeed in the work environment.

1. Basic Skills

2. Thinking Skills

3. Personal Qualities

4. Resources

5. Interpersonal Skills

6. Information

7. Systems

8. Technology

 

Course Objectives (with SCANS): Upon completion of this course, a student will:

 

1. Define the origins of medical language and the four word parts used to build medical terms. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

2. Define 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. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

3. Build 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. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

4. 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. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8)

5. Interpret 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. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8)

6. 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. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

7. Use medical language in clinical statements and documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

8. Use radiology related medical language in statements and documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)


Course Expectations

 CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 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 5-8

Module 3: Lessons 9-12

Module 4: Radiology supplement

 

Module Activities

 

Students must select one pronunciation activity from each module to complete. More information can be found in the course discussion board (Blackboard). These activities require students to record an audio file. Students must have computer capability to do so, as well as the necessary accessory equipment.

 

Sharing information about assignment answers is considered cheating and is a violation of the MSU Code of Honor. Refer to the Honor System for more information.

 

Module Self-Assessments

Self-assessments are available for each module exam. They do not count for a grade and can be taken at the volition of each individual student. They are to be taken after completing the assigned lessons and before attempting the module exams. Each assessment contains 25 questions, and students will have 40 minutes to complete each assessment. Students should be prepared to answer two listening and spelling questions. This requires students to have audio capability on the computer used for testing. Feedback is provided for each question based on students’ answers. Students may take this randomly-generated assessment an indefinite number of times.

 

Exams

 

Exams must be completed by the student on Blackboard. 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, diagrams, and listening and spelling. Exams contain 50 questions, and students will have 60 minutes to complete each exam. Students should be prepared to answer five listening and spelling questions. This requires students to have audio capability on the computer used for testing.

 

Sharing information about an exam or answers to questions on an exam is considered cheating and is a violation of the MSU Code of Honor. Refer to the Honor System for more information.

Be sure to read the Instructions and Troubleshooting information before taking the exams. If you do experience some difficulties, you must try to contact the course instructor immediately. You must also complete an online problem form (the link can be found in the course’s WebLinks).

Further, it is HIGHLY recommended that each student complete the audio clip test before each module exam.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam ---- You may take the final during any time it is available.

The final will be a comprehensive final exam. The comprehensive final exam will contain 100 questions.  Students will have 75 minutes to complete it; at the end of this time, the test will close, and students will not be able to continue.  This means 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.   

 

Sharing information about the final exam or answers to questions on the final exam is considered cheating and is a violation of the MSU Code of Honor. Refer to the Honor System for more information.

 

Be sure to read the Instructions and Troubleshooting information before taking the final exam.


Grading Standards

 Evaluation:

               

                Module Exams                    40%

                Module Activities                20%                                                                                                       

                Final Exam                           40%

           

Grade Scale:

                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 AAS Radiologic Sciences Program. This course is a prerequisite for admittance into the AAS Radiologic Sciences Program – a grade of C or higher is required.


Submission Format Policy

 Students MUST have reliable computer and internet access. Students must also have reliable sound (speakers) and recording devices.

 

You will need to purchase, if you do not already have one, a recording device, such as a headset. They are available from Walmart for as low as $5.00. If the student has a webcam, an extra recording device is not necessary.



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. Please note that late submissions will not be graded; students must contact the instructor for preapproval for late submissions. If students have emergency issues, they must contact the instructor as soon as possible (within a day or two).  Any activity not completed and submitted by the due date will be addressed on an individual basis.


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, 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 instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students.  These meetings must be set up with the instructor ahead of time via email.  The instructor cannot be guaranteed to be available without prior notice.     


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 Room 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 – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)

 

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.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. Papers and other assignments may be submitted to an external agency for verification of originality and authenticity.

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.  If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) may be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 PLEASE NOTE

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity and to detect for plagiarism.


 


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 English 1113 and English 1123 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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.