Medical Terminology

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 3821  Section Number: X30

Summer I 2013

Location: Online

Days & Times:

This is an on-line course exclusively. No classroom experiences are included.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Mary  Jo Distel   
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Course Objectives

 

Objectives

1. Analyze medical terminology according to root elements, body systems, diagnostic, surgical and pathological origins.

2. Discuss the relationships among illness, diagnostic and procedural terms.

3. Apply the language of medicine to the interpretation of information in a variety of clinical contexts as well as usage in periodicals, textbooks, and medical references.

 

Course Expectations

Course Content

 

      1.   Basic word structure of medical terms

      2.   Medical terminology related to the organization of the human body

      3.   Suffixes and medical terminology

      4.   Prefixes and medical Terminology

      5.   Medical terminology related to medical specialists and case reports

      6.   Medical terminology related to body systems

      7.   Pronunciation and spelling of medical terms

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

1.         Students will accurately use the terminology inherent in allied health care professions. (Assessment method:   90% of the students will score at least a 74% average on the unit/module exams in this course.)

2.         Students will write bibliography summaries that appropriately and accurately identify the medical terminology of the profession. (Assessment method:   90% of the students will score at least 74% average on the bibliography assignments in this course.)

Required Texts

Chabner, D-E (2012).  Medical terminology:  A short course (6th ed.).  St. Louis, MO:  Saunders Elsevier (ISBN:  978-1-4377-3440-9 for hard copy of text; ISBN 978-1-4557-5305-5 for e-Book)

Chabner, D-E (2012).  Medical terminology:  A short course (6th ed.).  Purchase on-line access code to complete course on Desire2Learn (D2L) site.

Laptop computer with Windows and Internet Explorer capabilities

 Recommended/Optional Texts

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual (6th ed.). OR  http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx  (on-line tutorial)

Stedman, T. L. (2012).  Stedman’s medical dictionary for health professions and nursing (7th ed.).  Philadelphia:  PA:  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  (ISBN:  978-1-4698-2264-8)

OR

Stedman’s VitalSource e-Book for Stedman’s medical dictionary  for health professions and nursing (ISBN:  978-1-4511-0806-4)


Grading Standards

Evaluation

Grading Scale:          

90-100………………………………………………………………………………………………....…A

80-89……………………..……………………………………………………………………………....B

74-79……………………………………………………..………………………………………..……..C

65-73…………………………………………………..…………………………………………..……..D

64 and below………………………………………………………………………………………….….F

Theory Evaluation:

Module 01:  Exam posted by Friday, June 7, 2013 at midnight...……………………....….………15%

Module 02:  Exam posted by Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at midnight..............................................15%

Module 03:  Exam posted by Monday, June 17, 2013 at midnight...........……………………..…..15%

Module 04:  Exam posted by Saturday, June 22, 2013 at midnight.............………………….…...15%

Module 05:  Exam posted by Thursday, June 27, 2013 at midnight……………..……………..…15%

Module 06:  Exam posted by Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at midnight..............…………………..…15%

Bibliography Summaries Assignment posted by Friday, June 28, 2013 at midnight.….…..…..…10%

Total………………………………………………..……………………………………..…….…100%

 

 

 

Grading Criteria:

On-line modules must be completed, with exam grades posted in D2L gradebook,  by the dates designated above.  Late submissions will NOT be accepted and a grade of “0” will be documented  if exam grades are not posted by due dates.

Bibliography summaries assignment will be due on Friday, June 28, 2013.  Requirements for this assignment are:

            1.         Select, read/review, and turn in five articles addressing the same nursing topic

            2.         Prepare bibliography citations and summaries on the selected articles using the grading

                        rubric (attached) as a guide

                        a)         Each Summary should include an introduction

                        b)         Each summary should paraphrase each author’s message

                        c)         Each summary should include student reflection on how information may be used

                                    in future nursing practice                   

            3.         Type the assignment in APA (6th edition) format

            4.         Use correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation throughout the paper

            5.         Save work to the Drop Box (Bibliography Summaries Assignment folder) on the course

                        D2L site by midnight on Friday, June 28, 2013

            6.         Assignment will be returned to student after it is graded using the criteria stated in the

                        rubric


Submission Format Policy

Exam dates are published on Desire2Learn (D2L) on-line site.  Late submissions will not be accepted. 



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

Late papers will be accepted, but points will be deducted for each date late.


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.

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Attendance Requirements

On-line course; attendance to on-line actiovities are tracked by the course.


Other Policies

Failure Policy

Students are expected to complete his/her own work in completing these modules, taking mastery quizzes and end-of-unit exams on D2L.  If students are reported/caught cheating, a grade of “0” will be documented for that exam and disciplinary action will be taken.

By the end of the summer 1 semester, the student must earn a course average of 74% or higher in order to progress in the ACCEL-RN Program.

The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the Program Chairs, Graduate Coordinator, Department Chair, and College Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons.

 

 

ADA Statement

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MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance, call

(940) 397-4140 or visit the Disability Support Services in Clark Student Center room 168. Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.

It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

Cheating policy

The Wilson School of Nursing and Midwestern State University do not condone cheating in any form and considers it a serious offense. Cheating is defined by the faculty to include dishonesty on examinations, providing testing information that would advantage another student, and plagiarism. Specifics are to be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks and the MSU Student Handbook. Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following: Bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc. Cheating may include, but is not limited to: removing quiz or exam content, disseminating quiz/exam content, sharing quiz/exam information, being in possession of or using electronics during testing.

For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the MSU Student Handbook.

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 for educational purposes.

University Student Honor Creed

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to 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, 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

 

                          

 

 


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