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COWLEY OFT 1655 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY COURSE OUTLINE

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DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. 1 July 26, 2006 COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE and AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL COURSE PROCEDURE FOR MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OFT1655- CREDIT HOURS 3 On-Line Delivery Student Level: Freshman or Sophomore. Pre-requisite: None. Controlling Purpose and Learner Outcomes: Medical Terminology is designed to present basic principles of medical word building. The study will develop competencies in the basic elements forming medical words, categorizing major suffixes and group prefixes. Anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms will be reviewed so that students will better understand special medical procedures. Unit Outcomes and Clock Hours for Core Curriculum: Student should devote a minimum of 3 clock hours per week. Units of Instruction & Time Frame Clock Hours Basic Elements of a Medical Word 6 Suffixes: Surgical, Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related 10 Suffixes: Adjective, Noun, Diminutive, Singular, Plural 10 Prefixes 10 Body Structure and Systems 10 Final Examination 2 Total Hours 48 Outcomes and Competencies to be Developed: The following competencies must be developed to successfully complete this course: Rating scale: A = Highly skilled: motivated to excellence B = Skilled: works independently C = Limited skill: requires assistance to perform taskDISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. 2 D = Skill undeveloped: received instruction, but has not developed skill F = Unsatisfactory N= No exposure: No instruction or training Outcomes: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of medical terminology. A B C D F N COMPETENCY Explain the method by which basic elements form medical words. Apply knowledge of operative, diagnostic, and symptomatic suffixes. Apply knowledge of adjective, diminutive, and noun suffixes and the rules for changing singular words to plural words. Apply knowledge of prefixes of position, number and measurement, negation, and direction. Outcomes: The student will demonstrate a functional use of medical terminology. A B C D F N COMPETENCY Recognize medical words by analyzing their Greek and Latin parts. Spell and pronounce medical words correctly. Recall acceptable abbreviations and their meanings for medical terms and phrases. Use a medical dictionary. Outcomes: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the body. A B C D F N COMPETENCY List and define the levels of organization in the human body. Demonstrate an understanding of medical terms associated with pathology. Define and identify four body planes. List two dorsal cavities and two ventral cavities, and identify at least one organ within each cavity.DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. 3 List and locate nine abdominopelvic regions and the four quadrants of the same area. Demonstrate an understanding of body imaging by defining terms associated with radiology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography. Define directional terms and be able to use them correctly. Identify combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes related to body structure. Describe and define all major systems in the body. Projects Required: Case studies and worksheets from text and the Internet. Texts: Contact the Bookstore for the current textbook. Major Pieces of Machinery & Equipment Involved: Microcomputers and printers Internet Attendance Policy: Students will be expected to submit assignments in a timely manner according to the limits set through the course instructions. If a student falls behind in submitting assignments, the instructor will send a progress report to the student. The student will have the responsibility to contact the instructor through email or by phone to discuss their progress. If a student finds they cannot complete the course successfully, he/she must withdraw officially by the date posted in the Cowley College schedule. Evaluation: Assignments and unit examinations Midterm Examination Final Examination Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale: A = 100 - 90 B = 89 - 80 C = 79 - 70 D = 69 - 60 F = 59 and below Assignments may be subject to change during the course of the semester at the instructor’s discretion.DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. 4 Maximum Class Size Online: The maximum class size is 25. Academic Code of Conduct: Cowley College is committed to instilling in its students a high level of academic integrity. Integrity in the classroom is a definite expectation. Students who compromise the integrity of the academic process are subject to disciplinary action by the college. A violation of academic integrity includes but is not limited to: • Plagiarism • Cheating • Fabrication and Falsification • Multiple Submission • Misuse of Academic Materials • Complicity in Academic Dishonesty If a student is ever in doubt about the specific guidelines governing individual or group work with respect to a particular course or assignment, be sure to ask the instructor for clarification. XF Grade In accordance to the Academic Code of Conduct, an XF grade may be given to: 1. Students who are guilty of academic misconduct on tests or major assignments. 2. Students who knowingly facilitate classmates in academic misconduct on tests or major assignments (will be based upon the decision of the Appeals Committee). 3. Students who commit repeat violations of the Academic Code of Conduct on any class assignments. The Academic Code of Conduct will be used to define academic misconduct. If an instructor determines a student should receive an XF grade: 1. The instructor will meet with the student and follow the Academic Code of Conduct to ensure that the student has an initial opportunity to respond. 2. If the instructor still believes the student should receive an XF grade, the instructor will notify the Instructional Office and complete an XF form. 3. The student will then be


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