Course Description:This course is designed to provide a basis for understanding and utilizing basic principles of medical word building. The course is designed to prepare students to analyze words structurally, to spell and pronounce medical terms accurately and to understand certain word elements related to anatomy, physiology and selected disease processes.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Leonard, P. C. (2017). Quick & Easy Medical Terminology (9th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 9780323554114
See first-day handout.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Tests, Homework, Final Exams
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Weekly Assignments, Unit Exams, and Final Exam. See Firstt Day Handout for grading scheme.
- Weekly Assignments 30%
- Unit Exams 40%
- Final Exam (Proctored) 30%
This course will include a study of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Emphasis will be placed on spelling, pronunciation, definition and usage of each term. Emphasis will also be placed on a term’s relation to a body system.
Proctored Exam Requirement:
Online courses at Chipola College require that 30% of course exams/components be proctored. There are three options available to students for completing required proctored exams/components:
1) Online proctoring service
2) Off-campus testing at an approved proctor location
3) Testing in the Chipola College Testing Center
**For this course, the final exam is considered to be 30% of your grade, therefore this required exam/assignment will be proctored.
**Please read the Proctored Testing Options and Student Instructions and complete the Online Proctor Practice Quiz (mandatory) on the first day of class. This is located in the Canvas module in the course.
College-wide policies and resources
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