HSC1531

Medical Terminology

Course Code: HSC1531

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

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.

Course Details

Instructors:

Stephanie Slaughter,  MSN, RN
Office:  Bldg Q, Rm 215
(850) 718-2438
slaughters@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Leonard, P. C. (2017). Quick & Easy Medical Terminology (9th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Saunders Elsevier.  ISBN  9780323554114

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify the roles of the three types of word parts in forming medical terms

Define the commonly used prefixes, word roots (combine forms), and suffixes introduced in this chapter

Recognize the importance of always spelling medical terms correctly

Define anatomy and physiology and use anatomic reference systems to identify the anatomic position, body planes, directions, and cavities

Identify the body stems in terms of their major structures, functions, and related word parts

Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the skeletal system

Recognize, define, pronounce, and spell the terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the muscular system

Describe the heart in terms of chambers, valves, blood flow, heartbeat, blood supply, and heart sounds

Differentiate among the three different types of blood vessels and describe the major function of each

Recognize, define, spell, and pronounce the terms related to the pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures of the cardiovascular system

Describe the major functions and structures of the therefore this is the only required exam/assignment to be proctored

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce the major terms related to the pathology, diagnostic and treatment of the lymphatic and immune system 

Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the respiratory system 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the respiratory system 

Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the digestive system 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the digestive system 

Describe major functions of the urinary system

Name and describe the structures of the urinary systems 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the urinary system 

Describe the functions and structures of the nervous system 

Identify the major divisions of the nervous system and describe the structures of each by location and function 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the nervous system 

Describe the functions and structures of the eyes and adnexa 

Describe the functions and strictures of the ears 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of ear disorders 

Identify and describe the functions and structures of the integumentary system

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures related to the skin

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures related to hair, nails, and sebaceous glands 

Describe the role of the hypothalamus and endocrine glands in maintaining homeostasis 

Name and describe the functions of the primary hormones secreted by each of the endocrine glands

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the endocrine glands

Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the male reproductive system

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the male reproductive system

Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the female reproductive system

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the female reproductive

 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the female during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period

 

Describe the four vital signs recorded for most patients

 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms associated with basic examination procedures

 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms associated with frequently performed blood and urinalysis laboratory tests

 

Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms associated with radiography and other imaging techniques

 

 

 

 

 

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check

 

Weekly Assignments, Unit Exams, and Final Exam. See Firstt Day Handout for grading scheme.

Evaluation Methods:

  • 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.

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