PIERCE COLLEGE PUYALLUP BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II – BTECH 151
WINTER 2010 SYLLABUS
Instructor: Norma Rugarber
Office: Puyallup campus, A133
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
STUDENT OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the fundamentals upon
which to build a medical vocabulary. The student will be able to:
Identify and label the structures of the digestive system.
List five basic functions of the digestive system.
Define pathological conditions of different body systems and diagnostic techniques used in treating these
Identify and define the abbreviations common to each body system.
Spell and pronounce each term as it is introduced on the audiotape.
Define the different types of diabetes and identify their differences.
List the nine endocrine glands and the hormones secreted by each.
Identify and label the structures of the eye.
Identify the pathway of sound from the external auditory canal to the cerebral cortex.
Proofread medical reports with at least a 90% level of accuracy.
Identify and label the internal structure of the kidney.
List the major functions of the urinary system.
Identify the structures involved in the process of forming and expelling urine.
Label the structures of the male and female reproductive systems.
Identify secondary sex characteristic changes that occur in the body at the onset of puberty.
Identify and define at least six sexually transmitted diseases.
Identify the four phases of the menstrual cycle.
Identify and define the steps involved in breast self-examination, as well as the different surgical
approaches to removing a malignant growth from the female breast.
Identify the five classifications of Pap smear findings.
State the difference between presumptive and probable signs of pregnancy.
List the changes that occur in the body during pregnancy and the possible complications.
Differentiate between the symptoms of impending labor; false and/or true labor.
Identify and define at least 20 pathological conditions common to children.
List and define the most common communicable diseases seen in children.
State the recommended immunization schedule for infants and children.
Distinguish the differences between active and passive immunity.
Identify common radiological positions or movements based on their descriptions.
List and define different surgical procedures used in the diagnosis/cure of malignant tumors.
List and define the different tumor responses to radiation therapy.
Identify the laws and governing agencies that enforce the safe manufacture, distribution, and use of food,
drugs, and cosmetics.
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List the drug schedules used for categorizing controlled substances.
Identify at least ten drug actions/interactions that occur within the body.
List and identify at least 14 classifications of drugs.
List and define ten defense mechanisms.
Identify and define at least five phobias and 20 mental disorders.
Define different treatments, therapies, and tests used in the practice of mental health.
Work independently or in diverse teams.
Evaluate the impact of personal attendance and meeting deadlines.
MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION
Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition, Betty Davis Jones, Delmar, 2008.
Audio cds to accompany Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Terminology
Where to go:
Go to http://angel.waol.org/
User ID: Your student ID number
Password: The first five letters of your last name (lowercase, no punctuation—Examples: Johnson = johns, Lee = lee,
O’Reilly = oreil). Please change your password after logging in the first time. Scroll over the icons on the left margin to find
Preferences. Click on the Preferences button, then Change Password. Make sure the email address listed in your Personal
Information is correct.
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Listen to the words on the audio cd.
Read and study each required chapter. Complete all portions of the review exercises. You will not hand
Submit the written and audio terminology review which is located at the end of each chapter. Be sure to
number them to receive credit for all of the terms.
Participate in online discussion.
Complete the CD-ROM Quiz for each chapter and submit it.
Complete all tests.
Complete the exercises (both in the text and on the CD-ROM) and the test before advancing to the next chapter. PLEASE
NOTE: You are tested on each individual chapter—there is no comprehensive final.
25% of final grade is based on completing your homework (15% for terms, 10% for cd exercises).
10% of final grade is based on online participation and interactions. Please post any questions on the
discussion board and respond to one another. Do your best to make your interactions both meaningful and
65% of final grade is based on the average of the chapter tests. Your tests are timed – you have one
minute per question. You have one attempt for each test – it must be completed the first time you
access it. If you score below 70%, your instructor will allow you to take the test a second time. The
average of the two test scores will be your final score for that test.
There are only 2 grades possible for each chapter CD Quiz—4.0 or 0.0. You will receive a 4.0 for completing and
submitting the chapter CD Quiz with a score of 70% or better.
Your grade on each chapter’s written and audio terminology review is based on completion of all terms in the
chapter. Each chapter contains a different number of terms, which are indicated in the body of each chapter
assignment description. Missing or incomplete definitions will not be accepted. Your grade on the terms is based
on the total terms completed versus the number required.
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Grading Conversion Scale for Chapter Tests
(see instructor for detailed scale)
A- to A 90% - 100% 3.5 – 4.0
B- to B+ 80% - 89% 2.5 – 3.4
C- to C+ 70% - 79% 1.5 – 2.4
D- to D+ 60% - 69% .7 – 1.4
This is a suggested schedule to help you finish the course in ten weeks. There will be 12 tests to complete before the
end of the quarter. You may choose to work faster than the following schedule outlines, but please do your best not
to fall behind. Please email me if you are not able to stay on schedule.
For each chapter listed below, you will need to complete the following:
Read each chapter. Complete all chapter review exercises, with the exception of the word search and crossword
puzzles, which are optional. You will not hand in these exercises.
Submit the written and audio terminology review for each chapter. Be sure to number the terms so you receive credit
for completing all of them. Missing or incomplete definitions will be deducted from the total.
Complete the CD-ROM Quiz for each chapter and submit the screen shot for each.
Students are expected to complete their own work. If any student’s assignment appears to be identical to another’s
assignment, both students will receive a 0.0 for that assignment.
Take the test. Remember that these tests are timed – one minute per question. You have one attempt, so you must
complete the test the first time you access it. You will have 40 minutes to complete the test. Points will be deducted
from your final score if you go over the time limit (5 points for up to 5 minutes, 10 points for 5-10 minutes,
Week of January 7 Chapter 13, ―The Endocrine System‖
Take Chapter 13 Test
Week of January 14 Chapter 14, ―The Special Senses System‖
Take Chapter 14 Test
Week of January 21 Chapter 15, ―The Urinary System‖
Take Chapter 15 Test
Week of January 28 Chapter 16, ―The Male Reproductive System‖
Take Chapter 16 Test
Chapter 17, ―The Female Reproductive System‖
Take Chapter 17 Test
Week of February 4 Chapter 18, ―Obstetrics‖
Take Chapter 18 Test
Week of February 11 Chapter 19, ―Child Health‖
Take Chapter 19 Test
Week of February 18 Chapter 20, ―Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging,‖
Take Chapter 20 Test
Week of February 25 Chapter 21, ―Oncology,‖
Take Chapter 21 Test
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Week of March 4 Chapter 22, ―Pharmacology,‖
Take Chapter 22 Test
Chapter 23, ―Mental Health‖
Take Chapter 23 Test
Week of March 11 Chapter 24, ―Gerontology‖
Take Chapter 24 Test
The last day of the quarter is March 17. All assignments & tests must be completed by
midnight of that day.
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