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					    HIMS 1180
DISEASE PROCESSES
    SYLLABUS




Fall Quarter 09                            Hybrid Format

                  Instructor: Mary Rezac
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          METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                      FALL QUARTER, 2009 SYLLABUS

COURSE IDENTIFICATION

Title:                                          Disease Processes
Prefix/Section:                                 HIMS 1180 8A
Credit Hours:                                   4.5
Begins/Ends:                                    9-3-09 to 11-12-09
Last Day to Withdraw:                          10-28-09
Delivery Type:                                 Traditional Classroom
Class Location:                                MHY, Room 204
Meeting Time:                                  Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Course Web Address:                            http://online.mccneb.edu/webct/public/home.pl
HIMS Website:                                  http://ctva.mccneb.edu/jchess
Medical Resource Website:`                     www.onelook.com
Important dates:
        http://www.mccneb.edu/search_results.asp?q=important+dates&x=11&y=8

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Instructor’s Name                                    Mary Rezac
Email Address                                        mrezac@mccneb.edu
Home Phone                                           498-8432
Metro Office Hours:                                  By appointment only
Academic Program Area:                               Information Technology and E-,Learning
Department Dean:                                     Thomas C. Pensabene
Dean’s Office Telephone                              402-457-2660

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of human disease processes. The students gain knowledge
in the study of the nature and description of disease, the study of etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic
evaluation procedures, complications, treatment, management, prognosis, and prevention of disease. The
coverage of diseases is organized by major body systems. Bacteriology as related to health, immunology, and
infectious diseases is also explored. The student will apply the knowledge learned and utilize critical-thinking
and problem-solving skills through the utilization of case studies and team activities.

Course Prerequisites: HIMS 1130 Medical Terminology Il

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
    Identify diseases, their etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
    Utilize appropriate reference materials efficiently to research and/or verify medical data.
    Participate in class activities involving communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
    Integrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential to career success in the health care field.


Required/Supplemental Materials:
Text:       Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions
Workbook:   Essential of Human Diseases and Conditions
Edition:    Fourth Edition
Author:     Margaret Schell Frazier, and Jeanette Wist Drzymkowski
Publisher:  evolve Elsevier, Saunders
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Optional:      Medical Dictionary; i.e., Taber’s, Dorland’s, Stedman’s

Online: http://shop.efollett.com/htmlroot/storehome/metr5opolitancommunitycollege141.html

Course Structure:
This course format is traditional, meeting on campus once a week. During the class period the instructor will
introduce the material being studied in each module. Written handouts will be shared as supplemental
materials. The course is based on the material presented in the textbook and the handouts. The instructor will
lecture to clarify important information and guide students as they gain new information about each body
system. The student is encouraged to ask questions and clarify information as needed. The instructor will
introduce a variety of learning activities to accommodate differing learning styles, aid in holding attention and
make the class interesting and informative.

There will be small group activities assigned each week. Health care workers often work as part of a team.
Each small group will work together during the quarter. In addition to enhancing the communication skills and
critical thinking abilities of each student, each individual will have opportunities to develop leadership skills and
teambuilding skills.

It is critical that each student accept the responsibility for the completion of all exercises, assignments, and
reading materials. Class time will be devoted to discussing content, presenting enrichment materials, and
answering one another’s questions.

Online submission requirements
If a student is absent from class for any reason, homework may be submitted by email to the instructor.
Metropolitan Community College uses Microsoft products as part of its standard software and encourages
students to do the same. The student may save word-processed documents for file attachments in Microsoft
Word .doc or .docx format. If your software does not allow either of these, then save files in Rich Text Format
(rft)

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Methods of Assessing Student Progress:
The student will earn a specific grade by earning points in a variety of activities.
A module will be assigned each week. The student will be assigned specific reading assignments, written
homework assignments, completion of a minimum of 1 internet activity, an additional assignment, and a one-
minute paper.

HOMEWORK
   Homework is assigned weekly. Assignments must be submitted at the assigned time and date and in
    full to receive credit. Incomplete assignments will earn a grade of zero.
   It is anticipated that all assignments will be submitted on the assigned due date. Occasionally there
    may be exceptions. When exceptions are permitted, the assignment may submitted up to one week
    after the due date but the grade will be reduced by 20%
   If a student is absent from class she/he may email the homework assignment to the instructor
    and receive full credit if it is sent before the class session
   Assignments will NOT be accepted after one week.
   All homework is to be computer generated and it is due at the beginning of class each week.
   Internet assignments and additional assignments listed on the weekly module homework pages must
    include source documentation using appropriate formatting.
   A one-minute paper is an integral part of each weekly assignment. It is a written summary of the
    assignment; The student is to
             Write one complete question about a topic that is difficult to understand. It is a concept the
             student would like to have discussed further in class. It is referred to as the MUDDY POINT
          Also to write an entire sentence about something important that has been learned from this
             assignment. This is referred to as the IMPORTANT FACT

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    The points that a student may earn for homework each week is 100. It is broken down in the following
    manner:
             Workbook assignment             40 points
             Textbook assignment             15 points
             Internet assignment             15 points
             Worksheet                       10 points
             Additional Assignment           15 points
             One-minute paper                 5 points
The total number of incorrect points will be subtracted from 100, although there will be more than 100
questions to be answered. All questions requiring information from a source other than the textbook must be
documented correctly. If they are not, 5 points will be deducted from the points earned. Be certain to use APA
format for documentation.

ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION
Attendance and participation will earn 10 points each week.
Each student is expected to attend every class, arrive promptly, participate actively in all classroom assigned
activities, and remain in class for the entire class period. Material may be covered that is not in the text.
Information may be presented in sequence different from the text. A student who misses class for any reason
is expected to cover the material missed on his/her own. Excessive absences or unsatisfactory progress will
subject the student to administrative withdrawal from the course.

Prompt attendance is very important in the working environment. If the student is more than 15 minutes late
or leaves more than 15 minutes early zero points will be earned for attendance and participation for the week.
Students will also earn a zero points for attendance and participation if electronic devices are used
inappropriately.

ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION POLICY:
Attendance, active participation, and timely submission of assignments affect learning and grading in this
course. To remain eligible for financial aid, students are responsible for meeting Satisfactory Academic
Progress standards.

Students who attend no class meetings up to and including the Section Census Data published in the Class
Schedule at www.mccneb.edu/schedule/ may be disenrolled from the class. There is no appeal for this
disenrollment. A student who fails to meet class attendance expectations may receive a final grade mark of
FX, indicating an absence-related failure, or a failing (F) grade.

STUDENT WITHDRAWAL:
If you cannot participate in and complete this course, you should officially withdraw by calling Central
Registration at 402-457-5231 or 1-800-228.9553. Failure to officially withdraw will result in either an
attendance-related failure (FX) or failing (F) grade. The last date to withdraw is noted in the CLASS
IDENTIFICATION section of this syllabus.


EXAMINATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
   Each week a computer generated objective test will be administered during the class session. It will be
     graded and available for review after everyone in the class has completed the test..
   The student will receive one point for each correct answer on the tests given weekly.
   The test content will include material from the assigned reading, the internet activities, handouts, and
     classroom activities/discussions.
   All tests are taken online.
   There are no “retakes.
   Test dates may be changed at the instructor’s discretion.

Make-up Test Procedures:
Students are expected to be present on the day of each scheduled test. There will be no retakes of tests. Test
dates are not firm and are, therefore, subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. If the instructor is
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informed of a valid absence before a test, arrangements may be made for the student to take a make-
up exam. The test will be taken online at a time the student chooses. The instructor will need to be informed
of the exact time the student chooses. The test will be a timed test. Thirty seconds are allowed for each test
question. One test question at a time will be shown. Students will not be able to go back to previous test
questions. Students will have one week in which to make up the test.

Written Report:
    Each student is to research and collect information related to a specific disease that is NOT included in
       the textbook, Essential of Human Diseases and Conditions.
    It is to be submitted on the date identified in the list of assignments. (THE FOURTH CLASS PERIOD)
       If it is necessary for the student to be absent the day the written report is required, she/he may submit it
       as an email attachment and receive full credit if it is sent by the beginning of the required class period.
    This written report is due the fourth class period of the quarter. If submitted late, 20% will be deducted
       from the points earned.
    It may only be submitted a maximum of one week late.
    The student may earn 100 points for this written report.
    Refer to the specific guidelines and outline included as a separate document.

Oral Presentation:
    Each student is to research the health care of a specific country or culture and provide an oral Power
       Point Presentation for the class. Students who require assistance in preparing a PowerPoint
       presentation may inquire at any of Metro’s Academic Resource Centers for instruction on how to
       complete this project.
    The report is to indicate how people in other nations/countries, or cultures practice healthcare and how
       it differs from the medical procedures practiced here in the Midwest.
    This presentation is to reflect how members of the health care team can meet the needs of people in a
       culture that is different from our own.
    The student may earn 100 points for this oral presentation. Specific guidelines are included as a
       separate document.
    Students will draw for dates to “present”. If the student does not present on the date assigned a
       penalty of 5 points will be assigned to the grade.
    Refer to the project’s rubric and outline provided as a separate document.
Criteria for Determining Final Course Grade:
The percentage grade each student earns is based on the number of points earned divided by the number of
points available.

A - 90% - 100%        B - 80% - 89%        C - 70% - 79%        D - 60% - 69%         F - Below 60%

Homework and Research Assignments:
   Use a 12 Point font; Arial or New Times Roman
   Use APA format for citing references
   Respond to each point of each assignment
   Use spell check and grammar check
   Margins: Top/Bottom = 1 inch, and Right/Left = 1 inch

Maintenance of Student Records:
The instructor will make every effort to evaluate submitted assignments within a week. Final grades will be
entered through Metro’s on-line grading system. The instructor will keep a record of all assignment grades for
one year.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS



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The student will have specific assignments to read and master. These assignments are indicated in the course
schedule contained within this syllabus. In order to create an atmosphere where optimal learning takes place,
students are expected to:
     Have read the material prior to the class meeting date.
     Participate in all classroom activities and discussion sessions.
     Allow equal opportunity for all class members to participate.
     Show respect for the opinions of others by voicing disagreements in a courteous manner.
     Respect the diversity of cultures, opinions, and viewpoints in the classroom.
     Listen to the instructor as well as to each other and treat all class members with respect.
     Strive for perfect attendance: be punctual (arrive on time and return from breaks on time).
     Come to class prepared (pen/pencil, textbook, paper, class supplies, homework assignments, etc.).
     Take responsibility for missed content (if absent from class).
     Attend the entire class session.
     Refrain from reading other materials, books, newspapers, etc. during class.

Electronic Devices Usage
    Usage of portable electronic devices (including cellular telephones, and musical devices) will not be
       allowed during class. Calls/pages should be answered/made before or after class.
    Use of the Internet will not be allowed during class except at the specific direction of the instructor. Use
       of computers to check e-mail or search the Internet during class will result in no credit for that day’s
       class attendance and participation.

Disruptive Classroom Behavior
Certain student behavior will result in the lowering of the course grade by at least one grade level, may result in
an “F” grade for the course, and may result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the college. The
college reserves the right to exclude at any time, students whose conduct is deemed undesirable or injurious to
the best interests of the College or of the students. These behaviors include, but are not limited to:
     Dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information or signatures on
        assigned work.
     Intentional disruption, obstruction, or interference with the process of instruction.
     Racist, sexist, and other disrespectful comments.

Academic Honesty Statement:
Nationally there have been increased incidences of cheating and plagiarism among the college and university
student population. Although any case of cheating is cause for concern, it is an especially egregious violation
in the medical and healthcare training fields. Patients trust their healthcare team with the most personal
medical concerns and expect healthcare team members (including health information management personnel)
to be competent and skilled in their area of expertise. This cannot be achieved if cheating or plagiarism is
taking place during the educational process. Cheating of any kind in this field is an ethical violation and cannot
be tolerated. In the healthcare community there is no room for individuals who are willing to compromise ethics
for expediency.

All students are expected to abide by College policies. These policies exist so that all students may pursue
their educational goals in a fair and non-threatening environment. Students are reminded that materials they
may use as sources for this course may be subject to copyright protection. Additional information about
copyright is provided on the library webpage at http://www.mccneb.edu/library, by your instructor, or by the
College’s Copyright Officer. In response to incidents of student dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.), the
College imposes specific actions that may include receiving a failing grade on a test, failure in the course,
suspension from the College, or dismissal from the College. The disciplinary procedures are available in
Student Services.

Plagiarism
In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas,
or other original (not common knowledge) material without acknowledging its source. This definition applies to
textual material published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers. The
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purpose of the learning assignments in this course is to encourage students not simply to recycle information,
but to investigate and analyze its sources.

To promote ethical use of source materials and integrity in students’ written work, Metroplotian Community
College subscribed to Turnitin.com a service that provides document source analysis in order to detect
plagiarism. Students enrolled in this course agree that all required work bay be submitted by the Instructor to
Turnitin.com. In an effort to assure that documents are written in an original “from scratch’ format by the
student, no more than 20% of a document, may contain quoted material. If a student plagiarizes in excess of
20% of a document, that activity will receive a zero. A second submission in the course indicating plagiarism in
excess of 20% will result in failure of the course.

LEARNING SUPPORT
Metro's Academic Resource Centers, Math Centers, and Writing Centers can help you achieve educational
success. The staffs in these centers provide drop-in assistance with basic math, reading, writing and computer
skills. We offer a friendly, supportive learning environment. Self-paced computer-assisted instructional support
in reading, vocabulary, typing, English as a Second Language, and online course orientation is also available.

Library Resources:
The library on each campus contains a wide variety of resources essential to success for a medical office
professional. It is highly recommended that students utilize these resources during the quarter as an aid in
research. The libraries usually subscribe to a health-related database which will provide invaluable
opportunities for research.

Detailed information about these services are in the Student Handbook, College Catalog, and online. Links to
these resources are located at http://www.mccneb.edu/learningcenter/.

COLLEGE POLICIES
College policies, such as student rights and responsibilities, academic standards, plagiarism, and etc. are
outlined in the College Catalog and Student Handbook. This information can be accessed via the online
catalog at http://www.mccneb.edu/academics/catalog.asp.

Student Withdrawal:
If you think you cannot attend and complete this course, you should officially withdraw by calling Central
Registration, (402) 457-5231. Failure to officially withdraw will result in either an instructor withdraw (IW) or
failing (F) grade. The last date to withdraw from this course is identified in the Course Identification section of
this syllabus.

Student Code of Conduct:
The college has a standard code of conduct that involves consequences for specific academic and non-
academic behavior that may result in a failing grade, probation, or suspension from the college. More
complete information about the code of conduct is located in the Student Services portion of the online catalog
http://www.mccneb.edu/catalog/studentinformation.asp.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
If you have a disability that may substantially limit your ability to participate in this class, please contact a
Disability Support Services Counselor, located in the Student Services Office on each campus. Metropolitan
Community College will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with documented qualifying
disabilities. However, it is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations. For further information,
please contact the Student Services Office at your campus.

Use of Student Work:
The ownership of student works submitted in fulfillment of classroom requirements shall remain with the
student(s): By enrolling in classes offered by Metropolitan Community College, the student gives the College
license to mark on, modify, and retain the work as may be required by the process of instruction, as described
in the course syllabus. The institution shall not have the right to use the work in any other manner without the
written consent of the student(s).
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Assessment of Student Learning Program:
 Metropolitan Community College is committed to continuous improvement of teaching and learning. You may
be asked to help us to accomplish this objective. For example, you may be asked to respond to surveys or
questionnaires. In other cases, tests or assignments you are required to do for this course may be shared with
faculty and used for assessment purposes. This will be done in accordance with FERPA guidelines.

Technology Resources and Use of College Computers:
By using the information technology systems at MCC (including the computer systems and phones) you
acknowledge and consent to the conditions of use as set forth in the Metropolitan Community College
Procedures Memorandum on Acceptable Use of Information Technology and Resources. It is your
responsibility as a student to be familiar with these procedures. The full text of the Procedures Memorandum
may be found at the following website: http://www.mccneb.edu/itprocedures.htm

When using College computers at the computer labs, Learning Centers, Libraries and classrooms, you need to
login with your username and password*. Your username and password are the same whenever you log into
the network (campus computers), SharePoint Services, student e-mail, WebAdvisor and WebCT (if enrolled in
an online or blended course). For other systems (not listed above), your instructor will provide you with the
necessary username and password information.

The Password Center (http://www.mccneb.edu/password) is a web resource available to all students and staff.
This web site allows you to change (reset) your password even if you don’t know your username and
password, provided the personal information you enter to verify your identity, matches the information the
College has in it’s database. Verification information consists of student ID number (or the last 5 digits of your
Social Security number), last name, birth date, street address and ZIP Code.

*Note: If you have not logged in before, your initial password is the first initial of your first name (in
UPPERCASE), the first initial of your last name (in lowercase), followed by your student ID number with
leading zeros to make the password 9 characters long. For example, if your name is Chris Doe and your
student ID number is 1234, your initial password will be Cd0001234.

It is recommended that students save their files to removable media often as they work. The College reserves
the right to take steps necessary to maintain the confidentiality of student identify information through the use
of automatic logouts and screensavers.

Information Sources:
Please refer to the Metropolitan Community College catalog and the Student Handbook for general college
information such as parking, children on campus, identification cards, e-mail accounts, etc. Information about
the college can be accessed through the College Web Site http://www.mccneb.edu
                                PROJECTED SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS
The following chart details the proposed lesson outline for the course. It is intended as a guide only to the
weekly presentation of material and remains flexible with respect to the instructor's judgment. The instructor
will try to maintain the flow of the plan as it is presented so that the student may follow it with a degree of
confidence. The instructor may include supplemental readings/assignments as needed to further students’
understanding of the material. Be certain to document all sources of information other than the assigned
textbook.

  WEEK                                             ASSIGNMENTS

 WEEK 1      Introduction to the course, the textbook, and one another
 Thursday    Review the syllabus, complete the pretest (not graded)
 Septemb     Introduce Chapter 1 Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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WEEK 2     Assignments due on this day; Module 1, Chapter1
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
Septemb    Read Chapter 1 of the assigned textbook, pages 1-36
 er 10     Be able to define all medical terms at the beginning of the chapter in the textbook and the
           workbook.
           Answer the Review Questions in the textbook on page 35.
           Workbook Assignments
           Complete the “short answer” questions 1-25 on pages 2-4 of the workbook
           Answer any 10 of the “Fill in the Blank Questions” on pages 5 & 6
           Answer all questions on the Certification Examination Review, pages 7 & 8
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Research pain control on the internet. Using a reliable medical source answer the
              following
                  a. Describe a minimum of 3 methods of controlling pain in addition to
                     administering analgesic medications.
                  b. Explain how an analgesic medication alleviates pain
                  c. Identify the name, address, and phone number of a pain clinic in NE or IA
           2. Review information from the National Cancer Institute or another reliable medical site
              and answer the following;
                  a. Name and define a specific form of cancer
                  b. Explain 2 new theories, treatments, or diagnostic tests being used for this
                     specific malignant neoplasm
                  c. Discuss the prognosis
           Module 1 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 1 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Activity: Complete one of the following additional assignments;
           1. Investigate and evaluate your own family history for the presence of a genetic
              disease answering the following:
                  a. Name & define the disease
                  b. List 2 risk factors that can be used to minimize4 the likelihood of the disease
                     occurring
                  c. Describe 2 treatments used when the disease is present
           2. Discuss hospice care answering the following
                  a. Identify the main purposes of hospice care
                  b. List a minimum of 3 ways in which hospice care helps the patient and the
                     family
                  c. Explain the criteria for admission into a hospice program
                  d. Identify the name, address, and phone number of a local facility which can be
                     contacted when hospice care is needed
           One Minute Paper
           1. In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
           2. Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
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              understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 1

WEEK 3     Assignments due on this day; Module 2, Chapter2
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
Septemb    Read Chapter 2 pages 37-114
   er      Be able to define all medical terms at the beginning of the chapter in the textbook and the
  17       workbook.
           Read the Real Life Challenge-Asthma on page 113 and to answer the related questions.
           (1-7)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the “short answer” questions 1-33, pages 10-13
           2. Answer any 10 of the “Fill in the blank questions” on pages 13-14
           3. Answer all questions on the Certification Examination Review, pages 23-24
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Go to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website or other reliable
              medical resource and discuss a childhood allergy answering the following;
                      a. Name and define the allergy
                      b. Identify a minimum of 2 treatment options for this specific allergy
                      c. Discuss the prognosis when a child is diagnosed with this allergy
           2. Go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation web site of other reliable medical web site and
              discuss the following;
                      a. Define cystic fibrosis briefly
                      b. Describe one new treatment option
                      c. Describe one support system available for patients and their family listing
                         a specific address and phone number
                      d. List 3 services that may be provided
           Module 2 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 2 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Activity Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Investigate the Women, Infant, and Children program locally
                  a. Identify specific criteria which permits women to access the services provided
                  b. Describe a minimum of 4 services provided to the accepted clients
                  c. List the address and phone number of an agency in NE or IA
           2. Investigate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and answer the following;
                  a. Identify 2 purposes of the statute
                  b. List a minimum of four modifications that must be made in a business to
                     accommodate a person with physical impairments
                  c. Name 3 resources or services which may be provided in educational facilities
                     to accommodate a person with physical disabilities
           One Minute Paper
           1. In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson

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           2. Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
              understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 2

WEEK 4     Assignments due on this day Module 3, Chapter 3
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
Septemb    Read Chapter 3, pages115-154
   er      Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of the chapter in the textbook and
  24       the workbook
           Read the Real Life Challenge-Pernicious Anemia on page 153 and answer the related
           questions. (1-8)
           Read the Real Life Challenge -Rheumatoid Arthritis on page 154 and answer the related
           questions (1-7)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the “short answer” questions 1-25, pages 27 -29
           2. Answer any 10 of the “Fill in the blank questions” on pages 29-30
           3. Answer all questions on the Certification Examination Review, pages 35-37
           Internet Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Explore the American Lupus Society website or other reliable medical site to answer
              the following
                  a. Briefly describe the etiology of Lupus Erythematosus
                  b. Describe 2 new treatments prescribed for this disease?
                  c. List the name, address and phone number of a support chapter in NE or IA
           2. Explore the National AIDS Hotline or other reliable medical source and answer the
              following:
                  a. Is the incidence of AIDS increasing or decreasing?
                  b. What group of people are most commonly infected?
                  c. Describe 2 new treatments
           Module 3 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 3 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           3.   Discuss infection control and universal precautions by answering the following;
                  a. List the steps in the chain of infection as discussed in Module 1
                  b. Describe 4 specific universal precautions
                  c. Explain how each precaution interrupts the chain of infection
           4. Describe the primary absent or inadequate response of the immune system in each
              of the following diseases
                  a. Common variable immunodeficiency
                  b. Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency
                  c. Severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID)
           One Minute Paper
                  In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson

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                  Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
                  understand,
           Research Assignment
                  SUBMIT THE WRITTEN RESEARCH PAPER REGARDING A SPECIFIC
                  DISEASE WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEXTBOOK. REVIEW THE
                  RUBRIC AND SAMPLE OUTLINE
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 3

WEEK 5     Assignments due on this day; module 4, Chapters 4 & 5
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
October    Read Chapter 4, pages 155-185
   1       Read Chapter 5, pages 186-230
           Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           Read the Real Life Challenge related to Diabetes Mellitus and answer the 11 associated
           questions page 185
           Read the Real Life Challenge related to Otitis Media and answer the 8 associated
           questions, page 230
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapters 4 & 5, pages 39-41 & 51-53
           2. Complete any 10 questions in the “Fill in the Blank” section for chapters 4 & 5 pages
              42-43 & 53-54
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 4 & 5, pages 48-49 & 63-64
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           4. Choose an endocrine disorder from the National, Institute of Diabetes and research
              the latest health information on that topic.
                  a. Name and describe the disease
                  b. Briefly explain 2 new treatments, drugs, or dietary measures specific to this
                     disease entity
                  c. Explain the prognosis for this disease
           5. Explore the website of the American Foundation for the Blind or any reliable medical
              site and complete the following
                  a. Name and describe a specific condition that affects vision of older individuals
                  b. List preventive measures
                  c. Describe 2 current treatments to prevent or to restore vision
           Module 4 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 4 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. List 5 hazards of long-term corticosteroid therapy. Name a minimum of 2 steroid
              medications often prescribed.
           2. Contrast the therapeutic use of insulin and glucagon in Diabetes Mellitus. Explain
              how each one affects the level of blood sugar
           One Minute Paper

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              In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
              Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
               understand,
           UNIT TEST; MODULE 4

WEEK 6     Assignments due on this day Module 5, Chapters 6 & 8
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
October    Read Chapter 6, pages 231-273
   8       Read Chapter 8 pages 321-389
           Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           1. Read the Real-Life Challenge, Shingles, and answer the related questions, page 272
              (1-6)
           2. Be prepared to discuss the Real Life Challenge, Ulcers, and answer the related
              questions, page 389 (1-9)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapters 6 & 8 on pages 66-68 & 94-96
           2. Complete any 10 “Fill in the Blank” statements for Chapters 6 & 8, pages 68-69 &
              any 10 on pages 96-97
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 6 & 8, pages 74-75 & 103-104
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Preview the Melanoma Research Foundation site or other reliable medical site and
              answer the following:
                     Briefly describe the disease known as melanoma
                     Identify the incidence, morbidity, & mortality of this disease
                     Describe 2 treatments recommended on this Website
           2. Search the American Liver Foundation website or other reliable medical site and
              related links. Answer the following
                     Compare how Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are different from one another &
                      compare how they are alike?
                     Identify 2 measures that may be taken to prevent each form
                     Describe one new treatment for each form
           Module 5 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 5 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Demonstrate recommended nutritional intake for an adult
                     Draw or copy a food pyramid demonstrating a guide for good nutrition.
                     Plan a specific menu for two days to fulfill the suggested requirements for one
                      college age student.
                      OR record your own dietary intake for 2 days and identify what food
                      exchanges are missing.
           2. Discuss medications used to treat peptic ulcer disease

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                      Name one prescription medication and one over-the-counter medication that
                       can be used to treat peptic ulcer disease.
                      Compare action, (desired effects) and possible side effects of each
                      Compare the approximate cost of each
           One Minute Paper
               In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
               Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
                understand,
           UNIT TEST; MODULE 5

WEEK 7     Assignments due on this day Module 6, Chapter 9
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
October    Read Chapter 9, pages 390-434
  15       Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           1. Read the Real Life Challenge: Sinusitis, and answer the related questions, page
              434(1-6)
           2. Read the Real Life Challenge: Acute Bronchitis and answer the related questions on
              page 434 (1-8)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapter 9 pages 106-108
           2. Complete any 10 “Fill in the Blank” statements for Chapter 9, pages 108-109
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 9 pages 116-117 (1-16)
           Internet Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Visit the American Lung Association website or another reliable medical site to
              research an occupational illness affecting the respiratory system.
                             Name and describe the illness and list the etiology
                             Identify the population most likely to be affected
                             Describe the symptoms
                             Explain the treatment
           2.   Research tuberculosis on the internet and report the following;
                             Define the diagnosis and identify the etiology
                             Explain the current treatment regime most commonly prescribed
                             List the incidence in NE, in the USA, and in the world
           Module 6 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 6 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Post-operative complications
                      List a minimum of 4 complications affecting the respiratory system which can
                       occur following surgery and anesthesia
                      Explain why each one may occur

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                      Identify measures which can be taken to prevent these complications
           2. Discuss childhood asthma
                      What limitations may the child have?
                      How is he treated during and immediately after an asthma attack?
                      Name an organization that will provide support to the patient and family
                       Provide the name, phone number and address
           One Minute Paper
               In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
               Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
                understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 6

WEEK 8     Assignments due on this day; Module 7, Chapter 10
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
October    Read Chapter 10, pages 434-514
  22       Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           1. Read the Real Life Challenge: Essential Hypertension and answer the related
              questions, page 513 (1-8)
           2.    Read the Real Life Challenge: Anemia and answer the related questions on page
                514 (1-8)
           Workbook Assignments
               Complete the short answer questions for Chapter 10, pages 120-122 (1-30)
               Complete any 10 “Fill in the Blank” statements for Chapter 10, pages 122-123
               Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapter 10 pages 136-137 (1-15)
           Internet Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Research treatment interventions for Congestive Heart Failure on the American Heart
              Association Web site or other reliable source;
                   A. Describe this medical diagnosis
                   B. Describe 2 specific interventions which are now recommended
                   C. Name 2 drug classifications which are likely to be used and explain how they
                      affect circulation in the body.
           2. Research the incidence of essential hypertension on the internet, using a reliable
              medical source;
                   A. Define this medical diagnosis
                   B. Identify the most common age and gender of patients with this diagnosis
                   C. Identify two drug classifications commonly used to treat this condition and
                      explain how they help control the blood pressure.
           Module 7 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 7 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Trace a drop of blood as it travels through the body after leaving the left ventricle until
              it returns to the left atrium. Name the major structures of the circulatory system
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               through which the drop of blood will flow.
           2. When a doctor prescribes nitroglycerine for a patient, in addition to receiving the
              prescription the patient must become aware of possible side-effects and precautions
              to be practices. Explain 4 topics to be included when teaching a patient about
              nitroglycerine use.
           3. One-Minute Paper
           One Minute Paper
              In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
              Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
               understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 7

WEEK 9     Assignments due on this day:        Module 8, Chapter 11 & 12
Thursday   Textbook Assignments
October    Read Chapter 11, pages 515-548
  29       Read Chapter 12, pages 549-614
           Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           1. Review the Real Life Challenge: Cystitis page 547 and answer the related questions,
              (1-8)
           2. Review the Real Life Challenge: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and answer the related
              questions on page 614 (1-8)
           4. Review the Real Life Challenge: Endometriosis and answer the related questions on
              page 614 (1-7)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapters 11 & 12 pages 140 & 141 & 154-
              156
           2. Complete any 10 “Fill in the Blank” statements for Chapter 11 & 12, pages 142-143
              &156-157
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 11 & 12, pages 151-152 & 165-
              166
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Explore a medical website to research the latest findings on hormone replacement
              therapy for women experiencing menopause or perimenopause.
                      a.   Write a short summary of your findings..
                      b. Identify criteria or reasons for instituting HRT
                      c. Describe possible side effects
                      d. List contraindications
           2. Visit the Women’s National Health Resource Center or other reliable medical
              resource and select a health topic of interest to you which is related to the
              reproductive system.
                      a. Name and define the disease
                      b. Discuss the incidence
                      c. Explain the usual treatment for this condition


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                        d. Identify the prognosis
           Module 8 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 8 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
               1. Identify 3 causes of infection in the urinary tract & list 3 practices which will help
                  prevent urinary tract infections
               2. List 3 measures to be used when diuretic therapy is being prescribed; and explain
                  why each one is recommended.
               3. State which STD is most prevalent in NE. and in the nation. Indicate your source of
                  information. Explain the treatment for one of these diseases.
           One Minute Paper
               In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
               Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
                understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 8

 WEEK      Assignments due on this day Module 9; Chapters 13 & 14
  10       Textbook Assignments
Thursday   Read Chapter 13, pages 615-660
Novembe    Read Chapter 14, pages 661-714
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           Be able to define all the medical terms at the beginning of each chapter in the textbook
           and the workbook
           1. Review the Real Life Challenge: Transient Ischemic Attack and answer the related
              questions on page 659 (1-7)
           2. Review the Real Life Challenge: Alzheimer Disease and                          answer the
              related questions on page 713 (1-8)
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapters 13 & 14 pages 168-170 & 187-189
           2. Complete 10 Fill in the Blank questions for chapters 13 & 14, pages 170-171 & 190-
              191
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 13 & 14 pages 184-185 & 196-
              197
           Internet Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
                1. Review the National Parkinson Foundation or other reliable medical source to
                   research Parkinson Disease
                     A, Explain how this condition is now diagnosed
                     B. Describe 2 new treatments for this disease.
                     C Identify the anticipated life span following diagnosis
                2. Discuss the care of a patient with Alzheimer’s Disease
                        a. Identify a specific agency, (name, phone number and address) which
                           provides services to a patient with Alzheimer’s Disease and the family
                           members
                        b. List the services that are available

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                       c. Explain how the services may be obtained
           Module 9 Worksheet
           Complete the Module 9 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
           purposes.
           Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Identify one local mental health agency that provides community services to patients
              and their families.
                   o   Identify a minimum of 4 services offered
                   o   List the name, phone number, and address
           2. Research the incidence of meningitis and encephalitis in NE and the USA.
                  Write a short summary of your findings about each disease.
                  Identify one vector control program being used in this area for the prevention of
                   encephalitis
           One Minute Paper
              In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
              Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
               understand,
           UNIT TEST: MODULE 9

 WEEK      Assignments due on this day; MODULE 10, Chapters 7 & 15
  11       Textbook Assignments
Thursday   1. Read Chapter 7, pages 274-320
           2. Read Chapter 15, pages 715-766
Novembe
  r 12     3. Answer the questions 1-6 related to the Real-life Challenge, Lyme Disease on page
              320
           4. Answer the questions 1-8 related to the Real-life Challenge, Heat Exhaustion on
              page 765
           Workbook Assignments
           1. Complete the short answer questions for Chapters 7 & 15 pages 77-79 & 199-202
           2. Complete 10 Fill in the Blank questions for chapters 7 & 15, pages 80, & 202-203
           3. Answer all the Certification Questions for Chapters 7 & 15, pages 91-92 &210-211
           Internet Assignment Complete one of the following assignments
           1. Research the National Osteoporosis Foundation website or other reliable medical
              site;
                   a. Report on 2 recent findings for osteoporosis (treatments, medication, etc.)
                   b. Identify 3 complications of this disease and explain how to prevent each one.
           2. Identify a local/regional facility which cares for a patient who is mentally ill or is
              diagnosed with an addition to drugs or alcohol.
                   a. Name the facility & list the phone number and address
                   b. Identify criteria for admission into the facility
                   c. Describe the treatment provided
                   d. List the average length of stay
           Module 10 Worksheet
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             Complete the Module 10 Worksheet distributed in class and submit it for grading
             purposes.
             Additional Assignments Complete one of the following assignments
             1. Contact a local Rape Crisis Center
                     a.   List the name, phone number and address
                     b. Explain how a victim of abuse may obtain services from this organization
                     c. Identify 3 services the organization can provide
                     d. Explain 3 specific ways to help the victim
             4. Identify a facility which specializes in the care of a patient with severe burns
                     a. Identify criteria for admission
                     b. Explain how the patient’s pain is controlled
                     c. Describe 3 treatments used to help the patient heal
             One Minute Paper
                In one sentence identify one important fact you have learned from this lesson
                Write a question which asks for further discussion about a concept that you do not
                 understand,
             UNIT TEST: MODULE 10

The Syllabus and Schedule of Assignments are flexible and subject to change by the instructor. In the event
the college closes for any reason, the dates of the scheduled activities will be announced as soon as possible.
Any modifications will not substantially change the intent or objectives of this course and will be done within the
policies and guidelines of Metropolitan Community College.

Link to MCC’s Academic Calendar: http://mccneb.edu/academics/calendar.asp?Theme=2




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                              METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                HIMS 1180 DISEASE PROCESS
                                        CONTRACT

      I have read the Syllabus for HIMS 1180 Disease Process and do understand the
      information contained therein. I agree to attend each class in full if possible and I
      will complete the homework assignments as indicated by the instructor in a
      satisfactory manner. I will attempt to be prompt in my attendance and in
      submitting my homework. I will participate actively in the classroom activities. I
      will be respectful of the opinions of others.

      I do understand that my letter grade will be based upon the number of points that
      I earn throughout the quarter. The total number of points I earn will be divided
      by the total number of points available. This converts to a percentage grade. The
      percentage grade in turn converts to a letter grade as identified below.

     The grade ranges are as follows:

     FINAL GRADE SCORES


              A = 90-100%                           D = 60-69 %
              B = 80-89%                            F = below 60%
              C = 70-79%


COMMENTS:




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