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Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus
Course Title: HCA 220—The Language of Health Care Required Texts and Hardware Turley, S. (2007). Medical language. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/Writing_Style_Handbook_AxiaUOP.pdf This course requires the use of a microphone and speakers/headphones. Electronic Resources An audio version of the text is available for download to a computer or MP3. To download, follow the instructions and use the access code provided with the purchase of the text. The CD at the back of the text is available for extra practice in learning medical language.

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Course Overview
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces the student to the language of health care—the terminology and vocabulary, as well as their application. The course also offers the student engagement and interaction with the dynamics of both language and health care. Through comprehensive discussions and activities, the student will have the opportunity to be immersed in the words and world of medicine. This course requires a microphone and speakers or headphones for recording and listening to digital audio files. Students will use software for recording audio files. TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES
Introduction to Medical Language

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Interpret medical terminology. Combine word parts to form common medical words.

The Human Body From a Medical Perspective

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Differentiate between the seven approaches to studying the human body. Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the seven approaches to studying the human body. Interpret medical terminology associated with the seven approaches to studying the human body.

The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems

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Combine word parts to form medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Interpret medical terminology associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Apply language associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology and cardiology to a medical context.

The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems

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Summarize the processes of digestion, respiration, and circulation. Identify the anatomical structures of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.

The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems

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Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the blood, lymphatic, integumentary, and endocrine systems. Interpret medical terminology associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology. Apply language associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology to a medical context.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems

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Summarize the processes of blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone release.
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Identify the anatomical structures of dermatology and endocrinology.

The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology

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Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Interpret medical terminology associated with orthopedics and neurology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with orthopedics and neurology. Apply language associated with orthopedics and neurology to a medical context.

Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems

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Summarize the processes of muscular movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission. Identify the anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

The Human Body

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Apply language associated with various body systems to a medical context. Evaluate usage of medical language.

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Point Values for Course Assignments
Week One: Introduction to Medical Language Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 1 Week Two: The Human Body from a Medical Perspective CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 2 Assignment: Seven Organizational Approaches Week Three: The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 3, 4, & 5 Week Four: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 3, 4, & 5 Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 3, 4, & 5 Week Five: The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 6, 7, & 14 Week Six: Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 6, 7, & 14 Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 6, 7, & 14 Week Seven: The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 8, 9, & 10 Week Eight: Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 8, 9, & 10 Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 8, 9, & 10 Week Nine: The Human Body Capstone Discussion Question Participation Final Project: Medical Storyboard Presentation Point Totals 20 10 250 1,000 10 10 30 30 100 10 10 30

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30 100

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Policies and Procedures
All students in this course are required to abide by the policies and procedures described in the Policies section of the Student Web Page. To view these policies, students must be logged in to the Student Web Page. The same information can be accessed via the Policies link located in the Materials section of the Classroom tab on the Student Web Page.

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Week One
Introduction to Medical Language • • Interpret medical terminology. Combine word parts to form common medical words.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. Read objectives and welcome. • • Read instructor’s bio, and post your own bio. Due Date: Day 1 [post to the Chat Room forum]

2. Read Appendix A regarding the final project requirements. 3. Read Appendix K for instructions on how to use the Audacity software required for audio discussion questions in upcoming weeks. 4. Read Ch. 1 & 2 of Medical Language 5. Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum] Post your response to the following: What techniques have you used to learn vocabulary? How do you think these techniques would apply to this course?
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6. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum] Post your response to the following: How might a foundation in medical terminology help you in fulfilling your education and career goals? How might a basic understanding of medical terminology benefit you personally?

7. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 1 • • • • Resource: Appendix B Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] Use Appendix B to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word parts. Post Appendix B as an attachment.

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Week Two
The Human Body from a Medical Perspective • • • Differentiate between the seven approaches to studying the human body. Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the seven approaches to studying the human body. Interpret medical terminology associated with the seven approaches to studying the human body.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 2 • • • • Resource: Appendix C Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Use Appendix C to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word parts. Post Appendix C as an attachment.

2. Assignment: Seven Organizational Approaches • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum Use Appendix D to complete the provided matrix explaining each of the seven approaches to organizing information about the body. When might each of the approaches be used? For each of the systems discussed in this course, which of the following approaches might be used? Why? o o o o • Microscopic and macroscopic Body directions and body planes Body cavities Quadrants

Post Appendix D as an attachment.

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Week Three
The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems • • • • Combine word parts to form medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Interpret medical terminology associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology. Apply language associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology to a medical context.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. Read Ch. 3, 4, & 5 of Medical Language. 2. Read Appendix K for instructions on how to use Audacity , required for audio discussion questions in upcoming weeks. 3. Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: Use 10 medical words discussed in this week’s reading to create a script of dialogue between two medical professionals. Respond to other students by adding anything they may have missed, correcting any errors, complimenting them on proper usage, or expanding on their discussion. Be sure to use a proper and respectful online tone.
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4. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should: o o o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link. Include a written transcript. You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left lung.

To participate in this discussion: o o o o • Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement. Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also include a written transcript for every response you post. Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week. Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the three following scenarios to begin your discussion.

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Scenario 1: You are an EMT and have just responded to a 9-1-1 call. Begin a discussion with another EMT about what has occurred at the scene and which body parts have been affected. Scenario 2: You are an allied health professional. Begin a discussion with a gastroenterologist, a pulmonologist, or a cardiologist to discuss a patient’s condition. Scenario 3: You are an allied health professional talking with a supervisor about a particular patient. Begin describing the patient’s concerns and affected areas using medical language.

5. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 3, 4, & 5 • • • • Resource: Appendix E Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Use Appendix E to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word parts. Post Appendix E as an attachment.

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Week Four
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems • • Summarize the processes of digestion, respiration, and circulation. Identify the anatomical structures of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 3, 4, & 5 • • • • Resource: Appendix F Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Complete the identifying activity in your text on pp. 103-104 A, B & C, p. 166 A & B, and pp. 224-225 A, B, & C. Record your answers in Appendix F. Determine the function of system structures listed in the additional activities in Appendix F. Post Appendix F as an attachment.

2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 3, 4, & 5 • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum ® Create a PowerPoint presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of digestion, respiration, and circulation. Each process should be outlined using 2-4 slides. Include detailed speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain how these processes are interrelated. Be sure to include references and citations from at least two sources. © © Post your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment.

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Week Five
The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems • • • • Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the blood, lymphatic, integumentary, and endocrine systems. Interpret medical terminology associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology. Apply language associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology to a medical context.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. Read Ch. 6, 7, & 14 of Medical Language. 2. Read the SOAP Documentation Lecture in the Course Materials forum. 3. Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: Use five medical words discussed in this week’s reading to create a SOAP note. Respond to other students by adding anything they may have missed, correcting any errors, complimenting them on proper usage, or expanding on the details of the SOAP note. Be sure to use a proper and respectful online tone.

4. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should: o o o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link. Include a written transcript. You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left lung.

To participate in this discussion: o o o o • Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement. Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also include a written transcript for every response you post. Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week. Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the following three scenarios to begin your discussion. o Scenario 1: You are a physician’s assistant working next to a cosmetic surgeon during an operation. Begin a description of the procedure or begin a dialogue that might take place in this setting.

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Scenario 2: You are a lab technician analyzing a patient’s blood. Begin describing what type of testing is being performed. Let your classmates contribute to the discussion by adding to the descriptions and reporting their findings. Scenario 3: You are an allied health professional working with an endocrinologist. You have been working with the patient and need to update the doctor on the reason for the patient’s visit. Begin describing the patient’s concerns. Your classmates can continue with this discussion or summarize the rest of the patient’s visit.

5. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 6, 7, & 14 • • • • Resource: Appendix G Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Use Appendix G to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word parts. Post Appendix G as an attachment.

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Week Six
Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems • • Summarize the processes of blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone release. Identify the anatomical structures of dermatology and endocrinology.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 6, 7, & 14 • • • Resource: Appendix H Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Complete the identifying activity in your text on p. 297, parts A & B, p. 347, part A, and p. 768, part A. Record your answers in Appendix H. Determine the function of system structures listed in the additional activities in Appendix H. Use the space provided to record your response. Post Appendix H as an attachment.

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2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 6, 7, & 14 • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum Create a PowerPoint® presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone release. Each process should be outlined in 2-4 slides. Include detailed speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain how these processes are interrelated. Be sure to include references and citations from at least two sources. © © Post your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment.

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Week Seven
The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology • • • • Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Interpret medical terminology associated with orthopedics and neurology. Correctly pronounce medical words associated with orthopedics and neurology. Apply language associated with orthopedics and neurology to a medical context.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. Read Ch. 8, 9, & 10 of Medical Language. 2. Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: Write a paragraph using 10 medical words discussed in this week’s reading. This assignment can include terminology from one or all chapters from this week’s reading. Focus your discussion on an injury or disease related to orthopedics and/or neurology. Respond to other students by adding anything they may have missed, correcting any errors, complimenting them on proper usage, or expanding on their discussion. Be sure to use a proper and respectful online tone.

3. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should: o o o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link. Include a written transcript. You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left lung.

To participate in this discussion: o o o o • Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement. Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also include a written transcript for every response you post. Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week. Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the following three scenarios to begin your discussion. o Scenario 1: You are attending a wellness conference and one of the exhibitors is a chiropractor in your local area. You are unfamiliar with chiropractic care and want to learn more. Since you are at the conference, the doctor assumes that you have knowledge of medical terminology. Begin the chiropractor’s explanation.

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Scenario 2: You are an allied health professional working with an orthopedist. You have been working with the patient and need to update the doctor on the reason for the patient’s visit. Begin describing the patient’s concerns. Your classmates can continue with this discussion or summarize the rest of the patient’s visit. Scenario 3: You have just started your career as a physical therapist, and have been assigned to a mentor. Begin a discussion with your mentor that mentions specifically how you have helped your patients improve their mobility and aided in their recoveries.

4. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 8, 9, & 10 • • • • Resource: Appendix I Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Use Appendix I to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word parts. Post Appendix I as an attachment.

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Week Eight
Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems • • Summarize the processes of muscular movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission. Identify the anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 8, 9, & 10 • • • Resource: Appendix J Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum Complete the identifying activity in your text on pp. 420-421, part B & C, pp. 478-479, part A & B, and pp. 531-532, part A & B. Record your answers in Appendix J. Determine the function of system structures listed in the additional activities in Appendix J. Use the space provided to record your response. Post Appendix J as an attachment.

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2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 8, 9, & 10 • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum ® Create a PowerPoint presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of muscular movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission. Each process should be outlined in 2-4 slides. Include detailed speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain how these processes are interrelated. Be sure to include references and citations from at least two sources. © © Post your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment.

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Week Nine
The Human Body • • Apply language associated with various body systems to a medical context. Evaluate usage of medical language.

ASSIGNMENTS 1. Capstone Discussion Question • • Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum Post your response to the following: What are the most important concepts you have learned in this course? How can you apply them to your life? What difference can the topics in this course make in your everyday life?

2. Final Project: Medical Storyboard Presentation • • • Resource: Appendix A Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum ® Create a 15- to 20-slide multimedia PowerPoint presentation that storyboards an episode of a medical drama or documentary. The episode can be of your own creation or can be an extension of an existing show. This presentation should include detailed speaker’s notes with a summary or script that should occur in each scene. Include images, video, or audio in your presentation. Keep any audio and/or video files shorter than one minute each. Use at least 45 medical words with at least three words from each chapter. Post a draft of the presentation to the Main forum on Day 2. Evaluate two students’ presentations, paying special attention to the usage of medical language. o o o • • Critically review presentations and ask for clarification or more detail. Provide positive and constructive feedback. Evaluations should be completed by Day 4.

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Consider suggestions offered for your presentation and make necessary revisions. © © Post the final presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment.

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