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									                                   Sanford-Brown College
                                      Course Syllabus

Course Title:           Medical Terminology        Credit Hours:          4
Course Number:          MA 106                     Contact Hours:         40 Lecture
Prerequisites:          MA 104                     Course Length:         5 or 10 weeks
Revision Date:          1/1/2009



Text:
Body Structures and Functions , 11th. Scott, Ann; Fong, Elizabeth ISBN: 1-4283-0419-3
Cengage 2008.

Medical Terminology for the Health Professions, 5th. Ehrlich, Ann; Schroeder, Carol L.
ISBN: 1-4018-6026-5 Delmar 2004.

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 20th. Venes, Donald, editor ISBN: 0-8036-1207-9
FA Davis 2005.




Course Description:
This course is based on the structures and functions of the human body and related medical
terminology of the blood system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, and nervous
system. Emphasis is placed on the study of the structure and function of major organs,
common diseases and diagnostic testing associated with them.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

   •   Pronounce, define and spell related medical terminology within the blood system,
       lymphatic system, circulatory system, and nervous system.
   •   Label the major organs of the blood system, lymphatic system, circulatory system
       and nervous system.
   •   Explain the function and role of each organ within the blood system, lymphatic
       system, circulatory system, and nervous system.
   •   Identify the common pathological conditions of the blood system, lymphatic system,
       circulatory system, and nervous system.
   •   Distinguish different laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations
       pertaining to the blood system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, and nervous
       system.
   •   Describe pathophysiology of body systems.

Instructional Methods:
This course is taught through lectures, discussions, small group activities, demonstrations
and assignments. Slides, overheads, videotapes, and demonstrations are used as
appropriate. Written examination may include short answer, matching, true/false, multiple
choice, and labeling questions.

Grading Scale:
90 to 100: A (4.00) Excellent
80 to 89: B (3.00) Above Average
70 to 79: C (2.00) Average
69 and below: F (0.00) Failure

Grade Distribution:

No more than 10% = Participation
25% = Midterm exam
25% = Final exam
40% - 50% = (depending on % of Participation) = instructor's discretion quizzes, assignments,
research papers, group projects, additional tests, etc.
100% = Total



All students are required to receive a 70 percent or higher to successfully complete this course.

Make-Up Policy:
Make-up of missed classes cannot erase an absence from a student's record. Make-up for
class assignments of any kind are at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Class Attendance: Regular attendance in classes is considered essential, since the
cultivation of desirable work habits is as important as the development of technical skills.
Students should be present and on time for all classes. By developing this important habit
while in College, students are better prepared to meet employers’ expectations of regular
and punctual attendance.

A permanent record of each student’s attendance is maintained. This record is made
available to prospective employers. Any student who is excessively absent will be contacted
for advising.

Any student absent for more than 25 percent of scheduled contact hours for a particular
class may be withdrawn from that class with a grade of “W,” or “F.” If, however, any of the
25 percent is due to extenuating circumstances (listed below), the Academic Dean may
excuse the absences if the proper documentation is received from the student in a timely
manner.

Extenuating Circumstances:

   •   Jury Duty
   •   Military Duty
   •   Illness/Death in immediate family
   •   Court Proceedings
   •   Other mitigating circumstances as approved by the Academic Dean or Campus
       President.

Note: Students who are withdrawn from one or more courses due to attendance violations
but are not withdrawn from the institution will not receive an adjustment to any financial aid
awards that have been disbursed prior to such withdrawal. Any student who violates the
attendance requirements for all classes may be withdrawn from active student status.
Attendance policies for clinical courses may differ from official attendance policies (see the
clinical student handbook and syllabus for specific requirements).




Academic Integrity Policy:
All Sanford-Brown College students are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical and
professional manner. All academic assignments, including papers, homework, tests, and in-
class assignments are to be the work of the individual student unless otherwise specified by
the instructor. The following are examples of unethical or unprofessional behavior:

   •   Plagiarism: Using another person's words, ideas, or results without giving proper
       credit to that person.
   •   Using notes, textbooks, or other materials when not allowed during an examination.
   •   Giving test questions or answers to another student or obtaining them for another
       student.
   •   Partly or wholly completing an assignment for another student.

Consequences: A student who acts in an unethical or unprofessional manner on a test or
assignment will receive a grade of "0" for that test or assignment. A second incident of
unethical or unprofessional behavior will result in administrative termination from the
College.

Course Outline:

5 week outline

Week #

One                          Lymphatic System

                             Medical Terminology – Chapter 6, page 159-186

                             Body Structure & Function – Chapter 15, page 239-251

                              Examination # 1

                              Word Part Quiz # 1



Two                          Blood System

                             Medical Terminology –Chapter 5 page 131-136, 140-142

                             Body Structure & Function – Chapter 12, page 180-194

                             Examination # 2/Mid-Term Examination
                  Word Part Quiz # 2



Three             Cardiovascular System

                  Medical Terminology – Chapter 5, page 124-158

                  Body Structure & Function – Chapter 13, page 198-215

                                              Chapter 14, page 219-235

                  Examination # 3

                  Word Part Quiz # 3



Four              Nervous System

                  Medical Terminology – Chapter 10, page 273-307

                  Body Structure & Function – Chapter 8, page 114-127

                                              Chapter 9, page 130-136

                  Examination # 4

                  Word Part Quiz # 4



Five              Comprehensive Final Examination

                  Comprehensive Word Part Examination

10 week outline

Week #

One               Lymphatic System

Two               Medical Terminology – Chapter 6, page 159-186

                  Body Structure & Function – Chapter 15, page 239-251
        Examination # 1

        Word Part Quiz # 1



Three   Blood System

Four    Medical Terminology –Chapter 5 page 131-136, 140-142

        Body Structure & Function – Chapter 12, page 180-194

        Examination # 2/Mid-Term Examination

        Word Part Quiz # 2



Five    Cardiovascular System

Six     Medical Terminology – Chapter 5, page 124-158

        Body Structure & Function – Chapter 13, page 198-215

                                    Chapter 14, page 219-235

        Examination # 3

        Word Part Quiz # 3



Seven   Nervous System

Eight   Medical Terminology – Chapter 10, page 273-307

        Body Structure & Function – Chapter 8, page 114-127

                                    Chapter 9, page 130-136

        Examination # 4

        Word Part Quiz # 4
Nine                          Comprehensive Final Examination

Ten                           Comprehensive Word Part Examination

This course outline is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Learning Resource Center Assignments:
Students are encouraged to utilize the Learning Resource Center for completion of the
assignments..

Faculty Information:

								
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