NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Medical Terminology II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Medical Terminology II
    B. Course Number: ME 121 - 10334
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Gale, Brittany
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: bgale@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): ME 111
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is a continuation of ME 111 and uses a systematic approach to learn medical terms, standard medical abbreviations and spellings. This is a one credit hour course. Prerequisite: ME 111, Medical Terminology I

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    ME 121 assist students, who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career, continue to learn basic medical terminology using a systematic approach.

    ME 121 will transfer to most community colleges. Information concerning articulation agreements with regional colleges and universities can be obtained through NMJC’s counseling office. It is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. Planning for course credit transfer is ultimately the student’s responsibility. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Leonard, Peggy C. (2018). Building A Medical vocabulary with Spanish Translations. (10th ed.). Elsevier Science. ISBN: 978-0-323-42794-4

    Internet accessibility.

    Respondus Lockdown Browser.

    Suggested:

    On-line website (http://evolve.elsevier.com/Leonard/building) to help master chapter materials prior to taking exams.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grades earned on chapter exams are available in Canvas immediately after they are submitted. For students to receive credit for any coursework, it must be submitted on or before the last class day. The total projected points for Medical Terminology is 750 points, which includes the following:

    Getting Started Activities (20 points)
    Seven Chapter Exams (100 points each)
    Six Course Communications (30 points)

    Student may calculate their grade by dividing the number of points earned by the number of points that were possible and multiplying by 100. To receive a passing grade, the student must receive 60% of the total possible points for the course. NMJC's grade scale will be strictly adhered to (e.g. no curve of final grades will occur).

    Getting Started Activities: (20 pts)
    1) Syllabus Quiz/Survey (10 pts) - There is a short syllabus quiz/survey that is to be submitted Wednesday of the first week. It is to be accessed via Respondus Lockdown Browser. The password is "success" without the quotes marks.
    2) Discussions (5 pts) - Discussions are public and may be viewed by all students enrolled in the course. Students are to post an introduction via Canvas by Friday of the first week.
    3) Canvas Inbox (5 pts) - Messages are a private type of communication between student and instructor. Students are to send an e-mail via Canvas inbox to the instructor by Friday of the first week.

    Chapter Exams: (700 pts)
    Exams are housed in Canvas (see "Modules" Tab) and are to be accessed via Respondus Lockdown Browser. The password is "success" without the quotes marks. Chapter exams are written in multiple-choice format with 50 questions randomly selected from a test-bank weighted 2 points each. They are considered individual and closed book. Tests are timed and must be submitted within the time allotted. Once exams have been successfully submitted, scores are immediately available (see "Grades" Tab). Should a problem arise during the testing process, it is the student's responsibility to call the Canvas Help Desk and also report the problem to the professor as soon as possible (within 24 hours).

    Within the "Course Outline" section of the syllabus is the testing schedule. Taking exams earlier than scheduled is encouraged. ALL chapter exams must be completed by 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9th, 2019.

    There is an optional comprehensive final that may be taken by 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9th, during finals week, per NMJC's final exam schedule. Score earned will be used to replace the lowest test score. The score earned on the final will not negatively impact the student's final course grade.

    Course Communications: (30 pts)
    When communicating via Canvas, the highest level of integrity and ethics must be maintained. Six (6) communications are scheduled over the course of the semester; Timing of these scheduled communications is important (see "Course Outline" for dates). Students will be awarded five points for each scheduled communication.

    Students are to let the instructor know where they are in their studies (e.g. Chapter 8 read, Test 8 completed, or working on chapter 9). Questions are encouraged but not required to receive points. The instructor will respond to Canvas communications within 24 hours, Monday thru Friday. Purposes for these communications are as follows:
    1) To keep contact between instructor-student throughout the semester.
    2) To encourage students to stay on task.
    3) To provide a mechanism for feedback between student/instructor.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    During the semester, students are encouraged to:
    1. Use a word-building system to learn medical terms.
    2. Exercise the understanding for exactness in medical vocabulary.
    3. Analyze complex medical terms by dividing them into simpler components.
    4. Acquire a basic foundation in medical terminology that will lead to recognizing thousands of medical terms related to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests and procedures, pathology, surgery, and therapy.
    5. Use the pronunciation guide to pronounce medical terms correctly.
    6. Recognize the singular form and plural form of terms.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Each chapter has specific learning goals stated at the beginning of each chapter. Students that demonstrate an understanding of the learning goals/objectives should be able to achieve a score of 70% or greater on chapter exams.

    Chapter Eight – Reproductive System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. State the functions of the reproductive systems, and analyze associated terms.
    2. Write, define, and label the reproductive structures.
    3. Write the meanings of the word parts associated with the reproductive systems, and use the word parts to build and analyze terms.
    4. Select the correct terms to match descriptions of fertilization, implantation, and growth of the embryo.
    5. Define or select the correct meaning of terms related to pregnancy, labor, and the newborn.
    6. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures for assessment of the reproductive systems when given descriptions of the procedures, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    7. Write the names of pathologies of the reproductive systems when given their descriptions, or match them with their descriptions.
    8. Match surgical and therapeutic interventions for reproductive system pathologies with descriptions of the interventions, or write the names of the interventions when give their descriptions.
    9. Match sexually transmitted diseases with their characteristics, or write the names of the diseases when given their descriptions.
    10. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.


    Chapter Nine – Musculoskeletal System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. State the function of the musculoskeletal system, and analyze associated terms.
    2. Write the meanings of word parts associated with the musculoskeletal system, and use them to build and analyze terms.
    3. Label the major bones of the body, and match them with their common names.
    4. Name four major types of connective tissue of the musculoskeletal system.
    5. List the three types of muscle tissue, and describe their functions.
    6. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures for assessment of the musculoskeletal system when given their descriptions, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    7. Write the names of musculoskeletal pathologies when give their descriptions, or match the pathologies with their descriptions.
    8. Match surgical and therapeutic interventions with their descriptions, or write the names of the interventions when given their descriptions.
    9. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.


    Chapter Ten – Nervous System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. State the function of the nervous system, and analyze associated terms.
    2. Write the meaning of word parts associated with the nervous system, and use them to build and analyze terms.
    3. Distinguish between the structures of the central nervous system and those of the peripheral nervous system, and define the terms associated with these structures.
    4. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures for assessment of the nervous system when given their descriptions, or match the procedures with the descriptions.
    5. Write the names of nervous system pathologies when give their descriptions, or match the pathologies with their descriptions.
    6. Write the names of psychologic disorders when given their descriptions, or match the disorders with their descriptions.
    7. Write the terms for surgical and therapeutic interventions for nervous system pathologies and psychologic disorders when given their descriptions, or match the interventions with their descriptions.
    8. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.

    Chapter Eleven - Peripheral Nervous System: Special Sense Organs
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. Recognize or write the function of the peripheral nervous system.
    2. Recognize or write the meaning of receptors in the peripheral nervous system.
    3. List or recognize the names of the special sense organs.
    4. Recognize or write the meanings of Chapter 11 word parts, and use them to build or analyze terms.
    5. Write terms for selected structures of the special sense organs.
    6. Write the names of the diagnostic terms and procedures studied in this chapter when given descriptions, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    7. Match the names of pathologies related to the special sense organs with their descriptions, or write the names of the pathologies when given their descriptions.
    8. Match surgical and therapeutic interventions in Chapter 11 with their descriptions, or write the names of the interventions when given their descriptions.
    9. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.


    Chapter Tweleve – Endocrine System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. State the function of the endocrine system, and analyze associated terms.
    2. Write the meaning of word parts associated with the endocrine system, and use them to build and analyze terms.
    3. Define homeostasis, and describe two ways in which the pituitary gland cooperates with the nervous system to maintain it.
    4. Write the names of the other glands of the endocrine system, describe their functions, and define the terms associated with these functions
    5. Recognize the hormones associated with the major endocrine organs and their target organs or functions.
    6. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures used for assessment of the endocrine system when given descriptions of the procedures, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    7. Write the names of endocrine system pathologies when given their descriptions, or match the pathologies with their descriptions.
    8. Match the terms for the endocrine system surgical and therapeutic interventions with their descriptions, or write the names of the interventions when given their descriptions.
    9. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.

    Chapter Thirteen – Integumentary System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. State the function of the integumentary system, and analyze associated terms.
    2. Write the meaning of word parts associated with the integumentary system, and use them to build and analyze terms.
    3. Match the epidermis, dermis, and adipose tissue with their characteristics.
    4. List the four accessory skin structures, and describe their functions.
    5. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures for integumentary system assessment when given descriptions of the procedures, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    6. Match the names of endocrine system pathologies with their descriptions, or write the names of the pathologies when given their descriptions.
    7. Match the different types of skin lesions with their descriptions.
    8. Match the integumentary system terms for surgical and therapeutic interventions with their descriptions, or write the names of the interventions when given their descriptions.
    9. Build terms from word parts to label illustrations.

    Chapter Fourteen – Oncology: Cancer Can Occur in Any Body System
    Upon completion of the chapter, students should be able to:

    1. Distinguish between benign and malignant tumors.
    2. Distinguish between primary and metastatic tumors.
    3. Recognize that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
    4. Name or recognize the four modes of cancer metastasis.
    5. Recognize the difference in tumor grading and tumor staging.
    6. Write the names of the diagnostic tests and procedures for assessment of tumors when given descriptions, or match the procedures with their descriptions.
    7. Write the of cancer pathologies when given their descriptions, or match them with their descriptions.
    8. Match the terms for surgical and therapeutic interventions for cancer with their descriptions, or write the interventions when given their descriptions.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Canvas is used as the Learning Management System (LMS) for on-line course delivery. To log on to your account, use your “A” number (or Smart ID) along with a password. This is typically your birth date (e.g. 061280) until you change it in within your TBird WebPortal account. If you cannot log into Canvas and require troubleshooting help, call the 24/7 helpdesk at 575.399.2199.

    ME 121 is offered as a second term eight-week course. Students are solely responsible for completing the bookwork for each chapter prior to taking the exam over that material. There are free on-line study tools available with your textbook. For registration information, see the front materials of the book.

    NOTE: Students enrolled in ME 121 should have been attained course credit in ME 111 prior to taking ME 121, since Leonard uses a programmed systematic building approach (particularly chapters 1 – 3) to learn medical language.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Getting Started Activities (Module 0)
    Syllabus Quiz/Survey – must be submitted by midnight, Wednesday, March 13th , by 11:59 PM.
    Discussion Board Introduction: Due Friday, March 15th, by 11:59 PM.
    Canvas Inbox: Due Friday, March 15th, by 11:59 PM.

    Chapter Exams
    Students must complete the book-work for each chapter prior to taking the exam over that material. If any questions arise during the student’s study, he/she should contact the instructor. Exam due dates in Canvas are "soft" so you can submit quizzes past the deadline without penalty. However, ALL chapter exams must be submitted by Friday, May 3, 2019, by 8:00 PM. Working ahead of projected due dates is encouraged. To help stay on task, suggested dues dates for submission are as follows:

    Week 1: Chap 8 Reproductive System – March 15th (Friday)
    Week 2: Chap 9 Musculoskeletal System –March 22nd (F)
    Week 3: Chap 10 Nervous System – (Spring Break) April 5th (F)
    Week 4: Chap 11 Peripheral Nervous System: Special Sense Organs – April 12th (F)
    Week 5: Chap 12 Endocrine System – April 19th (F)
    Week 6: Chap 13 Integumentary – April 26th (F)
    Week 7: Chap 14 Oncology: Cancer Can Occur in Any Body System – May 3rd (F)
    Week 8: Comprehensive Final (optional) – May 8th, 8:00 PM (Wednesday)

    Comprehensive Final is optional and the score earned on this exam may be used to replace the student's lowest chapter exam score. The score earned on the final will not negatively impact the student's final course grade.

    Course Communications
    Checking-in weekly with the instructor is required. Dates for scheduled communications are as follows:
    Week 2 Inbox Communication: March 16th—22nd
    Week 3 Inbox Communication: (Spring Break) March 23rd –April 5th
    Week 4 Inbox Communication: April 6th—12th
    Week 5 Inbox Communication: April 13th—19th
    Week 6 Inbox Communication: April 20th—26th
    Week 7 Inbox Communication: April 27th—May 3rd

    IMPORTANT KEY DATES:
    Spring Break - Campus closed March 25-29th, 2019
    Last Day to Withdraw for 2nd eight-week courses: Thursday, April 18th , 2019
    Last Day to Submit Chapter Exams: 8:00 PM, Friday, May 3rd , 2019