Page 1 of 9 INSTRUCTOR SYLLABUS/ COURSE OUTLINE Instructor: Mrs. JoAnn Avoli, M.Ed., RHIA Semester/Session: FALL 2016 Telephone: 412-237-2614 or 412- 237-2681 Office Hours: By appointment E-Mail Address: [email protected] Office Location: Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Milton Hall, Room 614 Section Dates Days Time Room Class Section(s) Time & Location: AIN1 9/6/16-12/15/16 Online AIN2 9/6/16-12/15/16 Online Course Number: ALH 140 Course Title: Medical Terminology Course Credits: Lecture hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): None Corequisite(s): None Course Description: Medical Terminology is a basic study of the professional language of medicine. It is designed to include word construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition and use of terms related to all areas of medical science, hospital service and health related professions. This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of anatomy, pathology, surgical procedures, diagnostic procedures and symptomatology. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Define a medical term by dividing it into its elements, identifying and defining each part. 2. Correctly spell, pronounce and define medical terms applicable to anatomy, physiology, pathology, procedures and symptomatology. 3. Use frequently encountered abbreviations in the health field. 4. Convert medical terms into lay terminology as well as convert lay terms into medical terminology. 5. Translate medical vocabulary in professional application situations such as oral and written communication Listed Topics: 1. Roots, suffixes and prefixes 2. Terms pertaining to body as a whole 3. Musculoskeletal system 4. Skin 5. Nervous system 6. Psychiatry 7. Sensory system
Page 2 of 9 8. Cardiovascular system 9. Respiratory system 10. Blood system 11. Lymphatic and immune system 12. Digestive system 13. Endocrine system 14. Urinary system 15. Reproductive system 16. Cancer Medicine 17. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 18. Pharmacology Materials and Resources: Required Text(s): THE LANGUAGE OF MEDICINE , Davi-Ellen Chabner, 11 th Edition Required Materials: Set up an account on the Elsevier student resource page at Recommended Text(s): TABER’S CYCLOPEDIC MEDICAL DICTIONARY , 22 nd Edition Recommended Materials: Create flash cards of all new terminology words on one side and definition on the other. Directed Study: Open Lab, Tutoring, etc. Online and on-site tutoring is available. Teaching Methods: There are textbook reading assignments and exercises, online exercises, quick quizzes and word pronunciations, and various slides and animations on anatomy and disease processes to review. All of these assignments are designed to help you learn the course material. Evaluation Plan: METHOD OF EVALUATION AND GRADING: Six online, non-proctored tests will be given to measure your progress through the course. Each test will be timed. You will be given a one minute grace period and then one point will be deducted for each minute you go over the allotted time. The final examination is comprehensive and will also be online, timed and non-proctored.
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