MASTER COURSE SYLLABUS

For

MED 122 : MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, the student will be able to pronounce, spell and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Prerequisites: MED 121 with a grade of "C" or higher

Corequisites: NONE

Class Hours: 3        Lab Hours: 0        Clinical/Work Exp.: 0        Credit Hours: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Endocrine System

  • Define diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, and diabetes insipidus and identify the differences among the three conditions.

  • List the nine endocrine glands identified in this chapter.

  • Identify and define at least 20 pathological conditions of the endocrine system.

  • Create at least 10 medical terms related to the endocrine system and identify the correct combining form for each word.

  • Identify and define at least 10 abbreviations common to the endocrine system.

  • Identify and define at least 10 hormones secreted by the endocrine glands and the gland that secretes each of the hormones.

  • Identify and define at least 20 medical terms defined in the vocabulary section of this chapter.

The Special Senses

  • Correctly identify and label the structures of the eye.

  • Identify and define 20 pathological conditions of the eye and ear.

  • Identify at least 10 diagnostic techniques used in treating disorders of the eye and ear.

  • Create at least 10 medical terms related to the eye and ear and identify the appropriate combining form(s) for each term.

  • Identify at least 20 abbreviations common to the eye and ear.

  • Identify the pathway of sound from the external auditory anal to the cerebral cortex.

The Urinary System

  • Identify and label the internal structure of the kidney.

  • List four main functions of the urinary system.

  • Using a flow chart, identify the appropriate structures involved in the process of forming and expelling urine.

  • Define at least 15 common signs and symptoms that indicate possible urinary system problems.

  • Define 10 urinary system conditions.

  • Identify at least 10 abbreviations common to the urinary system.

The Male Reproductive System

  • Correctly label the structures of the male reproductive system.

  • Identify and define at least 10 pathological conditions of the male reproductive system.

  • Identify at least 10 diagnostic techniques used in treating disorders of the male reproductive system.

  • Identify three secondary sex characteristic changes that occur in the male body at the onset of puberty.

  • Identify six sexually transmitted diseases.

The Female Reproductive System

  • Identify the four phases of the menstrual cycle.

  • Identify 10 abbreviations common to the female reproductive system.

  • Identify and define at least 10 pathological conditions of the female reproductive system.

  • Identify five secondary sex characteristic changes that occur in the female body at the onset of puberty.

  • Identify and define four surgical approaches to removing a malignant growth from the female breast.

  • Identify the steps involved in breast self-examination

  • Identify the five traditional classifications of Pap smear findings.

Obstetrics

  • State the difference between presumptive and probable signs of pregnancy.

  • Define at least 20 abbreviations common to obstetrics.

  • Define 10 physiological changes that occur in the female during pregnancy.

  • List and define five diagnostic techniques used in treating obstetrical patients.

  • List and define at least 10 complications of pregnancy.

  • Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of impending labor and those of false and/or true labor.

Child Health

  • Identify and define at least 20 pathological conditions common to children.

  • List and define 10 communicable diseases seen in children.

  • Define at least 20 abbreviations common to the discussion of diseases and disorders of CHILDREN.

  • State the recommended immunization schedule for infants and children.

  • Distinguish the difference between active and passive immunity

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

  • Identify at least 20 diagnostic techniques/procedures relating to the specialty of radiology and diagnostic imaging.

  • Identify at least 10 radiological positions and/or movements based on their descriptions.

  • Identify at least 20 abbreviations common to the specialty of radiology and diagnostic imaging.

Oncology (Cancer Medicine)

  • Identify and define 15 pathological conditions and five treatment methods associated with oncology.

  • Identify at least 10 diagnostic techniques used in diagnosis and treatment of oncological disorders.

  • Identify at least 10 abbreviations common to oncology.

  • List and define six surgical procedures used in the diagnosis or cure of malignant tumors.

  • List and define three tumor responses to radiation therapy.

Pharmacology

  • Identify the laws and governing agencies that enforce the safe manufacture, distribution, and use of foods, drugs, and cosmetics.

  • List five drug schedules used for categorizing controlled substances as identified in this chapter.

  • List four drug references identified in this chapter.

  • Identify four sources of drugs, giving examples for each source, as identified in this chapter.

  • Identify five different names given to drugs to identify either their chemical formula, their manufacturer’s original name, or the name under which they are sold.

  • Identify at least 10 drug actions/interactions that occur within the body.

  • Identify 10 different forms of administration of medications.

  • Identify at least 14 classifications of drugs identified in this chapter.

  • Identify at least 30 abbreviations related to pharmacology.

Mental Health

  • List and define 10 defense mechanisms studied in this chapter.

  • List and define at least five phobias studied in this chapter.

  • List and define at least 20 mental disorders discussed in this chapter.

  • Identify at least 10 abbreviations common to mental health.

  • Identify 10 treatments, therapies, and tests used in the practice of mental health.

Gerontology

  • Identify and define 10 pathological conditions related to gerontology.

  • Identify at least five diagnostic techniques and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly.

  • Correctly spell at least 20 medical terms that relate to gerontology.

  • Identify at least 10 medical terms related to gerontology based on their descriptions.

  • Create at least10 medical terms related to gerontology and identify the appropriate combining form(s) for each term.

  • Identify at least 10 abbreviations related to gerontology.

  • Identify and define 10 word elements related to gerontology.

GRADING SCALE

A Excellent 4 Grade Points Numerical grade of 90 - 100
B Above Average 3 Grade Points Numerical grade of 80 - 89
C Average 2 Grade Points Numerical grade of 70 - 79
D Below Average 1 Grade Point Numerical grade of 60 - 69
F Failed 0 Grade Point Numerical below 60
WP Withdraw Passing 0 Grade Point Issued if the course is dropped after the
census date and on or before the 50% point
of the course unless the instructor issues
a WF based on extenuating circumstances
WF Withdraw Failing 0 Grade Point Issued if the course is dropped after the
50% point of the course or the instructor
chooses based on extenuating circumstances

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC SERVICES

Regular, prompt attendance is essential for academic success. Students should strive for perfect attendance. It is recognized, however, that students may be absent from class occasionally. Students should reference the instructor's syllabus to determine the attendance requirement for this course. The instructor is responsible for enforcing the attendance requirement. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the course. Students may complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center. Students may receive a grade of WP if they withdraw from a course by the 50% point/date of the course. Any student withdrawals that occur after the 50% point will result in a grade of WF. Exceptions to the "WF" grade may exist if the student has a mitigating circumstance. Students are encouraged to discuss withdrawal options with the faculty member and complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center.

DISABILITY STATEMENT

If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact Frank Pait, Counselor for Students with Disabilities, at extension 4222, in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) located on the first floor of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building (CAD).

If you are a student with a mobility impairment and have a class in a multi-story building, please discuss evacuation plans with your instructor.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE STATEMENT

Students shall be permitted excused absences from all classes two days per academic year for religious observances required by their faith. The absences requested in accordance with this policy are "one of" and not "in addition to" any absences otherwise permitted by the faculty for a class. The excused absence request must be submitted by the second class meeting and a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the absence. Please contact your instructor for the required forms.

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

Students at CVCC are expected to be honest in all academic pursuits, whether class, lab, shop, or clinical. Acts of academic dishonesty are considered unethical and subject to behavior sanctions. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Sharing information about the content of quizzes, exams, classroom/lab/shop/clinical assignments (scheduled or make-up) without approval of the instructor including but not limited to unauthorized copying, collaboration, or use of notes, books, or other materials when preparing for or completing examinations or other academic assignments (scheduled or make-up).

2. Buying, selling, or otherwise obtaining a copy of a quiz, exams, project, term paper, or like document, without approval of the instructor.

3. Plagiarism, which is defined as the intentional representation of another person's work, words, thoughts, or ideas (from any source) as one's own.

4. Failing to follow approved test taking procedures by performing such acts as:
  • Looking on another student's test
  • Use of unauthorized notes; written, electronic, or otherwise
  • Changing answers after exam is scored
  • Verbal, non-verbal, or electronic communication with another student during an exam

Instructors have the authority to impose either a warning, probation, or dismissal from the class for acts of academic dishonesty relative to classes under their supervision.

Students have an obligation to report any acts of academic dishonesty to the instructor or appropriate campus authority when reasonable grounds exist for such a report. Students also have a responsibility to cooperate in the investigation of any alleged acts of academic dishonesty. Failure to report acts of academic dishonesty could result in a behavior sanction as outlined in the Student Conduct Policy, Policy 3.18

CVCC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

To Report a Serious Emergency Dial 911 from any campus phone or 911 from mobile phones; then dial 711 (Campus Safety & Security) from a campus phone.

For specific CVCC emergencies guidelines, please refer to the CVCC Emergency Guidebook

Lockdown

Quickly get all persons behind a locked door, close blinds, lock all windows/doors, and turn off lights. Sit against an interior wall away from windows and doors (hide). Keep cell phones ON in silent mode or vibrate. Do not leave the locked area until notified by a known CVCC administrator or by law enforcement that the emergency is over.

Seek Shelter (tornados, hurricanes, etc.)
Move to hallways and/or other inner rooms. Stay away from windows and doors. Sit on floor facing the inner wall and shield head with hands. Remain in shelter until notified by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel that the danger is over.

Building Evacuation
Leave the building immediately and proceed to a parking lot location at least 300 feet from the building. Do not delay to retrieve books or other personal items. Do not use elevators. Do not touch suspicious objects. Stay clear of the building once outside. Faculty should take class rosters if possible and account for all students at evacuation locations. Report any special assistance needed to CVCC faculty/staff or to emergency personnel. If you are aware or suspect someone is trapped in a threatened building, notify CVCC faculty/staff or emergency personnel. Remain at your building evacuation location until further instructions are provided by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel. In case of bomb threat, avoid using cell phones and wireless devices; this may detonate the bomb.

Smoke, Fire or Hazardous Materials
Activate the nearest fire alarm. Before attempting to fight a fire, notify someone nearby. Never attempt to fight a fire larger than wastebasket size. Close doors and windows to isolate the problem if the situation permits. If trapped in a building during a fire, use wet towels or cloths to protect you from flames and smoke. Stop/drop/roll if your clothes catch on fire. Do not open doors that feel hot. Always stay between the fire and an exit. Stay low to the floor as you try to exit.

Personal Emergencies
Unless you feel threatened, stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive. Avoid contact with bodily fluids. Stay calm and try to minimize panic. If the person is conscious, ask if he/she is a High School student (if so, include this information in your 911 call).

Emergency Procedures Revised: April 4, 2012


Cell phone backup to 711 Campus Safety & Security:
828-514-7025

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