ES 396 Allied Health Terminology

ES 396 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Martha Bass

Instructor name:
Martha Bass

Instructor Information:
Dr. Bass is an associate professor at the University of Mississippi in the department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management. Her degrees and expertise include:

  • BS Nutrition University of Utah / Salt Lake City, Utah
  • MS Nutrition University of Utah / Salt Lake City, Utah
  • PHD Health Science University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Arkansas

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Send Email link in the Communications & Tools tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
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University, MS 38677

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Course Description

This 21-lesson Independent Study course offers an introduction to medical terms through an examination of their composition, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combined forms by review of each body system and specialty area. Use of this specialized language in a professional health care environment and in scholarly and professional writing is also emphasized.

Prerequisites: BISC 102/103 or BISC 160/161 or BISC 206

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the meaning of complex medical terms by analyzing the word components.
  • Identify the body system to which a medical term relates.
  • Define the major diseases and disorders affecting each body system.
  • Read and comprehend medical documentation in medical records and medical reports.
  • Communicate with health care professionals using proper medical terminology.
  • Use medical terms and abbreviations correctly in written work.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 21 instructional modules, and 2 proctored examinations. (note: chapter 21 is not included in the course).

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Syllabus

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

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Chapter 1: Roots and Combining Forms

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Chapter 2: Suffixes and Prefixes

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3

Chapter 3: Word Analysis and Communication

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4

Chapter 4: The Body as a Whole

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Chapter 5: The Digestive System

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Chapter 6: The Urinary System

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Chapter 7: The Male Reproductive System

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Chapter 8: The Female Reproductive System

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Chapter 9: The Nervous System

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Chapter 10: The Cardiovascular System

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Chapter 11: The Blood

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Mid Course Exam

Password-protected, proctored exam

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course.
The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

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Chapter 12: The Lymphatic and Immune System

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13

Chapter 13: The Respiratory System

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14

Chapter 14: The Musculoskeletal System

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Chapter 15: The Integumentary System

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Chapter 16: Special Senses of the Eye and Ear

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Chapter 17: The Endocrine System

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Chapter 18: Mental Health

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Chapter 19: Geriatrics

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Chapter 20: Cancer

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Chapter 22: Pharmacology

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Final Exam

Password-protected, proctored exam

To be scheduled and completed
to finalize credit
All course work needs to be
graded before you will be
eligible to sit for the final exam.

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.