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ES 396 Allied Health Terminology

Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Diane Lawrence Lowry

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 & expertise include:

  • BS Nutrition University University of Utah / Salt Lake City, Utah

  • MS Nutrition University University of Utah / Salt Lake City, Utah

  • PHD Health Science University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Arkansas

Contact Information:

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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:

EDSP 308 TEXTBOOK

Allan, D. & Lockyer, K. (2014) Medical Language for Modern Health Care (3th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.


NOTE: This course also requires Learnsmart/Connect. You should purchase your textbook via the McGraw Hill link in this Blackboard course.

  • Click on the McGraw-Hill Textbook link in the menu items at the top left of the page in Blackboard.
  • Below "My Connect Section", click Go to My Connect Section.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to register.

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Required Technology:

Software (you must have access to a computer with this software installed)

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Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

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 (or lessons) (note: chapter 21 is not included in the course).

LESSON
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Syllabus

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.

Syllabus Quiz
1

Chapter 1: Roots and Combining Forms

Learnsmart chapter assignment, tutorial homework, journal, chapter quiz
2

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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5
Chapter 5: The Digestive System Learnsmart chapter assignment, tutorial homework, journal, chapter quiz
6

Chapter 6: The Urinary System

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7

Chapter 7: The Male Reproductive System

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8
Chapter 8: The Female Reproductive System
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9
Chapter 9: The Nervous System
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10
Chapter 10: The Cardiovascular System
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11
Chapter 11: The Blood
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Mid Course Exam
Password-protected, proctored exam
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
12
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 Learnsmart chapter assignment, tutorial homework, journal, chapter quiz
15

Chapter 15: The Integumentary System

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16
Chapter 16: Special Senses of the Eye and Ear
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17
Chapter 17: The Endocrine System
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18
Chapter 18: Mental Health
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19
Chapter 19: Geriatrics
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20
Chapter 20: Cancer
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22
Chapter 22: Pharmacology
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Final Exam
Password-protected, proctored exam
To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

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

GRADING INFORMATION:

Midterm Exam = 100
Final Exam = 100
Quizzes = 200
Chapter assignments = 321

Total = 721 points

Note: Any discussion about your grade in this class must be done before the last week of class.

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

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