OADM70006
Medical Terminology 1
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Medical Office Clerk
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210907_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn to identify, define, spell, and pronounce medical terms. Students analyze the origin and composition, roots, prefixes, and suffixes of terms and explore the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Students will acquire the basic knowledge of common pathologies that affect body systems.

Program Context

 
Medical Office Clerk Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is one of the required courses in the Medical Office Clerk Micro-Credential.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to use both word-building and decoding techniques to define, spell, and understand medical terms and abbreviations, as well as have a knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and common pathology affecting key body systems.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Recall the meaning of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in medical terminology.
  2. Define a variety of medical terms using decoding techniques (CARD rule).
  3. Create medical terms from English phrases with correct spelling and pronunciation.
  4. Identify anatomical structures of the body and the related medical terms.
  5. Articulate medical terms related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  6. Identify commonly used medical abbreviations.
  7. Apply grammatic rules of plurality to medical terminology.
  8. Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of common pathology that affect body systems.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Quizzes (4 x 5%)20.0%
 Case Study15.0%
 Discussion: (3 x 5%)15.0%
 Mid Term - Online25.0%
 Final Exam - Online25.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Timelines and expectations for the online evaluation will be provided in your online course. Both exams will be completed online. Marking Scheme: Spelling/abbreviation tests marked out of 60: 1 mark will be deducted for each spelling error and each incorrect or missing definition. If the word and the definition are both missing, a maximum of 2 marks will be deducted per answer.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Test 1 (Chapters 1-2)25.0%
 Test 2 (Chapters 3-4)25.0%
 Test 3 (Chapters 5-6)25.0%
 Test 4 (Chapters 7-8)25.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Marking Scheme: Spelling/abbreviation tests marked out of 60: 1 mark will be deducted for each spelling error and each incorrect or missing definition. If the word and the definition are both missing, a maximum of 2 marks will be deducted per answer. Attendance: Regular attendance is of the utmost importance to the student's success in this program due to the in-class definition assignments and practice of the pronunciations. If you miss a test you may be able to write a comprehensive test, at the discretion of the instructor, at the end of the course only. You may be asked to provide a medical note.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students
Online Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

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Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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