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Med Term II

Med Term II

Revised Tentative Syllabus Bio 202
Online Medical Terminology II Spring 2017
16 Week Course
Instructor: Judith R. Tate
Contact Information: E-mail: jtate@peralta.edu – you may E-mail me anytime. I check my E-mail frequently. It is the best way to contact me.
Telephone: 464-3472 (message) I don’t check as often
Class Code: 23251
Course Credit Hours: 2
Always include your name and class is your emails. I teach other online classes with lots of students. It is usually faster if you email me at my Peralta.edu address and not from the Moodle site.

Course Description: This is the second class in a two part series and continues the study of basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, plurals and abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling and definition of medical terms in new areas.
Your time is divided between the Moodle site where you do the forums and the Evolve site where you do exercises, quizzes and exams. Only the exams are graded. The other assignments on Evolve are to help you study the material.
Assignments are given weekly and you should check the site each week to determine what is due and when. The schedule you are given each week on the site is what you go by as there may be changes. The schedule given in the first frame of Moodle is tentative.

Required Text:
1) “The Language of Medicine” Eleventh edition. By Davi-Ellen Chabner. The ISBN is 9780323370899. You will use this text both semesters

2) IMPORTANT – Be sure you get this textbook with the booklet that gets you into the textbook Evolve site. This access is required for the course and the Evolve site.. Moodle is where you will submit to forums. Evolve is where you will be taking your weekly exams, etc. If you rent, the codes may not work.

To access material on Evolve, the online textbook component of this class you will need the course ID is 155798_jtate35_1001. To enroll go to: http://evolve.elsevier.com/enroll . You will get your sign-up code from a booklet in your textbook. If you have a used textbook, or your textbook does not have this booklet, you will need to buy the access on the Evolve site. This access is good for fall and the following spring (one school year).
Click on “class” not resource on the Evolve site. Do not choose resource!
Online Office hours: Office hour chats are by arrangement – contact me by e-mail to arrange a time. You may reach me by e-mail any time you have a question. I check my e-mail frequently. Please use jtate@peralta.edu rather than the Moodle email.

Recommended Preparation: Experience using Internet Firefox and other browsers. At the present time Firefox is the best browser for Moodle. Access to a reliable Internet connection/high-speed internet access like cable, DSL, or LAN networked T1 lines. Experience downloading, uploading, copying and pasting (using control C and control F) and attaching files. Experience using email or online asynchronous discussion forums, such as list serves and have basic typing skills. Be able to cut, paste and using Control C and control F. Make sure the pop-up blocker is off for the Evolve site. Go to tools on your browser menu
Take time to become familiar with the class site and the Evolve site:
1) Be able to check and see if all your grades are recorded, etc. Your assignment grades are on the Moodle site and your exams are taken on Evolve and I transfer the grades to Moodle. Give me one week after the final date due to be submitted to do this.

2) Bookmark the Class site and the Evolve site.

3) Be sure and check the Moodle site once a week to determine the assignments and due dates Turning in assignments on time and complete is part of your grade. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm Sunday. You have one day of grace (Monday until around 11:50 pm), however there is no forgiveness on Monday. If anything goes wrong, you lose the points.
Again: On Monday if anything goes wrong either online or on your computer, you lose the points. There is no mercy on Mondays. Assignments are due Sundays.

4) Assume there will usually be at least one assignment each week. In the first month because of possible financial aid and book problems the assignment times may be extended. Be sure and check the Moodle site at least once a week to check assignments and due dates.
Turn in your assignments in a form that does not have to be opened by others. Always check to be sure after you have submitted your assignment

On-campus computer availability: Computers on the Laney campus with internet access are available in the Library and F170. You will need to check the times available. The James Oliver Community Writing Center is in rooms B260, B261 and B262 – The office is in B258. The center is open from 9 am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Fridays. One-on-one tutoring is provided for the writing of papers. Double check the times when open.
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The topics covered this semester by chapter are:
1. Basic Word Structure
2. Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole
3. Suffixes
4. Prefixes
5. Digestive System
6. Additional Suffixes and Digestive System
7. Urinary System
8. Female Reproductive System
9. Male Reproductive System
10. Nervous System
11. Cardiovascular System
About this Course: This course is delivered completely online. You must have consistent access to the Internet. Note that you can reach the course site from anywhere there is internet access. Many libraries and cafes have internet access.
You need to take responsibility for the class in order to succeed – You need to set your own schedule, check the Moodle site at least once a week, participate in class activities and pick the times when you do the class work.
It is your responsibility to drop the class. It is very difficult for me to keep track of your attendance, particularly in the first month if there are problems with financial aid and/or books. If you are on a waiting list be sure and check to see if you have been added to the class.
It is your responsibility to check each week and see what assignments are due and to turn the assignments in on time. This is a part of your class grade and is considered in the same manner as your test grades. If they are late, they are not counted.
1. Set up a schedule: Check the Moodle site each week see to see assignments and due dates. With few exceptions there will be at least one or two assignments due each week.
2. Become familiar with the syllabus, schedule and the site and how to use it, as well as the Evolve site where you will be taking your quizzes and exams.
3. Team up with your classmates to form study groups and to discuss the group assignment and questions you might have (there is an online discussion forum and an online chat room where you may do this)
4. If you have questions email me (jtate@peralta.edu) or set up a meeting in the online chat room
Internet Etiquette:  Click on internet etiquette and review the information. For example, in the online environment using all capitals is considered screaming. Internet etiquette is also found on the introductory section of the Moodle class site.

Class Assessment:
Your forums are graded on organization, presentation and content
Due dates are important
In an on-line class you do not depend on long comprehensive tests.
It is important that work be submitted on time in order to get credit and that you take on the responsibility for finishing exams, exercises, and discussion assignments and turning them in on time. This is a part of your grade.
Cut and paste using Ctrl C, Ctrl V your submissions directly into the forums and finish editing them there. You have 30 minutes to edit. Be sure and check that your formatting is correct after you have submitted your work.
You must submit your work directly into forums. They should not be submitted in a form that has to be opened.
Weekly assignments must be finished by Sunday of the week designated to receive credit. Monday is a day of grace, however if anything goes wrong there is no forgiveness. You lose the points.
Don’t wait to the last minute for submission — anything can happen online and getting assignments in early is the best way to avoid disaster. Remember getting assignments in on time is part of your grade.
General Guidelines for Forums Including the Research Assignment Forum
Cut and Paste Your Submissions into the Forums
With regards to copying and pasting, Ctrl C and Ctrl V will copy and paste directly into the text editor field, whereas if you right click your mouse to paste the text that action may not be supported depending on which browser you’re using.

The ‘correct’ way to copy and paste text into the text editor is to first click on either of the ‘Paste as plain Text’ or ‘Paste from Word’ icons in the toolbar. If the text has been prepared in Word, for example, you click on the ‘Paste from Word’ icon and a box will open up for you to paste your text into to. This box will permit you to use Ctrl V or right click and paste from your mouse. These icons should be used for copying and pasting as they will help preserve the formatting of the text.

As for the images, these can’t be copied and pasted into the text editor, they need to be inserted. You can go ahead and copy/paste your ‘text’ then where you want the images to appear, you should click on the ‘Insert/edit image’ icon and then either link to the image if it’s online, or upload the image from their computer.

Definitions
Complete, correct and clearly written
Definitions numbered and in the order given in the assignment
Double-space definitions
Definitions applicable to Case Study
Do not use a form of the word to be defined as the major part of your definition

Summary of Case Study
Concise presentation of important facts
Never present your information in one paragraph (you automatically lose half of the points.)
A list is not a summary in your own words.

Critical Thinking Question
Answer to the point, discussion encouraged
Presentation
Material broken up for easy reading and good presentation of your answer
Font not too small or too large (12 is a good font size)
Never present your information in one paragraph (you automatically lose half of the points)
Use the 30-minute editing time to improve your presentation. Make sure you don’t
have extra code, and your formatting is correct.
Organization
Divide your responses so that all sections of your submission are clearly separated and easy to follow.
Remember your classmates and I will be reading your presentations and you want to make sure your submission is easy to follow. This makes them much more effective in getting your information across.
Forums in addition to article/assignment forums.
1)There is a research paper forum where you will submit your research paper and respond to two other student submissions.
2) There is a biography forum where you tell something of yourself and respond to two other student submissions. It is extra credit and worth 30 points. It is open until the last d ate for assignments.
3)There is an Introduction to the Moodle site quiz. It is worth 25 points
It is best if taken at the beginning of the class and will help you become familiar with the Moodle site
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Graded Assignments (On a weekly (or two week) basis
1) Article/Assignment Forum presentation
Submission – 20 points. Responses to two other student’s assignment/article submissions –10 points (5 points each)
Graded on organization and presentation as well as substance
2) Weekly (or every two weeks) timed (50 min) exams taken on the Evolve site- 25 points.
Note: The exams are timed and can only be taken once. Leave yourself an undisturbed period of time to take them.
3) Assignments turned in on time, no credit if late.

Additional one-time assignments
1) Biography forum – with responses to two other student submissions – 30 points
Due with final assignments. Extra Credit assignment

2) Introduction to Moodle Site Quiz. Worth 25 points. This is the only quiz that can be taken more than once
3) Research assignment (2 to 3 pages) 30 points – with responses 40 points – topic to be assigned
Grading Scale
90% = A, 80% = B, 70% = C, 60% = D

Student Learning Objectives
-Differentiate between a hypothesis and a theory.)
-Discuss the principles of biology as the study of living things including biological hierarchies, classification of living things, chemical processes of the cell and organisms.
– Read and discuss articles related to current issues in biology. Form opinions on these issues and express and defend those opinions biologically in discussions and written essays.