Course Form

Course Form (revised 7-2008)
I. Summary of Proposed Changes
Dept / Program
Health Professions / Medical Assisting
Course Title
Course #
Course # MED
Terminiology for Health Professions
Short Title (max. 26 characters incl. spaces)
Summarize the change(s) proposed
Term for Health Professions
Combine MED 154T Beginning Medical Terminology
and MED 195T Terminology for Health Professions
into one course for that will benefit all students
II. Endorsement/Approvals
Complete the form and obtain signatures before submitting to Faculty Senate Office
Please type / print name Signature
Anne Delaney
Phone/ email :
[email protected]
Program Chair/Director:
Anne Delaney
Other affected programs: Carol Wenderoth
Mary Nielsen
Nick Arthur
III: To Add a New Course Syllabus and assessment information is required (paste syllabus into
section V or attach). Course should have internal coherence and clear focus.
Exact entry to appear in the next catalog (Specify course abbreviation, level, number, title, credits,
repeatability (if applicable), frequency of offering, prerequisites, and a brief description.) 
Debbie Fi
U 160 T Offered autumn and spring. A systematic approach to medical word building using Greek and
Latin word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes including pathology of body systems,
abbreviations, and special procedures including radiographic, surgical, and laboratory.
Justification: How does the course fit with the existing curriculum? Why is it needed?
Student previously have been required to take 2 separate courses in Medical Terminology with much of the
information duplication from one course to another. Combining the courses makes the complete
information more accessible to all students.
Are there curricular adjustments to accommodate teaching this course?
The reduction in credits will allow programs that require this course to offer new courses within their
Complete for UG courses. (UG courses should be assigned a 400 number).
Describe graduate increment (Reference guidelines: )
Fees may be requested only for courses meeting specific conditions determined by the
Board of Regents. Please indicate whether this course will be considered for a fee.
If YES, what is the proposed amount of the fee?
IV. To Delete or Change an Existing Course – check X all that apply
MED 154 and MED 195
Course Number Change X From:
Level U, UG, G
Description Change
Change in Credits
Cross Listing
1. Current course information at it appears in catalog
( 
MED 154T Beginning Terminology
MED 195T Terminology for Health Professions 3
3. If cross-listed course: secondary program & course
4. Graduate increment if level of course is changed to
UG. Reference guidelines at:
(syllabus required in section V)
5. Other programs affected by the change
6. Justification for proposed change
(primary program
initiates form)
Is there a fee associated with the course?
2. Full and exact entry (as proposed) 
MED T Terminology For Health Professions
Have you reviewed the graduate increment
guidelines? Please check (X) space provided.
V. Syllabus/Assessment Information
Required for new courses and course change from U to UG. Paste syllabus in field below or attach and send
digital copy with form.
Program Syllabus
Your program is broken down into manageable pieces for each area of study. These pieces are
called modules, and they are ordered to maximize programmed learning through a logical,
proven sequence. Each module is made up of individual units to help you plan and pace your
learning. As you master the concepts and apply your knowledge in each module and
throughout the program, you will gain the comprehension and the experience to help you
successfully pursue a career in the healthcare industry. The following is a list of the modules
and objectives included in this program.
Program Orientation
The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of training components, instruction on
how to navigate the program, and tips and resources for getting the most out of this medical
terminology training program. A syllabus is included outlining the learning objective for each
module in the program. Information for navigating, using the features and functions of the
online program, and understanding tests and feedback is presented. Finally, the skills and
education necessary to become a medical language specialist are outlined in detail.
Using Resources Effectively
The purpose of this module is to explore the many varied resources, both print and electronic,
that are crucial to understanding and mastering medical terminology. These resources will be
used extensively throughout the program and in the workplace.
Medical Word Building
The purpose of this module is to teach medical word building, including root words,
combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. At the completion of this module, the student will
have a comprehensive understanding of medical language.
Advanced Medical Language
The purpose of this module is to educate the student in the specialized vocabulary used by
healthcare providers and teach a variety of nuances specific to medical language. Specifically,
this module will cover word differentiation and medical plurals.
Final Exam
This module houses the final examination for this medical terminology training program. The
purpose of this module is to assess medical terminology comprehension and aptitude at the
completion of the program.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and define basic word composition (parts); i.e., prefixes, suffixes, combining forms,
and word roots.
Analyze medical terms using knowledge of word parts.
Formulate valid medical terms by combining appropriate word parts.
Assess common medical acronyms and abbreviations from a selected list and apply
Synthesize course knowledge to increase medical vocabulary skills in practice and/or
advance courses.
Pronounce, spell and define word roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes
related to specific body system anatomy and physiology.
7. Pronounce, spell and define word parts/terms related to system pathology.
8. Define, spell and pronounce terms related to surgical and diagnostic procedures.
9. Locate information, spell, define and pronounce pharmacologic terms related to body
10. Write and define abbreviations pertinent to specific body systems.
The final grade will be determined by averaging the scores of all tests, exams and the final.
All students must practice academic honesty. Academic misconduct is subject to an academic penalty
by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary sanction by the University. All students need to be
familiar with the Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online at . See page 6 of The Student Conduct Code as it
specifically relates to Academic Conduct.
Students with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodations in this online course. To request
course modifications, please contact me as soon as possible. I will work with you and Disability
Services in the accommodation process. For more information, visit the Disability Services website at or call 406.243.2243 (Voice/Text).
VI Department Summary (Required if several forms are submitted) In a separate document list course
number, title, and proposed change for all proposals.
VII Copies and Electronic Submission. After approval, submit original, one copy, summary of
proposals and electronic file to the Faculty Senate Office, UH 221, [email protected]