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Med Terms 2015/16
Mrs. Miller
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY &
BUSINESS PRACTICES
COURSE SYLLABUS
TEACHER:
Mrs. Miller
262-369-3611, Ext. 4619, Voice Mail Ext. 3629
[email protected]
South Campus – Rooms 602 & 117, North Campus – Room 145
DESCRIPTION:
Medical Terminology and Business Practices is designed to meet the
unique training and skill building needs for students interested in a career in the health
science field. Various medical careers and related occupations will be explored. This
course will include instruction in medical terminology as well as instruction in entry level
skills essential for working in a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital. These skills include
records management, insurance, fees and collection, appointment scheduling, patient
reception, telephone techniques, and communication both written and oral.
Upon mastery of the entry level skills, students will work in the Warhawk Health &
Wellness Center. This hands-on experience will give students an opportunity to run an
actual functioning health clinic. Each student involved in the health clinic will earn a
position with responsibilities related to that position. Examples of these positions are
Medical Assistant, Office Manager, Receptionist and Billing Clerk.
MAJOR RESOURCE MATERIALS:
Textbook: Medical Office Procedures
Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Workbook
Student Folder
MAJOR ASSESSMENTS:
Classroom daily assignments and homework
Maintain resource folder consisting of handouts provided by teacher
Tests and quizzes
Simulation
Warhawk Health & Wellness Center
Final medical terminology exam
Final semester exam
GRADING CRITERIA:
A point system is used for each assignment, quiz and simulation activity. Assignments,
tests, and quizzes are weighted according to level of difficulty and letter grades are given
on the following basis:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
Med Terms 2015/16
Mrs. Miller
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS & CLASSROOM CONDUCT:
All students are expected to follow the Arrowhead Business and Marketing Department
Classroom Bring Your Own Expectations (BYOE) policies.
All students are expected to follow the Arrowhead Way – Be Appropriate, Be Respectful, Be
Responsible.
TARDY POLICY:
All students are expected to be in class on time, in your set, and ready to work when the
bell rings. If you are tardy, you will lose certain privileges. After four tardies, you will be
referred to the office for appropriate disciplinary action with a possible consequence of a
Saturday detention.
STEPS ON HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE…
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Daily homework and class assignments – complete all activities assigned and turn
in by due date.
Maintain a resource folder in a neat and organized manner, making sure that all
handouts are included.
Complete simulation exercises accurately and by their assigned due date.
Be prepared for quizzes on each medical terminology lesson.
Participate in class discussions.
Fulfill all responsibilities in the Warhawk Health & Wellness Center.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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Interpret and translate 350 medical elements which combined create more than
11,000 complex medical terms.
Assess and support the proper use of entry level office skills including, but not
limited to, proper use of medical documents; proper telephone techniques used to
schedule patient appointments; proper procedures used to schedule patients in
person; records management; and medical communications.
Students will be able to assess and support the preparation and organization of
patients’ charts. In addition, students will judge which health insurance options
will support patient care and payments.
Compare and contrast career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of life, including appearance, respect
for self and others, attitude, responsibility, and quality of work.
Demonstrate competency in technical reading and comprehension.
Develop effective oral and written communication skills.
Select and apply problem-solving skills necessary for a changing global
environment.
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