Western New Mexico University School of Allied Health Master of Occupational Therapy Program RHAB 340/CRN 11225 Medical Terminology 3 credits Fall 2012 _____________________________________________________________________ Semester: Instructor: Office: Phone: WNMU email: Fax: Virtual Office Hours: Class Times: Fall 2012 (August 20-December 14, 2012) Rob Krueger, OTD, OTR/L, CHT TBA TBA firstname.lastname@example.org TBA TBA On-line Class Course Catalog Description: This writing intensive course offers the student an introductory experience in basic medical terminology used in many areas of the health and rehabilitation sciences. The course also covers various types of documentation used in the rehabilitation field including the SOAP format, narrative note writing, evaluation and re-evaluation reports, treatment, progress and discharge notes. The student will be familiar with documentation principles using the APA format used in manuscript writings. How this class will work: The class will be divided into 3 distinct sections: 1. APA style and research writing (Weeks 1 - 2) 2. Medical Terminology (Weeks 3 – 12) 3. Documentation (Weeks 13 – 15) Required Texts: 1. Medical Terminology Book: E-Textbook: Scientific and Medical Terminology. **Purchase on-line textbook at: www.wnmumedterm.com with online final examination $99.95 Optional Companion Textbook (purchase at www.wnmuterm.com) The Optional Textbook/Workbook contains the following: Section 1: Lectures - Table of Contents. Section 2: Key 200 pages of the 800 page Online E-Textbook. Section 3: 1000 Flashcards - with word part, abbreviation, & compound term meanings. Section 4: 800 Multiple Choice Questions and Answers. Section 5: Flashcards - 1000 Fill-in-the-Blank Word Part & Abbreviation. Section 6: Multiple Choice Questions - 800 Fill-in-the-Blank Chapter Questions . 2. Writing Manual: American Psychological Association (2009). APA publication manual (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [ISBN-13: 978-1433805615 | Edition: 6th] 3. Documentation textbook: Borcherding, S., Morreale, M. (2007). The OTA’s Guide to Writing SOAP Notes (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated. [ISBN 978-1-55642-779-4] Course Instructional Objectives: 1. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the medical vocabulary used in a wide variety of health related settings. 2. Recognize the different types of documentation. 3. Appreciate and understand the purpose and necessity of professional communication, both written and oral. 4. Respond to feedback in a positive manner. 5. Value and model reliable work and study habits. 6. Demonstrate beginning skills in written communication through the practice of proper documentation using a variety of formats. 7. Demonstrate an understanding of documentation and its impact on medical reimbursement for occupational therapy services. 8. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities of the documentation process, including adhering to facility, local, state, and federal reimbursement agencies. 9. Show observation skills in writing and classroom activities. 10. Demonstrate an understanding of both oral and written communication skills. 11. Reiterate an understanding of correct APA format in manuscript (research) writing. 12. Demonstrate the ability to document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet the standards for reimbursement of services by federal, state, private pay, and third-party systems. 13. Demonstrate the ability to effectively interact through written, oral and nonverbal communication with the family, client, significant others, colleagues, and the public in a professionally acceptable manner. Assessment/Evaluation and Grading Scale: A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 60-69 F = 59 or less Assignments / Expectations Due Date Research paper 11/02/12 APA Quiz 08/31/12 Medical Terminology Workbook 11/09/12 Medical Terminology Final Exam 11/09/12 Documentation Quiz # 1 Documentation Quiz # 2 Weekly Discussion Post Weekly Peer Feedback Post TOTAL 12/10/12 12/03/12 Wednesday Friday Weight 20% 10% 30% 15% 5% 5% 15% 100% Course Expectations and WNMU Policies for Students Attendance: Attendance in an online class is evaluated by your attendance to the material. You will get out of the course what you put into the course. You will need to be a self-starter and control your own calendar in order to meet the deadlines for the course. Canvas Down Time and Inclement Weather: Due to the possibility of Canvas down time or lack of connection due to inclement weather, it is important that you not wait until the last minute to finish assignments, postings, or assessments. 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Course Calendar: RHAB 340 Medical Terminology Module Week Of 08/20/12 1 Topic Readings/exercises Introduction to course Review APA PowerPoint OWL writing Lab Technical Writing/APA Review OWL Sample Paper DUE DATES -Discussion & peer feedback post # 1 **See Canvas modules for details 08/27/12 2 Technical Writing/ APA OWL Writing Lab See Canvas Module 2 for details -Discussion & peer feedback post # 2 -APA Tutorial and Quiz: Due by 08/31/12 at Midnight 3 09/03/12 Labor Day University Closed Holiday 09/04/12 Medical Terminology Review orientation sheet Discussion & peer feedback post # 3 Chapters 1-4 4 09/10/12 Medical Terminology Chapter 5 Discussion & peer feedback post # 4 5 09/17/12 Medical Terminology Chapters 6-7 Discussion & peer feedback post # 5 6 09/24/12 Medical Terminology Chapters 8-9 Discussion & peer feedback post # 6 7 10/01/12 Medical Terminology Chapter 10 Discussion & peer feedback post # 7 8 10/08/12 Medical Terminology Chapter 11 Discussion & peer feedback post # 8 9 10/15/12 Medical Terminology Chapters12-13 Discussion & peer feedback post # 9 10 10/22/12 Medical Terminology Chapters14-15 Discussion & peer feedback post # 10 11 10/29/12 Medical Terminology Chapters12-13 Discussion & peer feedback post # 11 Research Paper: due 11/02/12 12 11/05/12 Medical Terminology Complete Medical Terminology Workbook Discussion & peer feedback post # 12 Medical Terminology Workbook Medical Terminology Final Exam: 11/10/12 13 11/12/12 Clinical Documentation 11/19/12 11/25/12 Thanksgiving Recess No Class 14 11/26/12 Clinical Documentation Chapters 1-2, 15 12/03/12 Clinical Documentation & Wrap up Discussion & peer feedback post # 15 Finals Week Documentation Quiz #2: 12/10/12 16 12/10/12 Discussion & peer feedback post # 13 Discussion & peer feedback post # 14 Documentation Quiz #1: 12/03/12 *NOTE 1: This course calendar is subject to change at the discretion of the professor in order to accommodate learning, and/or prioritization of course, objectives. 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