Course Syllabus
AAGH0MP760
The Language of Health Care
Course Start Date: 01/11/2010
Course End Date: 03/14/2010
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Facilitator Information
Joe Gazdik
jgazdik@email.phoenix.edu (University of Phoenix)
djgazdik@msn.com (Personal)
940-923-1034 (CST)
Facilitator Availability
I am available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Central Time on most days, but I attempt to reserve Sunday for my
family. During the week, I am online most of the time during that 9 a.m.-11 p.m. time frame.
On Mondays and Saturdays, I tend to be online in the morning only. If these times are not convenient for
you, please let me know. I will be happy to accommodate your schedule, if possible. I provide you with
these times to make it easier to communicate with me, and not to limit our contact.
I want you to know that, should you need to contact me outside these time frames, you should not
hesitate to do so.
For emergencies, when you are not able to gain access to messages on the Online Learning System
(OLS), please send a message to my personal email address. In the event a third party needs to contact
me, please direct them to my contact information listed under "facilitator information." No third party
should use your login credentials to gain access to the classroom.
Where to Go to Class
Main: This is the main forum for the class and is where discussion is conducted. It has read-and-write
access for everyone.
Chat-Room: This is a read-and-write access forum. It is designed as a place to discuss issues not related
to the course content. This is the forum to which we will send our bios.
Course-Materials: This is a read-only forum, which means you can read messages here but cannot send
any. This is where I will post the course syllabus and materials.
Individual Forum: You will see one forum with your name on it. This is a private forum, shared only by
you and me, the facilitator. Your classmates will not have access to this forum. This is where you will post
your individual assignments, and where I will post your feedback. You can also ask questions here.
However, if you have general questions about instructions of assignments, please post those in the Main
forum, since other students may benefit by that exchange as well.
Policies
For class policies, please see the Policies link on the left side of the Materials page for the course on
eCampus. Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all
policies contained within that link. University policies are subject to change so please be sure to read
them at the beginning of each class as it may have changed since your last class. Policies may be slightly
different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities it
is important you read the policies governing your current class modality.
Late Assignments
Late assignments receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late if assignments are not posted by
11:59 p.m. M.S.T. on the day they are due. Assignments more than 4 days late will not be accepted.
Technological issues are not considered valid grounds for late assignment submission. In the event of a
University of Phoenix server outage, students should submit assignments through email to the instructor
and post to the individual forum when systems are restored. Unless an Incomplete grade has been
granted, learner assignments submitted after the last day of class will not be accepted.
Technical Support
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support form.
Answers to the most common issues are found in the Knowledge Base by clicking Help, found at the top
of every student Web site.
Feedback
Each week, I will provide grades or scores and comments on assignments within 6 days of when they
were submitted. I will send feedback to your Individual forum. After I send feedback each week, I will
post a notification in the Main forum.
Grading Formula
Points Grade
95+
A
90-94
A-
87-89
B+
84-86
B
80-83
B-
77-79
C+
74-76
C
70-73
C-
67-69
D+
64-66
D
60-63
D-
<59
F
Course Description
This course introduces the student to the language of health care—the terminology and vocabulary, as
well as their application. The course also offers the student engagement and interaction with the
dynamics of both language and health care. Through comprehensive discussions and activities, the
student will have the opportunity to be immersed in the words and world of medicine. This course requires
a microphone and speakers or headphones for recording and listening to digital audio files. Students will
use software for recording audio files.
Course Topics & Objectives
Introduction to Medical Language
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
Interpret medical terminology.
Combine word parts to form common medical words.
The Human Body From a Medical Perspective


Differentiate between the seven approaches to studying the human body.
Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the seven approaches to studying
the human body.

Interpret medical terminology associated with the seven approaches to studying the human
body.
The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems




Combine word parts to form medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and
cardiology.
Interpret medical terminology associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and
cardiology.
Apply language associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology and cardiology to a medical
context.
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems


Summarize the processes of digestion, respiration, and circulation.
Identify the anatomical structures of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular
systems.
The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems

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
Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the blood, lymphatic, integumentary,
and endocrine systems.
Interpret medical terminology associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with hematology, dermatology, and
endocrinology.
Apply language associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology to a medical
context.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems


Summarize the processes of blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone
release.
Identify the anatomical structures of dermatology and endocrinology.
The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology




Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the muscular, skeletal, and nervous
systems.
Interpret medical terminology associated with orthopedics and neurology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with orthopedics and neurology.
Apply language associated with orthopedics and neurology to a medical context.
Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems


Summarize the processes of muscular movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission.
Identify the anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
The Human Body


Apply language associated with various body systems to a medical context.
Evaluate usage of medical language.
Course Materials
Required Texts and Hardware
Turley, S. (2007). Medical language. Upper Saddie River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall
This course requires the use of a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at
https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/Writing_Style_Handbook_AxiaUOP.pdf
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
An audio version of the text is available for download to a computer or MP3. To download, follow the
instructions and use the access code provided with the purchase of the text. It is encouraged that you
use the CD at the back of the book for extra practice.
Point Values for Course Assignments
Week One: Introduction to Medical Language
Discussion Questions
10
Participation
10
CheckPoint: Building a Medical
30
Vocabulary Ch. 1
Week Two: The Human Body from a Medical Perspective
CheckPoint: Building a Medical
30
Vocabulary Ch. 2
Assignment: Seven
100
Organizational Approaches
Week Three: The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory,
and Cardiovascular Systems
Discussion Questions
10
Participation
10
CheckPoint: Building a Medical
30
Vocabulary Ch. 3, 4, & 5
Week Four: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal,
Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems
CheckPoint: Identifying
30
Anatomical Structures Ch. 3, 4, &
5
Assignment: Physiology
100
Presentation Ch. 3, 4, & 5
Week Five: The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic,
Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems
Discussion Questions
10
Participation
10
CheckPoint: Building a Medical
30
Vocabulary Ch. 6, 7, & 14
Week Six: Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic,
Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems
CheckPoint: Identifying
30
Anatomical Structures Ch. 6, 7, &
14
Assignment: Physiology
100
Presentation Ch. 6, 7, & 14
Week Seven: The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology
Discussion Questions
10
Participation
10
CheckPoint: Building a Medical
30
Vocabulary Ch. 8, 9, & 10
Week Eight: Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and
Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems
CheckPoint: Identifying
30
Anatomical Structures Ch. 8, 9, &
10
Assignment: Physiology
100
Presentation Ch. 8, 9, & 10
Week Nine: The Human Body
Capstone Discussion Question
20
Participation
10
Final Project: Medical
250
Storyboard Presentation
Point Totals
1,000
Week One
Introduction to Medical Language


Interpret medical terminology.
Combine word parts to form common medical words.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Read objectives and welcome.


Read instructor’s bio, and post your own bio.
Due Date: Day 1 [post to the Chat Room forum]
2. Read Appendix A regarding the final project requirements.
3. Read Appendix K for instructions on how to use the AudioAce® software required for audio discussion
questions in upcoming
weeks.
4. Read Ch. 1 & 2 of Medical Language
5. Discussion Question 1

Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]

Post your response to the following: What techniques have you used to learn vocabulary? How
do you think these techniques would apply to this course?
6. Discussion Question 2

Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum]

Post your response to the following: How might a foundation in medical terminology help you in
fulfilling your education and career goals? How might a basic understanding of medical
terminology benefit you personally?
7. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 1

Resource: Appendix B

Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]

Use Appendix B to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using
word parts.

Post Appendix B as an attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 1 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Team
Location
Due
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assignment will be posted in
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due in this
row
Read and Post Bio Individual
Chat Room
Day 1
Discussion
Question #1
Individual
Main Forum
Day 2
Discussion
Question #2
Individual
Main Forum
Day 4
CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
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in this row
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Learning Team in this
row
Week Two
The Human Body from a Medical Perspective



Differentiate between the seven approaches to studying the human body.
Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the seven approaches to studying
the human body.
Interpret medical terminology associated with the seven approaches to studying the human
body.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 2

Resource: Appendix C

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Use Appendix C to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using
word parts.

Post Appendix C as an attachment.
2. Assignment: Seven Organizational Approaches

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

Use Appendix D to complete the provided matrix explaining each of the seven approaches to
organizing information about the body. When might each of the approaches be used? For each
of the systems discussed in this course, which of the following approaches might be used? Why?
o
o
o
o

Microscopic and macroscopic
Body directions and body planes
Body cavities
Quadrants
Post Appendix D as an attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 2 Deliverables
Assignment
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Team
Location
Due
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CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Written
Assignment
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 7
Week Three
The Language of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems




Combine word parts to form medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and
cardiology.
Interpret medical terminology associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and
cardiology.
Apply language associated with gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology to a medical
context.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Read Ch. 3, 4, & 5 of Medical Language.
2. Read Appendix K for instructions on how to use Audacity®, required for audio discussion questions in
upcoming weeks.
3. Discussion Question 1

Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: Use 10 medical words discussed in this week’s reading to
create a script of dialogue between two medical professionals. Respond to other students by
adding anything they may have missed, correcting any errors, complimenting them on proper
usage, or expanding on their discussion. Be sure to use a proper and respectful online tone.
4. Discussion Question 2

Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start
the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also
provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should:
o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link.
o Include a written transcript.
o You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s
reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left
lung.
To participate in this discussion:
o Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement.
o Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also
include a written transcript for every response you post.
o Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week.
o Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the three following scenarios to begin your discussion.
o Scenario 1: You are an EMT and have just responded to a 9-1-1 call. Begin a discussion with
another EMT about what has occurred at the scene and which body parts have been affected.
o Scenario 2: You are an allied health professional. Begin a discussion with a
gastroenterologist, a pulmonologist, or a cardiologist to discuss a patient’s condition.
o Scenario 3: You are an allied health professional talking with a supervisor about a particular
patient. Begin describing the patient’s concerns and affected areas using medical language.
5. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 3, 4, & 5

Resource: Appendix E

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Use Appendix E to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using
word parts.

Post Appendix E as an attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 3 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Team
Location
Due
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Learning Team in this
row
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assignment will be posted in
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Discussion
Question #1
Individual
Main Forum
Day 2
Discussion
Question #2
Individual
Main Forum
Day 4
CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Week Four
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems


Summarize the processes of digestion, respiration, and circulation.
Identify the anatomical structures of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 3, 4, & 5

Resource: Appendix F

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Complete the identifying activity in your text on pp. 103-104 A, B & C, p. 166 A & B, and pp.
224-225 A, B, & C. Record your answers in Appendix F. Determine the function of system
structures listed in the additional activities in Appendix F.

Post Appendix F as an attachment.
2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 3, 4, & 5

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

Create a PowerPoint® presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of digestion,
respiration, and circulation. Each process should be outlined using 2-4 slides. Include detailed
speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain how these processes are interrelated.
Be sure to include references and citations from at least two sources.

Post your presentation as a Microsoft© PowerPoint© attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 4 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Team
Location
Due
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Learning Team in this
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assignment will be posted in
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CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Written
Assignment
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 7
Week Five
The Language of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems




Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the blood, lymphatic, integumentary,
and endocrine systems.
Interpret medical terminology associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with hematology, dermatology, and
endocrinology.
Apply language associated with hematology, dermatology, and endocrinology to a medical
context.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Read Ch. 6, 7, & 14 of Medical Language.
2. Read the SOAP Documentation Lecture in the Course Materials forum.
3. Discussion Question 1

Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: Use five medical words discussed in this week’s reading to
create a SOAP note. Respond to other students by adding anything they may have missed,
correcting any errors, complimenting them on proper usage, or expanding on the details of the
SOAP note. Be sure to use a proper and respectful online tone.
4. Discussion Question 2

Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start
the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also
provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should:
o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link.
o Include a written transcript.
o You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s
reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left
lung.
To participate in this discussion:
o Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement.
o Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also
include a written transcript for every response you post.
o Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week.
o Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the following three scenarios to begin your discussion.
o Scenario 1: You are a physician’s assistant working next to a cosmetic surgeon during an
operation. Begin a description of the procedure or begin a dialogue that might take place in this
setting.
o Scenario 2: You are a lab technician analyzing a patient’s blood. Begin describing what type
of testing is being performed. Let your classmates contribute to the discussion by adding to the
descriptions and reporting their findings.
o Scenario 3: You are an allied health professional working with an endocrinologist. You have
been working with the patient and need to update the doctor on the reason for the patient’s visit.
Begin describing the patient’s concerns. Your classmates can continue with this discussion or
summarize the rest of the patient’s visit.
5. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 6, 7, & 14

Resource: Appendix G

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Use Appendix G to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using
word parts.

Post Appendix G as an attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 5 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Team
Location
Due
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in this row
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Learning Team in this
row
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assignment will be posted in
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Discussion
Question #1
Individual
Main Forum
Day 2
Discussion
Question #2
Individual
Main Forum
Day 4
CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Week Six
Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood, Lymphatic, Integumentary, and Endocrine Systems


Summarize the processes of blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone
release.
Identify the anatomical structures of dermatology and endocrinology.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 6, 7, & 14

Resource: Appendix H

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Complete the identifying activity in your text on p. 297, parts A & B, p. 347, part A, and p. 768,
part A. Record your answers in Appendix H. Determine the function of system structures listed in
the additional activities in Appendix H. Use the space provided to record your response.

Post Appendix H as an attachment.
2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 6, 7, & 14

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

Create a PowerPoint® presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of blood
clotting, immune response, allergic reaction, and hormone release. Each process should be
outlined in 2-4 slides. Include detailed speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain
how these processes are interrelated. Be sure to include references and citations from at least
two sources.

Post your presentation as a Microsoft© PowerPoint© attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 6 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Location
Due
Team
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Learning Team in this
row
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assignment will be posted in
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CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Written
Assignment
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 7
Week Seven
The Language of Orthopedics and Neurology




Combine word parts to form medical words associated with the muscular, skeletal, and nervous
systems.
Interpret medical terminology associated with orthopedics and neurology.
Correctly pronounce medical words associated with orthopedics and neurology.
Apply language associated with orthopedics and neurology to a medical context.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Read Ch. 8, 9, & 10 of Medical Language.
2. Discussion Question 1

Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: Write a paragraph using 10 medical words discussed in this
week’s reading. This assignment can include terminology from one or all chapters from this
week’s reading. Focus your discussion on an injury or disease related to orthopedics and/or
neurology. Respond to other students by adding anything they may have missed, correcting any
errors, complimenting them on proper usage, or expanding on their discussion. Be sure to use a
proper and respectful online tone.
3. Discussion Question 2

Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum

Post your response to the following: This discussion question is an audio dialogue. You will start
the discussion and your classmates will help you finish it by responding to you. You must also
provide a written transcript of all of your responses. Your portion of the discussion should:
o Be recorded in an audio file and submitted as a link.
o Include a written transcript.
o You will need to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words from this week’s
reading. Instead of using the word lung, use more specific language like the lower lobe of the left
lung.
To participate in this discussion:
o Respond to your classmates’ discussions by adding the next logical statement.
o Earn participation for the day by replying to two classmates in an audio format. You must also
include a written transcript for every response you post.
O Participate in all three scenarios during the participation week.
o Each response needs to use at least two appropriate and specific medical words.

Choose one of the following three scenarios to begin your discussion.
o Scenario 1: You are attending a wellness conference and one of the exhibitors is a
chiropractor in your local area. You are unfamiliar with chiropractic care and want to learn more.
Since you are at the conference, the doctor assumes that you have knowledge of medical
terminology. Begin the chiropractor’s explanation.
o Scenario 2: You are an allied health professional working with an orthopedist. You have been
working with the patient and need to update the doctor on the reason for the patient’s visit. Begin
describing the patient’s concerns. Your classmates can continue with this discussion or
summarize the rest of the patient’s visit.
o Scenario 3: You have just started your career as a physical therapist, and have been
assigned to a mentor. Begin a discussion with your mentor that mentions specifically how you
have helped your patients improve their mobility and aided in their recoveries.
4. CheckPoint: Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 8, 9, & 10

Resource: Appendix I

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

Use Appendix I to define medical word parts and to build and interpret medical terms using word
parts.

Post Appendix I as an attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
Summary of Week 7 Deliverables
Assignment
Individual or Learning
Team
Location
Due
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in this row
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Learning Team in this
row
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assignment will be posted in
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Discussion
Question #1
Individual
Main Forum
Day 2
Discussion
Question #2
Individual
Main Forum
Day 4
CheckPoint
Individual
Individual Folder
Day 5
Week Eight
Anatomy and Physiology of Orthopedics and Neurology: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous
Systems


Summarize the processes of muscular movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission.
Identify the anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. CheckPoint: Identifying Anatomical Structures Ch. 8, 9, & 10

Resource: Appendix J

Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
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Complete the identifying activity in your text on pp. 420-421, part B & C, pp. 478-479, part A &
B, and pp. 531-532, part A & B. Record your answers in Appendix J. Determine the function of
system structures listed in the additional activities in Appendix J. Use the space provided to
record your response.
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Post Appendix J as an attachment.
2. Assignment: Physiology Presentation Ch. 8, 9, & 10
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Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
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Create a PowerPoint® presentation of 10-12 slides that summarizes the processes of muscular
movement, bone growth, and nerve transmission. Each process should be outlined in 2-4 slides.
Include detailed speaker’s notes that describe each process and explain how these processes
are interrelated. Be sure to include references and citations from at least two sources.
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Post your presentation as a Microsoft© PowerPoint© attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Discussion Questions
Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
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Week Nine
The Human Body
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Apply language associated with various body systems to a medical context.
Evaluate usage of medical language.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Capstone Discussion Question
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Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum
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Post your response to the following: What are the most important concepts you have learned in
this course? How can you apply them to your life? What difference can the topics in this course
make in your everyday life?
2. Final Project: Medical Storyboard Presentation
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Resource: Appendix A
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Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
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Create a 15- to 20-slide multimedia PowerPoint® presentation that storyboards an episode of a
medical drama or documentary. The episode can be of your own creation or can be an extension
of an existing show. This presentation should include detailed speaker’s notes with a summary or
script that should occur in each scene. Include images, video, or audio in your presentation.
Keep any audio and/or video files shorter than one minute each. Use at least 45 medical words
with at least three words from each chapter.
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Post a draft of the presentation to the Main forum on Day 2.
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Evaluate two students’ presentations, paying special attention to the usage of medical language.
o Critically review presentations and ask for clarification or more detail.
o Provide positive and constructive feedback.
o Evaluations should be completed by Day 4.
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Consider suggestions offered for your presentation and make necessary revisions.
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Post the final presentation as a Microsoft© PowerPoint© attachment.
Weekly Reminders
Final Week Requirements
Discussion question responses will be required during the final week of the course.
Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.
Participation
All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.
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