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CC 306M:
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL AND
SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY
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secreted by the pineal gland.]

Instructor
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Instructor: Todd Curtis


E-mail: todd.curtis@utexas.edu
Office: WAG 200A
Office Hours: MWF 11:00-12:00 or by
appointment

Teaching Assistant
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TA: Andrea Nedorostova


Email: anedorost@utexas.edu
Office and Office Hours: TBD

Required Text
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Medical Terminology:
A Programmed Learning
Approach to the Language of
Health Care, 2nd Ed.
Margorie Canfield Willis

Recommended Text
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Greek and Latin Word Elements


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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Greek and Latin Word Elements


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Pneumono/ultra/micro/scopic/silico/volcano/coni/osis

Greek and Latin Word Elements


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Pneumono - lung
ultra - really
micro - small
scopic pertaining to seeing
silico silica (sand/quartz)
volcano - volcano
coni dirt
-osis condition
*Medical definition: A pathological condition of the lung
resulting from the inhalation of very fine silica and volcanic
ash/dust.

Basic Understanding of Latin


Grammar
Flexor digitorum profundus vs.
Flexor digitorum profundorum

Ancient Medicine and Society


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Proteus

Proteus
Syndrome

Medspeak in Context
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CC: 26 y/o c/o chronic cough and wheezing x 2yr. Pt woke up today c

fever and SOB.


S: There is no Hx of trauma, CP, or cardiac Sx. Smoker x 4yr, 1 pkg q.d.,
denies ETOH. Occupation: coal miner x 4yr. Meds: parenteral insulin b.i.d.
NKDA

O: T 100, BP 145/90, Heart RRR s murmur, throat and nasal passages


inflamed, R 20 diminished breath sounds lung.
A: Respiratory infection, R/O emphysema due to anthracosis
P: Schedule STAT culture and chest X-ray, DC smoking and work, Rx:
Azithromycin 500mg i tab p.o. qd 2hr p.c., RTO for follow-up and test
results on Thursday (or sooner if SOB or fever)

How to succeed in this course


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Test material comes from lecture and from the


textbook

How to succeed in this course


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Test material comes from lecture and from the


textbook
Textbook Reading Assignments and Exercises

How to succeed in this course


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Test material comes from lecture and from the


textbook
Textbook Reading Assignments and Exercises
Lectures

How to succeed in this course


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Test material comes from lecture and from the


textbook
Textbook Reading Assignments and Exercises
Lectures
Memorization

Assessment
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7 Tests
Each 50 multiple choice questions
45/50 = 90%

Assessment
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7 Tests
Your lowest test score will be dropped, regardless
of whether you took the test or not.

Assessment
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7 Tests
Your lowest test score will be dropped
There will be no final exam

Assessment
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7 Tests
Your lowest test score will be dropped
There will be no final exam
7 extra credit pop quizzes
5 quiz questions = 5 questions on test
(e.g. 45/50 + 5 = 50/50)

Grades
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Grades will be posted on Blackboard under My


Grades

Grades
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Grades will be posted on Blackboard under My


Grades
I will not be assigning plus-minus final grades.
A = 90% or better
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = 59% or less

=270 or better
=240 or better
=210 or better
=180 or better

Grades
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Grades will be posted on Blackboard under My


Grades
I will not be assigning plus-minus final grades.
A = 90% or better
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = 59% or less

Please note that I do not round up (i.e. 89.999 is


not an A), and there is no curve for this course.

Touchdown?
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Test dates
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If a test has to be moved, you will be given at least


a week advanced notice.

As long as I schedule the test during our regularly


scheduled class time, your previous plans dont count
as an excused absence.

Make-up Policy
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No make-up tests will be given, except for religious


holidays (with advanced notice), medical reasons
(with a letter from Student Health Services or a
private physician), or for family emergencies (when
certified by your Dean of Students).

Computer Access
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Students are expected to have access to a computer


and to the internet.
Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu)

E-mail
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It is the students responsibility to ensure that the


email address which UT has on file is a valid
address which is checked regularly.

E-mail Abuse
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Use of Blackboard's email should be for courserelated messages only; please see UT Austin
Acceptable Use Policy.

Academic Dishonesty Policy


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Any student found cheating will receive


a failing grade (F) for the course.
If you are unsure, dont.

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In Case of an Emergency
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Emergency Evacuation Policy

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) Call 512232-5050 or visit


http://www.utexas.edu/safety/bcal.

Students with Disabilities


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The University of Texas at Austin provides upon


request appropriate academic accommodations for
qualified students with disabilities. For more
information, contact Services for Students with
Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 232-2937
(video phone).

F.A.Q.
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Do I have to come to class?

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Do I have to come to class?


Is this going to be on the test?

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Is this going to be on the test?
Didnt you get my e-mail?

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Do I have to come to class?


Is this going to be on the test?
Didnt you get my e-mail?
What did I miss in class today?

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Do I have to come to class?


Is this going to be on the test?
Didnt you get my e-mail?
What did I miss in class today?
Will you post your lecture notes on Blackboard?

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Do I have to come to class?


Is this going to be on the test?
Didnt you get my e-mail?
What did I miss in class today?
Will you post your lecture notes on Blackboard?
Do you offer extra credit?

For Next Lecture


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Read Ch. 1 and begin memorizing the component


parts in tables entitled Common Suffixes, Common
Prefixes, and Common Combining Forms.