• Website: https://www.houstonisd.org/westsidehs

     

    Westside High School            Truth, Honesty, Integrity                     Established 2000 A.D.

     

    Syllabus: Medical Terminology

     

    Teacher: Dr. Anna H. Haro                                                                 Room: North 230

    Tutorial: Tuesday and Friday 12:03 – 12:33 PM                              Conference: 7th Period

    Email: anna.haro@houstonisd.org                                                     Phone: 281-920-8000

     

    Remind app: click link here to join for text messages and reminders: https://www.remind.com/join/drharom

    or send a text message to 81010 with the complete code: @DrHaro22MT

     

     

    Course Description:

    Medical Terminology is better named, the study of "medical-communication” as students will study and practice communication skills used to care for patients across multiple health care fields. Throughout the year, we will study and practice the terminology of doctors, nurses, technicians, PT’s, pharmacists, medical assistants, and more. We will learn medical terminology through a study of different diseases and treatments, focusing on the Musculoskeletal System, Reproductive System, Cardiovascular System, Endocrine System, Nervous System, and Immune System. The Medical Terminology course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. The required course pre-requisites include Principles of Health Science and Biology.

    Course Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course, students will exhibit knowledge and skills, in addition to the attitudes and values of caring for patients within the health care system from a perspective of multiple professions. Students will know how to plan, manage, provide, and communicate the following: therapeutic services, diagnostic services, and support services, as related to individualized patient health care. Students will learn theory and practice hands-on skills and patient care techniques. Students will demonstrate accomplishment of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Medical Terminology, which are documented in Subchapter H, §130.223 accessible here: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/130H-Health%20Sci%20tc.pdf

    Tutorials:

    Individual and small group tutoring sessions will be available to students twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday from 12:03 to 12:33 PM. All tutorials will be held in room North 230. Students are encouraged to sign-up for tutorials in advance through email, TEAMS or Remind message.

     

    Class supplies:

    1. HISD laptop computer and charger
    2. School ID and a uniform
    3. Class Notebook/Spiral
    4. Pen or a pencil - any color dark enough to be visible
    5. Please choose one item from the list below to bring to the classroom during the first week of school:
    1. One roll of paper towels
    2. One pack of tissues
    3. One pack of 4 x 6 notecards
    4. One pack of 10-count markers
    5. One pack of white or colored printer paper
    6. Any one of the above items can be generic or store brand
    1. Additional supplies will be provided during class as needed and will be collected prior to exiting the classroom.

     

    Classroom Rules:

    1. RESPECT! Demonstrate respect for self and for others’ rights, beliefs, opinions, and property.
    2. Wash hands prior to entering and exiting the classroom and always before and immediately after handling a patient, device, or manikin during the routine of classroom instruction and training.
    3. Be prepared, arrive on-time, follow school rules and the HISD code of conduct, which are all a sign of respect. See rule number one.

     

    Teacher’s Commitments:

    1. Respect all students - treat every student fairly, with empathy and compassion, and with equity of consequence to all students in the virtual classroom.
    2. Prepare classroom activities and assignments for effective use of time.
    3. Model the values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge (VASK) of a health care professional and teacher.
    4. Demonstrate accountability for student performance and assessment.
    5. Communicate course information including the calendar, curriculum content, exams, projects, and student progress.
    6. Encourage and help establish students’ health care industry goals.
    7. Abide and enforce the HISD code of conduct and Westside High School Rules.

     

    Grading Policy:

    Major Grades – includes Essays, Projects, Exams                           70%

    Daily Assignments, Quizzes, Labs and VASK score                         30%

     

    What is VASK? VASK stands for values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge. Professional health care workers abide by a unique set of values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge, which distinguish health care workers from all other professional careers. As a health care professional, it is an honor, a privilege, and an onerous responsibility to care for the life of another human being. Students participating in the Health Care Science Technology CTE track will model and develop these characteristics throughout the academic year. The expectation is that students who choose the health care science CTE track will earn full credit for their VASK scores. Points will be deducted for violation of health care VASK traits such as dishonesty, disrespect, apathy, and others; such incidents will be documented within 24 hours. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to earn additional points toward their VASK score for exceptional display of the VASK traits.

     

    Late work: All work is expected to be submitted electronically to the HUB or by email (when the HUB is down) no later than 11:59PM on the published due date. Any late work submitted after the cut-off time must be posted to the HUB AND emailed directly to Anna.Haro@Houstonisd.org with a full paragraph explaining why the work was submitted late. Late work submitted after the published due date can earn a maximum of 70%.

     

    Exam Re-Take: HISDistrict Policy on Retakes:

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    Source:  Board Policy, EIA, Local

     

     

    At Westside, a retake is an assessment that matches the rigor and objectives of an original exam. Retakes often increase a student’s grade, but the primary purpose is a second opportunity to demonstrate mastery of course material.

    Retakes should be similar in length and rigor to the original assessment and must NOT be designed for the purpose of raising a grade (i.e. significantly shorter assignment, completion grade, etc.)

    Retake Guidelines

    • All teachers must follow Policy EIA (Local).
    • All major grades are eligible for a retake.
    • Assignment must have been attempted to be eligible for a retake.
    • Retake must be completed within two weeks of original test grade being posted in PowerSchool.
    • Retakes are for failing grades (below 70).
    • Students with absences still have the opportunity to have a retake for a make-up exam.
    • Retakes are not allowed for final exams.

     

    Retake Process

    • Prior to retaking, students must complete one or more of the following, determined by the teacher:
      • Attend necessary tutorials
      • Complete alternative assignment
      • Complete necessary homework
      • Complete test corrections
    • After a student completes a retake, the teacher has a week to grade the assessment.
    • All retake grades are capped at a 70.

     

    Homework: This class will be study-intensive to learn the course content, including patient care techniques and skills. Students will receive ample time to complete daily work and group projects ahead of published due dates. “Homework” will include exam preparation and study time, which is the individual responsibility of each student.

     

    Communication Policy: All students, parents, guardians, and classroom visitors are invited to email, text (via Remind app) or call Dr. Haro regarding any questions or comments about course content, grades, discipline, projects, exams, and assignments. Emails and phone calls will be answered within the next business day (for example, a Monday email will be answered no later than Tuesday, but a Friday phone call will be answered no later than the following Monday assuming it is not a school holiday). If there is an emergency, please state at the beginning of the email, text, or voicemail that it is “URGENT” and every effort will be made to respond as soon as possible pending other teaching commitments.

     

    Teacher Bio: Dr. Haro earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University where she was class president, president of the Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society, and Summa Cum Laude graduate. Her career in pharmacy has included work for cancer patients and experience in the emergency room. Dr. Haro has worked in community pharmacy settings for both retail chain and independent pharmacies. Dr. Haro’s passion for teaching others spans more than three decades but is most evident in various teaching positions including six years as a public school teacher and three years at Texas A&M University. Additionally, Dr. Haro completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance and is a former professional classical musician. Her hobbies include performing music, competitive athletics, coaching her son’s soccer team, and spending quality time with her kids and family. Her proudest accomplishment to date is surviving Stage 3 Colon Cancer and living every day t

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FALL 2023

    For lesson plans, click the link here: Med Term Lesson Plans

     

    Course calendar:

    2022-2023 Academic Calendar (Dates are flexible and subject to change based on student needs.)

    ***Exams, homework, and major grades will always be on Wednesday/Thursday during “block classes.”

     

    Week

    Dates

    TEKS

    Unit

    Topic(s)

    Major Grades/HW

     Unit 1 TEKS SS130.223

    (2)          The student recognizes the terminology related to the health science industry. The student is expected to:

    (A)          identify abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols related to the health science industry;

    (B)          identify the basic structure of medical words;

    (C)          practice word-building skills;

    (D)          research the origins of eponyms;

    (E)          recall directional terms and anatomical planes related to body structure;

    (F)          define and accurately spell occupationally specific terms such as those relating to the body systems, surgical and diagnostic procedures, diseases, and treatment; and

                                 (G)         use prior knowledge and experiences to understand the meaning of terms as they relate to the health science industry.

    (4)          The student examines available resources. The student is expected to:

    (A)          examine medical and dental dictionaries and multimedia resources;

    (B)          integrate resources to interpret technical materials; and

    (C)          investigate electronic media with appropriate supervision.

    1

    8/22-8/26

    2A

    1: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    Ethics

    Respect Posters

    2

    8/29-9/2

    2B

    1: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    Ethics

     

    H

    9/5/22

     

    LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

    3

    9/6-9/9

    4A,B,C

    1: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    HON-Code

     

    4

    9/12-9/16

    2C

    1: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    SOAP Notes

    SOAP Note 1

    5

    9/19-9/23

    2D,E,F

    1: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    SOAP Notes

    Unit 1 Exam

    Unit 2 TEKS SS130.223

    (2)          The student recognizes the terminology related to the health science industry. The student is expected to:

    (A)          identify abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols related to the health science industry;

    (B)          identify the basic structure of medical words;

    (C)          practice word-building skills;

    (E)          recall directional terms and anatomical planes related to body structure;

    (F)          define and accurately spell occupationally specific terms such as those relating to the body systems, surgical and diagnostic procedures, diseases, and treatment; and

    (3)          The student demonstrates communication skills using the terminology applicable to the health science industry. The student is expected to:

    (A)          demonstrate appropriate verbal and written strategies such as correct pronunciation of medical terms and spelling in a variety of health science scenarios;

    (B)          employ increasingly precise language to communicate; and

                                 (C)          translate technical material related to the health science industry.

    6

    9/26-9/30

    2A-F

    2: The Nervous System

    A&P: CNS/Brain

     

    7

    10/3-10/7

    2A-F

    2: The Nervous System

    A&P: PNS

    Human Brain Models

    H

    10/4-10/5

     

    TEACHER DAY/FALL HOLIDAY

    8

    10/10-10/14

    3A

    2: The Nervous System

    Mental Health Disorders (MHD)

     

    9

    10/17-10/21

    3B-C

    2: The Nervous System

    Addiction

    Opioid Drug Projects

    10

    10/24-10/28

    2A-F, 3B-C

    2: The Nervous System

    Addiction, Opioids and Nicotine

     

    11

    10/31-11/4

    2A-F, 3B-C

    2: The Nervous System

    Addiction, Alcohol and Depression

    Unit 2 (Part A) Exam  (Open Notes Exam)

    12

    11/7-11/11

    2A-F

    3B-C

    2: The Nervous System  

    Bipolar and Schizophrenia and Parkinsons  DX  

    “A Day in the Life” Paper  

    13

    11/14-11/18

    2A-F, 3B-C

    2: The Nervous System

    Alzheimer's  DX

    Unit 2 Exam - Cumulative

    Unit 3 TEKS SS130.223

    (2)          The student recognizes the terminology related to the health science industry. The student is expected to:

    (A)          identify abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols related to the health science industry;

    (B)          identify the basic structure of medical words;

    (C)          practice word-building skills;

    (E)          recall directional terms and anatomical planes related to body structure;

    (F)          define and accurately spell occupationally specific terms such as those relating to the body systems, surgical and diagnostic procedures, diseases, and treatment; and

    (3)          The student demonstrates communication skills using the terminology applicable to the health science industry. The student is expected to:

    (A)          demonstrate appropriate verbal and written strategies such as correct pronunciation of medical terms and spelling in a variety of health science scenarios;

    (B)          employ increasingly precise language to communicate; and

                                 (C)          translate technical material related to the health science industry.

    (5)          The student interprets medical abbreviations. The student is expected to:

    (A)          distinguish medical abbreviations used throughout the health science industry; and

                                 (B)          translate medical abbreviations in simulated technical material such as physician progress notes, radiological reports, and laboratory reports.

               

    H

    11/21-11/25

     

    THANKSGIVING BREAK

    14

    11/28-12/2

    2A-F, 5A

    3: The Musculoskeletal System

    Skeletal System: Axial & Appendicular

    Life-Size Human Skeleton

    15

    12/5-12/9

    3A-C

    3: The Musculoskeletal System

    Skeletal System Injuries

    Unit 3 Exam

    16

    12/12-12/16

    3A-C

    3: The Musculoskeletal System

    Injury Wrapping Techniques

    OSCE: Acute MSS Injuries

    17

    12/19-12/21

     

    SEMESTER 1 FINAL EXAMS

    H

    12/22-1/8/2

     

    WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

    Week

    Dates

     

    Unit

    Topic(s)

    Major Grades

    18

    1/9-1/13

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    A&P: CV System

     

    H

    1/16/2023

     

    MLK DAY HOLIDAY

    19

    1/17-1/20

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    CVD

    Human Heart Model

    20

    1/23-1/27

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    HTN

     

    21

    1/30-2/3

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    CAD and dyslipidemia

     

    22

    2/6-2/10

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    AMI

    Unit 4 Exam

    23

    2/13-2/17

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    AMI

    OSCE 2: Vital Signs

    H

    2/20

     

    TEACHER DAY/NO STUDNETS

    24

    2/21-2/24

     

    4: Cardiovascular System

    CHF and other CVD

     

    25

    2/27-3/3

     

    5: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

     A&P: GI System

    Life-Size GI Model

    26

    3/6-3/10

     

    5: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    N/V/D/C

     

    H

    3/13-3/17

     

    SPRING BREAK

    27

    3/20-3/24

     

    5: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    A&P: ENDO

    Research Paper

    28

    3/27-3/31

     

    5: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    DM

     

    29

    4/3-4/6

     

    5: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    T2DM

    Unit 5 Exam

    H

    4/7

     

    SPRING HOLIDAY

    30

    4/10-4/14

     

    6: Respiratory and Immune Systems

    A&P: Respiratory System

     

    31

    4/17-4/20

     

    6: Respiratory and Immune Systems

    A&P: Respiratory System

    SOAP Note 3

    H

    4/21

     

    SPRING HOLIDAY

    32

    4/24-4/28

     

    6: Respiratory and Immune Systems

    A&P:  Immune System

     

    33

    5/1-5/5

     

    6: Respiratory and Immune Systems

    ID

    Unit 6 Exam

    34

    5/8-5/12

     

    7: Reproductive System

    A&P: Female and Male

     

    35

    5/15-5/19

     

    7: Reproductive System

    Hormones/STIs

     

    36

    5/22-5/26

     

    Semester 2 Exam Review

    All Topics (Cumulative Exam)

    SOAP Note 4

    H

    5/29

     

    MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

    EX

    5/30-5/31

     

    SEMESTER 2 FINAL EXAMS

     

     

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SPRING 2022:

    EXAM REVIEWS

    Med Term Exam Review #1

     

    PowerPoint Presentations:

    Intro to Med Term Spring 2022 PPT

    Med Term SOAP Notes PPT

    Creating a SOAP PPT

    Med Term HON Code

    CVD PPT and Framingham Risk Calculator

    HTN PPT

    Cardiovascular System PPT - Anatomy and Physiology

    CV System, AMI part 1

    CV System AMI Part 2

    Endocrine System PPT Part 1

     

    Med Term Assignments:

    1. Med Term Feedback Survey (daily grade): Click and complete the link - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBUNUw1T0dISEpPSkRLRFhQNzhZVDRTTldHWC4u

    2. Respect Major Grade Posters: What does respect mean to you? Who is someone you respect and why? What are the characteristics of those you respect?

    3. Disrespect in the healthcare setting. Pt/provider Simulations (daily grade)

    4. SOAP Note and Abreviation flashcards. (daily participation grade)

    5. SOAP Note Pop-Quiz: Click the link and finish the quiz here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBUQlEwNEQzNkVHQ1oxV1lKVUhWRDhWMzlKSi4u

    Monday's PopQuiz (QR Code)

    6. SOAP Note Major Grade (group project). The rubric and true life example are posted here: SOAP Directions and Rubric    SOAP Note Example

    7. DUE NOW (Friday, February 25, 2022) VASK Score Do Now (https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBUQjdEVDRWVTFBMlIySDlVRkw2NTE5SDFJNi4u )

    8. Lifesize Human CV System: Group Major Grade Instructions (Lifesize Human CV System)

    9. Framingham heart attack risk calculator assignment: https://www.mdcalc.com/framingham-risk-score-hard-coronary-heart-disease

    Compare and contrast the 10-year risk of a "healthy" patient vs. an unhealthy patient. Describe the differences in their risk and impact on the % score. . Click the form here to submit your work (also posted in the PowerPoint): https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBUOEcwOVBOUzgyRk5DMjlIMVMwMjRMVlpLVy4u\

    10. HTN Drug Project Major Grade Hypertension (HTN) Drug Project Major Grade

    11. Complete the questions in red (fill in the blanks and discussion questions) Cardiovascular System 

    12. Human Blood Circulation Pathway Daily Grade

    13. Friday, March 25, 2022 - Cardiovascular System Quiz: REVERSE QUIZ - CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

    14. Friday, April 1, 2022 - AMI, CABG, and EKG videos: Video Assignment

    15. Friday, April 8, 2022 - ER AMI Skit visit: Skit Directions

    16. Monday, April 11, 2022 Mock OSCE ER visit (AMI): Grading Rubric

    17. Due 4/12/2022 Cardiovascular System Exam Review: CV System Exam Review

    18. Due 4/18/2022 BONUS MAJOR Grade: SAGE clinical trial (Statin drug therapy)

    19. Due 4/29/2022, Research Paper: Major Grade Research Paper

     

     

     

     

     

    Health Science Theory 2021-2022: Lesson Plans (through January 25, 2022)

    Course Presentations: 

    Course Introduction

    Unit One: The Musculoskeletal System (MSS)

    Musculoskeletal System PPT part 1: Bones

    MSS Part 2, More About Bones

    MSS Part 3: The JointsPPT presentation

    MSS, part 4: The Synovial Joints

    MSS Part 5: The Muscles Powerpoint

    MSS part 6: The Action Potential (Muscular Contraction)

    MSS Ijuries Notes and videos (long bone, ankle and wrist)

    Shoulder Wrapping Videos

    Unit Two: Ethics and the Reproductive System 

    ETHICS Part 1

    Human Reproductive System, Part 1

    Human RS Part 2

    Human RS Part 3

    HUMAN RS Part 4

    Unit Three: The Human Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Systems

    Human GI System PPT, Part 1 

    Human GI System PPT, Part 2

    Human GI System, Part 3

    Human Respiratory System, Part 1

    Human Respiratory System, Part 2

    Human Respiratory System, Part 3 Asthma and COPD

    Human Respiratory System, Part 4 COVID-19

    Human Respiratory System, Part 5 PNA

    Respiratory Clinical Skills PPT, breath sounds

    UNIT 4: IMMUNE AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS (Semester 2)

    Immune System PPT Part 1

    Immune System Part 2 PPT

    Open note quiz: click the link and submit when finished -  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBURUNCMTVCQkc5TEFSS1YyQzBYRkJEREJXMy4u

    Endocrine System PPT Part 1

    PopQuiz: Click the link and submit the quiz on the Hormones: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Zpnr9TaTM0uIlZmCQlsT7aqtkDoyKPdGrL4B3XoIYYBUOUZFV0FGWFEzR1M4WkRBSTIwN1E0RDdTUy4u

    (The above quiz link is also posted on the HUB)

    Endocrine System PPT Part 2, Thyroid Dx

    Unit 5: The Cardiovascular System

    Cardiovascular System PPT 1

    CVSystem AMI PPT, Part 2

     

     

    Extended learning opportunties:

    MSS Journal Article Extended Learning Opportunity

    Bonus Grade (extended learning): Wrapping the Knee

    Extended learning: Presentation on the Bones: Bones' Names Extended Learning

    Case study (Joint injury) https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/home/features/clinical-challenge/case-study-shoulder-injury-following-a-biking-accident/

    Action Potential Extended learning presentation: Action Potential Presentation

    Major Grade: Clinical Trial Analysis G-ToG

    Exam review (click on the link): 

    Musculoskeletal System Exam Review Guide

    Answers: here: https://houstonisd.sharepoint.com/sites/WestsideHSDrHaros1stperiodHCTheory/Shared%20Documents/General/Recordings/Meeting%20in%20_General_-20210915_075428-Meeting%20Recording.mp4?web=1

    Try here as another option to hear the classroom session: MSS Review Session Class Video

    Unit 2 Exam Review

     
    Meet the Teacher Night: Open House on Wedensday, Septemeber 15 from 6:08 to 7:30 PM. TEAMS Meeting Link  

    Meet the Teacher Video 

    Meet the Teacher Slide Show

     

     
     

     HISD Professional Development Presentations:

    PD: Health Science Curriculum Part 1 (Pregression from Principles to Graduation)

    PD: Health Science Curriculum Part 2 (Skills gap, opportunities, and challenges)

    HON-Code: Principles of Website Evaluation

    Click here to provide feedback: PD Feedback Survey

    HOSA Area 2 PPT: The Opioid Crisis (The other pandemic)