Course Syllabus


BOT 1623 Medical Terminology II


Fall 2016


 Instructor:   Tracy (Crawford) Gaddis, Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus 

Video of Syllabus:  Medical Terminology II Welcome and Syllabus Review Video.wmv

Office:   George Wynne Hall, Room 246

Telephone:  601-936-1890 (office) 601-900-9687(cell)

E-mail: ( BEST METHOD of CONTACT is email)

Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 




Three (3) semester hours




 This course presents medical terminology pertaining to human anatomy in the context of the body systems. Emphasis is directed toward medical terminology as it relates to the medical office..


  •  The student will learn to correctly use medical terminology
  • The student will recognize and discuss word components, terms, procedures, abbreviations, and symbols related to the various body systems.
  • The student will identify and discuss disease terms related to the various body systems.
  • The student will identify diagnostic imaging, clinical, surgical, and laboratory procedures related to the various body systems.
  • The student will identify abbreviations and symbols related to the various body systems.
  • The student will use terminology related to diagnoses, tests, and treatment modalities.
  • The student will demonstrate ability to communicate information using medical terms in a clear, concise manner.



Mississippi Virtual Community College


 Tracy (Crawford) Gaddis

Hinds Community College (Rankin Campus)

3805 Highway 80 East

Pearl, MS 39208

Telephone:  601-900-9687 cell

Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday – 1:30 – 2:00p.m. , Friday– 9:00-a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office:  George Wynne Building – Room 246

E-mail address: Best Contact Method


Instructor Biography - Full-time Business & Office Technology instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus.  B. S. in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) from Mississippi College. 



 Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th Edition, by Ehrlich and Schroeder. This is the same text as BOT 1613 Medical Terminology I. It does not need an access code.



 An IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium Processor and Windows 2000, XP or NT OR a Macintosh with Mac 7.5 or above

64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)

100 MB of free hard drive space

A CD-ROM with sound card

A 28.8 kbs modem

An Internet connection through an Internet service provider (ISP)

A current version of any browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer.




 Students will be taught by means of paper, pencil, textbook, and computer. Students will receive new assignments each week. Chapter quizzes, PowerPoint slides, videos, and textbook can be utilized to give the student a comprehensive review. Links to helpful sites and extra practice work is included in the text. Internet addresses and videos are provided at relevant points throughout to direct you to Web sites that will offer more help with chapter topics. To allow for unanticipated problems that may arise, follow quiz testing dates on your calendar. It is easier to reach me through e-mail should you run into difficulties.

If you do not take a quiz, you will receive a grade of “0” and an absence for that week of class.  There is no exception to this rule.  In order to ensure assignment completion, do not wait until the last minute to submit.



 The final course grade will be determined as follows:


Weekly online quizzes/discussion         30%

Proctored* Online Tests (3 grades)      70%


* Each of the proctored tests will be taken at a proctored site of your choice (setup your exams in SmarterProctoring). For your midterm grade, the grades to date will be used applying the percentages above. Your average is posted in a column in the Canvas Grades button.



A = 90 - 100

B = 80 -  89 

C = 70 -  79 

D = 60 - 69

F = 59 and below


11.  COURSE PROCEDURES – read carefully. If you do not understand any of the information, please contact Ms. Crawford ASAP


Attendance-To determine attendance in this course, the orientation survey MUST be taken by August 22 at midnight. If this is not done by this time, you will be marked as a NO SHOW.


For weekly attendance starting in Week 2, quizzes must be taken by Sunday at midnight and so forth. If none of these are completed by Sunday at midnight of the due date, you will be considered absent. After two absences, you will be sent a Notice of Absence. After three absences, you will be dropped from the course due to the excessive absence rules. Please see the Hinds Information tab for further description of rules and policies


Weekly Assignments–Check the assignment schedule posted on Canvas under the Course Syllabus link and Modules link. All assignments will be completed using Canvas. After completing the assigned questions under each chapter section, print out the exercise for study purposes through Grades and clicking on the assignment grade. Please note – assigned quizzes will be very much like questions on the proctored tests. The online chapter quizzes are to be taken for the required chapters following our calendar. Each student is expected to do his or her own work. You will have to do your own work on the proctored test, so learn the material. Quizzes are activated at the beginning of the semester. Quizzes will remain activated until Sunday at midnight of the assigned deadline. It is recommended that you take quizzes by 2:00 Friday afternoon. Your instructor will monitor closely up to this time and will not check back until Monday morning. Failure to take a quiz or any other assignment will result in a zero for uncompleted assignments. 


Proctored Tests – You will have 3 tests, each will be proctored tests. Proctored tests will be taken on the computer at the proctored site of your choice. Directions for scheduling a proctored test are located in the SmarterProctoring button.   You will be allowed a total of two hours for each test. You will not be allowed to take anything to the testing site. It is your responsibility to contact your chosen proctored site to schedule your test. I recommend that you schedule at least one week prior to testing to get the time you want! If you contact a proctor less than 24 hours prior to testing, they do not have to schedule your test. Please plan ahead! If you arrive late, the proctor can and may refuse to administer your test. A link to the Proctored Site list is at our site. Proctored tests MUST be taken on one of the assigned days listed on the calendar – not earlier or later than these dates. Please see the MSVCC guidelines and rules concerning this for more information. Graduating sophomores are not exempt from final exams since the last proctored test is not a comprehensive test.

Missing a Proctored Test - No quizzes or proctored tests may be retaken. You are given the dates of everything at the start of the course with ample time allowed to schedule your test. If there is a conflict, you can take the test early, but not later. If a student is to be absent on any of the scheduled proctored test times, he or she should notify Ms. Crawford on or before the day of the proctored test and attempt to reschedule with a proctor if time is permitted. Be prepared to show valid proof for missing the mandatory proctored test. Make every attempt possible to take it at the earliest time possible should unforeseen circumstances arise, such as a funeral. There is adequate time allowed to take the test; therefore, a doctor’ s excuse or car problems for that particular testing day will not suffice. A doctor's excuse MUST cover the entire length of the testing period for it to be considered a valid excuse.  It is to your advantage to schedule the test during the beginning of the test period in case of unforeseen events.


 It is understood that one of the main motivations for taking an online course is that other obligations make it difficult or impossible to attend scheduled, “on-site” college classes. Therefore, the basic unit of time in the course is the week or 7 days.  It follows the same principle as a night course. Refer to your calendar for homework quizzes and proctored tests dates and times.

You will need to spend time reading, studying, and completing all assignments. This time is up to you. Rule of thumb: For a 3 hour credit course, you should expect to spend around 9 hours of study time. It is best to log in several times a week to Canvas for any possible new announcements.  If you procrastinate and fail to log in for more than a few days, you may miss some important updates.

Online instruction differs fundamentally from traditional classroom instruction. You may access the online resources required to participate successfully in this course at times that are convenient to your personal schedule. Do not put off taking quizzes. Internet problems will not be an excuse.  Failure on your part to submit all completed quizzes and proctored tests within the time frame mentioned above will be recorded as absences for the purpose of recording your course participation on your transcript.

*To gain 5 bonus points on your first test, please send an email through Canvas with your initials and your favorite color.


Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated. You are expected to do your own work. You may assist your classmates or receive assistance with regard to understanding procedures used on the computers. You may use help for homework assignments. Any known cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized duplication of computer assignments/tests will result in failure in the course. Please refer to Hinds policies and procedures.



Rights - You have the right to expect that your instructor will:

  • Provide a comprehensive syllabus and course calendar
    • Display all due dates for timings, assignments, and tests
    • Grade or otherwise respond to all assignments within one week of the due date
    • Monitor your group participation weekly and occasionally comment on it
    • Inform you of your current grade upon request
    • Respond to any e-mail and answer all appropriate questions as soon as possible within a 48 hour window.
    • Behave in a professional manner


Responsibilities - As students you have the responsibility to:

  • Treat all others in the class in a professional manner, being especially careful in e-mail and other electronic communications to avoid harsh criticisms and objectionable language
    • Pay attention to the course calendar
    • Keep up with the course work
    • Submit your own quizzes following the calendar
    • Take quizzes and Proctored Tests following the class schedule
    • Complete quizzes and Proctored Tests within the allowed time.
    • Notify your instructor if you are having serious problems with any work before the deadline




If you run into serious technical problems, let your instructor know as soon as possible if you are unable to work through them. There is a Technical Support phone number listed on the home page of Canvas. MSVCC provides a 24 hour/7 day week assistance to students and faculty by calling 1-855-308-2755. Online access to the MSVCC 24/7 Support Center can be found at 



Ø  When sending an e-mail to me, place your e-mail address in the CC box and send yourself the e-mail also. If you receive your own e-mail, it's a good bet that I did also. If you save this e-mail, you then have a backup copy to send to me in the event I didn't receive it. Be sure to put your name on all correspondence.

Ø  Check the Announcements section on Canvas for course/assignment updates.

Ø  Online classes are set up to be convenient for students, but don’t count on them being easy grades.  It will probably require more work and time since you will essentially be teaching yourself.  It will require discipline, organization and time-management skills.  Always allow time for unexpected technical problems that occur. 

Ø  If you find that you need to withdraw, refer to withdrawal information under Hinds Information.

Ø  On-line Etiquette:

  • Netiquette

    The term "netiquette" is a compound of the words "network" and "etiquette". It refers to acceptable codes of practice for interacting with others while online. In order to prevent misunderstandings and promote engaging and meaningful collaboration, extra care must be taken into how you express yourself in your written communication.

    How to Communicate

    • Be professional as you communicate. Reread your written text before posting or emailing.  In much of the corporate world, writing in all caps is considered yelling and, therefore, is not acceptable in any online communication, nor is texting lingo.
    • Be considerate. Think about how your words affect others.
    • Be respectful of the opinions of others and respect your instructor.
    • Be calm. Try to keep your emotions out of class.
    • Humor and sarcasm. Because there are no visual cues in distance education, humor and sarcasm are impossible to discern. Be very careful when interjecting humor and refrain from using any remarks that are sarcastic in nature.
    • Harassment and other offensive behavior. The online learning environment is no place to harass, threaten, or embarrass others. Comments that can be viewed, as offensive, sexist, or racially motivated will not be tolerated.
    • Offensive material. Students may not post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is racially, religiously, or ethnically offensive or is harmful, abusive, vulgar, sexually explicit, otherwise potentially offensive.
    • Copyrights and intellectual property. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.  Ideas that are copied should always be cited correctly.

    Video Surveillance


    Hinds Community College utilizes Video Surveillance Cameras in order to enhance security and personal safety on its campuses. It has been determined that use of this equipment may prevent losses and aid in the law enforcement activities of the Hinds Campus Police. To ensure the protection of individual privacy rights in accordance with the law, a formal Policy on the Use and Installation of Video Surveillance Equipment has been written to standardize procedures for the installation of this type of equipment and the handling, viewing, retention, and destruction of recorded media. Under no circumstances shall the contents of any captured audio or video recordings be exploited for purposes of profit or commercial publication, nor shall recordings be publicly distributed except as may be required by law. The District DSS Office number is 601-857-3310.

  • Official Hinds CC Notice of Non-discrimination Statement: Hinds Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, Vice President for Administrative and Student Services, 34175 Hwy. 18, Utica, MS 39175; 601.885.7001
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    Distance Learning ADA Policies & Procedures


    There are several laws that focus on accessibility for students with disabilities.  Some of these are based on physical disabilities; however, in recent years, individuals with learning disabilities have challenged the laws and won.  Therefore, in order to comply with federal regulations, we have outlined several issues that need to be addressed in online course content. Graphics are the main problem in online course content.  For students who use screen readers, graphics are turned into words (the code that was used to build the picture).   All handouts, attachments, tests and assignments should be presented in a format which allows students to choose whether or not they view graphics.  That choice should always be the first thing on a website – located in the top left corner of a page.  Whether or not you have students with disabilities in a course, you should create a learning environment conducive to accessibility.


    A website exists to check the accessibility of a site.  We’ve provided this link in order for you to check your own site.


    Some of the laws governing accessibility for the disabled are:


    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. The ADA requires that reasonable accommodations be provided in meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. Additional technical assistance regarding the ADA is available through the ADA Technical Assistance Program.


    Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA), in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act - Section 504 prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally funded and federally conducted programs or activities in the United States, including employment programs.Additional information and definitions related to Section 504 can be found at the Department of Labor website.

    Section 505 of the Rehabilitation Act - Section 505 establishes the enforcement procedures for title V of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 505 (a) (1) provides that the procedures and rights set forth in Section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shall be available with respect to any complaint under Section 501. Section 505 (a)(2) provides that the remedies, rights and procedures set forth in title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shall be available to any person alleging a violation of Section 504. Section 508 is also enforced through the procedures established in Section 505 (a)(2).

    You can find more information at: 





Rankin Campus Carol McLaurin 601.936.5544

Raymond Campus Mark Palmer 601.857.3646

Jackson Campus-ATC Sherman Green 601.987.8148

Jackson Campus-NAHC Taylor Wheatley 601.376.4803

Utica Campus Michele Bouldin 601.885.7043

Vicksburg-Warren Campus Cooper McCachren 601.629.6807





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