Revised Summer 2020 HITT 1305 Medical Terminology Final Project

Medical Terminology HITT 1305

Final Project

Write an original report on a medical disease, something that is of interest to you. Post your

topic to the discussion forum within eCampus. In addition to the typed Word paper, you will

record yourself (live video) via YuJa presenting your PowerPoint slides. Your typed Word

paper (no PDFs) will be submitted in eCampus which utilizes to check for

plagiarism. Only 1 submission will be graded. Your YuJa presentation link will be pasted into

a dropbox via eCampus. This can’t be the same paper that you submitted for

another/previous class and will not be graded. Both parts of the project are due by the

stated due date/time within eCampus.


Examples: any type of cancer, heart disease, AIDS, ALS, etc.


This is a research paper and not a copy from the Internet. Written report is worth 65 points

and PowerPoint/Oral presentation is worth 35 points.


Rubric for Grading Report:

Criteria Points

Possible Design a cover page (student name, course, title of paper, date) 3 2 1 0

Construct a typed paper, required length of 700-900 words

(Does not include cover page, glossary, or works cited) 4 3 2 1 0

Typed, double spaced, 12-font, 1” margins on all sides 3 2 1 0

Create a glossary list (at least 20 medical terms listed in alphabetical order with

definitions) & underline these terms within the paper (first occurrence only) 5 4 3 2 1 0

Create a works cited page using MLA (at least 3 different sources) (Examples of

MLA style can be found at the Blinn Library or Writing Center (Only reputable

websites: .edu, .gov, .org) No Wikipedia!

5 4 3 2 1 0

Correct use of in-text citations within paper 5 4 3 2 1 0

Content & Quality of written information (grammar/spelling) of each paragraph below

Include a bolded centered heading before each section/paragraph

Introduction: definition & analyze the disease/topic 5 4 3 2 1 0

Examine 2-4 signs & symptoms caused by the disease 5 4 3 2 1 0

Analyze and describe the cause of the disease 5 4 3 2 1 0

Discuss at least 2 diagnostic tests 5 4 3 2 1 0 Discuss at least 2 treatment options or therapies 5 4 3 2 1 0

Discuss at least 2 common medications 5 4 3 2 1 0 Compile statistical information 5 4 3 2 1 0 Develop a conclusion 5 4 3 2 1 0

Total 65


Revised Summer 2020 HITT 1305 Medical Terminology Final Project

Create at least 8 PowerPoint slides to accompany your project with a final slide containing the

resources in MLA style.

(Imagine these would be your visual aid if you were presenting in front of a group.)


Rubric for Grading PowerPoint/Oral Presentation

PowerPoint Slides



Create a minimum of 8 slides 3 2 1 0

Content obtained from report. Appropriate content included using slideshow view 3 2 1 0

All content is easily readable using appropriate color, size and type of font. 3 2 1 0

Bulleted items do not contain too much information—phrases only 3 2 1 0

Final slide is constructed with the sources in MLA style. 3 2 1 0

Student recorded video via YuJa:

5-7 minutes in length 3 2 1 0

Voice control is good (not too fast/slow) & loud enough to hear & understandable 3 2 1 0

Does not read from notes or PowerPoint. Makes eye contact with camera 3 2 1 0

Elaborate on information that is not on the PowerPoint slides. 3 2 1 0

Correct pronunciation of words, including grammar 3 2 1 0

Preparedness: rehearsed presentation 3 2 1 0

Professionalism: appropriate attire, composure, body language 2 1 0

Total 35

Further Instructions:

Cover page, report, glossary, & works cited should be typed within one Word document (no PDFs)

and uploaded via the eCampus dropbox. It will automatically be sent to which

analyzes the paper for plagiarism. Make sure you are submitting your original paper and

correctly cite your sources. If your paper shows 60% or more of “Turnitin Similarity” it will

not be graded and you will receive a zero on the paper. YuJa Recording link (Voice, Live Video,

& PowerPoint slides) will be pasted into a dropbox via eCampus.


TIP: If you are quoting text verbatim, put quotation marks around the text and give reference to

the author and the page number in parentheses. Example: “This information came directly from the textbook” (Author pg #).


TIP: Every time you change your source within your paper, put the author in parentheses.

Example: Source one is stating this information (Author). Source two is stating this

information (Author2).


TIP: Make sure you put your sources within your written paper.


By giving reference to your sources you are avoiding plagiarism! Plagiarized papers will not be

graded and will receive a zero for the grade.


Papers that were submitted for a previous course/assignment are considered plagiarized (even if

you wrote them) and will receive a zero for the grade.




Revised Summer 2020 HITT 1305 Medical Terminology Final Project

Example of content format for paper:


Include a bolded heading before each section/paragraph

Paragraph 1: Intro and define disease/topic

Paragraph 2: Describe 2-4 major signs and symptoms of the disease

Ex. Pain, swollen joints, redness, cyanosis, etc.


Paragraph 3: Explain cause of disease. Give 2-3 primary factors that cause the disease

Ex. Diet, smoking, inherited, bacteria, virus, etc.

**If the literature does not give an exact cause, list 3-4 theories


Paragraph 4: Describe 2 diagnostic procedures used to diagnose the disease

Ex. X-rays, CT, MRI, biopsy, blood test, etc.


Paragraph 5: Describe 2 common operations, treatment or therapies

Ex., surgery, physical therapy, etc.


Paragraph 6: Describe 2 common medications

Ex. Name of drug (generic and brand), route of administration, common dosage, side

effects, etc.


Paragraph 7: Give statistical information

Ex. Age, sex, race, number of people who have disease, etc.


Paragraph 8: Conclusion


All students have access to Office365 via their Blinn email account. Office365 contains Word,

PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive, etc. Here is a link for more information about it: Microsoft Office 365



What is needed: webcam (microphone), computer, PowerPoint


YuJa is a software that allows a presenter to record their voice, video, and desktop of the computer.

Step-by-step instructions for YuJa can be found in eCampus within the project folder.


Tips: Create your PowerPoint slides before you begin YuJa. Make sure your webcam is on and

select the video button on the YuJa screen. When you are ready to record, you can maximize the

slides. The PowerPoint slides will now be on your desktop. Once you are done recording, you will paste

the YuJa link into the project dropbox via eCampus. If you do not like your recording, you can record it

again. I highly suggest doing a practice recording just to make sure YuJa is working properly on your


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