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Introduction to Radiography

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 1001
Section Number
RADS 1001
Semester
Spring 2017
Location
Online
Classroom Number
Internet
Days & Times

Internet-based

Professor
Gary D. Morrison MEd, RT(R), MRT (view Profile)

Textbooks

Introduction to Radiologic & Imaging Sciences & Pa
Adler, A. & Carlton, R. (2016). Introduction to Radiologic & Imaging Sciences & Patient Care, 6th ed. St. Louis, MO.: Elsevier Saunders
ISBN:
Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  • abide by ethical and legal standards
  • describe basic radiation protection practices
  • relate the role of radiography to the healthcare team.

Module Objectives

Upon completion of each respective module, the student will:

  • Module 1
    • Discuss radiologic technology history and its emerging development.
    • Recognize and describe various members of the health care team.
    • Describe various professional organizations related to radiologic technology.
    • Provide an overview of the administration of healthcare organizations in general and radiology departments in particular.
  • Module 2
    • Describe, in general terms, image production and the criteria for determining radiographic quality.
    • Recognize and explain manipulation of routine and fluoroscopic equipment.
       
  • Module 3
    • Describe clinical education and discuss various policies related to clinical education.
    • Describe and implement basic radiation protection principles.
  • Module 4
    • Discuss the characteristics of and the importance of age appropriate patient interaction.
    • Identify the key elements of the clinical history and the patient interview.
    • Discuss applications of ethical professional behavior.
    • Provide an overview of medical law as it applies to radiologic technology professionals.
Course Expectations

All assignments, exams, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar in D2L. ALL ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE DUE DATES PUBLISHED IN THE CHECKLIST & IN THE COURSE CALENDAR.  Late submissions of the Web Quests will be accepted for 1 week beyond the due date but will be penalized 10%.

Additionally, all assignments submitted electronically as a Word document must follow these guidelines: Word-compatible format (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable), Times New Roman font (12 point), 1” margins on all sides, double-spaced, and the standard title page provided within D2L.

Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation.  All assignments will be graded for accuracy, completeness, quality, spelling, grammar, and integrity. Assignments submitted to the dropbox will be considered complete and graded as such.

  • Independent Reading Assignments

Students should read the assigned chapters and extra resources within D2L before attempting the module exams.

  • Module 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
  • Module 2: Chapters 7 & 8
  • Module 3: Chapters 5 & 9
  • Module 4: Chapters 10, 12, 24, 25, & 26
  • Module WEB Quests

For each module of study, students must complete a WebQuest activity. The WebQuests contain links to various websites allowing you to explore the content more deeply. You will visit each link and read the information presented, watch a video, or complete an online tutorial. After reviewing all of the web links, you will complete a writing task identified in the WebQuest (each WebQuest has multiple tasks to choose from). Review the guidelines and grading rubric for the writing tasks. ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE DUE DATES PUBLISHED IN THE CHECKLIST & IN THE COURSE CALENDAR.  Late submissions will be accepted for 1 week beyond the due date but will be penalized 10%.

  • Module Exams

Exams must be completed by the student within D2L. Exams are timed, open book, and may contain a variety of question types including but not limited to: multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, and diagrams. Exams will contain up to 40 questions and students will be given 60 minutes to complete each assessment. ALL EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE DUE DATES PUBLISHED IN THE CHECKLIST & IN THE COURSE CALENDAR.  No late submissions will be accepted. Sharing information about a content exam or answers to questions on a content exam is considered cheating and is a violation of the MSU Code of Honor. Refer to the Honor Code (below) for more information. It is also a breach of professional ethics and can result in reporting to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, thereby preventing you from ever sitting for the national certification exam.

Be sure to read the instructions and troubleshooting information before taking the exams. If you experience any difficulties, try a different browser (in order of preference: Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer).  If that doesn't resolve the issue, contact the instructor immediately. You must also complete an online problem form within D2L.

  • Comprehensive Final Exam

The final will be a comprehensive, timed final exam. Students may take the final exam any time after all module activities have been completed after March 10th and before May 8th. The final exam contains 100 questions and students will have 2 hours to complete.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED!

Grading Standards

 

Module Exams 40% Grade Scale:
A = 100-89.5
Module Activities 30% B =   89.4-79.5
C =   79.4-74.5
Final Exam 30% D =   74.4-64.5
F =    64.4 & below

 

Submission Format Policy

All assignments, exams, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar in D2L. ALL ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE DUE DATES PUBLISHED IN THE CHECKLIST & IN THE COURSE CALENDAR. 

Additionally, all assignments submitted electronically as a Word document must follow these guidelines: Word-compatible format (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable), Times New Roman font (12 point), 1” margins on all sides, double-spaced, and the standard title page provided within D2L.

Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation.  All assignments will be graded for accuracy, completeness, quality, spelling, grammar, and integrity. Assignments submitted to the dropbox will be considered complete and graded as such.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Late submissions of the Web Quests will be accepted for 1 week beyond the due date but will be penalized 10%.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Since this is an online course, there are no mandatory face-to-face sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L. Regular checks will insure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. See the course calendar in D2L for specific information about activities and due dates. The instructor is available to meet face-to-face with any interested students. Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment.

Other Policies

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence: 

  1. Department Chair: Dr. Jeff Killion (940) 397.4679
  2. College Dean: Dr. James Johnston (940) 397.4594
  3. Dean of Students: Dail Neely (940) 397.6273

Communication with Instructor

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the instructor’s preferred mode of communication. The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc).

When emailing the instructor, please include your full name, course and section number, and a thorough explanation in your message. This will help expedite your request or needs.

In addition, this course also has an ungraded discussion board within D2L called the Chat Cafe. This is in place so you can interact with each other. Other than periodic checks, I will not be monitoring this discussion. It is a good opportunity to share information and ask each other questions to enhance your learning experience.

The student should also periodically check the News section within D2L for course updates and other important information.

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

Calendar List View - RADS-1001-X21 Intro to Radiologic Sciences Spring Semester 2017-20170109-150115.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.