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Rdiation Biology and Protection

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 2112
Section Number
RADS 2112
Spring 2013
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Internet course
Days & Times

There are no scheduled class room dates and times for this course. This is an internet based course.

Robert Comello (view Profile)


Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:


Understand principles of ionizing radiation interactions with matter based upon x-ray production theories.


Recognize the effects of ionizing radiation to human tissue at subatomic, atomic, cellular, & systemic levels.


Discuss studies regarding biologic effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue.


Differentiate between early & late effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue.


Apply radiation safety principles for patients, self, coworkers, and the general public while working as a radiographer.


Provide patient information in response to questions posed by patients regarding the radiation safety of radiologic procedures.


Use problem solving skills to determine the best radiation protection strategies to utilize when performing radiographic procedures.


Apply critical thinking skills to determine how to provide maximum radiation safety to self, patient, and the general public.


Assess patient procedure situations to determine if the patient is properly protected from radiation exposure.


Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and physicians regarding concerns that might arise related to radiation safety in the radiology department 

Course Expectations






Chapter Quizzes


Test One


Test Two


Grading Standards











59% or less 

Final Exam 04/16/2013 9 am
Submission Format Policy


Students will complete 5 assignments during the semester. The first 2 assignments must be completed no later than one week after the administration of Test One. Assignments 3 and 4 must be completed one week prior to the administration of Test Two. Assignment 5 must be completed by the final week of the semester.  The assignments will be submitted to the appropriate assignment drop box located by clicking on the assignment link on the left side of the course home page. ANY assignment submitted after the deadline will have not be accepted and receive a grade of zero (0) for that assignment. The assignment will be done as a Word document attachment, Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font and double spaced with a properly Formatted APA cover page. 

The cover page will include the following:

  • Properly placed running head and page number
  • Title of the assignment
  • Your name
  • University affiliation
  • Course number and name
  • Date
  • Instructor’s name

Assignments that require information from the World Wide Web, written sources or personal communication should properly reference and cite the source using criteria found in the APA publication manual. Any assignment sent to the instructor that does not follow these criteria will have points deducted. You will need to refer to the sixth editionof the APA manual. For quick references I suggest you use The Owl at Purdue at:  

or take time to view the APA tutorial at:

Please note: If you do not see comment balloons in the right margin of returned assignments, you should go to Tools, and click on Track Changes. If you cannot see them after this please let me know. 

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

Any student that missed a quiz expiration date will not be allowed to take the quiz once the time has expired. If this happens, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for that quiz. If a student misses a deadline for an activity or assignment, that assignment/activity will not be graded and a grade of zero (0) will be given. Emergencies do occur and they will be dealt with on an individual basis. Do not inform me of personal emergencies after the deadlines/due dates and expiration dates have passed.


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

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Attendance Requirements


Other Policies

Special Needs:

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals.  A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information.  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved.  If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution.  The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room. 

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, or call 397-4131.

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

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