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Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 3213
Section Number
RADS 3213
Spring 2014
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Jackie Miller (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Perry, A. G., Potter, P.A. & Elkin, M. K. (2012).
Jensen, S.C. & Peppers, M.P. (2006). Pharmacology
Course Objectives

Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, a student will:

  • Evaluate vital signs and EKG strips
  • Identify normal and abnormal diagnostic laboratory values
  • Properly chart actions and observations pertaining to a patient.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Pharmacology to include drugs, contrast media and applicable regulations.
  • Apply learned communication skills and techniques. 
  • Identify factors influencing communication.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with concepts and methods of infection control
Course Expectations

Honor System:

RADS 3213 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.


Many components of RADS 3213 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online D2L course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.


All components of RADS 3213 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. 

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.  If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.


By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student�s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.


Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course.

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account, do so as soon as possible by going to:

  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).

I will be available to meet live (face to face) with any interested students on Monday March 10 at 1:00PM in RM BH 204/206.  This is not a mandatory meeting.  I am just making myself available for anyone who so chooses.

 When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.

Grading Standards



  • Unit Quizzes                                                                        = 15%
  • Patient Assessment                                                           = 15%
  • ECG Learning Activity                                                        = 15%
  • Charting and Pharmacology Excercise                            = 15%
  • Cultural Communication Exercise                                   =  15%
  •  Comprehensive Final Exam                                            =  25%



Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below

Final Exam 05/05/2014 On Line Course
Submission Format Policy


The paper should follow guidelines of the American Psychological Association. It is recommended that you obtain a copy of the APA publication manual. You can also find helpful tips in the APA Help folder on the course homepage.

The paper:

  • must have a MSU cover page
  • is to be a single Word document only
  • 1-2 pages,
  • double spaced,
  • 1" margins
  • Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri 12 point font
  •  References appropriately cited in the text of the paper according to APA guidelines see APA 6th ed chapter 6.
  • A minimum of two references submitted on a separate references page

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

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date.

HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name on your assignments. Any proper name that appears on an assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the assignment will automatically drop one letter grade.

Unit Quizzes (15%)

 When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course schedule for the open and close dates for the quizzes.


It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because they are timed and the student will have only 30 min to complete the exam. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.


All quizzes are open the day that classes begin, so you can work ahead.  A target date for each quiz is provided so you can keep abreast of your progress.  These are not due dates and the quizzes do not close until May 2 at 11:59PM,CST. Quizzes not completed by May 2, will be graded as zero (0). Under NO circumstances will an extension be made to complete quizzes not completed by the close date.  The Final will be available on April 30 at 7:00AM and will close May 6 at 7:00PM  The Final is closed book but not proctored.  However be advised that it is timed and if you try to look up questions, you will be timed out and not finish.  Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the Help link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.

 If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to

the course instructor that includes the following:

  •   Module Quiz Number (I -VI)
  • Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  • Rationale Supporting Why the Student's Answer is Correct
  • Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student's quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated. It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.

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


This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.


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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