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Introduction to Radiologic Science

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 1001
Section Number
RADS 1001
Fall 2014
Rodney C Fisher Jr. (view Profile)


troduction to radiologic sciences and patient care
Course Objectives
  1. Discuss radiologic technology history and its emerging development (1, 6).
  2. Recognize and describe various members of the health care team (1, 2).
  3. Describe various professional organizations related to radiologic technology (1, 7).
  4. Describe clinical education and discuss various policies related to clinical education (1, 2, 6, 7).
  5. Provide an overview of the administration of health care organizations in general and radiology departments in particular (1, 2, 4, 5).
  6. Describe, in general terms, image production and the criteria for determining radiographic quality (1, 2, 6, 7, 8).
  7. Recognize and explain manipulation of routine and fluoroscopic equipment (1, 2, 6, 7, 8).
  8. Describe and implement basic radiation protection principles (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8).
  9. Discuss applications of ethical professional behavior (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7).
  10. Provide an overview of medical law as it applies to radiologic technology professionals (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7).
Course Expectations

The student will exhibit qualities of ethical and legal standards; demonstrate basic radiation protection practices; and relate the role of radiography to health care.

Grading Standards

Teaching Strategies

Independent reading assignments; Desire to Learn (D2L) timed, open book module tests; WebQuest activities; and a comprehensive, timed, open book final examination within D2L.



            Module Tests                          30%

            Module WebQuests                30%

            Comprehensive Final Exam    40%


Grading Scale

            A          90-100

            B          80-89

            C          75-79

            D          65-74

            F          64 or below


**Please note this course requires a passing grade of 75 for a grade of ‘C’ or better. This is consistent with the grading policy in the BSRT Program. This course is a prerequisite for admittance into the BSRT Program and a grade of ‘C’ or higher is required.

Submission Format Policy

All assignments submitted electronically as a Word document must follow these guidelines: IBM compatible Word 97 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable), Times New Roman font (12 point), 1” margins on all sides, double-spaced, and include the standard APA title page which is available within D2L.

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

All assignments, exams, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar within D2L and at the end of the syllabus. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, the student must contact the course instructor immediately. Please be aware late submissions will not be graded; students must contact the instructor for approval for late submissions. If a student has emergency issues, then the student must contact the instructor as soon as possible (within a day or two). Any activity not completed and submitted by the due date will be addressed on an individual basis

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 ensure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. See the course calendar within 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.

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

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