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Contemporary Trends in Radiologic Sciences

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 5013
Section Number
RADS 5013
Semester
Fall 2014
Days & Times

Hybrid

Professor
Dr. Kevin R. Clark (view Profile)

Textbooks

American Psychological Association Manual
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Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students o
ISBN:
Course Objectives

Course Objectives: At the completion of the course, a student will be able to:
1. Examine the various forces that impact professional practice and healthcare.
2. Analyze the effects of current trends on professional practice
3. Research articles related to current trends in Radiologic Sciences
4. Synthesize research findings related to professional practice and healthcare issues.
5. Evaluate the relevancy of research data to current professional practice
6. Demonstrate the application of APA style rules

Course Expectations

Course Overview: This course explores current professional issues in Radiologic Sciences and the health care delivery system. Students will explore, analyze, and evaluate advances that impact all disciplines of Radiologic Science. Content includes such topics as healthcare reform, professional practice issues, educational standards, technological advances, and writing with APA format.

Grading Standards

Teaching Strategies:
Lecture/discussion, independent reading assignments, online exercises, group discussion, team activities, written assignments, research paper and student presentations.

Evaluation:
Class Participation 10%
Online Exercises 10%
Outline (References format) 2.5%
Title Page & References 15%
Body of Paper 25%
Abstract 2.5%
Final Paper 20%
Presentation 15%

Grade Scale
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = 59 and below

Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with the established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00 pm, CST, October 27, 2014.

Submission Format Policy

Late submission of assignments and quizzes:
All assignments and quizzes have due dates listed in the syllabus. Due dates are in place to keep students on target for the semester and allow for instructors to provide detailed, constructive feedback. Assignments/quizzes not turned in on time will result in a “0” being assessed for that assignment/quiz. With that being said, instructors understand that students who are enrolled in the MSRS program tracks may be responsible for managing many employees/students and family matters. If you need any assistance regarding a deadline, you must contact the instructor(s) at least 2 days before the due date to discuss the issue. “After the fact” will not be accepted and will result in the “0” grade.
We also realize emergencies (death, severe illness, etc.) occur; students must contact the instructor as soon as possible to resolve any due date conflicts. Extensions will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


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 submission of assignments and quizzes:
All assignments and quizzes have due dates listed in the syllabus. Due dates are in place to keep students on target for the semester and allow for instructors to provide detailed, constructive feedback. Assignments/quizzes not turned in on time will result in a “0” being assessed for that assignment/quiz. With that being said, instructors understand that students who are enrolled in the MSRS program tracks may be responsible for managing many employees/students and family matters. If you need any assistance regarding a deadline, you must contact the instructor(s) at least 2 days before the due date to discuss the issue. “After the fact” will not be accepted and will result in the “0” grade.
We also realize emergencies (death, severe illness, etc.) occur; students must contact the instructor as soon as possible to resolve any due date conflicts. Extensions will be decided on a case-by-case 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

Attendance: Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.

Other Policies

Administrative Process:
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:
Department Chair/Graduate Coordinator – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Matthew Parks (940-397-7500)

Honor System: RADS 5013 adheres to the MSU Code of Student 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 MSU Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Some components of RADS 5013 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn; however, all written assignments are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and not to be shared. When students submit their efforts for grading they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.

Plagiarism: 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.

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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108. 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, the Office of Disability Services will provide advice and/or assistance. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
The Director of the Counseling Center serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.

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.

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.