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Pathophysiology

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 3203
Section Number
RADS 3203
Semester
Fall 2015
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Internet
Days & Times

Internet course

Professor
Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)(CT) (view Profile)

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Overview:

This course investigates general pathology and organ system pathology.  It includes a brief review of normal structure and function, followed by more in-depth descriptions of specific pathologic processes. Students will use textbooks and Internet resources to learn the basic characteristics, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic tools (including medical imaging procedures), prognoses, and therapies for each of the specific pathologies.  Students will participate in online discussions and a pathology report in this course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, a student will:

  • Describe how pathologic processes affect normal structure and function.
  • Identify the basic characteristics, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnostic tools including medical imaging procedures, prognoses, and therapies for specific pathologies.
  • Create a pathology report with an APA in-text citations and APA reference list.

Teaching Strategies:

Independent reading assignments, Desire2Learn open book module quizzes, development of pathology report, and proctored Desire2Learn (D2L) open book final examination.

Course Expectations

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Modules

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes.  

The course content is divided into modules by chapters.  Additional resource material is available through the Internet.  Each module has a quiz.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.

 

Module 1:  Chapters 1, 2, 4 

Module 2:  Chapters 5, 6, 7

Module 3:  Chapters 8, 9,14

Module 4:  Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13

Module 5:  Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19

Module 6:  Chapter 20, 21, 24

Desire2Learn Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, and review the questions at the end of the chapter before attempting the module quizzes.

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.

It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because the quizzes are timed.  Quizzes contain 31 random questions and students will have 60 minutes to complete. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.

Students are encouraged take the quizzes at regular intervals throughout the semester to provide a better educational experience, but all module quizzes are available starting the day classes begin to provide maximum flexibility with student schedules. Quizzes must be completed by the due dates or a “0” will be recorded. Students who know they will miss a due date because of extenuating circumstances should contact the instructor so their situations can be dealt with on an individual basis.  Acceptance of an extenuating circumstance is the discretion of the instructor.

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Report a problem” link in the “Help” area located at the right side of the Desire2Learn RADS 3203 Pathophysiology course, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away to the course instructor explaining what happened.

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor which includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (1 - 6)
  • Question Stem
  • Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
  • 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.

 

Pathology Report - 30%

The purpose of this report is to reinforce the role of medical imaging procedures for diagnosing pathologies.  Students should demonstrate they have an understanding of the pathologies they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this report provides an opportunity for students to “step back” and see how the procedures done every day in medical imaging departments is a vital component for successful diagnosis and treatment of the patients who have these pathologies.

Pathology reports for this class must have in-text citations because the reports must be based on published scholarly information in reliable sources and cannot be created from a person’s own experiences.  Unless information is common knowledge, the source should be cited.

Students must synthesize and paraphrase the information they find and cite the sources of the information appropriately.  The grading rubric for the paper deducts points for inappropriate or inadequate sources, incorrect in-text citations, too many direct quotes, incorrect number of pages per section, incorrect format for the references page, etc. See the grading rubric on the course website for more information.

  • Students need to read information about the pathology from several reliable source(s) and then put the information in their own words (paraphrasing).  They need to cite the source(s) of the information with an in-text citation. 
  • If students find the reliable source has specific information which they need to use word-for-word (direct quoting), they need to put the quoted information in quotation marks and cite the source (including the page number) of the information with an in-text citation.
  • Students need to resist the temptation to make this report a series of direct quotes about the pathology.  Students need to show they really understand the information by combining information from several sources, organizing it correctly, and paraphrasing to summarize the information requested for each section of the report.

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, and/or the course instructor, for more information on academic dishonesty.

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done.

Topic Approval:

Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule.

  • Two students within the same section of the course cannot have the same topic. To avoid duplication, students can review the discussion board to see pathologies already selected by classmates.
  • Students may NOT use pathology reports submitted previously for other classes.  The instructor may not be aware a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later the student is using the same topic, the student will receive a zero on this assignment. Students would be wise to select topics they have not written about in the past.
  • The course instructor will let the student know his/her topic is approved by posting on the discussion board.

Sources:

Students must cite at least 4 credible sources of information about this pathology.  Students may cite the textbook for this course as one source of information, but they may NOT use other pathology, physiology, or radiology textbooks.  Information in textbooks can be outdated by the time they are published.  Students should use more current information when it is available such as peer-reviewed journals within the last 5 years.

 

Students must use scholarly journal articles or other scholarly sources for information about the pathologies. These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.  Students should contact the instructor if they are not sure how to gain access to the Moffett Library databases. 

 

Students should use only credible medical website such as the Centers for Disease Control, Health and Human Services, World Health Organization, Radiopeaedia.org and societies or associations related to diseases such as the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, etc. No more than two (2) website sources can be used.  Images may be obtained from other website sources as long as they are documented correctly. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting.

 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists or other medical professionals, students must consult with a radiologists, physician, nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA) or radiologist assistant (RRA or RPA) when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the medical professional must be cited as a personal communication in the text of the report.  Incidentally, APA formatting does NOT include sources of personal communication on the reference list. Refer to the 6th edition APA Manual for details. In order to receive full credit, documentation of the communication must be correctly formatted.

 

Report Format:

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for in-text citations and for the reference page. The grading rubric for the report deducts points for non-compliance with APA formatting. For help with APA formatting for in-text citations and the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and the resources linked to the course Desire2Learn page, including the sample report. 

 

Report Audience:

For this report, the intended audience is a staff radiographer. Students should write these reports based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, in this pathology report students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a chest x-ray is an appropriate diagnostic method to demonstrate tuberculosis. 

 

Mechanics:

Organization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation count as part of the presentation grade. Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation. Students must use baccalaureate-level writing skills including complete sentences and correct grammar.

 

Submission Format:

The pathology reports must:

 

  • Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate assignment dropbox in Desire2Learn on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.  Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor.
  •  
    • To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.
    • Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
  • The report must be submitted as one document that includes the standard MSU Radiologic Sciences cover page, body of the report with labeled sections, and the reference list. See the APA course resources for additional help.
  • Be double-spaced
  • Be submitted in a 12 pt legible font (e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman are acceptable – Courier, Verbena, or other “fancy” fonts are not acceptable)
  • Have page margins must be set at 1”
  • Have before and after line spacing for paragraphs set at zero

The pathophysiology report should include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below:

 

  • Page 1 – Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page
  • The Body (in text citations) will begin on page 2 of the report:
  • Description of Pathology (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)
  1. Describe this pathology.
  2. What other names are used for this pathology, if applicable? 
  3. What causes this pathology?
  4. How does this pathology affect normal physiology?
  • Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)
  1. Specifically describe the medical imaging procedures used to detect the pathology. While BSRT students are not familiar with the clinical setting, this task is in place to introduce the student to the various medical imaging procedures available to detect pathologic conditions.
  1. Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this pathology looks like on the images.  Students will include the images demonstrating the pathology in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the pathology on images. Do not specifically describe the images included, but rather a general description of what the pathology looks like on any image.
  1. Explain how this pathology may alter these procedures. For example: What needs to be done differently and/or what follow up imaging studies need to be performed and /or how will the pathology appear on the images?
  1. Each student is required to interact with at least one medical professional about using medical imaging for this pathology.  This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines.

 

  • Treatment & Prognosis (minimum ½ page, maximum 1 page in length)
  1. What drugs and treatments are used?
  2. How do the drugs and treatments affect this pathology?

 

  • References (1 page, 4 scholarly sources)
  1. The references list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
  2. All sources on the references list must be cited in the report. This congruence between in-text citations and the reference list is extremely important in scholarly writing.

 

  • Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)
  1. Include two (2) images of this pathology. One must be a plain radiographic image (radiography) and the second must be from a different imaging modality (CT, ultrasound, MR, nuclear medicine, PET, etc.). If plain radiography is not appropriate, use two images from two different imaging modalities.
  2. Identify the website and/or URL underneath the image. Radiopaedia.org is a free educational radiology resource which has a large collection of images related to radiology.

                            

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such. Review the grading rubric for this assignment on D2L.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%

 

The comprehensive, proctored, open-book final exam will be administered using Desire2Learn. 

Please make note of the open and close dates of the final exam on the course schedule at the end of this syllabus and the course calendar within D2L. The exam contains 60 random multiple-choice questions and students have 120 minutes to complete. Please schedule the time for the Final Exam with the proctor service. All students are REQUIRED to have a webcam & microphone for the Final Exam. SEE THE PROCTOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. The appointment with ProctorU should be scheduled by July 9th. Scheduling an appointment requires payment at that time.

To make an appointment, simply create an account at 

http://www.proctoru.com/portal/mwsu/index.php

 

Once logged in, click on the “new exam” link and selecting the exam, date, and time desired. 

 

The student must submit payment (based on the length of the exam) at this time - usually about $25.00. The student will receive an email confirming their reservation at the email address they provided to ProctorU. 

                                    

Grading Standards

Evaluation:

Desire2Learn Open Book Module Quizzes                              35%

Pathology Report                                                                           30%

Desire2Learn Open Book Comprehensive Final Exam         35%

 

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below

 

**Please note this course requires a minimum passing grade of 70.

 

 Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course.  In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted.  If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements.  If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.”

 

 

  

 

  

Submission Format Policy

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Modules

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes.  

The course content is divided into modules by chapters.  Additional resource material is available through the Internet.  Each module has a quiz.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.

 

Module 1:  Chapters 1, 2, 4

Module 2:  Chapters 5, 6, 7

Module 3:  Chapters 8, 9,14

Module 4:  Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13

Module 5:  Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19

Module 6:  Chapter 20, 21, 24

Desire2Learn Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, and review the questions at the end of the chapter before attempting the module quizzes.

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.

It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because the quizzes are timed.  Quizzes contain 31 random questions and students will have 60 minutes to complete. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.

Students are encouraged take the quizzes at regular intervals throughout the semester to provide a better educational experience, but all module quizzes are available starting the day classes begin to provide maximum flexibility with student schedules. Quizzes must be completed by the due dates or a “0” will be recorded. Students who know they will miss a due date because of extenuating circumstances should contact the instructor so their situations can be dealt with on an individual basis.  Acceptance of an extenuating circumstance is the discretion of the instructor.

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Report a problem” link in the “Help” area located at the right side of the Desire2Learn RADS 3203 Pathophysiology course, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away to the course instructor explaining what happened.

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor which includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (1 - 6)
  • Question Stem
  • Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
  • 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.

 

Pathology Report - 30%

The purpose of this report is to reinforce the role of medical imaging procedures for diagnosing pathologies.  Students should demonstrate they have an understanding of the pathologies they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this report provides an opportunity for students to “step back” and see how the procedures done every day in medical imaging departments is a vital component for successful diagnosis and treatment of the patients who have these pathologies.

Pathology reports for this class must have in-text citations because the reports must be based on published scholarly information in reliable sources and cannot be created from a person’s own experiences.  Unless information is common knowledge, the source should be cited.

Students must synthesize and paraphrase the information they find and cite the sources of the information appropriately.  The grading rubric for the paper deducts points for inappropriate or inadequate sources, incorrect in-text citations, too many direct quotes, incorrect number of pages per section, incorrect format for the references page, etc. See the grading rubric on the course website for more information.

  • Students need to read information about the pathology from several reliable source(s) and then put the information in their own words (paraphrasing).  They need to cite the source(s) of the information with an in-text citation. 
  • If students find the reliable source has specific information which they need to use word-for-word (direct quoting), they need to put the quoted information in quotation marks and cite the source (including the page number) of the information with an in-text citation.
  • Students need to resist the temptation to make this report a series of direct quotes about the pathology.  Students need to show they really understand the information by combining information from several sources, organizing it correctly, and paraphrasing to summarize the information requested for each section of the report.

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, and/or the course instructor, for more information on academic dishonesty.

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done.

Topic Approval:

Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule.

  • Two students within the same section of the course cannot have the same topic. To avoid duplication, students can review the discussion board to see pathologies already selected by classmates.
  • Students may NOT use pathology reports submitted previously for other classes.  The instructor may not be aware a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later the student is using the same topic, the student will receive a zero on this assignment. Students would be wise to select topics they have not written about in the past.
  • The course instructor will let the student know his/her topic is approved by posting on the discussion board.

Sources:

Students must cite at least 4 credible sources of information about this pathology.  Students may cite the textbook for this course as one source of information, but they may NOT use other pathology, physiology, or radiology textbooks.  Information in textbooks can be outdated by the time they are published.  Students should use more current information when it is available such as peer-reviewed journals within the last 5 years.

 

Students must use scholarly journal articles or other scholarly sources for information about the pathologies. These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.  Students should contact the instructor if they are not sure how to gain access to the Moffett Library databases. 

 

Students should use only credible medical website such as the Centers for Disease Control, Health and Human Services, World Health Organization, Radiopeaedia.org and societies or associations related to diseases such as the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, etc. No more than two (2) website sources can be used.  Images may be obtained from other website sources as long as they are documented correctly. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting.

 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists or other medical professionals, students must consult with a radiologists, physician, nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA) or radiologist assistant (RRA or RPA) when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the medical professional must be cited as a personal communication in the text of the report.  Incidentally, APA formatting does NOT include sources of personal communication on the reference list. Refer to the 6th edition APA Manual for details. In order to receive full credit, documentation of the communication must be correctly formatted.

 

Report Format:

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for in-text citations and for the reference page. The grading rubric for the report deducts points for non-compliance with APA formatting. For help with APA formatting for in-text citations and the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and the resources linked to the course Desire2Learn page, including the sample report. 

 

Report Audience:

For this report, the intended audience is a staff radiographer. Students should write these reports based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, in this pathology report students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a chest x-ray is an appropriate diagnostic method to demonstrate tuberculosis. 

 

Mechanics:

Organization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation count as part of the presentation grade. Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation. Students must use baccalaureate-level writing skills including complete sentences and correct grammar.

 

Submission Format:

The pathology reports must:

 

  • Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate assignment dropbox in Desire2Learn on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.  Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor.
  •  
    • To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.
    • Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
  • The report must be submitted as one document that includes the standard MSU Radiologic Sciences cover page, body of the report with labeled sections, and the reference list. See the APA course resources for additional help.
  • Be double-spaced
  • Be submitted in a 12 pt legible font (e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman are acceptable – Courier, Verbena, or other “fancy” fonts are not acceptable)
  • Have page margins must be set at 1”
  • Have before and after line spacing for paragraphs set at zero

The pathophysiology report should include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below:

 

  • Page 1 – Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page
  • The Body (in text citations) will begin on page 2 of the report:
  • Description of Pathology (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)
  1. Describe this pathology.
  2. What other names are used for this pathology, if applicable? 
  3. What causes this pathology?
  4. How does this pathology affect normal physiology?
  • Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)
  1. Specifically describe the medical imaging procedures used to detect the pathology. While BSRT students are not familiar with the clinical setting, this task is in place to introduce the student to the various medical imaging procedures available to detect pathologic conditions.
  1. Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this pathology looks like on the images.  Students will include the images demonstrating the pathology in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the pathology on images. Do not specifically describe the images included, but rather a general description of what the pathology looks like on any image.
  1. Explain how this pathology may alter these procedures. For example: What needs to be done differently and/or what follow up imaging studies need to be performed and /or how will the pathology appear on the images?
  1. Each student is required to interact with at least one medical professional about using medical imaging for this pathology.  This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines.

 

  • Treatment & Prognosis (minimum ½ page, maximum 1 page in length)
  1. What drugs and treatments are used?
  2. How do the drugs and treatments affect this pathology?

 

  • References (1 page, 4 scholarly sources)
  1. The references list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
  2. All sources on the references list must be cited in the report. This congruence between in-text citations and the reference list is extremely important in scholarly writing.

 

  • Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)
  1. Include two (2) images of this pathology. One must be a plain radiographic image (radiography) and the second must be from a different imaging modality (CT, ultrasound, MR, nuclear medicine, PET, etc.). If plain radiography is not appropriate, use two images from two different imaging modalities.
  2. Identify the website and/or URL underneath the image. Radiopaedia.org is a free educational radiology resource which has a large collection of images related to radiology.

                            

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such. Review the grading rubric for this assignment on D2L.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%

 

The comprehensive, proctored, open-book final exam will be administered using Desire2Learn. 

Please make note of the open and close dates of the final exam on the course schedule at the end of this syllabus and the course calendar within D2L. The exam contains 60 random multiple-choice questions and students have 120 minutes to complete. Please schedule the time for the Final Exam with the proctor service. All students are REQUIRED to have a webcam & microphone for the Final Exam. SEE THE PROCTOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. The appointment with ProctorU should be scheduled by July 9th. Scheduling an appointment requires payment at that time.

To make an appointment, simply create an account at 

http://www.proctoru.com/portal/mwsu/index.php

 

Once logged in, click on the “new exam” link and selecting the exam, date, and time desired. 

 

The student must submit payment (based on the length of the exam) at this time - usually about $25.00. The student will receive an email confirming their reservation at the email address they provided to ProctorU. 

                                   


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 are encouraged take the quizzes at regular intervals throughout the semester to provide a better educational experience, but all module quizzes are available starting the day classes begin to provide maximum flexibility with student schedules. Quizzes must be completed by the due dates or a "0" will be recorded. Students who know they will miss a due date because of extenuating circumstances should contact the instructor so their situations can be dealt with on an individual basis.  Acceptance of an extenuating circumstance is the discretion of the instructor.

 

FALL 2015 COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Date                     

               

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

Saturday, August 22

Classes begin

Tuesday, September 8
 

Module 1 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

Tuesday, September 22

Pathology Report Topic requests are due by midnight

Submit the request to the appropriate discussion board forum

Tuesday, September 22

Module 2 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

Tuesday, October 6

Module 3 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

Tuesday, October 20

Module 4 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

Monday, October 26 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Last Day to withdraw with a “W” in the class

 

Tuesday, November 3

Pathology Report due by midnight, Monday Submit the report to the assignment dropbox as a single Word document.

The file should be named: “lastname_topic”…….e.g.., Smith_COPD

 

Tuesday, November 3

Schedule appointment for Final Exam with ProctorU (payment required)

 

Tuesday, November 17

Module 5 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

Tuesday, December 1

Module 6 Quiz is available until 11:59 p.m. CST

 

December 2- December 10

Final Exam

 

The Open-Book Final Exam will only be available as soon as all quizzes are completed.

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm CST on December 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

Attendance:

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto Desire2Learn.  Regular checks will insure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule which will be strictly followed. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about activities and due dates. The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students. Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment

Other Policies

Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus.  Email is the 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, there will be several discussion board areas: one section for questions for the instructor, one section for social messages among the students, and one section for pathology topic approval.

The student should also periodically check the ‘News’ section within Desire2Learn for course updates and other important information.

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 – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)

College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Matthew Park (940-397-7500)

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.