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Introduction to Radiologic Sciences

Course Details

Course Number
1001
Section Number
1001
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Online
Days & Times

Since this is an online course, there are no mandatory face-to-face sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging into D2L.  Regular checks will ensure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.  This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to.  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.  This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.

Students should check for class announcements on the course website in D2L.  This course also includes an UNGRADED discussion board on D2L so students may post questions they want the instructor to answer.  The entire class will benefit from the answers.  Students should check the Instructor Discussion Board at least once per week.

Professor
Mandy Sedden (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Introduction to radiologic sciences and patient ca
ISBN:
Course Objectives

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

1.     Discuss radiologic technology history and its emerging development

2.     Recognize and describe various members of the health care team

3.     Describe various professional organizations related to radiologic technology

4.     Describe clinical education and discuss various policies related to clinical education

5.     Provide an overview of the administration of health care organizations in general and radiology departments in particular

6.     Describe, in general terms, image production and the criteria for determining radiographic quality

7.     Recognize and explain manipulation of routine and fluoroscopic equipment

8.     Describe and implement basic radiation protection principles

9.     Discuss applications of ethical professional behavior

10. Provide an overview of medical law as it applies to radiologic technology professionals

 

Course Expectations

As a student enrolled in this course, you will be responsible for adhering to and meeting posted deadlines and due dates.  All activities for this course are listed at the end of this syllabus.

Activities such as quizzes have expiration dates.  Please take note that expiration dates for quizzes will differ from deadlines for assignments and activities.

Quizzes and assignments/activities are spaced out in a manner that will allow you ample time to complete them.  Assignments/activities will be accepted on or before the posted due date and deadline.  No late assignments/activities will be accepted.  If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, the student must contact the course instructor immediately.  Please note that 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.

Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation.  All assignments will be graded for accuracy, completeness, quality, spelling, grammar, and integrity. Assignments submitted to the dropbox will be considered complete and graded as such.

All assignments will be submitted in a dropbox within D2L.  All assignments must adhere to the following requirements:

·       IBM compatible format (not MAC)

·       Word 97 or newer version (not Microsoft Works or WordPerfect)

·       Times New Roman or Arial font, 12 point ONLY

·       1” margins on all sides

·       Double-spaced

See the course calendar for specific due dates.

Grading Standards

GRADING SCALE:

 

A

90-100%

B

80-89%

C

75-79%

D

65-74%

F

64% or less

 

**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

COMMUNICATION WITH THE INSTRUCTOR:

Communication will be through the student’s Midwestern State University email account.  A gmail account is created for every MSU student.  If you have not accessed this account yet, please do so by logging into the Portal and clicking the gMail icon located in the Portal.

You have the option to have any messages sent here to be forwarded to the email account of your choice.

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.

 


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

Assignments/activities will be accepted on or before the posted due date and deadline.  No late assignments/activities will be accepted.  If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, the student must contact the course instructor immediately.  Please note that 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 into D2L.  Regular checks will ensure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.  This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to.  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.  This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.

Students should check for class announcements on the course website in D2L.  This course also includes an UNGRADED discussion board on D2L so students may post questions they want the instructor to answer.  The entire class will benefit from the answers.  Students should check the Instructor Discussion Board at least once per week.

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.