Lecture: Tuesday, 10-12
Lab: Section 1 A Monday, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Section 1 B Monday, 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Section 1 C Wednesday 3:00 – 4:50 pm
The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that students need in order to succeed in the work environment.
Description of Scans competencies as follows:
1. Basic Skills
2. Thinking Skills
3. Personal Qualities
5. Interpersonal Skills
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Recognize proper radiographic density on the radiograph
2. Differentiate radiographs according to contrast properties
3. Evaluate radiographs for appropriate detail
4. Determine causes of distortion on the radiograph
5. Discuss properties of the patient as a beam emitter
6. Critique radiographs according to established guidelines
7. Weigh the benefits versus pitfalls of the following exposure charts
A. Fixed kVp
B. Variable kVp
C. Other technique systems
8. Formulate a working technique chart
9. Compare digital imaging to film/screen imaging
10. Discuss consequences regarding patient dose and protection that may arise from issues relating to objectives 1-8.
RADS 2123 - RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE
TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
No lab on Monday, 1/17 (MLK)
Lab will be held on 1/19
Carlton Ch. 28
Quiz 1 – Density
Carlton Ch. 29
Quiz 2 - Contrast
Carlton Ch. 30
Quiz 3 – Detail
Carlton Ch. 31
Quiz 4 – Distortion
The Patient as a Beam Emitter
Carlton Ch. 16
Quiz 5 –The Patient as a Beam Emitter
Carlton Ch. 32
Carlton Ch. 28-31, 16
SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS
Quiz 6 – Critiquing Radiographs
Comparing Exposure Systems
Carlton Ch. 34-38
Carlton Ch. 24-26
Quiz 8 – Digital Imaging
Quiz 9 – Quality Management
Ch.16, 24-26, 28-38
Lab finals 4/27 and 5/2
QUIZZES AND MAJOR EXAMINATIONS: No make-up exams will be given for missed exams unless the absence is excused. Missed quizzes and exams will count as a zero.
Lecture grades comprise the following 80% of the total grade:
Quizzes = 25% 90 - 100 = A
Midterm = 30% 80 - 89 = B
Final = 25% 75 - 79 = C
Laboratory = 20% 68 - 74 = D
67 - below = F
Laboratory grades comprise the following 20% of the total grade:
Project = 5%
Final = 15%
The student has a responsibility to attend all classes / labs at the designated time of that class or lab. If a student does not, they may be classified as tardy or absent. The following criteria of those classifications are solely those of the instructor of this class.
Any student that arrives to class / lab after the starting time designated in the university catalogue of classes will be considered tardy. If a student arrives tardy, two (2) points will be deducted from their final average for each tardy. If the student has an unexcused absence, five (5) points will be deducted from their final course average. There will be no exception to this policy.
Absent from Class
A student will be considered absent from class / lab if the student does not show up after one half of the class time has expired. The student will be marked as having an unexcused absence from class. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program.
A student will be considered as having an excused absence from class / lab if the following criteria has been established:
If a student if affected by an illness that is not debilitating, (i.e. flu, virus infection) which may result in the student missing one or more consecutive class / lab sessions, that student will be marked as unexcused for the amount of days missed unless a doctor’s note is provided. A doctor’s note must have a statement to the affect that you were seen in the office, or you are cleared to return to classes. It does not have to state what you were seen for. There will be no exception to this policy.
Students should refrain from making appointments that will take them out of class / lab. Routine doctor or dentist visits are an example of this. If you leave class / lab early because of an appointment, or for any other reason, the occurrence will be treated with the same regard as tardiness.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY:
MSU Student Honor Creed:
“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class and may result in suspension or dismissal from this course and from the program. Cases will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
Please note: 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 not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
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 Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance 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 Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. 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, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
CLASSROOM CONDUCT: It is important that you respect the right of every student in the classroom to learn. Talking during lecture, shuffling books or papers, leaving or entering the room during lecture, or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, and may result in your being asked to leave the classroom. If this should occur, you will not be allowed to return to class that day and it will be treated as an absence with a 5 point deduction from your final grade. Repeat offenders will be sent directly to the program coordinator's office. Cell phones, PDA, I-Pods, etc., are not to be used in class. Disruptions due to these devices may result in your dismissal from class and or the program.
This course also requires working in groups. Teamwork is an essential element in the healthcare industry. When in the labs, you must work within the group and NOT as an individual.