Course Overview: This course provides a foundation of medical terminology for individuals considering entering the Radiologic Technology program. Content includes basic medical word parts and terms plus terminology specific to the radiologic sciences. Learning Outcomes: The student will exhibit professional communication skills using appropriate medical terms; and will demonstrate a solid foundation in the terminology unique to radiologic sciences.
SCANS Competencies: 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.
Course Objectives (with SCANS): Upon completion of this course, a student will:
Technology Requirements: You will also need to purchase, if you do not already have one, a recording device (microphone or headset) for your computer. They are available from Walmart for as low as $5.00. If the student has a webcam, an extra recording device is not necessary.
Students MUST have reliable computer and internet access.
All assignments, quizzes, group projects, discussion board, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar on Blackboard. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, he or she must contact the course instructor immediately. Please note that there will be at least a 10 point penalty for any late submission, and that preapproval is required. Any activity not completed and submitted by the due date will be addressed on an individual basis.
See Course Requirements above!
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto WebCT. Regular checks will insure that 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 for specific information about activities and due dates.
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:
Communication with Instructor: Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication – outside of classroom time and pre-arranged appointments. 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, you must use the following subject header: