Tuesday 10:00-11:50 am
SCANS COMPETENCIES: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that a student needs in order to succeed in the work environment. These skills are: 1) Basic Skills, 2) Thinking Skills, 3) Personal Qualities, 4) Resources, 5) Interpersonal Skills, 6) Information, 7) Systems, and 8) Technology.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (with SCANS): Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Perform mathematical calculations pertinent to this course. (1,2,4,6)
2. Describe basic atomic theory and the various forms of energy. (1,2,4,6)
3. Define basic physics related terms. (1,6)
4. Describe and apply the basic concepts of electricity and electromagnetism. (1,2,3,4,6,8)
5. Identify and explain the role of various parts of the x-ray circuit and types of x-ray equipment. (2,3,5,6,7,8)
6. Discuss the x-ray production process and x-ray interactions with matter. (2,3,6)
7. Describe the construction, characteristics, and care of radiographic film, screens, and cassettes. (1,2,3,5,7,8)
8. Describe the following as they relate to the automatic processor: chemicals, systems, maintenance, and artifacts. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
9. Recognize the need and benefits of silver recovery from the processor. (1,2,3,6,7,8)
10. Discuss alternative processing methods. (1,2,3,5,6,7,8)
NOTE: Your textbook contains chapter specific objectives that should be reviewed, with the chapter, prior to discussion of the material and as a guide to prepare for quizzes.
Labs (2 tests) = 20%
Quizzes (6) = 30%
Midterm (1) = 25%
Final (1) = 25%
There is also a self-assessment activity for each quiz which will count 10% of the quiz score.
See Course Requirements above.
SCANTRON POLICY - You will be required to use Scantron answer sheets for all quizzes & exams. If you change an answer you must do the following:
1) Erase the incorrect answer completely,
2) Blacken in your new choice,
3) In the margin next to the change, write the letter for your new choice,
4) When you turn your test in, tell me about the change & I will initial it.
IF ANY OF THE PRECEDING STEPS ARE NOT FOLLOWED, YOUR TEST GRADE WILL BE AS MARKED BY THE SCANTRON MACHINE!
Attendance and being on time is mandatory. Excessive absences will result in a referral to the Dean of Students, and may result in your being dropped from the Program. Excessive absences are defined as: More than 3 unexcused absences from lecture AND/OR lab. MISSED QUIZZES & LABS MAY ONLY BE MADE UP IF PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY: 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 also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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.
PARTICIPATION: All students are expected to fully participate in all class activities, including lectures and discussions, demonstrations, presentations, small-group projects, and collaborative learning activities.
PROFESSIONALISM: At all times, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professionalism includes establishing positive relationships and interactions with peers, colleagues, and faculty; attending respectfully to others who are sharing information with the class; being flexible to unforeseen changes in schedules and assignments; and, being prepared for all class meetings.