Pathophysiology

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 3203  Section Number: X10

Fall 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: Internet

Days & Times:

Internet course



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Pathophysiology for the health professions (4th ed
Gould, B.E. & Dyer, R. (2010). Pathophysiology for the health professions (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. [ISBN-13: 978-1-4377-0965-0]
  ISBN: 978-1-4377-0965-0

Publication manual of the American Psychological A
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0561-5 or ISBN 10: 1-4338-0561-8]
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

MSU Faculty Member
Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)   
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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, Blackboard open book module quizzes, development of pathology report, and proctored Blackboard open book final examination.


Course Expectations

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar.  See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

 

 

Modules

 

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 – 5   Basic Concepts

 

Module 2:  Chapters 7,8,10,11,12,13,16  Effects of Disease Process

 

Module 3:  Chapters 26  Musculoskeletal, 22 Acute Neuro, 23 Chronic Neuro

(with light coverage of Chronic Degenerative Disorders pp 516-521, Dementia pp 522-523, and Mental Disorders pp 524-526)

 

Module 4:  Chapters 17 Blood Lymph,  18 Cardiovascular, 19 Respiratory

 

Module 5:  Chapters 20 GI,   25 Endocrine

 

Module 6:  Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base, Chapter 21 Urinary

 

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.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates. 

 

 

Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%

 

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Blackboard and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.  See the course schedule for the due dates for the quizzes.

 

It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because the quizzes are timed.  Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. Students may take each module quiz up to two times, with the average of the scores being recorded. Quizzes and grades can be accessed using the ASSESSMENTS link under course tools.

 

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 “Help” link at the top toolbar in Blackboard, 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 that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that 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

 

For example, a student can not send the message “I think question number ten is wrong on quiz four” because each student gets a quiz of randomly generated test items.  The instructor has to know the question stem to find the question in the database. 

 

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.  It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.

 

 

Pathology Presentation- 30%

 

 

The purpose of this activity is to reinforce the role of medical imaging procedures for diagnosing pathologies.  Students should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the pathologies they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this presentation 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. The intended audience for the student-created presentation is imaging professionals, not patients

 

 

Students will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on a selected and approved pathology topic. 

 

Topic Approval:

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

 

  • Students will pick a pathology to research (i.e. Multiple Sclerosis, Lymphoma, Crohn’s disease, etc). Please pick a pathology that imaging can play a role in the diagnosis (i.e. imaging does not play a role in the diagnosis of malaria, so malaria would not be a suitable topic).
  • 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 that a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later that 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.

 

Format:

A template has been provided in the Pathology Presentation folder on the Course Homepage. Students may use the skeleton PowerPoint to create his or her presentation. More slides may need to be added to appropriately address all the required elements. The following must be addressed:

 

Identification and Discussion of Pathology

  • Description of the pathology.
  • What other names are used for this pathology? 
  • What causes this pathology?
  • How does this pathology affect normal physiology?
  • Images may be included. If included, they must be described in the narrative.
  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide.
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative, or transcript, to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

Diagnostic Methods

  • Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards the intended audience, specifically describe medical imaging procedures – this is one of the main purposes for doing this report because it focuses on the roles of medical imaging!

·        Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards the intended audience, describe what this pathology looks like on the images. Images must be included and described.

·        Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards intended audience, 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? Also, include required changes in imaging protocols for CT, MRI, etc.

·        Each student is required to interact with at least one RADIOLOGIST 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.

  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

 

Treatment & Prognosis

  • What drugs and treatments are used? Why?
  • How successful are they?
  • What is the overall prognosis of the pathology?
  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative/transcript to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

 

Conclusion

  • Provide concluding remarks about the pathology: brief recap of the above sections.
  • What is the role of the technologist?
  • List of helpful web links
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative/transcript to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

      References

  • In APA 6th ed. format
  • References arranged in alphabetical order by first author’s surname.
  • Hanging indent
  • Double spaced
  • If you have problems with formatting the Reference list, please contact your instructor.

 

 

Sources:

Students must cite at least 2 – 5 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.

 

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 websites such as the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, etc.  No more than two (2) website sources (other than journal databases) can be used.  NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.”  This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate.

 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists, students must consult with a radiologists when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the radiologist 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.

 

Submission:

The presentation documents must be submitted to the SUBMIT area in the Pathology Presentation Folder as an attachment on the Course Homepage, or can be submitted under the ASSIGNMENTS tab in COURSE TOOLS. The grade rubric is also in this area. It is advised that students review the rubric before submitting their presentation so that they can ensure all aspects of the submitted presentation are adequately addressed.

 

When preparing the presentation, it is important to note the layout of the slides. Slides should not be wordy or “busy.” They should construe the most important information for that topic.  See this link for help in preparing PowerPoint presentations: http://www.enr.state.nc.us/DSWC/pages/GuidePowerPoint.ppt. Also, any image used must be adequately discussed in the narrative. When describing images that identify certain pathologies and radiological indications it is essential to use and refer to colored arrows, arrowheads, etc. to highlight the area of interest.

 

The presentation must be prepared as if being developed for a continuing education presentation. This means that it should be well-researched and prepared with the appropriate audience in mind at all times. This must also be evident in the narrative. The narrative in the notes section would be what the speaker would say.  It must be written in complete sentences and at the baccalaureate level with appropriate grammar, sentences structure, spelling, punctuation, etc. The APA Manual provides information in the first few chapters on this topic. Furthermore, information used for this presentation and narrative must be synthesized from the sources used. Information CANNOT be cut-paste from sources, nor can it be direct quotes unless correctly indicated as such and in accordance with the APA Manual (6th ed.). Direct quotes must be used sparingly.

                          

Note:All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%

 

The comprehensive proctored open-book final exam will be administered using Blackboard.  Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor before taking the exam.  Students are not allowed to print the final examThe exam is two (2) hours in length. Note that the Comprehensive Final Exam closes at 5:00 pm Central Time, so students need to schedule accordingly.

 

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from Blackboard.  The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  Students must provide the proctor with the Proctor Guidelines.  Students should submit the completed proctor application to the instructor (fax, US mail, or email from proctor) by the scheduled due date at the end of this syllabus.  All inquires about the proctor application should be directed to the appropriate instructor.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grading Standards

Evaluation:

Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes                                     35%

Pathology Report                                                                             30%

Blackboard Open Book Comprehensive Final Exam              35%

 

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below

 

 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

 

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar.  See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

 

 

Modules

 

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 – 5   Basic Concepts

 

Module 2:  Chapters 7,8,10,11,12,13,16  Effects of Disease Process

 

Module 3:  Chapters 26  Musculoskeletal, 22 Acute Neuro, 23 Chronic Neuro

(with light coverage of Chronic Degenerative Disorders pp 516-521, Dementia pp 522-523, and Mental Disorders pp 524-526)

 

Module 4:  Chapters 17 Blood Lymph,  18 Cardiovascular, 19 Respiratory

 

Module 5:  Chapters 20 GI,   25 Endocrine

 

Module 6:  Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base, Chapter 21 Urinary

 

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.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates. 

 

 

Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%

 

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Blackboard and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.  See the course schedule for the due dates for the quizzes.

 

It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because the quizzes are timed.  Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. Students may take each module quiz up to two times, with the average of the scores being recorded. Quizzes and grades can be accessed using the ASSESSMENTS link under course tools.

 

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 “Help” link at the top toolbar in Blackboard, 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 that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that 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

 

For example, a student can not send the message “I think question number ten is wrong on quiz four” because each student gets a quiz of randomly generated test items.  The instructor has to know the question stem to find the question in the database. 

 

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.  It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.

 

 

Pathology Presentation- 30%

 

 

The purpose of this activity is to reinforce the role of medical imaging procedures for diagnosing pathologies.  Students should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the pathologies they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this presentation 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. The intended audience for the student-created presentation is imaging professionals, not patients

 

 

Students will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on a selected and approved pathology topic. 

 

Topic Approval:

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

 

  • Students will pick a pathology to research (i.e. Multiple Sclerosis, Lymphoma, Crohn’s disease, etc). Please pick a pathology that imaging can play a role in the diagnosis (i.e. imaging does not play a role in the diagnosis of malaria, so malaria would not be a suitable topic).
  • 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 that a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later that 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.

 

Format:

A template has been provided in the Pathology Presentation folder on the Course Homepage. Students may use the skeleton PowerPoint to create his or her presentation. More slides may need to be added to appropriately address all the required elements. The following must be addressed:

 

Identification and Discussion of Pathology

  • Description of the pathology.
  • What other names are used for this pathology? 
  • What causes this pathology?
  • How does this pathology affect normal physiology?
  • Images may be included. If included, they must be described in the narrative.
  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide.
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative, or transcript, to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

Diagnostic Methods

  • Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards the intended audience, specifically describe medical imaging procedures – this is one of the main purposes for doing this report because it focuses on the roles of medical imaging!

·        Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards the intended audience, describe what this pathology looks like on the images. Images must be included and described.

·        Using appropriate medical terminology and discussion geared towards intended audience, 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? Also, include required changes in imaging protocols for CT, MRI, etc.

·        Each student is required to interact with at least one RADIOLOGIST 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.

  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

 

Treatment & Prognosis

  • What drugs and treatments are used? Why?
  • How successful are they?
  • What is the overall prognosis of the pathology?
  • Citations of sources used, in APA (6th ed) format, on each slide
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative/transcript to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

 

Conclusion

  • Provide concluding remarks about the pathology: brief recap of the above sections.
  • What is the role of the technologist?
  • List of helpful web links
  • Additionally, each slide must have a narrative/transcript to accompany the slide. This must be located in the “Notes” section of the slide, and must be written at baccalaureate level.  

 

      References

  • In APA 6th ed. format
  • References arranged in alphabetical order by first author’s surname.
  • Hanging indent
  • Double spaced
  • If you have problems with formatting the Reference list, please contact your instructor.

 

 

Sources:

Students must cite at least 2 – 5 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.

 

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 websites such as the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, etc.  No more than two (2) website sources (other than journal databases) can be used.  NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.”  This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate.

 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists, students must consult with a radiologists when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the radiologist 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.

 

Submission:

The presentation documents must be submitted to the SUBMIT area in the Pathology Presentation Folder as an attachment on the Course Homepage, or can be submitted under the ASSIGNMENTS tab in COURSE TOOLS. The grade rubric is also in this area. It is advised that students review the rubric before submitting their presentation so that they can ensure all aspects of the submitted presentation are adequately addressed.

 

When preparing the presentation, it is important to note the layout of the slides. Slides should not be wordy or “busy.” They should construe the most important information for that topic.  See this link for help in preparing PowerPoint presentations: http://www.enr.state.nc.us/DSWC/pages/GuidePowerPoint.ppt. Also, any image used must be adequately discussed in the narrative. When describing images that identify certain pathologies and radiological indications it is essential to use and refer to colored arrows, arrowheads, etc. to highlight the area of interest.

 

The presentation must be prepared as if being developed for a continuing education presentation. This means that it should be well-researched and prepared with the appropriate audience in mind at all times. This must also be evident in the narrative. The narrative in the notes section would be what the speaker would say.  It must be written in complete sentences and at the baccalaureate level with appropriate grammar, sentences structure, spelling, punctuation, etc. The APA Manual provides information in the first few chapters on this topic. Furthermore, information used for this presentation and narrative must be synthesized from the sources used. Information CANNOT be cut-paste from sources, nor can it be direct quotes unless correctly indicated as such and in accordance with the APA Manual (6th ed.). Direct quotes must be used sparingly.

                          

Note:All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%

 

The comprehensive proctored open-book final exam will be administered using Blackboard.  Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor before taking the exam.  Students are not allowed to print the final examThe exam is two (2) hours in length. Note that the Comprehensive Final Exam closes at 5:00 pm Central Time, so students need to schedule accordingly.

 

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from Blackboard.  The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  Students must provide the proctor with the Proctor Guidelines.  Students should submit the completed proctor application to the instructor (fax, US mail, or email from proctor) by the scheduled due date at the end of this syllabus.  All inquires about the proctor application should be directed to the appropriate instructor.

 



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 2011 COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

08/20

Classes begin

08/30

Pathology Report Topic requests are due by midnight

Submit your request to the appropriate discussion board forum

09/13

Quiz 1 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

09/27

Quiz 2 is available until midnight,  (30 questions, 1 hour)

10/11

Quiz 3 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

10/17 4:00pm

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

10/25

 

Quiz 4 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/8

Quiz 5 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/21

Proctor Application due by 5:00

11/22

Quiz 6 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/28

Pathology Presentation due by midnight,  

The presentation documents must be submitted to the Pathology Presentation Submit area as an attachment.

11/28-12/8

The Open - Book Final Exam will only be available November 28 through December 8. 

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm on December 8.

(60 questions, 2 hours)

 


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.

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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 Blackboard. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.


Other Policies

Fall 2011 COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

08/20

Classes begin

08/30

Pathology Report Topic requests are due by midnight

Submit your request to the appropriate discussion board forum

09/13

Quiz 1 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

09/27

Quiz 2 is available until midnight,  (30 questions, 1 hour)

10/11

Quiz 3 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

10/17 4:00pm

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

10/25

 

Quiz 4 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/8

Quiz 5 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/21

Proctor Application due by 5:00

11/22

Quiz 6 is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

11/28

Pathology Presentation due by midnight,  

The presentation documents must be submitted to the Pathology Presentation Submit area as an attachment.

11/28-12/8

The Open - Book Final Exam will only be available November 28 through December 8. 

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm on December 8.

(60 questions, 2 hours)

Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course.

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students.

 

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 there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students’ “students.mwsu.edu” email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.

 

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. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)

College Dean – Dr. Patti Hamilton (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)


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 English 1113 and English 1123 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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.