This course presents an overview of the legal issues, concepts, laws, and regulations facing the health care industry and higher education. Students will explore these in the context of the daily professional practice of radiology administrators and educators.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Expert Witness Case Study - 30%
For this assignment students will review a case as an expert witness. A case will be introduced and each student will review legal documents, answer questions, and formulate a report. This assignment will be in two parts. This assignment will be released on the course homepage (WebCT).
Due dates are listed in the chart at the end of the syllabus
Electronic Discussion - 10%
Due: Throughout the Semester
Each student must introduce at least one new workplace related legal topic for discussion during the semester. At minimum, each student should log in to the discussion forum at least once each week. While each student does not have to make comments on each topic, but at minimum each student must make comments on at least half (50%) of the topics presented for discussion. Open discussion is encouraged.
(To make this discussion format work smoothly, students should become familiar with techniques to follow existing electronic discussion threads and to open new discussion threads using the WebCT Discussion Tool.)
“Take Issue” Assignment 25%
“Take Issue” topics must be related to legal issues affecting Education, Administration, or Clinical Practice (preferably in the student’s current Radiologic Sciences workplace and preferably linked to one of the textbook chapters). Topics must be approved by the instructor (first come – first serve). See the chart at the end of the syllabus for due dates. Students will present their topics to the class during the second class weekend.
The assignment should use the standard MSU Title Page and be written in APA format. It should be approximately 2-5 pages in length, not counting the title page, reference page, and any appendices. The assignment will include the following headings:
The assignment should be:
"Take Issue" Presentation 20%
Students must submit an outline and description of their presentation plan by the date indicated on the chart at the end of the syllabus. The presentation plan will count as part of the presentation grade.
Each student will develop and lead a presentation on his / her “Take Issue” topic. Each presentation will be at least fifteen (15) minutes and not more than twenty (20) minutes in length. Presentations will occur during the second class weekend.
Students should NOT read their assignment to the class. Presentations should be informative AND interactive. Students may use PowerPoint, but they are not required to use PowerPoint. Students must incorporate a group activity to reinforce their topic. Examples include: role-playing, before class assignments, audiovisual technology, handouts, games, competitions, and discussion. Students may provide classmates with preparatory reading materials before the class period if necessary. Students MUST provide handouts with reference materials for the class prior to their presentation in class.
Group Activities & Class Participation 15%
Each student is expected to prepare and to participate in class discussions and activities on each topic. The quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student's participation will be evaluated by the instructor according to the following factors:
Expert Witness case study 30%
Electronic Discussion Board Participation 10%
“Take Issue” Assignment 25%
“Take Issue” Presentation 20%
Group Activities & Class Participation 15%
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 - 60
F = 59 and below
Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course
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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108. Documentation of disability from a competent professional
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.
The Director of the Counseling Center serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940)397-4618, TDD (940)397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.
RADS 5023 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 5023 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 5023 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the case summaries and paper. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc). The only exception to this rule, is during the final class presentations.
When students submit their efforts (paper and case summaries) for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.
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.