Being a professional means making an investment in your profession. With today's patient being much more informed about health care and much more discerning about treatment appropriateness and quality, it is vital that you rise to meet the challenges of the patient and health care delivery. As a working technologist, you will be asked to do more with less--more examinations, more patients, in much less time--without compromising quality. As a department director, you will be expected to provide the highest quality care in your department with fewer people and a great deal less financial support.
The changes that have to be made to allow this to happen will be difficult and many times painful. This course is an overview of the concept of continuous quality improvement and how changes can be made more smoothly.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
This course is divided into individual units. A unit examination accompanies each unit of instruction and is designed as an "open book" evaluation of the material. Be sure to complete the unit exam at the end of each unit. Some units may require special drawings, work, etc. Some work is to be submitted by e-mail as attachments. Please use only the accepted formats. The final exam is CLOSED book. Pay close attention to those requirements.
Proctor Forms: You will need to identify a proctor in order to take the final exam. Download the form from this course's homepage and complete the necessary information. Your proctor must also fill in their section and sign it. Proctor forms will NOT be accepted if they are not signed and dated by the proctor. Give the proctor the information section at the end of the form and fax the completed sections to your instructor. The fax number is (940) 397-4845. It is your responsibility that the form gets to your instructor on time. Any proctor form that does not meet the deadline will result in a 5-point deduction plus one point for every day (including weekends) thereafter. The points will be deducted from the FINAL COURSE AVERAGE.
Final Exam: The final exam will consist of a closed-book format, and you will have two hours to complete it. The final consists of 8 questions requiring you to work through a provided scenario. The scenario may focus on areas such as MRI, Mammography, Diagnostic Radiography, Special Procedures, etc. It will not matter what the area is, even if you have no expertise in that area, as it is the process of problem-solving that matters.
*If you have questions or experience difficulties during the semester, please contact your instructor.*
Your course grade will be based on the following:
Unit exams 40%
Discussion Board postings and responses
The following grading scale is used for this course:
90 and above
59 and below
A work is to be submitted on the WebCT course site. No work is to be submitted by email or fax with the exception of the handwritten final exam.
Unit exams and Discussion Board postings and replies must be completed on or before the deadline posted within the course.
Unit exams close on dates posted on the course web site. Exams are not reopened and receive a grade of zero. Discussion board postings must also meet the deadlines posted on the web site.
Note: LIfe happens, sometimes unexpectedly. If something unforeseen comes up, please inform me as soon as possible. Beth.Veale@mwsu.edu
Course information, quizzes, and supplemental information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the open periods as posted in the online course. Students are welcome to access their courses at any time.
Attendance is at the student's convenience during the open periods of the discussion boards and quizzes.
Conduct/Honesty/Honor System Policy
RADS 4633 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 4633 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 4633 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the written assignments submitted for a grade. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.