Course Overview: This course serves as an introductory study of laws affecting medical imaging. Topics include ethical & legal foundations, communication, confidentiality, nonmaleficence, beneficence, patient autonomy, informed consent, death & dying; student & employee rights and responsibilities; healthcare distribution, diversity, new technology and future challenges.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will:
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 Calendar for specific information about activities and due dates.
Timed Unit Exams (35%)
When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the exam, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn and receive a timed exam consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course calendar for due dates.
It is important to know the module content before attempting the timed module exams. Scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her exam for grading.
All exams are open the day that classes begin, so you can work ahead. The timed exams MUST be submitted by the published due date or a grade of zero (0) will be awarded.
Annotated Bibliography (20%)
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
First, locate and record citations to 3 articles in peer-reviewed journals that contain information that is relevant to this course (ethics, health law, administrative law, labor law, etc.). Cite the book, article, or document using the APA style. There is a link to a helpful APA formats. This is not an all inclusive list of APA formats, it is just a guide. The paper should include a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. You must also discuss one of the following for each annotation (choose one):
More information, resources and the due date are available by visiting the Assignments link. The assignment is due on the date in the course calendar. NO late submissions will be accepted.
Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
Discussion Board Participation- (15%)
There are discussion topics for each unit listed below. Students must post one (1) original post in response to EACH unit discussion question. Each student will be responsible for replying to questions/comments made to his/her original post. Students must also respond to at least two (2) postings from other students for each unit. Students must post responses by the deadlines to receive credit. Spelling, grammar, and substance really do count. Try not to veer off subject, and be respectful and considerate of your fellow student's submissions.
All posts must be meaningful to receive credit. What is a meaningful? A meaningful response is one that contributes to or, in some way, sheds new light on the discussion. “I agree with the others” would be an example of a meaningless response.
The forums are designed to encourage interaction between course students. Have fun with this activity but take it seriously because it does contribute to your course grade. Remember that your original posting will account for a significant portion (50%) of the course discussion grade for each Unit Discussion. The remainder of the discussion grade will be based upon three (3) things: replying to any questions/comments from classmates regarding your post, responding to original posts of your classmates, and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.).
You must post your original response prior to participating in each of the topics.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LAST NAME IN THE TITLE OF YOUR POST.
Closed-Book Proctored Final Exam - (30%)
The final examination is an online, "closed book", proctored, comprehensive examination of multiple-choice format based upon the unit objectives. The final exam is a timed, seventy-five (75) minute test. Please schedule the time for the final with the proctor service. All students are REQUIRED to have a webcam & microphone for the Final Exam. SEE THE PROCTOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. The reading assignments, unit objectives, study guides, and examinations can be utilized to review for the final.
Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the dates published in the course calendar. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS. If there are any problems during the exam, the proctor should call the course instructor (Toll Free 866-575-4305, Direct 940-397-4338) If the instructor is not available, contact MSU Technical Support through MSU Desire2Learn, and send an email to the instructor explaining what happened. The exam may have to be rescheduled.
100 - 90
89 - 80
Comprehensive Final Exam
79 - 70
69 - 60
59 & below
Annotated Bibliographies will adhere to APA format and will be submitted electronically as MS Word-compatible files (doc, docX, and rtf)
NO late submissions accepted.
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.There will be a voluntary on-campus help session. See the course calendar for more details.
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. 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' D2L email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.