Hybrid Distance Education
This course provides an in-depth study of radiologic sciences curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Institutional and professional requirements and constraints will be examined for their effect on the curriculum. Teaching methods for courses will be discussed for various curriculum structures and levels. Various curriculum design models as well as decision-making strategies will be included.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Electronic Discussion - 25%
Due: Throughout the Semester
Each student must participate fully in class and online discussions posted throughout the semester. Participation requires that students read assignments, selected suggested readings, and outside resources such as relevant articles in professional literature to incorporate their main points into discussions. The faculty will post group discussion questions on the RADS 5204 website at various points throughout the semester. Students should check the “Discussion” section under “Communication Tools” at least once a week to follow discussions. While each student does not have to make comments on each topic, at minimum each student must make comments on at least 50% of the topics presented for discussion. Open discussion is encouraged.
The faculty will evaluate the quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student’s class and online participation based on the following criteria:
Evidence of leadership skills and awareness of group dynamics through supportive behavior towards others such as encouraging discussion, healthy professional debate, and clarification of issues.
(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.)
Presentation – 35%
Students will present information on assigned topics during the final class session. Students will construct supplemental materials such as presentation handouts including a reference list. Presentations may (but are not required to) include PowerPoint presentations. They should include participatory exercises. Each presentation will last about 25- 35 minutes. The following points will be included in the presentation evaluation:
Final Curriculum Project – 30%
Each student will develop and submit a curriculum plan and course of instruction that focuses on a discipline in the Radiologic Sciences such as Diagnostic Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, etc. Students may focus on revision of a course / curriculum currently in place or develop a new curriculum. Special constraints or needs should be addressed such as geographic area, special student needs, educational prerequisites, etc. See the “Final Project Guidelines” under the “Course Content and Related Materials” on the RADS 5204 website.
Group Activities & Class Participation – 10%
Each student is expected to prepare and to participate in class discussions and activities on each topic. The instructors will evaluate the quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student's participation according to the following factors:
Discussion Boards 25%
Final Curriculum Project 30%
Group Activities & Class Participation 10%
A 100 - 90
B 89 - 80
C 79 - 70
D 69 - 60
F 69 and below
Assignments will be submitted electronically as an email attachment using the following guidelines:
Microsoft Word – for PC
Arial or other typical legible font (10 or 12 point for bulk of text) – not Courier
Standard 1” – 1.25” margins on all sides
Standard MSU Title Page
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.
RADS 5204 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 5204 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.
When students submit their efforts 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.
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 Lee Wright (940-397-4615)
College Dean – Dr. Susan Sportsman (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)