Hybrid distance Program with on and off campus requirements
On campus dates TBA
This clinical course will focus on imaging procedures involving selected modalities. In addition to scheduled in-class activities, the student will observe and participate in radiographic procedures and imaging under the direct supervision of his/her preceptor radiologist at least twenty-four (24) clinical hours per week.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
No text book required for course
This semester you are responsible for a minimum of 336 clinical hours, which 56 hrs are spent reviewing images with the Radiologist Preceptor. The semester is 15 weeks in length. Clinical hours for this semester are based on 14 weeks x 24 contact hours per week with a Radiologist. Of the 24hrs per week the student is expected to spend 4hrs of direct image review with the Radiologist Preceptor.
Clinical Completion Plan
Semester III – 50% of total Procedure competencies (6-8)
50% of total procedure numbers (250)
Clinical, lecture, group discussion, written assignments, image review, and student presentations.
Professional Evaluation (2 evaluations) 40%
Semester Documentation/Portfolio 20%
Online Image Evaluation 20%
Case Studies (2 case studies) 20%
A 100 - 90
B 89 - 80
C 79 - 70
D 69 - 60
F 69 and below
CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments will be submitted electronically as an email attachment using the following guidelines:
IBM compatible format
Word 97 or newer version
Times New Roman or other typical legible font (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)
1” margins on all sides
Student Name, Course number and title, and page number in the header
If a student cannot meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements.
Professional Evaluation 40% (2 per semester)
Due: One at midterm and one at the end of the semester
The Radiologist Preceptor will evaluate the MSU RA student twice a semester (midterm and end of semester) on their overall performance. Evaluation will be sent back to the clinical course instructor directly from the Radiologist. The clinical course instructor will review the grade with the student.
Semester Documentation – 20%
Due: Beginning, midterm and end of semester
Students will develop and submit semester documentation for the clinical course. Each student is expected to submit a documentation that reflects the outcomes of the clinical experience. Documentation should demonstrate completion of established objectives along with evidence of other activities in which the students were involved.
Beginning of semester – email to instructor by due date
Midterm – email to instructor by due date
End of semester – Mail Clinical Semester Portfolio by due date
RA Clinical Semester Portfolio
(Materials placed in Semester Portfolio can be copies)
Sections/TABS of Semester Portfolio
Name, semester, date, clinical site, and preceptor
Pg 1 – Semester goals
Pg 2 – List goals met
Pg 3 – List goals not met
Reflective Evaluation Journal
Pg 1- Midterm Evaluation (1-2 pages double space)
Pg 2- End of Semester Evaluation (1-2 pages double space)
Patient Log Sheet
Pg 1- Clinical Procedure semester summary (C)
Pg 2- ARRT Competency Forms (CR-2A, CR-2B, CR-2C, CR-2D, CR-2E)
Pg 3- MSU Competency Form (B)
Clinical Cumulative Summary
Clinical procedure cumulative summary (D)
Total clinical hours for the semester
(Clinical hours can be updated by emailed before the end of current semester)
(Semester documentation completed after portfolio is turn in can be brought to next on campus classes –or added to the next semesters portfolio material.)
NOTE: PORTFOLIO MATERIALS BECOME PROPERTY OF MSU FOR OUR RECORDS AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED
You will want to place original or copies of material placed semester portfolio in your MSU/ARRT portfolio under the appropriate section for your records.
ALSO – After each semester you will want to update your ARRT CR-1 form (located in your MSU/ARRT clinical portfolio) of any completed comps for the semester.
Online Image Review- 20%
Throughout the semester the student will demonstrate competency on image review by writing a sample dictation of radiologic examinations. The students will have to complete six (6) image reviews for the semester. The student will go to the Assessments area of the Course. The student will choose an Image Observation Category. The Assessment will randomly assign a Case Number to the student. The student will then go to Image Observation PowerPoint Presentation found on the Course Homepage. The student will select the corresponding Case number and develop a dictation for the images. The Image Review should be developed in Microsoft WORD with a cover sheet and emailed to the instructor. The students will be scored by using the format provided. The exercise is self paced but all image observation competencies must be turned in by the date on the Course Schedule. Feedback for the image review will be given at the end of the semester after all reviews have been received and scored.
Online Image Review Format
Define- Define the study (EX 2 view Chest series or PA and Lateral upright chest series)
Describe- Describe the findings on the image (EX Lungs are well inflated and clear, treachea is midline,etc.) using a consistent search pattern.
Differential Diagnosis- List Differential Diagnoses that is plausible for the pathology (if any) covering the 6 major pathological categories (ICDMTV) if applicable.
Diagnosis- List what diagnosis is most likely based on clinical evidence and findings
Discuss- Discuss follow up, other examinations, lab tests, or any other pertinent information.
Case studies – 20% (2 each)
Students will formulate a case study during the semester and email the case study to the instructor. The students will comment on the cases in the Discussion Board.
Each student will post (at a minimum) one comment to each classmate case study posting.
RA First Weekend
Mid- Semester Clinical experience evaluation
Case Studies Presentations topics due
Second RA weekend (Case study presentations
Image Evaluations due
NOTE: A PENALTY OF -10 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED ON ALL LATE MATERIAL. ALSO, SEMESTER DOCUMENTATION WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN THE SEMESTER PORTFOLIO.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in seminar session to receive credit for this course.