Radiobiology

Course Details

Course Number: 3773  Section Number: x21

Spring 2015

Location: Online

Classroom Number: n/a

Days & Times:

Distance education only



Course Attachments

SyllabusThis document contains policies, procedures, assignments, and other requirements for this course.    RADS3773Syllabus.rtf

Textbooks

Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography (7th
This text discusses how radiation affects the body on a micro- and macro-level. Acute and long-term effects of ionizing radiation are discussed.
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Jackie Miller   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the effects of radiation exposure on biological systems.
  2. Describe the biophysical mechanisms of radiation damage and the somatic and genetic effects of radiation exposure on humans.
  3. State typical dose ranges for routine radiographic procedures
  4. Explain basic methods and instruments for radiation monitoring, detection and measurement
  5. Identify methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive radiation exposure
  6. Apply appropriate radiation protection practices.

Course Expectations

INITIAL ENROLLMENT

%

Unit Examinations

30%

Annotated Bibliography

20%

Discussion Participation

15%

Comprehensive Final

35%

 


Grading Standards
 
Unit Examinations
30%
Annotated Bibliography
20%
Discussion Participation
15%
Comprehensive Final
35%

 

Letter Grade % Earned
A 89.5-100
B 79.5-89.4
C 69.5-79.4
D 59.5-69.4
F 59.4 or less

 


Submission Format Policy
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 SCHOLARLY journals that contain information that is relevant to this course (ionizing radiation, biological effects, etc.).  Cite the book, article, or document using the APA style.

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.  More information, resources and the due date are available by visiting the Assignments link.Late submissions will be accepted for one week following the published due date with a 10% penalty.

Discussion Board Participation(15%

There is a discussion topic for each unit. 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 response? 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 and it must be posted before you can participate in the topic 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.).  All Unit Discussions MUST be submitted by the the published due date (see the course calendar).  No late submissions.

 



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article.  Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.  More information, resources and the due date are available by visiting the Assignments link.  Late submissions will be penalized 10 points.

Once a quiz has expired, it can no longer be accessed and will not be graded. Once an assignment is past due, 10 points will be deducted for missing the deadline and 10 points will be deducted for each day thereafter.   If the assignment is mailed, the post mark MUST be on or before the deadline. There is a tentative course schedule located at the end of this syllabus.

 

 

 

 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance:

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.


Other Policies

RADS 3773 adhers 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 current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

Many components of RADS 3773 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online WebCT course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning. 

PLEASE NOTE:  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 not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

Specific components of RADS 3773 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared.  These components include the WebCT Open Book Module Quizzes and the WebCTComprehensive Final Exam.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

 

 

 

 

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.