MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES & HUMAN SERVICES
RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES, AAS PROGRAM
Introduction to Radiography
Jackie M. Miller, MSRS, RT(R)
Bridwell Hall, Room 228
Phone: 940-397-4571or Toll Free 866-575-4305
Course Overview: This course provides an overview of radiologic sciences for individuals considering entering the Radiologic Technology program. Content includes the historical development of medical imaging and radiation therapy, basic principles of radiation protection, introduction to various modalities, professional communication, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals.
Learning Outcomes: The student will exhibit ethical and legal standards; demonstrate basic radiation protection practices; and relate the role of radiography to health care.
SCANS Competencies: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that students need in order to succeed in the work environment.
Course Objectives (with SCANS): Upon completion of this course, a student will:
Communication with Instructor: Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. 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 emailing the instructor, you must use the following subject header:
1001_your last name_topic of message
Example: 1001_Smith_Quiz 4
RADS 1001 Intro to Rad Sci 4
This course also has an UNGRADED Discussion Board on Blackboard called Chat Cafe. This is in place so that you can interact with each other. Other than periodic checks, I will not be monitoring this discussion. It is a good opportunity to share information and ask each other questions. If you need any help from me, email me at Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should periodically check the Announcement section periodically for course updates, etc.
Please note: I will only use the student’s MSU email account. If students use other accounts more frequently, they should have their MSU email forwarded. There will be no exceptions. If students do already have a MSU email account, they can go to http://infosys.mwsu.edu/email.asp to sign up for a MSU account and for more information.
CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document must follow these guidelines: IBM compatible Word 97 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable), Times New Roman font (10-12 point), 1” margins on all sides, double-spaced, Standard MSU Title Page.
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.
All assignments, quizzes, group projects, discussion board, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, he or she must contact the course instructor immediately. Please note that there will be a grade of zero (0)for any late submission. Any activity not completed and submitted by the due date will be assigned a grade of zero (0).
Independent Reading Assignments: Students must read the assigned chapters and extra resources before attempting the module exams.
Module Activities: Students must select one discussion activity from each module to complete. Students must also complete a peer rating and provide a substantial comment on one discussion activity submission from each discussion activity. Specific information and a selection of discussion activities for each module activity can be found in the course discussion board (Blackboard).
Exams: Exams must be completed by the student on Blackboard. Exams are timed, open book and may contain a variety of question types including but not limited to: multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, diagrams. Each Exam will contain 50 questions and students will be given 60 minutes to complete each quiz.
Sharing information about a content exam or answers to questions on a content exam is considered cheating and is a violation of the MSU Code of Honor. Refer to the Honor System for more information.
Be sure to read the Instructions and Troubleshooting information before taking the exams. If you do experience some difficulties, you must try to contact the course instructor immediately. You must also complete an online problem form (the link can be found in the course’s WebLinks).
Module Exams 40%
A = 100-89.5
Module Activities 15%
B = 89.4-79.5
C = 79.4-74.5
Final Exam 45%
D = 74.4-64.5
F = 64.4 & below
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm October 22, 2012. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted. If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements. If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.”
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document must follow these guidelines: IBM compatible Word 97 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable), Times New Roman font (10-12 point), 1” margins on all sides, double-spaced, Standard MSU Title Page
Attendance: This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto WebCT. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.