Tuesday/Thursday 1:00- 2:50, 3:00-4:50 PM
Wednesday/Friday 8:00-9:50, 10:00-11:50 AM
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.
Description of SCANS competencies as follows:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Utilize radiographic terminology to properly communicate with other health care professionals regarding radiographic examinations in a laboratory setting.
Identify normal appendicularskeletal anatomy of the upper & lower extremities, shoulder girdle, and bony pelvis in a variety of formats such as drawings, radiographs, disarticulatedskeletal bones, etc.
Identify normal chest and abdomen anatomy in a variety of formats such as drawings, radiographs, models, etc.
Apply positioning techniques to obtain diagnostic radiographs of the structures located in the upper & lower extremities, shoulder girdle, bony pelvis, chest & abdominal cavities in a laboratory setting.
In a laboratory setting, simulate the radiographic procedures on a person and/or phantom, including full body phantoms.
Given radiographs, evaluate them in terms of positioning, centering, and overall image quality.
Practice radiation safety in the laboratory setting.
Practice safe body mechanics in the laboratory setting.
Demonstrate proper communication with the patient in laboratory settings.
Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the simulated laboratory setting.
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 75-79
D = 70 - 74
F = less than 70
ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES: Assessment will be in the form of written exams, and performance exams. Unit examinations may contain multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, diagrams, identification of radiographic anatomy, or other testing methods. These exams will primarily cover material presented in the unit lectures and labs. There will be 3 Unit Exams. Beginning with Unit Exam 2, some questions related to previous Unit(s) materials will be incorporated into the exam. This means that Unit Exams 2-3 will include material from previous units of study.
Test times are identified in the agenda of the syllabus. If a change is made from the testing schedule, the instructors will announce the change in the lecture class. In addition to lecture testing, you will have performance testing during the laboratory session. This testing will consist of performance evaluations by the instructors as well as peer review. Please remember that you will not be able to make-up missed lab quizzes. The score for a missed lab quiz will be a zero.
Emergencies do occur and the student is expected to call the instructor at their earliest convenience with the situation being addressed according to individual basis. If previous arrangements have not been made, the grade will be zero for that test.
The student has a responsibility to attend all classes/labs at the designated time of that class or lab. If a student does not, they will be classified as absent. The following criteria of those classifications are solely those of the instructor of this class.
Defined Tardiness (Lecture/Lab)
Any student that arrives to lecture/lab 5 minutes after the starting time designated in the university catalogue of lecture/lab will be considered tardy. Being late to lab and/or lecture three times will result in one unexcused absence. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
A student will have ten (10) minutes after the designated starting time to be present in lecture/lab. If the student is not present at that time, he/she will be considered absent. The student will be marked as having an unexcused absence from lecture/lab. 3.6 points will be deducted for each unexcused absence for lecture and/or lab; therefore, if a student has three unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted from the final course average. Six unexcused absences will result in two letter grades being deducted from the final course average. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
A student will be considered as having an excused absence from class / lab if the following criteria have been established:
If a student if affected by an illness that is not debilitating (i.e. flu, virus infection) which may result in the student missing one or more consecutive class/lab sessions, that student will be marked as unexcused for the amount of days missed unless a doctor’s note is provided. A doctor’s note must have a statement to the affect that you were seen in the office, or you are cleared to return to classes. It does not have to state what you were seen for. There will be no exception to this policy.
Students must refrain from making appointments that will take them out of class/lab. Routine doctor or dentist visits are an example of this. If you leave class/lab early because of an appointment, or for any other reason, the occurrence will be treated with the same regard as an unexcused absence. However, unexpected events do occur and will be addressed on an individual basis.
Students are assigned to one class lecture each week, consisting of a 2-hour time slot. Students are expected to come to class on time, stay awake, and participate in the lecture. If it is deemed that students are not engaged in the lecture session, they will be asked to leave and will be penalized an unexcused absence for that session.
Students are assigned to four (4) hours of lab each week. Students are expected to work while in the lab – this means manipulating equipment, positioning classmates, and discussing the material to ensure understanding. If students are deemed to not be putting in the effort to learn the material, they will be asked to leave the lab and will be penalized an unexcused absence for that session.
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY:
MSUStudent Honor Creed:
"As an MSUStudent, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so."
Honesty is a necessary trait in all health-care professionals. It is assumed that all students practice honest and ethical behavior. Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this lecture and may result in failure and suspension or dismissal from this course and from the program. Cases will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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
CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY BEHAVIOR:
Students should practice professional behavior in the classroom and laboratory equal to what is expected in the work force. Failure to fulfill this expectation will result in the student being expelled from the classroom and/or laboratory.
Cell Phone or other Electronic Devices
Cell phones are not permitted during lecture/lab sessions. Students are required to turn off cell phones and store them in their backpacks or purses. If students are caught with cell phones (rings during lecture/lab, falls out of pocket during lecture/lab, texting during lecture/lab), they will be asked to leave, which will result in an unexcused absence for that time. NOTE: If it is absolutely necessary for a student to leave his/her phone on, the instructors must be made aware of the situation, and circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
If students are caught with cell phones during lecture/lab testing, they will be asked to leave, receive a zero for the test, and will be subject to possible dismissal from the radiologic sciences program. Students will also be subject to the disciplinary process of the University.
NOTE: If students do not have their markers for lab testing, they will be allowed to test; however, the grade will be a 0 for not being prepared for the test. Additionally, students must be DRESSED appropriately for testing; failure to dress appropriately MAY result in students not being able to take the exam, which will result in a 0 for the exam.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.
The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.
Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
LAB ATTIRE: O.R. scrubs or appropriate athletic attire are to be worn while participating in the laboratory session. NO civilian clothing of any type shall be worn. Failure to abide by the dress code will result in the student being sent home, resulting in an unexcused absence being charged against the student. NO hoop earrings, bracelets, and necklaces are to be worn during laboratory sessions. Additionally, not having and using markers during practice will result in the student being charged an unexcused absence. NO EXCEPTIONS! You are going to clinical and are expected to be prepared there – your habits (good and bad) will follow you into the clinical setting.
NOTE: During lab testing, a grade of zero (0) will be assessed for not being properly prepared for lab. This includes proper attire, markers, and any other necessary items. Jewelry is to be kept to a minimum.
You will not be able to make up the comprehensive final for the lab or lecture so please do not schedule travel until after the end of finals week.