Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Completion of this course is based upon satisfactory completion of the following criteria:
89.5-100 = A
79.5-89.4 = B
69.5-79.4 = C
59.5-69.4 = D
59.4 & below =F
Unit Exams (30%)
This course is divided into individual study units. A list of learning objectives is found at the beginning of each study unit. You should read each objective so that you'll know what you're expected to learn from that particular unit of instruction. The examinations for this course are based on those learning objectives.
After you finish a unit of instruction you should complete the review exercises found at the end of the unit. You may search through the text &/or Course Notes to find any answer. The review exercises are designed to help prepare you for the unit examinations.
A unit examination accompanies each unit of instruction. Although each unit exam may be an "open book" evaluation of the material, you should first try to answer all questions without referring to the instructional materials. Each unit examination will be graded by the computer program and your results and responses will be immediately available to you.
Recommended due dates will be published in the course calendar.
Since this course is designed to assist the student in preparation for the vascular interventional registry, this will provide them with an opportunity to start the clinical experiences required for registry eligibility. Every registry candidate is required to complete 200 procedures in the 24 months preceding application. For a list of the required procedures and the required log sheets for the Vascular-Interventional registry, please visit:
The student will be required to complete two (2) procedures from each category, A - E and one (1) procedure from category F, for a total of 11 procedures.
If the student will not be pursuing registry eligibility &/or is not interested in logging the clinical experiences, complete the two (2) Lab Alternative assignments.
The due date will be published in the course calendar.
Diagnostic Exam (20%)
The diagnostic examination is a "closed book" examination of multiple-choice, matching, & calculation format. The diagnostic exam is an "unproctored" practice final. It is a timed exam & you will have three (3) attempts. Your grade on this exam will be based on the average score of your three attempts.
A recommended due date will be published in the course calendar.
Final Exam (40%)
The final exam is a "proctored", closed book exam of similar format to the diagnostic exam. You will find the Unit Objectives, Course Notes, Reading Assignments, Review Exercises, Unit Exams, and Diagnostic Exam beneficial in preparing for the Final Exam. You MUST submit a completed "Proctor Approval Form" within the first four (4) weeks of the semester.
The MANDITORY due date will be published on the course calendar.
This course is entirely online & has no mandatory on-campus sessions. Students are encouraged to log in to the online materials frequently.
All communications in this course, be it written (e-mail) or verbal, will be carried out in a professional and courteous manner. You can generally expect a reply from me within 3 work days (during the summer term, MSU's work days are Monday through Thursday). Though some may require a longer period, none should be greater than 1 week. If you do not receive a reply after a week, resubmit your message.
The Radiologic Sciences Program at Midwestern State University complies with the ADA in making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. If you have an established disability as defined in the ADA and would like to request accommodations, please see the instructor as soon as possible.
Compliance to the MSU Code of Conduct is expected. 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 this course 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.
Specific components of this course are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the examinations submitted for a grade. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.
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: