GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
There will be four exams in this class. These will be open book, as you may use any of your assigned resources, notes from discussions online, posted content from the professor. You may NOT consult your classmates. These exams may consist of multiple choices, short answer, definitions, listing, true false, and/or essay. Your exams are timed and must be completed within the time limit.
Class participation is an integral part of this online course. There are activities that require each student to post opinions from the readings, case studies, research, or in response to the discussion by others. However, in order to earn the maximum amount of participation points you are expected to participate actively in and contribute to the learning experience in this course. You should provide feedback, comments, and thoughts under dialogue and discussion.
Participation means providing substantive comments, questions and contributions that advance the learning process for you and/or other learners in the course. Participation may include responding to questions and issues posed by other learners. Non-substantive comments, irrelevant comments and comments of the nature of “I agree” or “I disagree” (unless the latter two are elaborated upon to make them substantive) do not count towards meeting the participation requirement. There is not a required length for postings as I am looking for quality and substance.
Select a topic of interest to you within (Pulmonary Diagnostics Respiratory Care) and post a 20-25 slide presentation.
You must site your references at the end of your project. If you chose to add pictures they must also be referenced. The project must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years). Use scholarly sources; apply APA style referencing.
You are not limited to but may consider the following topics:
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Specialized Test Regimens
Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostics
Quality Assurance in Pulmonary Diagnostics
Metabolic and Nutritional Assessment
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
After presentations are posted you will provide feedback for two student’s projects. Try and make sure everyone receives feedback!
Guidelines for feedback are as follows:
a) Acknowledge those things that have been done well,
b) Determine where you think there could be flaws in the data presented, or alternatives to consider.
c) Ask questions and offer suggestions that might enhance the response and help expand critical thinking.
Topic Submission: September 4, 2011
Project Posting November 20, 2011
Student Feedback: December 6, 2011
POINT VALUE FOR THE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
Case Studies 25%
RESP 3553 Online---Blackboard Online: Login, Password, and Communication
Within RESP 3553 on Blackboard, and from the first page note these icons: Syllabus, Learning modules, Web Links, Assessments, and Discussion. There are several other obvious icons for your use.
1.Syllabus---contains the syllabus.
2. Learning Modules---these are modules for each chapter. Please review and read these; they provide additional information. You will find chapter objectives, study guides and power point slides here.
3.Discussions---here you will post your projects and other information. There are sections including, Discussion & Dialogue. D&D allows you to post discussion of the readings, questions, or comments related to the course. You can post and others respond in Dialogue & Dialogue sections. Thus, in the D&D sections a dialogue develops over the course. You will gain participation points by posting here.
4. Web Links---you will find useful information that will link you to online respiratory research databases
5. Assessments—here you will find your midterm and final exams. All assessments are timed and you may only take the exam once.
6. Assignments- here you will post the answers to your case studies.
7. Chat- here you may want to set up study groups. You may enter a room at anytime and have live Chats with other students. Other students and the professor are able to read a log of the Chat discussions.
8. Email---Use email in the course site when you need to communicate with me or if you wish to communicate with other learners in the course. You can add attachments to the email. The only way to read this email is to go to the course in Blackboard.
WebCT is designed so that students are locked out of the system after the deadline has passed. Please make note of all deadlines and adhere to them. Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included). All assignments must be completed by midnight of the due date.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.