Following completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Define concept of PACS.
2. Describe computer processing, storage, and communication.
3. Identify and relate to PACS terminology
4. Examine the components of a PACS
5. Describe workflow, volume/storage capacity and PACS equipment needs.
6. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a PACS.
Units Chapter Exams
Unit I - Computers
Chapters 9 & 10
Unit II - PACS Terminology
No Chapters to read
Unit III - PACS Introduction
Chapters 1 & 2
Unit IV - PACS Analysis
Chapters 11, 12, 14, 15, 16
Unit V - Data flow & Configuration
Unit VI - PACS Project Planning
Chapters 3 & 4
Unit VII - PACS consideration
Chapter 5, 6, 7, 19
Unit VIII - Cost analysis & Storage
Unit IX - Other PACS issues
Chapter 8, 17, 20, 23
Your course grade will be based on the following:
Unit Exams: 30%
Research Portfolio: 35%
Final Exam: 35 %
The following grading scale is used for this course:
90 and above = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 and below = F
For this course you will put together a portfolio. To submit the project, place it in the dropbox. The portfolio will be due July 29, 2013 at the latest. The dropbox will close at this time. NO late submissions will be accepted. It will NOT be returned to you, the portfolio will become university property. You might want to make a copy so you have your own personal PACS reference. If you work on the portfolio as you work through the units of the PACS course, it will not be an overwhelming project. If you wait until the last week it is due, it WILL! The textbook offers a lot of information that will help you. Also, review information from the course content units.
You will upload your complete, one document portfolio into the Assignment Dropbox. The portfolio will consist of nine separate chapters, use tab dividers to separate each section. Unit papers are to be typed (double space) and referenced (when appropriate) in APA format .
Quizes must be completed before the final exam is taken and all must be completed by the end date. Any missed quizzes will result in a zero for that quiz.
NO late submissions will be accepted.
This is an online course and attendance is not required. However students are encouraged to check their classes once a day.
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class and may result in suspension or dismissal from this course and from the program. Cases will also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
Student Honor Creed: "As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so."
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct recognition, the published or unpublished works of another person. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purposes of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.
At all times, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professionalism includes establishing positive relationships and interactions with peers, colleagues, and faculty; attending respectfully to others who are sharing information with the class; being flexible to unforeseen changes in schedules and assignments.
Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA)
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.
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 72 hours. Though some replies may require more time, none should take longer than one week. If you do not receive a reply within a week, resubmit your message.