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.
The student will exhibit qualities of ethical and legal standards; demonstrate basic radiation protection practices; and relate the role of radiography to health care.
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills students need in order to succeed in the work environment. Those eight skills include: (1) Basic skills, (2) Thinking skills, (3) Personal qualities, (4) Resources, (5) Interpersonal skills, (6) Information, (7) Systems, and (8) Technology.
Course Objectives (with SCANS)
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
Adler, A. M., & Carlton, R. R. (2012). Introduction to radiologic sciences and patient care (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders. [ISBN: 978-1-4377-1646-7]
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Class Activities and Assignments
All assignments, exams, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course calendar in D2L. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date, the student must contact the course instructor immediately. Please note that late submissions will not be graded; students must contact the instructor for approval for late submissions. If a student has emergency issues, then the student must contact the instructor as soon as possible (within a day or two). Any activity not completed and submitted by the due date will be addressed on an individual basis.
Additionally, all 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, and the standard MSU title page.
Independent reading assignments, Desire to Learn (D2L) timed, open book module exams, module discussion activities, and a comprehensive, timed, closed book final examination in D2L.
Module Exams 40%
Module Activities 35%
Comprehensive Final Exam 25%
F 64 or below
**Please note the course requires a 75 for a grade of “C.” This is consistent with the grading policy of the AAS Radiologic Sciences Program. This course is a prerequisite for admittance into the AAS Radiologic Sciences Program and a grade of C or higher is required.
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00 pm on October 21, 2013. 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.”
Students must read the assigned chapters and extra resources before attempting the module exams.
Module 1: Chapters 1, 2, 6, 3, 4
Module 2: Chapters 8, 7
Module 3: Chapters 9, 5
Module 4: Chapters 12, 22, 23, 24, 10
Students must select one option from each dropbox to complete. Specific information and a selection of response options for each section can be found in the course dropboxes within D2L.
Exams must be completed by the student within D2L. 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, and diagrams. Each exam will contain 50 questions and students will be given 60 minutes to complete each assessment. 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 experience some difficulties, you must contact the instructor immediately. You must also complete an online problem form (the link can be found in the course’s WebLinks).
The final will be a comprehensive, timed final exam. Students may take the final exam any time after all module activities have been completed after October 1st and before December 6th. The final exam contains 100 questions and students will have 2 ½ hours to complete.
Since this is an online course, there are no mandatory face-to-face sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L. Regular checks will insure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. See the course calendar in D2L for specific information about activities and due dates. The instructor is available to meet face-to-face with any interested students. Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment.
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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108. 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 serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940) 397.4618, TDD (940) 397.4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
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:
RADS 1001 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, 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 current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 1001 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online D2L course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive to life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 1001 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are not to be shared or copied (plagiarized) from other sources. These components include the module activities, module exams, and the comprehensive final exam. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.
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 citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may not submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. Papers and other assignments may be submitted to an external agency for verification of originality and authenticity.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, the student should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) may be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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 limited to: the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity as well as for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity to detect for plagiarism.