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.
1. Basic Skills
2. Thinking Skills
3. Personal Qualities
5. Interpersonal Skills
Course Objectives (with SCANS): Upon completion of this course, a student will:
1. Define the origins of medical language and the four word parts used to build medical
terms. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
2. Define medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions,
the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary system,
the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive
system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine
system. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
3. Build medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic regions,
4. Pronounce medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic
regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory system, the urinary
system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the
digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the
endocrine system. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8)
5. Interpret medical terms related to body structure, anatomic planes, abdominopelvic
6. Interpret the meaning of abbreviations related to body structure, directional terms,
abdominopelvic quadrants, the integumentary system, denotations of color, anatomic planes,
abdominopelvic regions, the integumentary system, denotations of color, the respiratory
system, the urinary system, the reproductive systems, the cardiovascular system, the
lymphatic system, the digestive system, the ear and eye, the musculoskeletal system, the
nervous system, and the endocrine system. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
7. Use medical language in clinical statements and documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
8. Use radiology related medical language in statements and documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Module Exams 40%
Module Activities 20%
Final Exam 40%
F 64 & below
All assignments, quizzes, etc. must be completed and submitted by the due date indicated on the course
schedule at the end of this syllabus. If a student cannot complete a course activity by the indicated due date,
he or she MUST contact the course instructor IMMEDIATELY. Please note that late submissions will not be
graded; students must contact the instructor for preapproval for late submissions. If students have
emergency issues, they 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.
Special Needs: 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.
Administrative Process: 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:
• Department Chair – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
• College Dean –Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
• Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)
Honor Code: 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 WebCT course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for 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 pathology report, Desire to Learn Open Book Module Quizzes and the Desire to Learn 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, he/she 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.
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 shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.