Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Understand principles of ionizing radiation interactions with matter based upon x-ray production theories.
Recognize the effects of ionizing radiation to human tissue at subatomic, atomic, cellular, & systemic levels.
Discuss studies regarding biologic effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue.
Differentiate between early & late effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue.
Apply radiation safety principles for patients, self, coworkers, and the general public while working as a radiographer.
Provide patient information in response to questions posed by patients regarding the radiation safety of radiologic procedures.
Use problem solving skills to determine the best radiation protection strategies to utilize when performing radiographic procedures.
Apply critical thinking skills to determine how to provide maximum radiation safety to self, patient, and the general public.
Assess patient procedure situations to determine if the patient is properly protected from radiation exposure.
Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and physicians regarding concerns that might arise related to radiation safety in the radiology department.
Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation. All assignments will be graded for accuracy, completeness, quality, spelling, grammar, and integrity.
59% or less
PLEASE NOTE THE PASSING LEVEL FOR THIS COURSE IS 75%.
Assignments will be submitted in a dropbox within the course on D2L. All assignments will be completed in Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font.
As a student enrolled in this course, you will be responsible for adhering to and meeting posted deadlines and due dates. All activities for this course are listed at the end of this syllabus.
Activities such as quizzes have expiration dates. Please take note that expiration dates for quizzes will differ from deadlines for assignments and activities.
Quizzes and assignments/activities are spaced out in a manner that will allow you ample time to complete them. Assignments/activities will be accepted on or before the posted due date and deadline. No late assignments/activities will be accepted. 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.
Since this is an online course, there are no mandatory face-to-face sessions, with the exception of the mid-term and final exam. However, the student should be vigilant in logging into D2L. Regular checks will ensure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about activities and due dates. The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students. Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment.
There will be a mid-term and final exam given on campus. All students are required to take these exams as part of the course. The instructor should be notified if any student is unable to be on campus for the scheduled exams.
CONDUCT / HONESTY / HONOR SYSTEM:
RADS 2112 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/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.
Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts, other textbooks & journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive to life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 2112 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the written assignment submitted for a grade. Submitting someone else’s work as your own or improperly cited work constitutes plagiarism. Please see the Midwestern State University Catalog for further discussion of plagiarism. Plagiarism will constitute in an F for the course and the student will be referred to administration for further action. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule. Quizzes and exams are not to be copied in any form or shared in any form. Students caught engaging in such activity will receive an F for the course and be referred to University administration for dismissal.
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.
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 students work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
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 Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance 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 Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for more information. 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 as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.
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:
1. Department Chair: Dr. Jeff Killion (940) 397.4679
2. College Dean: Dr. James Johnston (940) 397.4594
3. Dean of Students: Dail Neely (940) 397.6273