This is an online course so there are no specific meeting days and times.
The focus of this course is to instruct health science and human services students in the role of research in interdisciplinary health studies. (3 Credits)
Not e : This is an Interdisciplinary Research course that will be taught to nursing, radiologic science, and respiratory therapy students mixed into each course section.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
· Discuss essential components of the research process.
· Differentiate application of selected research designs.
· Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of research.
· Critique selected research projects.
· Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to professional practice issues.
Independent reading assignments. Independent quizzes. Independent and group activities.
On-line Library Use Video
After you have completed viewing this video, go to the Library Video quiz. Type in the following “I have reviewed the Library Video.” This will open the rest of the course to you. You will not be able to proceed within the course, until this has been completed.
The discussion boards have been created to allow easy access for communication between group members. The discussion boards need to be accessed and reviewed by each group member on a daily basis to maintain consistent communication between group members. In addition to your group assignments, you will also utilize the discussion boards during the first week of class for your introductions.
There will be four exams in this class. These will be considered open book, as you may use your assigned resources, including the quantitative and qualitative articles, powerpoints, textbook readings, as well as additional resources posted by your professor. These exams will consist of multiple choice questions. Your exams will be timed and must be completed within the time limit.
Students will be assigned 3 individual assignments. These include the Qualitative Article Critique, Quantitative Article Critique and the NIH Ethics Certificate completion.
Interdisciplinary Group Activities/Assignments
Students will be assigned an interdisciplinary group by the course instructor. Working collaboratively, each group must complete the Group Activities as instructed in the modules.
Students are required to submit all assignments in the appropriate assignment drop box in Desire2Learn. Do not wait until the last minute to submit in case you have technical difficulties. If you have difficulties submitting any assignments, contact your instructor immediately so that problems can be resolved by the
deadline. Technical difficulties need to be addressed through the Desire2Learn help link. Assignments must be submitted on time. Due to the nature of the course, late submissions will not be accepted.
Final Group Project
Because there is not a final exam in this course, each group will produce a final project related to their assigned topic. Projects will adhere to the guidelines below and be submitted as a single PowerPoint® presentation into the proper dropbox in D2L. Students will have until May 1, 2014 to upload the projects. Final group projects will not be accepted after May 1, 2014, 11:59 p.m. CST.
This project will consist of several elements that will have been completed as group assignments throughout the semester as well as new information from the group. Each group member will be responsible for answering the questions below and submitting their information to their leader via the discussion board. The group leader will synthesize each element to come up with a group consensus and place the consensus on the discussion board for each member to review, discuss, and refine. Before the due date, the group leader will place all individual parts into a PowerPoint® and then he/she will place the group consensus at the end of the presentation. It is the responsibility of each group member to read, proof, critique, evaluate, and suggest necessary changes prior to the final project submission.
Research Proposal Project
Scenario: Your hospital, clinic, or educational institution, etc. is interested in the topic your group has been working on. Management is so excited about what you are doing that it wants you to create a research project and run with it! Consider the following:
Quizzes (4) 10% each
Final Project Powerpoint
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
B = 89 - 80
B = 90 - 80
C = 79 – 70
C = 75 - 79
C = 79 - 74
D = 69 – 60
D = 74 – 65
D = 73 – 65
F = 59 and below
F = 64 and below
Note: Differences in grading scales are due to special requirements set by each program and are at the discretion of each individual program.
This is an online course administered through D2L. The required activities will be submitted online via discussion boards, tests, or dropbox formats.
All assignments, exams, 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, 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.
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto Desire2Learn on a daily basis. Regular checks will ensure that 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 for specific information about activities and due dates.
The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students on TBA. This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.
It is critical that each student stay enrolled in the course. Dropping this course can seriously affect the progress of other students, so weigh this very carefully when deciding. Student participation, determined by the instructor, is reflected in each grade item other than quizzes. There will be a GROUP LEADER for each Group assignment. Your professor will determine the group leaders based on a number you are assigned. For example, if you are Student # 1 in your group, you will be the leader for group project #1. Each individual student is responsible for their portion of each group assignment. If the group leader does not have your portion of the assignment by the time the group agrees to post prior to or on the due date, the individual who did not participate will receive a zero. Partial participation will be determined by the instructor by what is posted. Any issues with grades on group assignments should be addressed with the instructor.
Special Needs/American Disabilities Act (ADA):
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 further 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 services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
RADS 3503 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 3503 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 Desire2Learn 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.
All components of RADS 3503 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared or copied (plagiarized) from other sources. 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) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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.
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: