Contemporary Trends in Radiologic Sciences

Course Details

Course Number: 5013  Spring 2014

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 204

Days & Times:

Jan 30 - 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

May 2-3 - 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m./7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Distance education 

Course Attachments

5013 SyllabusContains policies and procedures for this course.   5013syllabusSpr14-20140114-103210.pdf


APA Manual
Provides writing style guidance, including punctuation, word usage, and citation/referencing
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

A guide for students of the social and beha scienc
This is a guide for writing literature reviews
  ISBN: 193652035

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

CourCourse Objectives:  At the completion of the course, a student will be able to:

1.         Examine the various forces that impact professional practice and healthcare.

2.         Analyze the effects of current trends on professional practice

3.         Research articles related to current trends in Radiologic Sciences

4.         Synthesize research findings related to professional practice and healthcare issues.

5.         Evaluate the relevancy of research data to current professional practice

6.         Demonstrate the application of APA style rules

Course Expectations


Class Participation                    10%

Outline with References          5%

Title Page and References      15%

Body of Paper                             25%

Abstract                                         5%

Paper                                           25%

Presentation                               15%

Grading Standards

GradGrade Scale

                     A = 90 – 100

         B = 80 – 89

                     C = 70 – 79

                     D = 60 – 69

                     F = 58 and below

Submission Format Policy

fffThis paper should reflect graduate level effort. It should demonstrate the student's ability to gather and discriminate pertinent resources, the ability to SYNTHESIZE information from a variety of sources, the ability to apply new information to a topic, and the ability to correctly use the APA Reference Style. 




Microsoft Word

Times New Roman

1” margins on all sides



The paper should have an MSRS style Standard Cover Page (see D2L course link).  The body of the paper (excluding components such as the cover page, abstract, reference list, appendices, etc.) should be 5 pages in length – NO MORE THAN 5 PAGES. 


The paper must include a reference list in correct APA format with 5-7 resources from reliable and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports. Sources should be published within the past five (5) years. Because this course deals with CURRENT TRENDS, 1 – 2 substantive news magazines and other non-scholarly sources are allowed. In future courses students MUST use only scholarly sources.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with the established deadlines may result in a grade reduction. Assignment submissions will be considered complete and will be graded as such. Be sure to look at all requirements before submitting to the appropriate dropbox within D2L.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance:  Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course

Other Policies

See syllabus attachment.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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