Picture Archival and Communications Systems (PACS) in Radiology

Course Details

Course Number: 6113  Section Number: x32

Summer I 2014

Location: Online

Classroom Number: N/A

Days & Times:

Online only; students are expected to look at the course daily. 



Course Attachments

RADS 6113 Summer 14 SyllabusThis document contains the polices and procedures for the course.    RADS 6113 Summer 14 Syllabus-20140602-121601.doc

Textbooks

PACS - A Guide to the Digital Revolution
2nd ed. Describes components and inter-workings of PACS.
  ISBN: 0-387-26010-2

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Define concept of PACS.
  • Describe computer processing, storage, and communication.
  • Identify and relate to PACS terminology.
  • Examine the components of a PACS.
  • Describe workflow, volume/storage capacity, and PACS equipment needs.
  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a PACS.

Course Expectations

Portfolio Assignment:

For this course students will put together a portfolio. The portfolio will be due July 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.; however, students can, and are encouraged to, submit it before the due date.  If students work on the portfolio as they progress through the units of the PACS course, it will not be an overwhelming project. If students wait until the last week of the semester, it WILL be! The textbook offers a lot of information that will help students. Also, review information from the course content units.

Students will submit their portfolio to the D2L dropbox. Students will format the title page with their name, course number, and instructor's name. The portfolio will consist of ten separate sections/chapters, and I have provided a template with the divisions for each section.  After each divider, press “control/enter” to insert the pages for each section.  Unit papers are to be typed in the following format: double spaced, appropriate paragraph indentations, Times New Roman 12-point font, and correct English usage (grammar, punctuation, word use, etc.).

The portfolio assignment should be submitted through the D2L dropbox. The summer session starts June 2 and ends August 7.  


Grading Standards

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 69 and below


Submission Format Policy

Students will submit their portfolio to the D2L dropbox. Students will format the title page with their name, course number, and instructor's name. The portfolio will consist of ten separate sections/chapters, and I have provided a template with the divisions for each section.  After each divider, press “control/enter” to insert the pages for each section.  Unit papers are to be typed in the following format: double spaced, appropriate paragraph indentations, Times New Roman 12-point font, and correct English usage (grammar, punctuation, word use, etc.).

The portfolio assignment should be submitted through the D2L dropbox. The summer session starts June 2 and ends August 7.  



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

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm July 18, 2014. Refer to the Graduate 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 ninety (90) 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.” 


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

Regular attendance is not required; students should work on assignments daily so as not to become overwhelemed with the final assignment. 


Other Policies

Please refer to the attached syllabus. 


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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.