Radiobiology

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 3773  Summer I 2014

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 226

Days & Times:

June 2 - August 5. This is an online course.

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.



Course Attachments

RADS 3773 Radiobiology syllabus  Syllabus RADS 3773 Summer2014-20140603-130226.pdf

Textbooks

Radiobiology for the Radiologist (7th ed)
Required
  ISBN: 978-1-6083-1193-4

Publication Manual of the American Psychological A
APA manual
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Radiologic Science for Technologists (9th ed)
Optional
Radiation Protection
Optional
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography (7th e
Optional
MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Wertz   
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Course Objectives

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course of study the student will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific principles of cell biology.
  2. Identify basic biologic interactions of ionizing radiation with living cells.
  3. Summarize human cellular response to ionizing radiation.
  4. Explain living tissue radiation biology.
  5. Discuss modification of living cells and tissue responses to ionizing radiation.
  6. Describe radiation-induced pathology in relationship to human systems, organs, or structures.
  7. Explain total radiation response to the human adult, child, fetus, and embryo.
  8. Summarize late effects of ionizing radiation on humans.
  9. Apply radiobiology theories and models to diagnostic and therapeutic practices.
  10. Conduct research related to ionizing radiation and its impact on living tissue.
  11. Review radiation protection practices.


Unit objectives are located at the beginning of each unit of study. Please utilize these to assist you in your study of the unit materials.


Course Expectations

It is expected that all students will complete all coursework, assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations on or before the due date.

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates.


Grading Standards

EVALUATION

A variety of strategies will be utilized to validate student learning. Students must participate in all strategies to receive a passing grade for the course. A brief description of the strategy will follow the assessment summary. Repeat enrollment strategies will not be duplicates of those presented for the initial enrollment. Students who are repeat enroller will follow the assessment table seen to the right provided the student has previously completed all five unit examination. Student who have not completed all five examinations, MUST do so. Previously completed examinations will be pass/fail while the remaining examinations will be for grade. In this case, remaining graded examinations will be worth 5% of the final grade.  

INITIAL ENROLLMENT
%
REPEAT ENROLLMENT
%
Unit Examinations
30%
Unit Examinations  P/F
Annotated Bibliography
20%
Annotated Bibliography
30%
Discussion Participation
10%
Discussion Participation
20%
Comprehensive Final
40%
Comprehensive Final
50%
 
Letter Grade % Earned
A 89.5-100
B 79.5-89.4
C 69.5-79.4
D 59.5-69.4
F 59.4 or less

 


Final Exam8/1/2014  July 21 - August 1 as approved by the instructor

Submission Format Policy

Quizzes and exams will be given through D2L.

 



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

To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.


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

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.


Other Policies

See course syllabus for additional policies.


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.