Radiographic Pathology

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 2711  Section Number: x10, x11

Fall 2012

Classroom Number: Internet Course

Days & Times:

August 25 through December 6

Course Attachments

Schedule  Fall11(NEW)-20120328-143346.doc


MSU Faculty Member
Robert Comello   
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Course Objectives

1. Basic Skills

2. Thinking Skills

3. Personal Qualities

4. Resources

5. Interpersonal Skills

6. Information

7. Systems

8. Technology

Course Objectives (with SCANS):

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

Classify types of diseases (1, 2, 6)

Explain the pathogenesis of common diseases (1, 2, 6, 7)

Identify the appearance of common diseases on medical images (1, 2, 6, 7. 8)

Course Expectations

WebCT Open Book Quizzes 15%

Written Case Studies 25%

Case Study Presentation 20%

WebCT Closed Book Comprehensive Final Exam 40%

Grading Standards

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 75

D = 74 - 60

F = 59 and below

This instructor does NOT round up the final grade average.

Final Exam12/6/2012  7am

Submission Format Policy

The written case study can be any two pathology that you have observed, personally experienced or have an interest in. The written assignment cannot cover the same area of the body as the pathology for the oral presentation. For example you cannot have two different chest pathologies. You must have two distinctly different pathologies.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment link found on the left side of the course homepage.

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


Topics for the case study and the written assignment that do not meet the deadline for approval will result in the dropping of the grade by one letter.

Written Assignments received after the deadline will result in a grade of “0”.

Quizzes cannot be opened after they expire. A grade of “0” will be issued for any missed quiz.

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

Most course requirements will be completed by students working independently in their clinical settings. They will submit written assignments from off-campus sites using WebCT .

Students will assemble for three mandatory formal on-campus class sessions during the semester. The final exam will be proctored and administered through WebCT. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

Other Policies

Honor System:

RADS 2711 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 most recent Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

Many components of RADS 2711 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 WebCT 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.

Specific components of RADS 2711 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared. These components include the WebCT Written Assignments and the WebCT Comprehensive Final Exam.When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Special Needs: 

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. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services, 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 serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940)397-4618, TDD (940)397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.

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.