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John Edward Colangelo 
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  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2013 RADS 3773  X22  Radiobiology    Bridwell Hall ON LINE

 

 

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MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

& HUMAN SERVICES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  in RADIOLOGIC SCIENCESPROGRAM

 

                                                                                           12/12

Course Number:    RADS 3773    3 credits  Spring  2013

Course Title:            Radiobiology

Faculty:                    

John Colangelo MSRS, RN, RT(R)

Toll Free 866-575-4305 or 505-980-8831-mobile

Fax (940) 397-4845

john.colangelo@mwsu.edu

 John Colangelo

Course Overview:

            This course will provide the radiologic science professional theories and principles of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living systems above that of an associate radiobiology course. Radiation affects on biologic molecules & organisms and factors affecting biological response are explored. Acute and long-term effects of ionizing radiation exposure are discussed. Applications in diagnostic and therapeutic settings are presented. Radiation protection is also discussed.

 

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

  • Apply scientific principles of cell biology.
  • Identify basic biologic interactions of ionizing radiation with living cells.
  • Summarize human cellular response to ionizing radiation.
  • Explain living tissue radiation biology.
  • Discuss modification of living cells and tissue responses to ionizing radiation.
  • Describe radiation radiobiologyin relationship to human systems, organs, or structures.
  • Explain total radiation response to the human adult, child, fetus, and embryo.
  • Summarize late effects of ionizing radiation on humans.
  • Apply radiobiology theories and models to diagnostic and therapeutic practices.
  • Conduct research related to ionizing radiation and its impact on living tissue.
  • Review radiation protection

 

Textbook:

Required:

Hall, E.J., & Giaccia, A.J. (2012). Radiobiology for the Radiologist. (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. [ISBN 978-1-60831-193-4] 

Additional Resources (utilize as needed to supplement textbook and modules) 

American Psychological Association (2011). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [IBSN13: 978-1-4338-0561-5] 

Teaching Strategies:

Independent reading assignments, Desire2Learn (D2L) open book module quizzes, Radiobiology Paper, Discussion Board participation, and Desire2Learn (D2L) CLOSED book Final Exam are used in this course. 

Attendance:

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto Desire2Learn (D2L).  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. 

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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108.  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. 

Evaluation:

  •   Unit Quizzes                                                                  = 30%
  •   Annotated Bibliography                                                = 20%
  •   Discussion Board Participation                                 =10%
  •   Comprehensive Closed Book Final Exam               = 40%

                                                                                                      100%

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below

 

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm March 18, 2013. Refer to the Undergraduate 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 thirty (30) 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.”

 

Administrative Process:

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: 

Department Chair – Dr. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)

College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)

 

Honor System:

RADS 3773 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 3773 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 (D2L) 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 3773 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or 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. 

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.

 PLEASE NOTE

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.

Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus.  Email is the preferred mode of communication.  Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course.

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account, do so as soon as possible by going to:http://infosys.mwsu.edu/email.asp

The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session.  Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc). 

When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students’ “students.mwsu.edu” email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account. 

 CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar.  See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date. Assignments turned in are considered completed assignments and will be graded accordingly. 

Unit Quizzes (30%)

            When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn (D2L) and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.  See the course schedule for the open and close dates for the quizzes. 

Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. 

All quizzes are open the day that classes begin, so you can work ahead. Quizzes must be completed and submitted by the completion date as indicated on the course schedule. Quizzes not completed by the indicated due dates will be graded as zero (0). Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis. 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in Desire2Learn (D2L), contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened. 

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to

the course instructor that includes the following: 

  • Module Quiz Number (I –VI)
  • Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  •  Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct
  •  Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale 

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.  It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time. 

Radiobiology Paper (20%)

The Radiobiology paper will introduce the student to how to recognize peer-reviewed articles, gain an introductory knowledge of APA specifications and formatting, and be able to concisely summarize and evaluate research articles relating to radiobiology and concepts within this course.

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, the course instructor, and the links within Desire2Learn for more information on academic dishonesty. 

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done.

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

THE PROCESS

Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.

First, locate and record citations to 5 or more articles in peer-reviewed or scholarly journals that contain information that are relevant to topics in this course (ionizing radiation, cell death, cancer incidence due to radiation exposure, dose trends) and healthcare or medicine.

Cite the article or document using the APA style.

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. In summarizing your article include one or more sentences that (Pick One):

(a) evaluate the authority or background of the author,

(b) comment on the intended audience,

(c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited

 (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.

DO NOT copy and paste the abstract from the peer reviewed journal.

Save your annotated bibliography with your last name and topic, so that the instructor can find your document easier.


PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

            Many scholarly journals use a process of peer review prior to publishing an article, whereby other scholars in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed journals) are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this review process. The review process helps ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields.

The Advance for Imaging & Radiation Oncology is NOT a peer reviewed journal.

The Journal of the American Medical Association IS a peer reviewed journal.

You can find information and some peer-reviewed journals on the following websites:

http://lib.calpoly.edu/research/guides/peer.html

http://www.eurekalert.org/links.php?jrnl=A

            You can research databases through the Library link on the MWSU Homepage. You might some need help navigating the databases. If you would like more help e-mail your instructor or the library and they would be happy to assist you.

CRITICALLY APPRAISING THE BOOK, ARTICLE, OR DOCUMENT

For guidance in critically appraising and analyzing the sources for your bibliography, http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.htm

Focus on the Content Analysis section of the site.


CORRECT FORMAT FOR CITATIONS

APA citation style is required. If you do not already own a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, ISBN 1-4338-0561-8), you may want to consider purchasing one through the MSU Book Store or elsewhere. Even though the websites are helpful, occasionally they can be difficult to navigate. You will need to purchase an APA manual at some point, as there are writing assignments in all RADS professional core courses and some of the electives.

There are links to websites in the “Annotated Bibliography” folder on the course page.


SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE

The following example uses the APA format for the journal citation. NOTE: APA requires double spacing and hanging indent within citations. Papers contents should be double spaced. 

Johnston, J., Comello, R., Veale, B., & Killion, J. (2010). Radiation exposure dose trends and radiation protection in medical imaging. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 41,137-144. doi:10.1016/j.jmir.2010.06.003

            The authors are all tenured faculty member of the Midwestern State University Radiologic Sciences Department. The authors performed a literature review of the resurgence of radiation exposure injuries and revealed that there was a gap in literature concerning radiation practices and continued education of today’s radiologic technologists. The authors briefly identified studies from the 1940’s and 1960’s that examined the damaging effects of radiation to the body such as leukemia and cancers. From these studies, regulations were established to set dose limits and the National Council on Radiation Protection. From the review, it has been found that the increase in imaging in healthcare has attributed to increasing radiation exposures. The lack of national regulation and educational standards of radiologic technologists in the U.S. also increases the exposure to the population.

SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT

The Annotated bibliography should be/have:

  • A MSU standard cover page
  • Double spaced
  • 1” margins
  • Page numbers and an all capitalized shortened title (ex. RADIATION) on each page in the header section of the paper. Cover page should have Running head: SHORTENED TITLE (ex Running head: RADIATION)
  • 12pt Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial font
  • Alphabetized by author’s last name, See APA.
  • Citation should have hanging indent

When completed, save your paper containing all 5 bibliographic entries in a single Microsoft Word file with your last name and topic.

Ex.       Smith_ radiation

Submit your paper to the Radiobiology Paper Dropbox as an attachment.

The grades are based on:

1.  The use of 5 or more peer reviewed journals

2.  Correct APA citation format and document format

3.  Summarization of the source and following instructions

4.  Grammar, punctuation, and spelling

5.  Tone (formality vs informality)                    

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such. 

The assignment is due on the date in the course calendar found at the end of the syllabus. 

   Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such. Late assignment passed the due date in the Course Schedule will not be accepted and a grade of “0” will be recorded. Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.

 

Discussion Board Participation (10%)           

A discussion board is established for the course. Students should visit the board at least once a week during the semester. Regular and continuous participation in this type of classroom discussion accounts for 10% of the course grade and students should designate a time each week to participate in this class activity.  Fulfilling the requirements at the end of the semester does NOT constitute regular and continuous participation. Any student who chooses to participate in this manner will not receive full credit for this activity.

Each student must post one (1) discussion-type question* on the forum for class discussion during the semester. Each student must respond to at least five (5) posted questions. The student posting the question will serve as the resource for the discussion by their classmates. Questions and responses must be completed by the dates published in the course calendar.  No late postings will be used in calculating your grade.

The discussion board is designed to encourage interaction between course students. Have fun with this activity but take it seriously because it does contribute to your course grade. Please make sure questions are course related when posting them. Remember that posting a question will account for a significant portion of the course participation grade. This portion of the course grade will be based upon two things: posting a question & replying to any questions/comments from classmates; and responding to questions posted by classmates.  

*What is a "discussion-type question"?  A discussion-type question is one that does not necessarily have a right or wrong answer, unlike a "factual question".  If I ask what the sum of 2 + 2 is, we know that (hopefully) that the answer is 4 -- That is a "fact" & there is no room for discussion.  There is a right answer & an unlimited number of wrong answers.

 

 Desire2Learn (D2L) Closed Book Final Exam – (40%)

            The final examination is a proctored, "closed book", comprehensive examination of multiple-choice format.  The final exam is a timed, 2 hour (120 minute) test. Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the dates published in the course schedule. All final examinations will be administered during the designated date(s) and time(s) listed in the calendar and/or syllabus. There will be NO alteration of any type to this schedule.

Extenuating circumstances may be discussed and an alternative arrangement may be made at the discretion of the instructor.

Note: Any decision by the instructor is final and there will be no further changes made. 

Please schedule the time for the final with your proctor when completing the required Proctor Application form and returning the application by the due date in the course schedule. You are encouraged to try accessing the course from the proctor's computer prior to showing up for your Final so that access issues (such as pop-up blockers & firewall) can be remedied prior to your scheduled test time.

The unit objectives, study guides, and examinations can be utilized to review for the final.  

Typically acceptable proctor sites and candidates include:

  • College or University Testing Centers
  • http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php
  •  Officials at military base education offices
  •  Commercial testing services such as Sylvan, Thomson-Prometric, or Pearson VUE Testing Centers are NOT accepted as testing centers. 

The exam site must have reliable Internet connections and should have at least two Internet browsers available (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Explorer).  Sites with extensive firewalls and high security mechanisms may not work for testing.  Please test to be sure you can connect to Desire2Learn (D2L) before committing to a proctor site.  High speed connections are more desirable than traditional phone line connections.  The site must support an independent phone line in addition to the computer connection so that calls can be made while the student is connected online.  The proctor must have moderate computer expertise including the ability and authorization to reboot the remote computer.  The student is responsible for any fees proctors charge for their services.  

Even if someone has served as a proctor in previous courses, he or she will not be accepted as a proctor for this course if he or she does not meet these criteria.  Proctor emails will only be sent to commercial or educational email addresses.  Proctor approval is at the discretion of the course instructor. 

The proctor form is available in .pdf format from Desire2Learn (D2L).  The proctor forms for this course have been redesigned so please use the appropriate proctor forms.   Students should review the form and get the proctor information ahead of time.  Students should then open the Adobe PDF file and type the required information in the boxes on the forms.  Students should print the forms and have the proctor sign the forms.  The students should then fax the forms to the course instructor (Fax Number 940-397-4845).  

Each student can set his/her exam appointment anytime between 9am and 9pm.  It is better to take the exam during normal working hours to be sure that MSU Technical Support will be available.  The course instructor will provide the examination password to the proctor by email.  

The instructor may be available by phone and email during the exam time in case there are technical difficulties with the electronic version of the exam.  If there are any problems during the exam, the proctor should call the course instructor (Toll Free 866-575-4305, Direct 940-397-4083, Cell 940-249-0100) If the instructor is not available, contact MSU Technical Support through MSU Desire2Learn (D2L), and send an email to the instructor explaining what happened.  The exam may have to be rescheduled.

 

Spring 2013 COURSE SCHEDULE

 

 

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

January 12

First day of class, All quizzes are opened

January 28

Quiz 1 due by midnight

February 11

Quiz 2 due by midnight

February 25

Quiz 3 due by midnight

March 9-17

Spring Break

March 18

Quiz 4 due by midnight

March 28- 31

Easter Break

April 1

Radiobiology paper due by midnight

April 15

Proctor Applications due by 5:00pm

April 15

Quiz 5 due by midnight

April 29

Quiz 6 due by midnight

April 29

All Discussion Board postings due by midnight

April 30- May 9

Final Exams must be completed by 8:00pm CST on May 9

 

 

Details Spring 2013 3203  X21  Pathophysiology    Bridwell Hall on line

 

 

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

& HUMAN SERVICES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in

RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES PROGRAM

 

Course Number:    RADS 3203    3 credits   Spring 2013
 

Course Title:          Pathophysiology

 

 

Faculty:    John Colangelo MSRS RN RT(R)

Bridwell Hall 230

3410 Taft Blvd

Wichita Falls, TX 76308

 (O)505-980-8831 (F)940-397-4845

 john.colangelo@mwsu.edu

Please Note – I am an adjunct faculty so my office is remote. I am located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Faxes are to be sent to the MWSU Radiology department office at the number listed above.  The office number listed is my cell phone number, which is available to all students.                                   

                                   

Course Overview:

This course investigates general pathology and organ system pathology.  It includes a brief review of normal structure and function, followed by more in-depth descriptions of specific pathologic processes. Students will use textbooks and Internet resources to learn the basic characteristics, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic tools including medical imaging procedures, prognoses, and therapies for each of the specific pathologies.  Students will participate in online discussions and a pathology report in this course.

 

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

  • Describe how pathologic processes affect normal structure and function.
  • Identify the basic characteristics, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnostic tools including medical imaging procedures, prognoses, and therapies for specific pathologies.
  • Create a pathology report with an APA in-text citations and APA reference list.

 

Textbooks:

* NOTE:  This is a NEW edition of Gould’s book.  The course and the tests are based on the new 4th edition. 

 Gould, B.E. & Dyer, R. (2010). Pathophysiology for the health professions (4th ed.).  Philadelphia: Saunders [ISBN-13: 978-1-4377-0965-0]

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0561-5 or ISBN 10: 1-4338-0561-8]

Teaching Strategies:

Independent reading assignments, Desire2Learn (D2L) open book module quizzes, development of pathology report, and proctored D2L open book final examination.

Attendance:
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.

 

Evaluation:

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Module Quizzes                                                    35%

Pathology Report                                                                                                       30%

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Comprehensive Final Exam                                 35%

                                                                                                                                  100%

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below

 

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is March 18, 2012 at 4:00pm. Refer to the Undergraduate 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 thirty (30) 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.”

 

Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus.  Email is the preferred mode of communication.  Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. http://infosys.mwsu.edu/email.asp

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students.

The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session.  Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc)

When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students’ “students.mwsu.edu” email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.  

 

Honor System:

RADS 3203 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 3203 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 D2L 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 3203 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or 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. 

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.

 PLEASE NOTE

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.

 

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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108.  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.

 

Administrative Process:

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: 

Department Chair – Dr. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)

College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar.  See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.

 

Modules

 

The course content is divided into modules by chapters.  Additional resource material is available through the Internet.  Each module has a quiz.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.

Module 1:  Chapters 1 – 5   Basic Concepts 

Module 2:  Chapters 7,8,10,11,12,13,16  Effects of Disease Process 

Module 3:  Chapters 26  Musculoskeletal, 22 Acute Neuro, 23 Chronic Neuro

(with light coverage of Chronic Degenerative Disorders pp 585-594, Dementia pp 522-524, and Mental Disorders pp 524-526) 

Module 4:  Chapters 17 Blood Lymph,  18 Cardiovascular, 19 Respiratory 

Module 5:  Chapters 20 GI,   25 Endocrine 

Module 6:  Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base, Chapter 21 Urinary


Independent Reading Assignments

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. 

  

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Module Quizzes - 35%

 When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions.  See the course schedule for the open and close dates for the quizzes.

 It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because the quizzes are timed.  Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.

 Students are encouraged take the quizzes at regular intervals throughout the semester to provide a better educational experience, but all module quizzes are available starting the day classes begin to provide maximum flexibility with student schedules. Quizzes must be completed by the due dates or a “0” will be recorded. Students who know they will miss a due date because of extenuating circumstances should contact the instructor so their situations can be dealt with on an individual basis.  Acceptance of an extenuating circumstance is the discretion of the instructor.

 If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away to the course instructor explaining what happened.

 If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (1 - 6)
  • Question Stem
  •  Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
  •  Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  •  Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct
  •  Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale

 

 After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.  It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.

  

Pathology Report - 30%

The purpose of this report is to reinforce the role of medical imaging procedures for diagnosing pathologies.  Students should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the pathologies they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this report provides an opportunity for students to “step back” and see how the procedures done every day in medical imaging departments is a vital component for successful diagnosis and treatment of the patients who have these pathologies. 

Pathology reports for this class must have in-text citations because the reports must be based on published scholarly information in reliable sources and cannot be created from a person’s own experiences.  Unless information is common knowledge, the source should be cited. 

Students must synthesize and paraphrase the information they find and cite the sources of the information appropriately.  The grading rubric for the paper deducts points for inappropriate or inadequate sources, incorrect in-text citations, too many direct quotes, incorrect number of pages per section, incorrect format for the references page, etc. See the grading rubric on the course website for more information.

  • Students need to read information about the pathology from several reliable source(s) and then put the information in their own words (paraphrasing).  They need to cite the source(s) of the information with an in-text citation.  
     
  •  If students find that the reliable source has specific information that they need to use word-for-word (direct quoting), they need to put the quoted information in quotation marks and cite the source (including the page number) of the information with an in-text citation. 
     
  •  Students need to resist the temptation to make this report a series of direct quotes about the pathology.  Students need to show they really understand the information by combining information from several sources, organizing it correctly, and paraphrasing to summarize the information requested for each section of the report.

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, the course instructor, and the links within D2L for more information on academic dishonesty.

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done.

 

 Topic Approval:

Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule or a grade of zero will be assigned.

  • Two students within the same section of the course cannot have the same topic. To avoid duplication, students can review the discussion board to see pathologies already selected by classmates.
  • Students may NOT use pathology reports submitted previously for other classes.  The instructor may not be aware that a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later that the student is using the same topic, the student will receive a zero on this assignment. Students would be wise to select topics they have not written about in the past. 
     
  • The course instructor will let the student know his/her topic is approved by posting on the discussion board.

 

Sources:

Students must cite at least 2 – 5 sources of information about this pathology.  Students may cite the textbook for this course as one source of information, but they may NOT use other pathology, physiology, or radiology textbooks.  Information in textbooks can be outdated by the time they are published.  Students should use more current information when it is available.

Students must use scholarly journal articles or other scholarly sources for information about the pathologies. These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.  Students should contact the instructor if they are not sure how to gain access to the Moffett Library databases. 

Students should use only credible medical website such as the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, etc.  No more than two (2) website sources (other than journal databases) can be used.  NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.”  This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate.

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists, students must consult with a radiologists when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the radiologist must be cited as a personal communication in the text of the report.  Incidentally, APA formatting does NOT include sources of personal communication on the reference list. Refer to the 6th edition APA Manual for details.

 

Report Format:

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for in-text citations and for the reference page. The grading rubric for the report deducts points for non-compliance with APA formatting. For help with APA formatting for in-text citations and the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and the resources linked to the course D2L page, including the sample report. 

Report Audience:

For this report, the intended reader is a staff radiographer. Students should write these reports based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, in this pathology report students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a chest x-ray is an appropriate diagnostic method to demonstrate tuberculosis.

Organization:

Organization, flow, and grammar count as part of the report grade. The pathology report should be clearly labeled with the sections identified in the list below (Submission Format).  The information needs to flow smoothly from one section to the next.  Students must use baccalaureate-level writing skills including complete sentences and correct grammar. 

Submission Format:

The pathology reports must:

  • Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate assignment dropbox in D2L on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.  Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor. The report must be submitted as one document that includes the standard MSU Radiologic Sciences cover page, body of the report with labeled sections, and the reference list.
    • 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”.
    • Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
  •  
  • Be submitted in a 12 pt legible font (e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman are acceptable – Courier, Verbena, or other “fancy” fonts are not acceptable)
  • Have page margins must be set at 1”
  •  Have before and after line spacing for paragraphs set at zero
    • The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files. 
  • Be double-spaced
  • Include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below

 

Page #1 – Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page

 Starting on page #2: Body of the Report

 Description of Pathology (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)

  •  Describe this pathology.
  •  What other names are used for this pathology, if applicable? 
  •  What causes this pathology?
  •  How does this pathology affect normal physiology?

 Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)

  • Specifically describe medical imaging procedures – this is one of the main purposes for doing this report because it focuses on the roles of medical imaging!
  • Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this pathology looks like on the images.  Students will include the images demonstrating the pathology in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the pathology on images here.
  • Explain how this pathology may alter these procedures.

o    For example: What needs to be done differently and/or what follow up imaging studies need to be performed and /or how will the pathology appear on the images?

  •  Each student is required to interact with at least one RADIOLOGIST about using medical imaging for this pathology.  This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines.

Treatment & Prognosis (minimum ½ page, maximum 1 page in length)

  • What drugs and treatments are used?
  • How do the drugs and treatments affect this pathology?

Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)

  • Include 2 images of this pathology. One must be a plain radiographic image and the second must be from a different imaging modality. If plain radiography is not appropriate, use two images from two different imaging modalities. The appendix does not need to be in APA format but needs to have the URL underneath the image if the image is from a website. 

Starting on a new page, (probably about page #6)

References

  • The References  list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
  • All sources on the references list must be cited in the report, and all in-text citations must be referenced on the references list                            

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such.

 Comprehensive Final Exam - 35%

 The comprehensive proctored open-book final exam will be administered using D2L.  Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor before taking the exam.  Students are not allowed to print the final exam.  The exam is two  and a half (2.5) hours in length. Note that the Comprehensive Final Exam closes at 5:00 pm Central Time, so students need to schedule accordingly.

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from D2L.  The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  Students must provide the proctor with the Proctor Guidelines.  Students should submit the completed proctor application to the instructor (fax, US mail, or email from proctor) by the scheduled due date at the end of this syllabus.  All inquires about the proctor application should be directed to the appropriate instructor.

                                        

Spring 2013 COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Date                     

               

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

January 12

Classes begin

January 12

 Module 1 Quiz open

January 23

 Module 2 Quiz open

January 30
 

Module 1 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

February 1

Pathology Report Topic requests are due by midnight

Submit your request to the appropriate discussion board forum

February 6

Module 3 Quiz open

Febuary 13

Module 2 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

February 20

Module 4 Quiz open

February 27

Module 3 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

March 6

Module 5 Quiz open

March 18 by 4:00pm CST

Last Day to withdraw with a “W” in the class

 

 

March 20

Module 4 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

March 25

Pathology Report due by midnight, Monday Submit the report to the assignment dropbox as a single Word document.

The file should be named: “lastname_topic”…….e.g.., Smith_COPD

 

April 3

Module 6 Quiz open

April 10

Module 5 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

April 15  

Proctor Application due by 5:00pm

April 24

Module 6 Quiz is available until midnight, (30 questions, 1 hour)

April 29-May 9

The Open - Book Final Exam will only be available as soon as all quizzes are completed.

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm on May 9.

(67 questions, 2.5  hours)

 

 

 

 

 




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Georgia State University BA Spanish/Biology 1982-8-15 0:0:0 
Project Management Institute Project Management Profession 2005-9-5 0:0:0 
Midwestern State University Master of Science in Radiologic Technology 2006-12-8 0:0:0 
Santa Fe Community College Associates In Applied Science- Nursing 2009-7-31 0:0:0 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Colang Enterprises, INC  CEO  1995-01-01  2000-07-17
 Intel Corp  Software Engineering Manager  2000 Summer  2008 Spring
 University of New Mexico Hospital and Veteran's Hospital Albuquerque  Staff Nurse ICU, RN  2009 Spring  2010 Summer
 Good Health Together  CEO and Founder  Fall 2011  Present
 TDS Healthcare Systems, Inc.  Implementation Manager - Europe  Summer 1989  Spring 1995
 Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inc.  Director- Clinical Informatics  Summer 2010  Fall 2011



Research and Publications

 

eRADIMAGING, Copyright © 2008 - ERADIMAGING.COM; PDF in Healthcare: Personal Health Records and DICOM Images—The Future Is Now 

Persistent link: http://www.eradimaging.com/site/article.cfm?ID=328

 

Radiologic Technology Colang, Killion, and Vano, 2007, Patient Dose from CT: A Literature Review, September/October 2007, Vol 79/No. 1,

 

Radiology Management, Colang and Johnston, 2006, The Journal of American Healthcare Radiology Administrators   May/June 2006, volume 28, number 3  PACS Storage Technology Update: Holographic Storage.

 

Patent Approved:  US Patent  7,821,898, Techniques to store and access information using a holographic medium, Oct 26, 2010, Reference: http://patft.uspto.gov/

 

Patent Pending:  US Patent  20080005059, Framework for storage and transmission of medical images, Jan 3, 2008, Reference: http://patft.uspto.gov/

 

Radiologic Technology: Sarcoidosis: A Primer.  Colangelo, J, Wright, D. 2008, Vol, 80, No. 1, September/October 2008

 

Radiologic Technology:  Radiation Biology and Protection, Colangelo, J et.al, May/June 2009

 

AHRA The Association for Medical Imaging Management:  Orlando, Fl.  2008, Speaker.  “Holographic Storage for PACS Systems”.

 

NAHC National Association for Homecare:  Las Vegas, NV.  2011, Speaker.  “Leveraging Information Technology to Provide Better Patient Outcomes for the Ultra-Mobile Workforce”.