Fall 2013 Syllabi

DMS.104.I1

DMS.104.I1

by Kim Salinas -
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JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROGRAMS
DMS-104 Introduction to Sonographic Instrumentation
ONLINE COURSE SYLLABUS

Facilitator:
Kim Salinas Ed. M., RDMS, RVT
Office: JW 226
Phone: (W) (517) 796-8535
E-mail: salinaskimberls@jccmi.edu
Skype: raulandkim

OFFICE HOURS: Monday 7am-5pm by appointment via Skype, or campus office. The best way to contact me is via Kim's Virtual Office forum within the course. I also will use my Virtual Office forum to contact you (be sure to subscribe to that forum). Other alternatives are, e-mail, or the message system in JetNet (not reliable). Meetings will take place via Skype, or my campus office. Please provide the course and section you are in when contacting me via email or the messaging system.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores the principles of acoustic physics, how sound is produced, propagated through mediums, and how it is manipulated for diagnostic purposes. Laboratory sessions will reinforce learning activities.

Pre-requisites for this course are MAT-131, and ENG 085

TEXTBOOK: Miele, F., Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation Vol. I & II, 4th Edition, Pegasus Lectures, Inc., Texas 2006

SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL TEXTS: Edelman, S.K., Understanding Ultrasound Physics , Third or Fourth Edition, ESP, Inc., Canada

Kremkau,S., Diagnostic Ultrasound Principles and Instruments

Zagzebski, J.A., Essentials of Ultrasound Physics

Hedrick, W.R., Hykes, D.L., Starchman, D.E., Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation.

JCC Associate Degree Outcomes (AD0's): The Board of Trustees of Jackson Community College has determined that all JCC graduates should develop or enhance certain essential skills while enrolled in the college. These ADO’s are listed below:

ADO 3 Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning.

Course Objectives: Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Sonographic Instrumentation course will be proficient in Demonstrating computational skills using positive and negative numbers, fractions, and decimals, ratio and percents.

Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Sonographic Instrumentation course will be proficient in understanding exponents and metrics as it applies to the fundamentals of applied ultrasound physics.

Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Sonographic Instrumentation course will be proficient in understanding the implication of applied ultrasound mathematics to medical imaging.

Center for Student Success: Tutors (plus additional services for academic success) can be accessed by calling 517-796-8415 or by stopping by the Center for Student Success, Bert Walker Hall. Students requiring special assistance (including those affected by the Americans with Disabilities Act) should contact the Center for Student Success. This is the first step in acquiring the appropriate accommodations to facilitate your learning.

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the office of Learning Support Services at 787-0800, extension 8270/8553 as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS

ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON SUNDAYS AT 10 PM ET. ONLY LABS 1-8 ARE TO BE SUBMITTED FOR GRADING. TESTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY DEADLINE OR A ZERO GRADE WILL RESULT (NO EXCEPTIONS!). All other exercises are for your benefit. Additional exercises can be found at the Jim Baun website provided in the Helpful Websites resource. This is a great resource that should be utilized.

Week 1 Orientation & Mathematics Level 1
Orientation (review navigation tips, conversion, formula sheet, etc.)
Read Pages: p.1-19
Post intro discussion

LECTURE: Chapter 1 Level 1
LAB 1
Notes (you will use these notes for both levels of chapter 1)
Exercises: 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 6.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.3

Week 2 Mathematics Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 1 Level 2
LAB 2
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: p.19-34, 39-53, 76-79
Exercises: 9.3, 9.6, 9.8, 9.11, 9.12, 11.1, 13.3, 12.3, 15.2, 15.3, 17.2

Week 3
TEST 1 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 1 LEVEL 2

Week 4 Waves Level 1
LECTURE: Chapter 2 Level 1
LAB 3: Echo-ranging Technique
Notes (you will use for both levels of chapter 2)
Read Pages: 81-110
Exercises: 10
Conceptual Questions: 4, 7, 9

Week 5 Waves Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 2 Level 2
LAB 4: Acoustic Propagation
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 110-142
Exercises: 13.7, 14.3
Conceptual Questions: 15

Week 6 Test 2 & Attenuation Level 1
TEST 2 COVERS MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 2 LEVEL 2
LECTURE: Chapter 3 Level 1
Notes (you will use for both levels of chapter 3)
Read Pages: 143-159
Conceptual Questions: 5

Week 7 Attenuation Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 3 Level 2
Midterm Practice Test
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 160-184, 191-192
Exercises: 11, 12

Week 8 Midterm
MIDTERM EXAM (not proctored, but timed) COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 3 LEVEL 2

SUBMIT PROCTOR INFORMATION (if over 200 miles from JCC) FOR THE FINAL BY THE END OF THIS WEEK

Week 9 Pulsed Wave Level 1
LECTURE: Chapter 4 Level 1
LAB 5: pulsing characteristics #1
Notes (you will use for both levels of chapter 4)
Read Pages: 193-204

Week 10 Pulsed Wave Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 4 Level 2
LAB 6: pulsing characteristics #2
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 205-232
Exercises: 13
Conceptual Questions: 16

Week 11 Test 3 & Transducers
TEST 3 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 4 LEVEL 2
LECTURE: Chapter 5
LAB 7: pulsing characteristics #3
Notes
Read Pages: 233-258, 299
Exercises: 11, 28 questions 10-25
Conceptual Questions: 29 Questions 1-60

Week 12 System Operation
LECTURE: Chapter 6:
Practice test #4
Notes
Read Pages: 301-338
Exercises: 7

Week 13 Test 4 & Doppler Level 1
TEST 4 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 6
LECTURE: Chapter 7 Level 1:
LAB 8: Frame Rate
Notes (you will use for both levels of chapter 7)
Read Pages: 519-531
Exercises: 1.8
Conceptual Questions: 5

Week 14 Doppler Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 7 Level 2:
Practice test Final
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 532-581, 591-592
Conceptual Questions: 32 Questions 1-18

Week 15 Final Exam
FINAL EXAM WILL COVER ALL MATERIAL AND MUST BE PROCTORED. Nothing is allowed in the testing lab.

GRADING SYSTEM POINTS % OF GRADE

4 TESTS @ 70 PTS EACH = 280 45%
8 LAB ASSIGNMENTS @ 5 PTS EACH = 40 7%
1 MIDTERM @ 100 16%
1 FINAL EXAM @ 200 32%
TOTAL 620 100%

4.0=95-100%
3.5=90-94%
3.0=85-89%
2.5=80-84%
2.0=75-79%

Some revisions may be necessary during the course due to school policies, textbook issues, test issues, etc. Any change will be posted as a course announcement.

Student's responsibilities: to cover the necessary topics and to demonstrate their ability to meet performance objectives. It is expected by the instructor that all assignments and readings will be completed on time. The very nature of this course makes it very difficult for one to catch up once they are behind. It is also the student's responsibility to have a secure internet connection for testing purposes. If the student's ISP kicks them off the internet during a test, the student will not be allowed to take the test again and will receive a zero for that test. Students can find secure internet connections at their local library or community college. To complete this course, each student is required to view the material found in the assignments and take 4 tests, a midterm and a final on-line. In addition to the online tests, each student is required to complete 8 Lab assignments. Simply follow your syllabus and plan your time wisely. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. There are forums set up for students to collaborate on each lab assignment. You are encouraged to share your work with others to help comprehend this difficult material. It is the students responsibility to check the announcement area and emails for important information during the course.

Facilitator's Responsibilities: to facilitate learning, provide and explain the necessary materials for each student to understand the assignments and develop course performance objectives to a near mastery level. The instructor will be monitoring the forums and adding comments to student collaboration.

Tests: All tests are accumulative. The student must be prepared to answer questions from any prior lesson. The midterm and final exam will be timed at one minute per question. All other tests are not timed. It should be noted that calculators are not allowed into the board exam, so they are not allowed to be used in this class. The final exam MUST be proctored. If you live within 200 miles of JCC's main campus you will be taking the proctored final exam at the JCC testing lab located in the Atkinson building on main campus (see link on front page of course under the Important Links block). If you live more than 200 miles you must find a certified testing lab in your area which may consist of local library, Sylvan, or your local college. When selecting your proctor, be sure you will have a secure internet connection. I will need the proctor name, their job title, e-mail, phone and institution. This MUST be submitted to me by the end of midterm week in the specified area. NO TEST WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE DEADLINE. They are all open from the beginning of the semester, and will not be accessible after the deadline under ANY circumstance. Never wait until the last minute to take a test!

Academic Honesty

Is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing their own work and not representing others’ work as their own, either by plagiarism, by cheating or by helping others to do so.

Faculty members who suspect a student of academic dishonesty may penalize the student by taking appropriate action up to and including assigning a failing grade for the paper, project, report, exam, and the course itself. Instructors must document all instances of academic dishonesty beyond those of a very minor nature, in writing to the Academic Dean.

The Office of the Academic Deans will record and track students who have been reported as having cheated. If the same student cheats in other courses, the Dean will enact sanctions appropriate to level of infraction. The sanction will be selected in consultation with the involved faculty. The Dean can administer consequences up to and including suspension.

Plagiarism

Is the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

  • Using data, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate documentation
  • Submitting other’s work as your own

Cheating

refers to obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plagiarizing in all forms
  • Using notes/books without authorization
  • Copying from someone else’s work
  • Submitting others’ work as your own or submitting your work for others
  • Altering graded work
  • Falsifying data
  • Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical
  • Collaboration: While JCC encourages students to collaborate in study groups, work teams, and with lab partners, each student should take responsibility for accurately representing his/her own contribution.

Obstruction or disruption of teaching, lecturing, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other authorized activities on College premises is not allowed.

Consequences/Procedures
Faculty members who suspect a student of academic dishonesty may penalize the student by taking appropriate action up to and including assigning a failing grade for the paper, project, report, exam, or the course itself. Instructors must document all instances of academic dishonesty beyond those of a very minor nature, in writing to the academic dean.

The Office of the Academic Deans will record and track students who have been reported as having cheated. If the same student cheats in other courses, the dean will enact sanctions appropriate to level of infraction. The sanction will be selected in consultation with the involved faculty. The Dean can administer consequences up to and including suspension.

Student Appeal Process
In the event of a dispute, all parties should follow the Academic Complaint policy. This policy is presented in Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Handbook) and the Master Agreement.


Student Complaints/Academic

A student complaint is any non-civil rights related complaint generated by an individual student concerning the work-related activities of any faculty member (such as grade disputes). Each student complaint is processed separately unless the instructor involved agrees to meet with multiple students.

The following steps are required of students wishing to file a complaint:

1. Student Meets with Instructor

Students must initiate a conference, meaning a face-to face meeting scheduled in advance, with the instructor with whom they have a complaint no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester following the relevant incident/dispute. This timeline also applies to the change of grade process. One representative, who must be from JCC (a current student, instructor or administrator), may be requested by each party to participate in this scheduled informal meeting. At this conference the student must identify the concern(s) and propose a resolution.

2. Student Puts Complaint in Writing

If the conflict is not resolved in the conference between the student and instructor, the student, if he/she chooses to pursue the matter further must put the complaint in writing using the form provided and submit it to the Student Ombudsman located in the George Potter building, GP 211B or fax the complaint to 517.796.8477.

3. Department Chair Holds an Informal Hearing

The Department Chair will convene a meeting with the student and the instructor following the guidelines in the faculty manual. The department chair will conduct any necessary investigation prior to the meeting.

4. Complaint Submitted to Dean

If the student or instructor is unsatisfied with the results of the meeting with the Department Chair, the formal written complaint and the instructor’s written statement of facts as he/she understands them will be submitted to the supervising Dean. The Dean shall promptly provide the instructor and the Association President with a true and complete copy of the student’s written statement(s).

5. Dean Holds a Hearing

Within five (5) work days of the time the instructor and the Association should have received the copies of the student’s written statement(s), the Dean shall contact the instructor and the Association President to arrange a formal hearing. Parties of interest shall include the student, the student ombudsman (if the student so desires), the instructor, his/her Association representative and the Department Chair. Other individuals may be present at the hearing but they may not participate in the proceedings.

6. Issues a Resolution

Within five (5) work days after the hearing, the Dean will distribute a written resolution of the complaint to the student, instructor, the Association President and Student Ombudsman. The written resolution will state the facts as assessed by the Dean and indicate that appropriate action will be taken.

7. Appealed to the Appeal Reconsideration Board

In the event the student or the instructor is not satisfied with the Dean's disposition of the complaint, the disposition may be appealed to the Appeal Reconsideration Board by submitting the Appeal Reconsideration Request form to the Student Ombudsman within five (5) work days.

8. Student Unable to Travel to JCC Offices

If students are unable to travel to JCC offices, conferences or meetings between the parties involved at any step of this process can be held by conference call.

Updated:08/28/2012