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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will learn the history and basic principles of static and real-time ultrasound machines. The instrumentation of A-mode and its conversion into the real time B-mode scanners will be explored. Laboratory assignments reinforce learning activities.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL TEXTS: Edelman, S.K., Understanding Ultrasound Physics , 4th Edition, ESP, Inc., Canada
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.
Exercises: 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 6.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.3, 10.4, 12.3, 15.2, 15.3
Week 2 Mathematics Level 2
LECTURE: Mathematics Level 2
Notes: Mathematics (from previous week)
Read Pages: p.1-6, 497-527
Exercises: 9.3, 9.6, 9.8, 9.11, 9.12, 11.1, 17.2
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: 7-22
Conceptual Questions: 4, 7
Week 5 Waves Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 2 Level 2
LAB 4: Acoustic Propagation
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 24-42
Exercises: 13.7, 14.3
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: 43-53
Conceptual Questions: 5
Week 7 Attenuation Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 3 Level 2
Midterm Practice Test
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 54-73
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 JC) 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: 75-82
Week 10 Pulsed Wave Level 2 & Test 3
LECTURE: Chapter 4 Level 2
LAB 6: pulsing characteristics #2
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 82-98
Conceptual Questions: 16
TEST 3 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 4 LEVEL 2
Week 11 Transducers
LECTURE: Chapter 5
LAB 7: pulsing characteristics #3
Read Pages: 99-116
Week 12 Doppler
LECTURE: Chapter 7.1
LAB 8: Frame Rate
Read Pages: 223-234
Exercises: 1.8, 9
Conceptual Questions: 5
Week 13 Test 4
TEST 4 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 7
Week 14 Review
Practice test Final
Week 15 Final Exam
FINAL EXAM WILL COVER ALL MATERIAL AND MUST BE PROCTORED. Nothing will be allowed in the testing lab, no notes, calculator, etc. A photo ID is required.
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%
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 JC's main campus you will be taking the proctored final exam at the JC 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!
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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.
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refers to obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
Obstruction or disruption of teaching, lecturing, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other authorized activities on College premises is not allowed.
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
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 JC (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 JC Offices
If students are unable to travel to JC offices, conferences or meetings between the parties involved at any step of this process can be held by conference call.