DMS-100 INTRODUCTION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL IMAGING
SYLLABUS AND COURSE TIMELINES
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Kim Salinas, Ed.M., RDMS, RVT
Allied Health Department
2111 Emmons Road
Jackson , Michigan 49201
(Ph) 517 796 8535
Fax) 517 768 7004
Office: JW 226 Office hours: By appointment. Please contact me using Kim's Virtual Office (a private forum in the course between you and I), or Skype, other alternatives are e-mail. Scheduled appointments will be via Skype, the Live Chat area, or in my campus office. Please provide the course and section you are in when contacting me via email, but I will likely have you post to my virtual office forum within the course. **Email must come from your JC account. Outside email will not be accepted.**
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students are introduced to the radiologic sciences. Modalities discussed include X-rays, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and photon emission tomography (PET). Students learn indications for a variety of diagnostic studies, how they are evaluated and interpreted, correlations of multiple studies, and how to prepare the patient for the study.
Suggested Text: Professionalism in Health Care: A Primer for Career Success, 4/E
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Format: Paper; 256 pp
JC Associate Degree Outcomes (ADO's): The course goals and objectives incorporate specific Associate Degree Outcomes (ADOs) established by the JC Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty. These goals are in concert with four-year colleges, universities, and reflect input from the professional communities we serve. ADOs guarantee students achieve goals necessary for graduation credit, transferability, and professional skills needed in many certification programs. The ADOs and course objectives addressed in this class include the following:
ADO 7 at the developing level demonstrating an interest in learning, assessed by passing the final exam.
ADO 7 at the developing level incorporating new knowledge with old, assessed by passing the final exam.
Course Objectives: Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging course will be able to identify and differentiate between diagnostic imaging modalities.
Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging course will demonstrate an interest in learning about a career in diagnostic imaging.
Center for Student Success: Tutors (plus additional services for academic success) can be accessed by calling 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.
SUGGESTED SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS (you are welcome to finish early) ALL ASSESSMENTS MUST BE DONE BY THE DUE DATE. Follow the tips for being a successful online student, and enjoy the class. You must read/do all items listed under the Required Resources & Activities label in the order listed. There is at least one assessment every week. Missing a deadline will result in a ZERO score. No exceptions will be made, so be sure you have a secure internet connection, and never wait until the last minute to take an assessment.
Review all items listed under "Important Course Items" & "Help Forums & Resources"
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Post in Intro discussion forum
Read Introduction lecture and Anatomical Planes
Fill out Contact & Final Exam Information
Take Intro Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: General Radiography
Take Radiology Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: Fluoroscopy
Take Fluoroscopy Quiz
Take TEST #1 Timed (20 min) Covers all material to date
Read Material in Lectures: Sonography
Take Sonography Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: Computed Tomography
Take CT Quiz
*ATTENTION SONOGRAPHY STUDENTS* students who are pursuing an education in sonography need to review the DMS Fact Sheet located on the JCC Health Careers website. An acknowledgment of this document must be submitted to Student Services. For more information contact the Allied Health office
MIDTERM EXAMINATION Timed Exam (50 min) covers all material to date
Read Material in Lectures: Mammography
Take Mammography Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Take MRI Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: Interventional Radiography/Angiography
Take Angiography Quiz
Read Material in Lecture: Cardiac Sonography
Take Echocardiography quiz
TEST #2 Timed (20min) Covers all material to date
Read Material in Lectures: Nuclear Medicine
Take Nuclear Medicine Quiz
Read Material in Lectures: Radiation Therapy
Take Radiation Therapy Quiz
FINAL EXAM Timed (50 min) Covers all material. See course for deadline.
Fill out Course Evaluation (it is anonymous)
ALL TIMED ASSESSMENTS ARE ACCUMULATIVE. WEEKLY QUIZZES WILL COVER THE WEEKLY MATERIAL
QUIZZES: There will be 11 quizzes (one for each topic) that are not timed. Each quiz is worth 5pts (11@5=55pts.)
TESTS : There will be two tests (Test #1 and Test #2) administered. Each test is worth 20 points, will have a 20 minute time limit, and will cover everything up to the time of exam. 20 questions each. (2@20=40 pts.)
MIDTERM EXAMINATION : Students will be expected to identify specific imaging studies and topics presented in classes up to date. The midterm is between Test one and Test two. 50 questions, 50 minute time limit. (50 pts.)
FINAL EXAM : Students will be expected to identify and differentiate between a variety of diagnostic medical modalities and images. Students will be questioned on topics discussed in all segments of the class. 50 questions, 50 minute time limit. (100 pts.)
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL ASSESSMENTS BY THE DUE DATE! FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A ZERO SCORE FOR THAT ASSESSMENT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! Do not wait until the last minute to take any quiz or test. All assessments rules:
- MUST be completed by deadline using the most updated version of the recommended browser (Chrome or Firefox)
- Pop up blocker must be off or set to allow pop ups from this site
- Do NOT leave the quiz once you start it, if you do you will risk losing points
Total points: 245
GRADING/POINT SCALE (reference your total percentage from the gradebook to this scale)
95%-100% = 4.0
90%-94% = 3.5
85%-89% = 3.0
80%-84% = 2.5
75%-79% = 2.0
A 2.0 or "C" is a passing grade. Only courses with passing grades count toward graduation. Other colleges transfer in only courses with passing grades. Many financial aid sources, including most employers, require passing grades. Additionally, earning less than a 2.0 in a class results in not being able to participate in the next level of courses in a discipline which requires this course as a pre-requisite. If you attempt to register for the next course sequence and have not passed the pre-requisite course, you will be dropped from that class.
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.
LECTURE: The curricula of this course serves two objectives; to provide a basic literacy about diagnostic imaging procedures, and to deliver information that may lead the student to an informed choice regarding a career.
I have developed the following outline to be used to guide you through the objectives of this course. Be sure you have a good understanding of the following as it pertains to each modality. This is what you will be tested on from the lecture material! All items will not pertain to every modality.
a . pertinence to medical community
II. HOW IT WORKS
a . energy used
b . instrumentation
c . how image is formed
d . imaging planes
III. MOST FREQUENT EXAMINATIONS
a . the largest application for this modality
b . also include a brief description of lesser used studies
a . include all preps for all exams
b . a brief description of why the prep is essential
c . what exams cannot be performed the same day
V. A PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE
a . interview process
b . what the exam will be like
c . how long it will take
VI. SIDE EFFECTS
a . radiation burden
b . contrast reactions
VII. COST OF EXAMINATION
a . include other additional costs
VIII. WHO PERFORMS THE EXAMINATIONS
a. Technologist/additional training
b . schooling
c . licensure/registration
X. PROFESSIONAL/ETHICAL ISSUES
a . what are the concerns of the profession
b . patient issues
XI. FUTURE OF THE MODALITY.
a . new technology
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.
Student's Responsibilities: Students are expected to log in frequently and do required reading and assessments, as well as check announcements and emails. It is required by the facilitator that all assessments will be completed on time. 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.
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Academic Honesty is defined as ethical behavior that includes student production of their own work and not representing others' work as their own, by cheating or by helping others to do so.
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- Plagiarizing in any form
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- Altering graded work
- Falsifying data
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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, or the course itself. Instructors must document all instances of academic dishonesty, beyond those of a minor nature, in writing to the Office of the Academic Deans using the attached form.
Proctored Testing. Students who are suspected of cheating during a course exam or during Course Placement will be questioned and reported to the appropriate faculty member or Dean of Students. The proctors are not to stop the exam but report the questionable behavior. As in other instances, the faculty member will determine the penalty and appropriate action. If the student is suspected of cheating on Course Placement, the Dean of Students is to be contacted and will determine the next steps.
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In the event of a dispute, all parties should follow the Student Complaints/Academic procedure as outlined in the JC Faculty Agreement. This policy is also presented in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
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). Academic Complaints can include but are not limited to the following: an evaluation of academic work (e.g., grade dispute, exam retakes) failure of a faculty member to follow college policies in the conduct of classes or examinations, etc.
Each student complaint is processed separately unless the instructor involved agrees to meet with multiple students.
The following steps outline the requirements of students as well as the timeline for the Academic Complaint Process:
1. Student Meets with Instructor
Students must initiate a scheduled conference 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. A face-to-face meeting is strongly preferred, but electronic formats that allow for multiple participants are acceptable. One representative, who must be from Jackson College (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. If the instructor is no longer employed by the College the student will meeting with the Department Chair.
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. The complaint should contain (at a minimum): the date and time of the alleged conflict or action, the date and time of the Step 1 meeting, a summary of the complaint along with any relevant documentation and the specific resolution or outcome the student is seeking. The form and any companying documentation should be submitted within 10 business days of the Step 1 meeting.
3. Department Chair Holds an Informal Hearing
The Department Chair will contact the instructor and student to arrange a meeting within a reasonable timeframe following the guidelines in the faculty manual. The department chair will conduct any necessary investigation prior to the meeting. A face-to-face meeting is strongly preferred, but electronic formats that allow for multiple participants are acceptable. One representative, who must be from Jackson College (a current student, instructor or administrator), may be requested by each party to participate in this scheduled informal meeting. The department chair’s role in this meeting is a neutral mediator. The department chair will make a written recommendation within 5 business days for the meeting, the recommendation will be forwarded to the student, instructor and Student Ombudsman.
4. Complaint Submitted to Dean
If the student or instructor is unsatisfied with the results of the meeting with the Department Chair, they must request that the Student Ombudsman send the complaint on to the supervising Academic Dean. The Student Ombudsman will then forward the formal written complaint and ant supporting documents, including the Department Chairs written recommendation. 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) business 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 student instructor and the Association President to arrange a formal hearing. A face-to-face meeting is strongly preferred, but electronic formats that allow for multiple participants are acceptable Parties of interest that may attend the hearing 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. Dean Issues a Resolution
Within five (5) business 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. Appeal to the Provost
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 Provost. A Provost appeal will only be considered if it meets one of the following criteria:
- Three is substantive new evidence that was not previously available at the time of the Dean’s hearing which could have materially affected the outcome.
- There were procedural errors in the cares that substantively impacted the fairness of the hearing.
If the student or instructor has grounds for the appeal as delineated above the must submit a letter to the provost outlining the grounds for their appeal within five (5) business days of the receipt of the supervising Academic Dean’s written resolution. The Provost may request all relevant documentation from the supervising Academic Dean and the Student Ombudsman The Provost will decide within five (5) business days of the receipt of al relevant documents where a formal appeal hearing is warranted.
If the Provost determines that a formal appeal hearing is warranted he/she shall contact the student, instructor, the Association President to arrange a formal hearing within a reasonable timeframe. Parties of interest that may attend the hearing shall include the student, the student ombudsman (if the student so desires), the instructor, his/her Association representative and the Department Chair. The provost may include a non-participating Academic Dean in the appeal process. A face-to-face meeting is strongly preferred, but electronic formats that allow for multiple participants are acceptable.
8. Provost issues an Appeals Resolution
Within five (5) business days after the hearing, the Provost will distribute a written resolution of the appeal to the student, instructor, the Association President, the supervising Academic Dean and Student Ombudsman. The written resolution will state the facts as assessed by the Provost and indicate that appropriate action will be take. This is the ultimate step in the Academic Student Complaint Process and the decision of the Provost is final.