DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROGRAMS
DMS-104 Introduction to Sonographic Instrumentation
ONLINE COURSE SYLLABUS
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Kim Salinas Ed. M., RDMS, RVT
Office: JW 226
Phone: (W) (517) 796-8535
Skype for Business: Kimberly Salinas
OFFICE HOURS: 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. Meetings will take place via Skype, or my campus office. Please provide the course and section you are in when contacting me via email, but I will likely have you post in my Virtual Office forum in the course. **Email must come from your JC account. Outside email will not be accepted.**
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.
Pre-requisites for this course are MAT-131, and ENG 085
TEXTBOOK: Miele, F., Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation 5th Edition, Pegasus Lectures, Inc., Texas 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9885825-0-7
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL TEXTS: Edelman, S.K., Understanding Ultrasound Physics , 4th Edition, ESP, Inc., Canada
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.
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.
JC Associate Degree Outcomes (AD0's): The Board of Trustees of Jackson College has determined that all JC 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. 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.
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 items can be found in the Helpful Websites resource.
LECTURE: Mathematics Level 1
Week 1 Orientation & Mathematics Level 1, Lab 1
Orientation (conversion, formula sheet, etc.)
Read Pages: p.1-6, 497-524
Post intro discussion
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, Lab 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
Week 3 TEST 1 & Waves Level 1, Lab 3
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
TEST 1 COVERS ALL MATERIAL PRIOR TO CHAPTER 2
Week 4 Waves Level 2, Lab 4
LECTURE: Chapter 2 Level 2
LAB 4: Acoustic Propagation
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 24-42
Exercises: 13.7, 14.3
Week 5 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 6 Attenuation Level 2
LECTURE: Chapter 3 Level 2
Midterm Practice Test
Notes (from previous week)
Read Pages: 54-73
Exercises: 11 & 12
Week 7 Midterm
MIDTERM EXAM (not proctored, but timed) COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 3 LEVEL 2
SUBMIT PROCTOR INFORMATION FOR THE FINAL BY THE END OF THIS WEEK (see proctor assignment for details)
Week 8 Pulsed Wave Level 1, Lab 5
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 9 Pulsed Wave Level 2, Lab 6 & 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 10 Transducers & Lab 7
LECTURE: Chapter 5
LAB 7: pulsing characteristics #3
Read Pages: 99-116
Week 11 Doppler, Lab 8 & Test 4
LECTURE: Chapter 7.1
LAB 8: Frame Rate
Read Pages: 223-234
Exercises: 1.8, 9
Conceptual Questions: 5
TEST 4 COVERS ALL MATERIAL THROUGH CHAPTER 7
Week 12 Review & FINAL EXAM
Practice test Final
FINAL EXAM WILL COVER ALL MATERIAL, AND MUST BE PROCTORED (they will have the password). 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 collaborate with their group 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 expected to share your work with others (all initial posts will be due on Friday's of the lab weeks) to help comprehend this difficult material. It is the students responsibility to check the announcement area, my Virtual Office forum, lab forums, 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 when needed.
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 Sylvan, or your local college testing lab. See proctor assignment for more information including a proctor locator for your area. 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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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.
Plagiarism is defined as the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
- Submitting other's work as your own
- Using data, illustrations, pictures, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate documentation
- Reusing significant, identical or nearly identical portions of one's own prior work without acknowledging that one is doing so or without citing this original work (self-plagiarism)
Cheating is defined as obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
- Plagiarizing in any form
- Using notes/books/electronic material without authorization
- Submitting others' work as your own or submitting your work for others
- Altering graded work
- Falsifying data
- Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical
- Allowing your work to be submitted by others
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.
Reporting. The Office of the Academic Deans will record and track students who have been reported for academic dishonesty. If the same student has a second incident, the Dean will enact sanctions appropriate to the level of infraction. The sanction will be selected in consultation with the involved faculty. The Dean can administer consequences up to and including suspension.
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.