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Course : RA Clinical Preceptorship II

Course Number
RADS 5256
Section Number
Fall 2022
Centennial Hall, 304
Vicki Dillard
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Apply knowledge and skills to function at an advanced clinical level.

• Demonstrate communication skills to promote the improvement of health care, develop professional practice and maintain interdependent working relationships with other health care professionals.

• Use critical thinking strategies for the resolution of concerns and issues in radiologic sciences.

• Demonstrate professional ethical behavior.

• Apply patient assessment evaluations.

• Formulate image analysis for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary procedures.

• Perform procedures under the supervision of a radiologist.

• Demonstrate competence in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary procedures, including patient preparation, fluoroscopy, and other procedures encountered during the semester.

• Identify and describe the use of contrast materials used in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary imaging.

• Identify indications and contraindications for appropriate gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary procedures.

• Discuss the pathophysiology of diseases commonly affecting the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems.

• Identify common pathologies demonstrated on gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems imaging.

To succeed in this course, you must:

• Complete 336 total clinical hours.

• Perform at an acceptable level as evaluated by the radiologist preceptor.

• Submit two case studies, according to guidelines.

• Enter patient interactions/procedures in an online database.

• Complete course modules, reading, quizzes, and/or assignments.

• Meet all submission deadlines.

• Successfully perform the In-class image review (Hot-Seat) with a score of 80 or higher

This is a hybrid distance education course. Because of the unique distance learning format for this program, you must be present and on time for the on-campus seminar or required Zoom sessions to receive a passing grade. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are tardy for class, you risk a grade reduction or dismissal from the class. The instructor will contact you in case of campus closures or other unforeseen events to arrange a virtual class session.

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Late Work and Extra Credit

Due Dates.

Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. If you fail to meet a deadline, you will receive no (0)credit for the assignment not submitted on time. Assignments are graded as complete after the due date.

Emergency Extension.

If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, email the instructor as soon as possible and on or before the scheduled due date. The instructor will grant extensions on an individual basis.

Extra credit:

You have what it takes to succeed in this course by studying and communicating with your instructor; therefore, extra credit is not awarded in this course.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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