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Course : Current Trends in Radiologic Sciences

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will:

ï‚· Discuss current administrative, educational, and advanced clinical practice trends in

imaging sciences and radiation therapy.

ï‚· Evaluate the relevancy of research data to current professional practice.

ï‚· Analyze research articles related to current trends in imaging sciences and radiation


ï‚· Synthesize peer-reviewed articles related to professional practice in a scholarly

research paper.

ï‚· Demonstrate proper use of the American Psychological Association (APA) writing


ï‚· Create an oral and poster presentation summarizing the scholarly research paper.

ï‚· Actively participate in a hybrid classroom.

We are excited to be meeting on campus on August 20! Please read

everything, and we will see you then.

ï‚· Read the syllabus in its entirety. It contains important information to succeed in this


ï‚· Regularly log into Desire2Learn (D2L), and check the course and email for updates

and information from instructors. Often, acknowledgement of an email will be


ï‚· Be punctual during the class seminars. Tardiness results in a participation grade


ï‚· Be an active learner. Fully participate during the face-to-face and online components

of this course.

 Contact instructors with any questions or concerns. Instructors’ preferred method of

contact is email (include both instructors in emails). Telephone calls must be

scheduled accordingly.

ï‚· Be respectful to peers and instructors.

All assignments have due dates indicated on the course schedule. Due dates are

in place to keep students on target for the semester and allow instructors the time to

provide detailed, constructive feedback. Assignments not turned in on time will

result in a 0 being recorded for that assignment. Assignment submissions are

considered complete and graded as such. Be sure to look at all requirements including

the grading rubrics before submitting course assignments within D2L.

Instructors understand students who are enrolled in the MSRS Program may be

responsible for managing many employees and/or students as well as personal family

matters. If students need any assistance regarding a deadline, they must contact the

instructors at least two days before the due date to discuss the issue. “After the

fact” stories are not accepted and will result in a grade of 0. Emergencies (death, severe

illness, etc.) occur, so students should contact the instructors as soon as possible to

resolve any due date conflicts. Assignment extensions are decided on a case-by-case


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.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

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

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

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.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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