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Course : Quality Improvement in Medical Imaging

Course Number
RADS 4633
Section Number
x10
Semester
Fall 2022
Location
Centennial Hall, online
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, December 05, 2022 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Delineate the role of the health care manager in continuous quality improvement
  • Describe the 8 step model for continuous quality improvement
  • Apply the tools used in implementing a continuous quality improvement program
  • Identify the barriers to successful continuous quality improvement.
  • Analyze a scenario for the existence of a problem, customer identification, customer needs and expectations, and possible solutions.
  • Generate solutions for a problem using relevant tools and procedures.


Campus Carry

Effective August 1, 2016, the Campus Carry law (Senate Bill 11) allows those licensed individuals to carry a concealed handgun in buildings on public university campuses, except in locations the University establishes as prohibited. The new Constitutional Carry law does not change this process. Concealed carry still requires a License to Carry permit, and openly carrying handguns is not allowed on college campuses. For more information, visit Campus Carry

 

Active Shooter

The safety and security of our campus are the responsibility of everyone in our community. Each of us has an obligation to be prepared to appropriately respond to threats to our campus, such as an active aggressor. Please review the information provided by MSU Police Department regarding the options and strategies we can all use to stay safe during difficult situations. For more information, visit Safety / Emergency Procedures. Students are encouraged to watch the video “Run. Hide. Fight.” which may be electronically accessed via the University police department’s webpage: "Run. Hide. Fight."  

Student Responsibilities

As a student enrolled in this course, you will be responsible for adhering to and meeting posted deadlines and due dates. All activities for this course are listed at the end of this syllabus. Activities such as quizzes have expiration dates. Please take note that expiration dates for quizzes will differ from deadlines for assignments and activities.

Quizzes and assignments/activities are spaced out in a manner that will allow you ample time to complete them. Assignments/Activities will be accepted on or before the posted due date and deadline. If you choose to wait until the very last minute and there is some problem with getting the assignment to me in time, that is the risk that you take and you must accept the penalty.

Penalty:

Any student that missed a quiz expiration date will not be allowed to take the quiz once the time has expired. If this happens, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for that quiz. If a student misses a deadline for an activity or assignment, that assignment/activity will not be graded and a grade of zero (0) will be given. Assignments can only be submitted once for grading. Emergencies do occur and they will be dealt with on an individual basis. Do not inform me of personal emergencies after the deadlines/due dates and expiration dates have passed.

 

DO NOT WRITE TO ME AND ASK IF I WILL ACCEPT A LATE ASSIGNMENT or GIVE EXTRA CREDIT/WORK. I WILL NOT.

 Discussion Board

There are several discussion board topics posted under the “Discussions” link.  You must meet the deadlines to get credit. Spelling, grammar, and substance really do count. Try not to veer off subject, and be respectful and considerate of your fellow student's submissions.

You must post at least one original response to the topic AND you must respond to at least 2 postings for each topic.  The discussion board counts as 15% of your grade. If you do not understand this requirement, please let me know. Please be aware there are two separate deadline dates. One deadline is for posting your original post and one is for when the discussion board actually closes.


Grading Distribution

Unit exams 40%

40%

Discussion Board postings and responses

25%

Final exam

35%

 

The following grading scale is used for this course:

 

Grading Scale

90 and above

A

80-89

B

70-79

C

60-69

D

59 and below

F

 

Note: This instructor does NOT round up the final course grade.

Not applicable.

DO NOT WRITE TO ME AND ASK IF I WILL ACCEPT A LATE ASSIGNMENT or GIVE EXTRA CREDIT/WORK. I WILL NOT.


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 https://msutexas.edu/academics/wpr, 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 https://msutexas.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@msutexas.edu.