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Clinical Preceptorship IV

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 5474
Section Number
RADS 5474
Summer I 2012
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Hybrid Distance Education Course- Internet and On campus components

Dr. Richard Redd (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Course Overview:

This clinical course will focus on imaging procedures involving selected modalities.  In addition to scheduled in-class activities, the student will observe and participate in radiographic procedures and imaging under the direct supervision of his/her preceptor radiologist at least twenty-four (24) clinical hours per week.


Course Objectives:    Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:


  • Apply knowledge and skills to function at an advanced clinical level
  • Demonstrate communication skills to promote 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 evaluation
  • Demonstrate patient safety techniques
  • Formulate image analysis for invasive procedures including patient preparation, fluoroscopy, and other procedures encountered during the semester
  • Demonstrate competence on RA procedures 


Teaching Strategies:

Clinical, lecture, group discussion, written assignments, image review, and student presentations. 

Course Expectations



Assignments will be submitted electronically as an email attachment using the following guidelines:


     IBM compatible format

     Word 97 or newer version

     Times New Roman or other typical legible font (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)

     1" margins on all sides

     Student Name, Course number and title, and page number in the header


If a student cannot meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements.


Professional Evaluation 40% (2 per semester, 20% each)


Due: One at midterm and one at the end of the semester


The Radiologist Preceptor will evaluate the MSU RA student twice a semester (midterm and end of semester) on their overall performance. Evaluation will be sent back to the clinical course instructor directly from the Radiologist. The clinical course instructor will review the grade with the student.


Semester Documentation – 20%


Due: Beginning, midterm and end of semester

Students will develop and submit semester documentation for the clinical course. Each student is expected to submit a documentation that reflects the outcomes of the clinical experience.  Documentation should demonstrate completion of established objectives along with evidence of other activities in which the students were involved. 

Beginning of semester – email to instructor by due date

  • Goals for Semester (Double space, 12 pt. font, as a word attachment)
    • List 3 to 5 goals
    • Example – 5 patient management comps, exceed minimum clinical hours by ___, and 3 image observation

Midterm – email to instructor by due date

  • Clinical experience evaluation (Double space, 12 pt. font, as a word attachment)
  • You will write 1 – 2 pages evaluating your clinical experience to this point. What has been going on, what is going well, what needs improvement, and what can you do to improve the clinical experience.

End of semester – Mail Clinical Semester Portfolio by due date  

  • Clinical semester portfolio

RA Clinical Semester Portfolio

(Materials placed in Semester Portfolio can be copies)


Sections/TABS of Semester Portfolio


Student Information

Name, semester, date, clinical site, and preceptor



Pg 1 – Semester goals

Pg 2 – List goals met

Pg 3 – List goals not met


Reflective Evaluation Journal

Pg 1- Midterm Evaluation (1-2 pages double space)

Pg 2- End of Semester Evaluation (1-2 pages double space)

  • You will write 1 – 2 pages evaluating your clinical experience to this point. What has been going on, what is going well, what needs improvement, and what can you do to improve the clinical experience.

Patient Log Sheet

  • Log Sheet Form (A)


Procedures Competencies

Pg 1- Clinical Procedure semester summary (C)

Pg 2- ARRT Competency Forms (CR-2A, CR-2B, CR-2C, CR-2D, CR-2E)

Pg 3- MSU Competency Form (B)


Clinical Cumulative Summary

Clinical procedure cumulative summary (D)


Clinical Hours

Total clinical hours for the semester

(Clinical hours can be updated by emailed before the end of current semester)



Radiation report


(Semester documentation completed after portfolio is turn in can be brought to next on campus classes or added to the next semesters portfolio material.)


You will want to place original or copies of material placed semester portfolio in your MSU/ARRT portfolio under the appropriate section for your records.

ALSO – After each semester you will want to update your ARRT CR-1 form (located in your MSU/ARRT clinical portfolio) of any completed comps for the semester.

Online Image Review- 20%

Throughout the semester the student will demonstrate competency on image review by writing a sample dictation of radiologic examinations. The students will have to complete 4 image reviews for the summer semester. The student will go to the Assessments area of the Course. The student will choose an Image Observation Category. The Assessment will randomly assign a Case Number to the student. The student will then go to Image Observation PowerPoint Presentation found on the Course Homepage.  The student will select the corresponding Case number and develop a dictation for the images. The Image Review should be developed in Microsoft WORD with a cover sheet and emailed to the instructor. The students will be scored by using the format provided. The exercise is self paced but all image observation competencies must be turned in by the date on the Course Schedule. Feedback for the image review will be given at the end of the semester after all reviews have been received and scored.





Online Image Review Format


Define- Define the study (EX  2 view Chest series or PA and Lateral upright chest series)

Describe- Describe the findings on the image (EX   Lungs are well inflated and clear, treachea is midline,etc.) using a consistent search pattern.

Differential Diagnosis- List Differential Diagnoses that is plausible for the pathology (if any) covering the 6 major pathological categories (ICDMTV) if applicable.

Diagnosis- List what diagnosis is most likely based on clinical evidence and findings

Discuss- Discuss follow up, other examinations, lab tests, or any other pertinent information.


Case studies – 20% (2 case studies semester)

Students will formulate a case study during the semester and email the case study to the instructor. The students will comment on the cases in the Discussion Board.

Each student will post (at a minimum) one comment to each classmate case study posting.


Clinical Hours


This semester you are responsible for a minimum of 216 clinical hours, which 36 are spent reviewing images with the Radiologist Preceptor.  The semester is 10 weeks in length. Clinical hours for this semester are based on 9 weeks x 24 contact hours per week with a Radiologist. Of the 24 hrs per week the student is expected to spend 4 hrs of direct image review with the Radiologist Preceptor. 


Clinical Completion Plan

Semester 3 –    75% of total Procedure competencies (11-12)

                        75% of total Procedure numbers (375)




Grading Standards



Professional Evaluation (2 evaluations 20% each)                 40%    

Semester Documentation/Portfolio                                         20%

Online Image Evaluation                                                        20%

Case Studies (2 case studies 10% each)                                 20%

                                                                                    Total: 100%


Grade Scale:

A         100 - 90

B         89 - 80

C         79 - 70

D         69 - 60

F          69 and below 

Submission Format Policy 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.
Late Paper Policy


Plagiarism Policy

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.

Students with Disabilities

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Safe Zones Statement

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.

Contacting your Instructor

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Attendance Requirements


Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in seminar session to receive credit for this course. 

Other Policies

Course Schedule:



Semester Goals

June 8

Professional Evaluation

June 29

Mid- Semester Clinical experience evaluation

June 29

Case Studies Presentations topics due

June 29

RA First Weekend

July 14-15

Online Image Review

July 30

Professional Evaluation

July 30

Portfolios due

July 30

Writing Proficiency Requirement

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