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Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2013
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Online course only

Jackie Miller (view Profile)


Nursing interventions & clinical skills
Patient Care Skills for the Radiographer
Pharmacologyfor imaging technologists (2nd. Ed.
Advanced Drug Therapy for Technologist
Course Objectives


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

  • Obtain and evaluate vital signs and EKG strips
  • Identify normal and abnormal diagnostic laboratory values
  • Properly chart actions and observations pertaining to a patient.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Pharmacology to include drugs, contrast media and applicable regulations.
  • Apply learned communication skills and techniques.
  • Identify factors influencing communication.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with concepts and methods of infection control
Course Expectations


Course Calendar / Deadlines




 Unit One quiz available  1/30/2012

 Expires 2/13/2012 at midnight Central

Unit Two quiz available  2/13/2012

Expires 2-27-12 at midnight Central

Unit Three quiz available 2-27-12

Expires 3-12-12 at midnight Central

Unit Four quiz available   3-19-12

Expires 4-2-12 at midnight Central

Unit Five quiz available    3-26-2012

Expires 5-9-12  at midnight Central


Due on or before 4-13-12 at 5 pm

Cultural Communication Topic (found in module 4)

E-mail instructor with topic for approval.

Due on or before 2-20-12 at midnight Central

 Shift Assessment (found in module 1)

 Due on or before 2-10-12 at 5 pm Central

 EKG Project (found in module 2)

 Due on or before 3-23-12 at 5 pm Central

 Charting Exercise Part 1 and 2 (found in module 3)

 Due on or before  4-13-12 at 5 pm Central

 Cultural Communication Exercise

 Due on or before 4-20-12 at 5 pm Central

 Final Exam available   4-30-2012

 Expires 5-9-12 at 5 pm Central


Grading Standards


Grading / Evaluation:

Completion of this course is based on satisfactory performance on the following:

  •    Unit Quizzes                                                         = 15%
  •    Shift Assessment                                                  = 15%
  •    EKG assignment                                                   = 15%
  •    Charting Exercise and Pharmaceutical                  = 15%    


  •    Cultural Communication Exercise                        =  15%
  •    Comprehensive Final Exam                                  =  25%

A letter grade will then be assigned according to the following scale:

    90% and above     = A
    80% - 89%             = B
    70% - 79%             = C
    60% - 69%             = D
    59% and below      = F

Submission Format Policy


Assignments that require the student to research information must correctly acknowledge the source of information. The paper should follow guidelines of the American Psychological Association. You will need to refer to the sixth edition of the APA manual. For quick references I suggest you use The Owl at Purdue at:  or take time to view the APA tutorial at:


APA Cover Pages for this course must have the following:

§   Properly placed running head and page number

§   Title of the assignment

§   Your name

§   University affiliation

§   Course number and name

§   Date

§   Instructor’s name

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


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.



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. 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.



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

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.

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

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU 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.

Attendance Requirements


This is an online course and as such there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in checking their MWSU student e-mail account  (See below) and logging onto WebCT.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to (see table below).  I will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested student on Tuesdays, between 9 -10 am at Bridwell Hall, room 105. Meetings are not mandatory

Other Policies

Special Needs:

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.



Conduct / Honesty / Honor System:

RADS 3213 adheres to the MSU code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his/her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive to life-long learning.

Specific components of RADS 3213 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the written assignments submitted for a grade. Submitting someone else’s work as your own or improperly sited work constitutes plagiarism. Please see the Midwestern State University Catalog for further discussion of plagiarism. Plagiarism will constitute in an “F” for the course and the student will be referred to administration for further action.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule. 

Quizzes and exams are not to be copied in any form or shared in any form.  Students caught engaging in such activity will receive and F for the course and be referred to University administration for dismissal.

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

Communication from the instructor to the student will be through the student's Midwestern State University e-mail account. If you have not established this account, do so as soon as possible by going to:


Note: If you wish, you can forward your MWSU account to any e-mail account of your choice.


Confidentiality and HIPPA: Please be aware that some assignments will be done on patients and/or volunteers. It is your duty as a medical professional to maintain and preserve patient confidentiality. ANY ASSIGNMENT that contains proper names or identification that can be misidentified as patient information will automatically receive a point deduction equivalent to 1 letter grade. This is especially true for volunteer patients since the instructor cannot make that determination.

All assignments are considered completed when received by the instructor of this course.


Writing Proficiency Requirement

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 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at