RADT-1010: Introduction to Radiologic Technology ( On Campus, Web-Assisted | Spring 2017 )

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Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Delores Boland

Instructor Rank

Assistant Professor

Instructor Email dboland@southwest.tn.edu
Instructor Office

Union Campus Allied Health Building Room 208B

Office Hours

Wednesday 4:30-5:30 Maxine Smith Campus Building A

Instructor Phone

[901] 333-5416

Department Fax


Department Phone


Course Information
Course Description

The course introduces the student to the basic aspects, principles, and profession of radiologic technology and the health care system including radiation protection, patient care and safety, agency structure and function, and radiology ethics.

Tentative Schedule:

Module 1-Becoming a Radiologic Technologist

Module 2-Practicing the Profession part 1

Module 3-Practicing the Profession part 2

Module 4-Growing with the Profession

Module 5-End of the semester







Student Learning Objectives

 Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • ​Gain a basic knowledge of Radiologic Technology
  • Gain a basic knowledge of the inner workings of a Radiology Department
  • Gain a basic knowledge of Radiation Safety practices
  • Become familiar with the requirements and expectationsof Southwest's Radiology program
  • Become familiar with the professional practicesof a Radiographer











Open to all students

Instructional / Learning Methods

Your grade will be determined by your attendance and preformance and on tests and quizzes. Pop qizzes are probable.

Specific Course Requirements


Class attendance is mandatory.

Attendance Points

Absences                                        Points

     0                                                   110   

     1                                                   100

     2                                                     92

     3                                                     85

     4                                                     75

     5                                                     69

6 or more                                             36



Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Required Text

Introduction to Radiologic Technology, Gurley/Calloway, Mosby, 7th edition, ISBN:0-323-07351-6

Additional Text

Testing Policy

Teats are scheduled in advance. Make-up tests will be given at end of semester. The make-up test will be changed from the original test.


Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • IE 10 & 11: some issues+
  • Firefox (latest)+
  • Firefox ESR+
  • Chrome (latest)+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation

Attendance/class participation/quizzes. Student homework assignments. Scheduled tests. Final exam will be comprehensive. Make-up tests may not be given at the scheduled class time. There will be no make-up for quizzes. Missing a quiz will result in a zero. Points will be deducted for all makeup exams: 10% for 1st , 20% for 2nd, 30% for 3rd, etc. Make-up tests are given at the discretion and convenience of the instructor.

Grading Scale

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 0-69

Testing Procedure / Policy

While each instructor is responsible for stating their test makeup policy in the course syllabus, there are general policies that apply to testing for the Radiologic Technology Program. Students that feel they are unable to attempt a test on the scheduled date due to extenuating circumstances must discuss the situation with their instructor prior to attempting the test. Once a student has been given a test that test score must stand.

Students that hand in an incomplete test and leave the classroom may not return to the classroom to complete it. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they have completed the entire test.

Major Assignments

Attendance. Weekly Online quizzes. Online testing.

Participation / Attendance Policy

All students are expected to attend each lecture/lab session. Any Absence can adversely affect your final grade. In the event of absence, the student is fully responsible for all material covered and for all assignments due. All students are responsible for homework assignments. Failure to complete any homework assignment will reduce the opportunity to earn credit for that assignment. The student is fully responsible for all assignments due. Exams are pre-scheduled. In the event of absence, the student is fully responsible for all material covered and for all assignments due. There will be no make-up for quizzes. Missing a quiz will result in a zero. Make-up tests are given at the discretion and convenience of the instructor.

Policy on Student Professional Conduct

 You need to respect your professor and fellow classmates as they will respect you.

Raise your hand to be reconized before comment, question or clarification.

You may at anytime stop the lecture for clarification.





Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
My.Southwest Support

When experiencing problems with My.Southwest, you may need to submit a Student Technical Support Request.

When requesting help please provide as much information as possible, such as, your name and a full detailed explanation of the problem.

If you are experiencing difficulty with this Web site, please contact your instructor.

Online Course Support

Many problems can be solved by making sure your browser settings are correct. Visit the PAWS Online Orientation - and run the "system check" to check your browsers compatibility.

For technical support call the Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Course Topics
Tentative Schedule

Becoming a Radiologic Technologist. Practicing the Profession. Growing With the Profession.

Student Services
Embedded Librarian Service This service may be found inside PAWS courses.
Two Southwest Librarians are assigned to work with you and your instructor throughout the course for the entire semester. The Librarians will suggest library resources and answer questions sent to "Ask A Librarian".

To contact a Librarian, go to the Classlist and select the "Ask A Librarian" tab.
Student Services Links
Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu.

Academic Misconduct

Honor System Each component of the course is to be completed on the STCC Honor System. Any student exhibiting dishonesty in any portion of this course is subject to dismissal from the course. The student will receive a failing grade for the course. Falsification of a record or document, or giving and/or receiving another student’s information or work is considered a breech of the honor system and the same action will apply to all parties involved. STCC may also address academic dishonesty at the college level through the office of student affairs or in the college bulletin.

Date: January 2010

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center - Nabors Auditorium, Room 100 (Mac), Room 108 (PC)
  • Bert Bornblum Library (Mac and PC) - Available during Library hours only.

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319
  • Parrish Library - Available during Library hours only.


  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.


  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates

Updated: 18 January 2016

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.