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COURSE SYLLABUS

RMD 693 Medical Dosimetry Research Project


Fall 2016 (variable semester credit hours)
Instructor Information: Scott Green MS, CMD,RT(R)(T) and Kristen Vu, M.S., CMD, RT(T)
Project Meetings Week of Sept 26th Oct 2rd and Week of Nov 14th Nov 20th.
Co-requisites
RMD 630 Medical Dosimetry I and RMD 631 Medical Dosimetry I Lab
Course Description
Guided research project development in medical dosimetry. This course must be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Students must register for either RMD 693 or RMD 695 throughout continuous enrollment in the medical
dosimetry program. Students will produce a research project and paper that is at the level of a publishable
manuscript to a national journal.
Required Text:
Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, Fifth Edition, by Stephen Polgar
Academic honesty and affective performance
All class members are assumed to be honest and are expected to exhibit mature professional behavior and
ethical standards. Consequently any cheating, plagiarism, unprofessional behavior, or violations of university
or professional ethics during any class activity is considered to be unethical and may result in a grade of "0" for
that activity. The policies and procedures in the current edition of the Grand Valley State University Student
Handbook and the Student Handbook for the Program in which the student is enrolled will be applied to all
instances.
Course withdrawal/failure/repeats
RMD courses are defined as courses with prefixes of RMD. The deadline for withdrawing from this or any
other class for the Fall 2016 term is 5:00 p.m. October 28, 2016.
All Medical Dosimetry students are limited to 1 repeats of RMD courses. An individual RMD course may be
repeated only once. Clinical education independent study courses will be scheduled only when clinical
positions are available at sites with university clinical education agreements.
Student make-up privileges
According to departmental policy, "Assignments may be made up by appointment before the end of the term
only if arranged by documentation informing the instructor of inability to attend the scheduled class or
laboratory PRIOR to the starting time AND the instructor approves the makeup activity in advance. The only
documentation of inability to attend that will be accepted is a copy of an email or fax with a delivery time
indication or a live voice-to-voice conversation that is acknowledged by the instructor. "
Disabilities
If you need academic accommodations because of a learning, physical, or other type of disability, please contact
Disability Support Resources at 331-2490. Furthermore, if you have a physical disability and think you will
need assistance evacuating this classroom and/or building in an emergency situation, please make me aware so I
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can help develop a plan to assist you.


Student Support Services:
Any student with a documented disability (physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing) who needs to arrange
reasonable accommodations must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Support Resources, Kirkhof Center,
extension 1-2490, by the second week of class. I will do all that I can to accommodate legitimate requests or
needs.
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academic advising, support services, and resources to complete educational and career goals. SASC values
individualism, promotes diversity, encourages professionalism and collaboration, endorses scholarship, and
advocates life-long learning.
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Grading scheme
This course is Credit/ No Credit.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
All GVSU graduate students are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.
Please choose the Resonsible Conduct of Research- Biomedical Sciences.
http://www.gvsu.edu/hrrc/responsible-conduct-of-research-training-61.htm

FALLSCHEDULEOFRMD 693 (2CREDITS)


Week

Meetings

Topic

Orientation
Week 1
Aug 29th Sept 4th
Week 2
Sept 5th Sept 11th
Week 3
Sept 12th Sept 18th
Week 4
Sept 19th Sept 25th
Week 5
Sept 26th Oct 2rd
Week 6
Oct 3rd Oct 9th

Begin looking into ideas, area of focus


by reviewing Medical Dosimetry
Journal, asking clinical sites and using
the GVSU library.

Introduction to
Research Project
Read Chapters
1,2,20

Read Chapters 3,4


Continue brainstorming.
Start researching ideas to see what
studies have been done already.
Start to finalize research topic.
Meet with Kristen to discuss
idea/topic.
Begin to narrow topic and begin
research hypothesis.

Read Chapters 5,6


Read Chapters 7,8
Read Chapters 9,10
Responsible Research
Modules
Due Oct. 10th, 11:59pm
Read Chapters
11,12

Week 7
Oct 10th Oct 16th

Begin to narrow topic and begin


research hypothesis.

Week 8
Oct 17th Oct 23rd

Start to define methods.

Read Chapters
21,22

Week 9
Oct 24th Oct 30th
Week 10
Oct 31st Nov 6th
Week 11
Nov 7th Nov 13th
Week 12
Nov 14th Nov 20th
Week 13
Nov 21st Nov 27th
Week 14
Nov 28th Dec 4th

Start to define methods.

Read Chapters
23,24

Week 15
Dec 5th Dec 11th

Begin IRB process.


Outline introduction.
Meet with Kristen.
Thanksgiving Recess
Write introduction.
Write introduction.
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Finals
Dec 12th Dec 16th

Introduction Due

Introduction
Due Dec. 12th, 11:59pm