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Morehead State University
Center for Health Education & Research
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Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Phone: 606-783-2646
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Leadership in Medical Imaging - Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences

PROGRAM

The Leadership in Medical Imaging online bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare working technologists, radiation therapists and sonographers to be competent leaders in imaging sciences. MSU offers one of the few online bachelor's degrees in radiology/imaging sciences in the country. Students can work full-time and complete their baccalaureate degree at the same time to prepare them for a leadership role in Imaging Sciences. 

The Leadership in Medical Imaging Program at Morehead State University is an Area of Concentration in the Imaging Sciences baccalaureate degree program.  The program is offered online and is available to registered practitioners in therapeutic and imaging sciences. This program allows the student to complete the required courses part-time and is planned for the working practitioner who wants to pursue a leadership role in imaging sciences. Following admission, the student should contact the assigned advisor and file an official check sheet.  Additional information please review the online program tutorial.  



Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes


Mission Statement

The Leadership in Medical Imaging Program, in conjunction with the Department and University's Mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as competent leaders in the Imaging Sciences profession and to provide a pathway for continued lifetime learning in Imaging Sciences.

GOALS

1. Integrate methods of leadership, management, teaching/learning, and healthcare regulations into professional practice.

2. Students will use critical thinking and communication skills.

Student Learner Outcomes:

1. Students synthesize leadership methods.

2, Students analyze management methods.

3. Students synthesize methods of teaching / learning.

4. Students synthesize healthcare regulation methods.

5. Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.

6. Students demonstrate effective communication skills.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences, Leadership in Medical Imaging (BSIS-LMI) degree requires a total 120-123 credit hours. Forty-two hours must be at the 300 level or above (6 additional hours are needed beyond those obtained by completing the LMI courses). These hours are obtained from admission prerequisites, general education requirements, imaging discipline, and required core courses.

Admission Prerequisites

CIS 101 - Computer Literacy - 3
COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communications - 3
ENG 100 - Writing I - 3
ENG 200 - Writing II - 3
MATH 131 - Mathematical Reasoning & Problem Solving or Higher - 3

Total: 15

General Education Requirements

Students who transfer from KCTCS schools as “Gen Ed certified” automatically meet these requirements.

*FYS 101 (if applicable) - 3
Humanities (HUM) I & II - 6
Natural Sciences(NSC) I & II - 6
Social/Behavioral Sciences SBS) I & II - 6-9

*The following course will be completed with the Core Course Requirements:
IMS499C -Senior Seminar in Imaging Sciences or MSU 499C - 3

Total: 24

* Students with 24 or more transfer credit hours are not required to complete FYS 101 but the student must complete an additional course of SBS I or SBS II to meet the general education requirements

Imaging Discipline Requirements

Applicants may receive transfer credit for courses completed during their professional curriculum in an accredited program. The number of hours that are transferable to MSU will vary with different programs from 32-48. If the transfer credit does not equate to 32 hours, the student must complete the deficient number of hours from the courses listed below. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to meet degree requirements and may need to complete additional electives to meet the 120 total. Each applicant will be reviewed on an individual basis.

COMS 290: Conflict and Communication
IMS 300: Ethical & Legal Issues in Health Care
IMS 302: Health Maintenance Throughout the Life Span
MATH 353: Statistics
MNGT 301: Principles of Management
SOC 354: The Individual and Society

Total: 32-48

Core Course Requirements

IMS 321 -Intro to Multi-Disciplinary Health Services - 3
IMS 331 -Issues and Trends in Hlth. Care Del. Systems - 3
IMS 341 -Sect. Anatomy for the Med. Imaging Prof. - 3
IMS 351 -Picture Archiving & Comm. Systems - 3
IMS 361 -Leadership for the Health Care Professional - 3
IMS 401 -Health Care Law and Policy - 3
IMS 421 -Prog. Planning, Evaluation & Assessment - 3
IMS 431 -Operations Management in Health Care - 3
IMS 471 -Teach. Methodologies in Imaging Sciences - 3
IMS 481 -Fiscal Management in Health Care - 3
IMS 491 -Curriculum Dev. in Imaging Sciences - 3

Total : 33 hours (hours apply toward the 42 hours at or above the 300 level requirement)

Total Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences, Leadership in Medical Imaging (BSIS-LMI) degree requirements = 120-126 credit hours.


COURSE SEQUENCE

There will be two LMI courses offered each semester.  (If needed, general education or 300 level course can be taken each semester)

Spring Semester 2014
•IMS 341: Sectional Anatomy for the Medical Imaging Professional
•IMS 431: Operations Management in Healthcare

Fall Semester 2014
•IMS 481: Fiscal Management in Healthcare
•IMS 471: Teaching Methodologies in Imaging Sciences

Spring Semester 2015
•IMS 401: Healthcare Law and Policy
•IMS 421: Program Planning, Evaluation and Assessment

Fall Semester 2015
•IMS 351: Picture Archiving and Communicating Systems
•IMS 491: Curriculum Development in Imaging Sciences

Spring Semester 2016
•IMS 331: Issues and Trends in Healthcare Delivery
•IMS 499C: Capstone, Senior Seminar in Imaging Sciences

Fall Semester 2016
•IMS 361: Leadership for the Health Care Professional
•IMS 321: Introduction to Multi-Disciplinary Health Services


 

Student Degree Evaluation

Students can review their academic progress and determine what courses they are lacking toward the degree by following these steps:
1. Log on to your Datatel Web Account.
2. Click on “Program Evaluation”.
3. Choose “one active program” and click “Leadership in Medical Imaging”.
4. A question at the bottom requires you to answer “What work do you want to include?” Select “R –Registered/pre-registered”.
5. Click on Submit.

Leadership in Medical Imaging - BSIS Careers
Students graduating with Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences, Leadership in Medical Imaging degree pursue career opportunities in imaging sciences administration, management, and with educational programs.


PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

The Leadership in Medical Imaging has a selective admission policy that is separate, in addition to, the University's admission procedure.

Admission Criteria

A. Unconditional acceptance to Morehead State University through the Office of Admissions. See link above.

B. Graduate of a programmatic accredited program (radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy). Non-programmatic accredited programs will be reviewed on an individual basis.

C. Completion of the following 15 credit hours of pre-requisite courses:

CIS 101 - Computer Literacy 3 hrs.
COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communications - 3
ENG 100 - Writing I - 3
ENG 200 - Writing II - 3
MATH 131 - Mathematical Reasoning & Problem Solving or Higher - 3

D. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on all course work required for admission to the program.

E. Registered and in good standing by a respective certification agency, for example American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be accepted beginning in January for the fall semester and must be received by July 15th. Applications will be accepted beginning in August for the spring semester and must be received by December 15th. Late applications may be considered until the class is filled.

A. Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:

1. Imaging Sciences Admission Application designating the Leadership in Medical Imaging online program.

2. Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission.

3. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on MSU's transfer credit webpage.

4. Copy of current certification card, for example American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

B. Mail all application materials to:

Morehead State University
Department of Imaging Sciences
Brandon Hughes
316 W. 2nd St.,CHER 210D
Morehead, Kentucky 40351

Address:
Morehead State University
Department of Imaging Sciences
Center for Health Education and Research
316 W. 2nd St., Suite 210D
Morehead, KY 40351

Alicia Poage 606-783-2646
Fax: 606-783-5051

E-mail: Alicia Poage

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