Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4733  Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: BH 105

Days & Times:

online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Sectional anatomy for imaging professionalsPublication manual of the American Psychological A  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. James Johnston   
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Course Objectives

 

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

 

  • Recognize anatomic structures in various planes.
  • Relate planar anatomy to line drawings of related cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Describe the spatial relationship of one structure to another.
  • Differentiate between the appearances of anatomic structures among different modalities such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each imaging modality for identifying specific pathological processes.  

Course Expectations

ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN RADS 4733 COURSE MUST COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS.

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. Each unit has a quiz. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. The first two units (cranium & brain) are typically considered the most challenging.

Units

RADS 4733 consists of seven units of instruction.

Unit 1: Cranium

Unit 2: Brain

Unit 3: Spine and Neck

Unit 4: Thorax

Unit 5: Abdomen

Unit 6: Pelvis

Unit 7: Extremities


 

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, review the study guides, answer the objectives, and review any Internet resources, before attempting the unit quizzes. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about unit quiz release dates.

The illustrations in the text are orientated in the same direction as CT and MR scans. The course includes images that are coronal (front to back), sagittal (side to side), as well as axial or transverse (top to bottom). These should be easy to differentiate.

        • Axial or transverse planes run parallel to an imaginary plane that divides the body into top and bottom halves. Students should keep in mind that sectional images are viewed as if the patient is lying on a table and the observer is standing at the patient's feet and looking “up” at the exposed slice of the body. (The patient’s left side will be on the viewer’s right field of view) This is the most common image presentation.

        • Coronal planes run parallel to an imaginary plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior halves,

        • Sagittal planes run parallel to an imaginary plane that divides the body into left and right halves,

 

While the text is more or less self-explanatory, the individual units in the course begin with diagrams relating to planar anatomy. These diagrams are included to assist the student in becoming familiar with the relationship between the anatomical structures when viewed in cross-sectional orientation.  


Grading Standards

WebCT Unit Quizzes - 25%

When a student has reviewed a unit and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to WebCT and open the quiz. The release dates for the seven unit quizzes are posted on the schedule at the end of the syllabus. Each quiz will be available from the release date through the duration of the course.

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in WebCT, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

        �� Unit Quiz Number (I –VII)

        �� Question Stem

        �� Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer

        �� Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct

        �� Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct

        �� Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale

 

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated. It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.


 

 


Annotated Bibliography - 25%

An annotated bibliography is a list of resources along with a summary and evaluation of the usefulness of each resource. The goals of this assignment are:

        • For the student to perform scholarly research about the role of sectional imaging in Radiologic Sciences,

        • For the student to develop baccalaureate writing skills about a professionally-related subject,

        • For students to practice using peer-reviewed or scholarly journals rather than newsmagazines or popular press news items as research sources, and

        • For students to develop skills generating a Reference List in appropriate APA format.

 

Each student will create a five (5) page annotated bibliography based on at least three (3) PEER-REVIEWED or SCHOLARLY journal articles that refer specifically to the role of sectional anatomy in diagnosis of a particular pathology. For example, the student may summarize three journal articles that describe the effectiveness of MRI scanning for staging of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Examples of acceptable peer-reviewed journals are listed on http://www.rtstudents.com/radiology/radiology-journals.htm

Examples of sources that are NOT acceptable include newsmagazines such as: RT Imaging, RT Advance.

FORMAT FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY

Page One: MSU Radiologic Sciences Standard Cover Page (see WebCT for link)

Page Two: Summary #1. The student will write the title of the article at the top of the page, followed by the summary of the article (approx 200 words or less).

The summary will describe the main points of the article, describe the role of sectional imaging, describe whether that procedure is done in the student’s clinical facility, and describe the student’s impression of the usefulness of the article for other technologists.

Page Three: Summary #2. same process as #1

Page Four: Summary #3. same process as #1

Page Five: Reference List – in APA format

For more information about writing annotated bibliographies:

http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm

http://library.umcrookston.edu/annotate.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_annotatedbib.html

The Annotated Bibliographies are due to the instructor as Microsoft WORD email attachments on or before the deadline indicated at the end of the syllabus. The online pathology reports must:

        • Be saved in Microsoft WORD format. The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files.

        • Be typed and double-spaced

        • Be written at the baccalaureate level. Grammar (including spelling) and organization count in the grade so be sure to proofread work. Use complete sentences.

        • Be submitted on time. Points will be deducted from late submissions.

        • Use CORRECT current APA format to cite references. If a student does not have an APA Manual, HE/SHE SHOULD GET ONE TO BE SURE THE CORRECT FORMAT IS BEING SUBMITTED.


 

Comprehensive Final Exam - 50%

The comprehensive proctored final exam will be administered using WebCT. Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor before taking the exam. Students are not allowed to print the final exam. The Final exam will be available according to the course schedule and will be closed according to the schedule as well.  Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from WebCT. The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  


Final Exam5/2/2011  7am to 5 pm

Submission Format Policy

 

Annotated Bibliography - 25%

An annotated bibliography is a list of resources along with a summary and evaluation of the usefulness of each resource. The goals of this assignment are:

        • For the student to perform scholarly research about the role of sectional imaging in Radiologic Sciences,

        • For the student to develop baccalaureate writing skills about a professionally-related subject,

        • For students to practice using peer-reviewed or scholarly journals rather than newsmagazines or popular press news items as research sources, and

        • For students to develop skills generating a Reference List in appropriate APA format.

 

Each student will create a five (5) page annotated bibliography based on at least three (3) PEER-REVIEWED or SCHOLARLY journal articles that refer specifically to the role of sectional anatomy in diagnosis of a particular pathology. For example, the student may summarize three journal articles that describe the effectiveness of MRI scanning for staging of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Examples of acceptable peer-reviewed journals are listed on http://www.rtstudents.com/radiology/radiology-journals.htm

Examples of sources that are NOT acceptable include newsmagazines such as: RT Imaging, RT Advance.

FORMAT FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY

Page One: MSU Radiologic Sciences Standard Cover Page (see WebCT for link)

Page Two: Summary #1. The student will write the title of the article at the top of the page, followed by the summary of the article (approx 200 words or less).

The summary will describe the main points of the article, describe the role of sectional imaging, describe whether that procedure is done in the student’s clinical facility, and describe the student’s impression of the usefulness of the article for other technologists.

Page Three: Summary #2. same process as #1

Page Four: Summary #3. same process as #1

Page Five: Reference List – in APA format

For more information about writing annotated bibliographies:

http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm

http://library.umcrookston.edu/annotate.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_annotatedbib.html

The Annotated Bibliographies are due to the instructor as Microsoft WORD email attachments on or before the deadline indicated at the end of the syllabus. The online pathology reports must:

        • Be saved in Microsoft WORD format. The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files.

        • Be typed and double-spaced

        • Be written at the baccalaureate level. Grammar (including spelling) and organization count in the grade so be sure to proofread work. Use complete sentences.

        • Be submitted on time. Points will be deducted from late submissions.

        • Use CORRECT current APA format to cite references. If a student does not have an APA Manual, HE/SHE SHOULD GET ONE TO BE SURE THE CORRECT FORMAT IS BEING SUBMITTED.


 



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.

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.

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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 email 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 anyone who is interested on Monday January 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 105. This meeting is NOT mandatory and please call in advance if you wish to meet. 


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 English 1113 and English 1123 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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.