This course is a study of human anatomy viewed in sectional planes. Students will compare planar anatomy to sectional anatomy and recognize anatomical structures in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Studies will include the cranium, brain, spine, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities.
Radiologic technologists should demonstrate increased awareness of how the human body is arranged three-dimensionally. This course provides opportunities to recognize relationships between standardized anatomical structures prior to working with variations found in "live" patients.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
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.
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.
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.
WebCT Unit Quizzes 25%
Annotated Bibliography 25%
Proctored WebCT Comprehensive Final Exam 50%
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 and below
Quizzes and the final exam will be submitted in the Blackboard course
Annotated Bibliography will be emailed to the instructor
Due dates are listed in the course syllabus. Late assignments will be assessed a late penalty
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 am available to meet in person just call for an appointment.
Conduct/Honesty/Honor System Policy
RADS 4633 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 or 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.
Many components of RADS 4633 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 4633 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. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.