Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number: 4733  Section Number: x31

Summer I 2012

Location: Online

Days & Times:

Online only.

Course Attachments

SyllabusThis document contains policies, procedures, and requirements for the course.   Summer2012Syllabus-20120524-095734.pdf


APA manual
Writing style guide
  ISBN: 9781433805615

Sectional anatomy for health professionals - 2nd e
Information and images pertaining to sectional images
  ISBN: 0815186657

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

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"


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


WebCT Unit Quizzes 25%

Annotated Bibliography 25%

Proctored WebCT Comprehensive Final Exam 50%

Grading Standards

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below

Final Exam8/1/2012  TBA

Submission Format Policy

Submission format:

Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate SUBMIT area in Blackboard on

or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus. Students should NOT email their

reports to the instructor.

o To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT

be accepted. Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a

grade of zero “0”.

o Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of

the semester after all reports have been graded.

o The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files.

Be double-spaced

Be submitted in a 12 pt legible font (e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman are acceptable –

Courier, Verbena, or other “fancy” fonts are not acceptable)

Have page margins must be set at 1”

Have before and after line spacing for paragraphs set at zero


Page One: MSU Radiologic Sciences Standard Cover Page (see Blackboard 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,

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

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such.

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.

Late Paper Policy

Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

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.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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). If any student wishes to

meet with me personally, please email me to set up an appointment.

Other Policies

Special Needs:

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with

Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments

in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons

with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges

accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has

assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned

to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability

must register with the Office of Disability Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center

Room 108. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a

disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter

remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services

for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities


The Director of the Counseling Center serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at

(940)397-4618, TDD (940)397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.


Honor System:

RADS 4733 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 current Student Handbook for answers to any

questions about the code.

Many components of RADS 4733 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each

other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available

including online WebCT course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty,

and peers when studying. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long


Specific components of RADS 4733 are designed to represent the efforts of each student

INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared or copied (plagiarized) from other sources. These

components include the WebCT Unit Quizzes, the Annotated Bibliography, and the WebCT

Comprehensive Final Exam. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting

they abided by this rule.


By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a

“limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for

the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall

not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in

order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational


Communication with Instructor:

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the

preferred mode of communication. Students must set up and use the “” email – please

go to the university homepage and click on “webmail”, where you will find a tutorial that explains

how to set up the student email. The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email

messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session.

Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any

extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, travel, etc).

Please note the summer session is on a 4-day week – Monday through Thursday – and the

university is closed on Fridays. I will be in and out of the office during the week, so if you need to

contact me, please email me (see above).


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, or call 397-4131.