Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4733  Section Number: X10

Fall 2012

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: TBA

Days & Times:

Internet course



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Textbooks

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Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Overview:

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.

 

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" patients.

 Upon completion of this course, a student will:

  • 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.

 

Teaching Strategies:

Independent reading assignments, study guide, Desire2Learn (D2L) unit quizzes, annotated bibliography, and Desire2Learn (D2L) final examination.


Course Expectations

 

Textbooks:

Kelley, L.L. & Petersen, C.M. (2007). Sectional anatomy for imaging professionals. (2nd Ed. ). St. Louis: Mosby. [ISBN: 978-0-323-02003-9]

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0561-5 or ISBN 10: 1-4338-0561-8]

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

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

The course content is divided into Units by chapters.  Additional resource material is available through the Internet.  Each Unit has a quiz. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.

Unit 1:  Cranium

Unit 2:  Brain

Unit 3:  Spine and Neck

Unit 4:  Thorax

Unit 5:  Abdomen

Unit 6:  Pelvis

Unit 7: Extremities

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review any Internet resources before attempting the open book Unit quizzes.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about Unit quiz due 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.

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Unit Quizzes - 35%

 

When a student has reviewed a Unit and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn (D2L) and receive a customized timed Unit quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course schedule for the due dates of the Unit quizzes. The student can take any quiz at any time throughout the course and in any sequence they prefer but all quizzes must be completed by the DUE DATE in the Course Schedule. If a quiz is not completed by this DUE DATE a “0” will be given for the missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through the course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty.

 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in Desire2Learn (D2L), contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away 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:

 

  1. Unit Quiz Number (1 - 6)
  2. Question Stem
  3. Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
  4. Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  5. Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct
  6. 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.

 

Sectional Anatomy Report-25%

The purpose of this report is to enforce the normal appearance of anatomy on different sectional imaging modalities (CT, MRI and US).  Students should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the anatomy they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this report provides an opportunity for students to “step back” and see which imaging modality is the most appropriate for the anatomy and condition being examined to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the patients.  

The Sectional Anatomy reports for this class must have in-text citations because the reports must be based on published scholarly information in reliable sources and cannot be created from a person’s own experiences.  Unless information is common knowledge, the source should be cited.  

Students must synthesize and paraphrase the information they find and cite the sources of the information appropriately.  The grading rubric for the paper deducts points for inappropriate or inadequate sources, incorrect in-text citations, too many direct quotes, incorrect number of pages per section, incorrect format for the references page, etc.

  • Students need to read information about the selected anatomy from several reliable source(s) and then put the information in their own words (paraphrasing).  They need to cite the source(s) of the information with an in-text citation.
  •  If students find that the reliable source has specific information that they need to use word-for-word (direct quoting), they need to put the quoted information in quotation marks and cite the source (including the page number) of the information with an in-text citation. 
  •  Students need to resist the temptation to make this report a series of direct quotes about the anatomy.  Students need to show they really understand the information by combining information from several sources, organizing it correctly, and paraphrasing to summarize the information requested for each section of the report. 

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, the course instructor, and the links within D2L for more information on academic dishonesty. 

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done. 

 Topic Approval:

Students will pick one (1) organ, joint, or section of the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar) to research. Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule or a grade of zero will be assigned. 

  • Two students within the same section of the course cannot have the same topic. To avoid duplication, students can review the discussion board to see anatomy already selected by classmates. 
  • Students may NOT use anatomy reports submitted previously for other classes.  The instructor may not be aware that a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later that the student is using the same topic, the student will receive a zero on this assignment. Students would be wise to select topics they have not written about in the past. 
  • The course instructor will let the student know his/her selected anatomy topic is approved by posting on the discussion board. 

Sources:

Students must cite at least 2 – 5 sources of information about this anatomy.  Students may cite textbooks, scholarly journal articles (Radiographics is a great source), or other scholarly sources for information about the anatomy. These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.  Students should contact the instructor if they are not sure how to gain access to the Moffett Library databases.  

Students should use only credible medical websites such as eMedicine.com.  No more than two (2) website sources (other than journal databases) can be used.  NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.”  This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate. 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists, students must consult with a radiologist when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the radiologist must be cited as a personal communication in the text of the report.  Incidentally, APA formatting does NOT include sources of personal communication on the reference list. Refer to the 6th edition APA Manual for details. 

Report Format:

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for in-text citations and for the reference page. The grading rubric for the report deducts points for non-compliance with APA formatting. For help with APA formatting for in-text citations and the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and the resources linked to the course D2L page, including the sample report.  

Report Audience:

For this report, the intended reader is a staff radiographer. Students should write these reports based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, in this anatomy report students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a CT chest with contrast is the most valuable study to see the thoracic aorta. 

Organization:

Organization, flow, and grammar count as part of the report grade. The anatomy report should be clearly labeled with the sections identified in the list below (Submission Format).  The information needs to flow smoothly from one section to the next.  Students must use baccalaureate-level writing skills including complete sentences and correct grammar.  

Submission Format:

The anatomy reports must: 

  • Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate assignment dropbox in Desire2Learn (D2L) on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.  Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor.
    • 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”.
    • Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
  • The report must be submitted as one document that includes the standard MSU Radiologic Sciences cover page, body of the report with labeled sections, and the reference list.
  • 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
  • The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files. 
  • Be double-spaced
  • Include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below 

Page #1 – Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page

Starting on page #2: Body of the Report

Description of Anatomy (minimum of 1/2 page, maximum of 1 pages in length)

  •  Describe the gross anatomy of the organ, joint or spinal region (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar).
  • Describe the function of the anatomy.
  •  What other names are used for the anatomy, if applicable?  

Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)

  • Specifically describe how this anatomy normally looks on CT (with and without contrast), MRI (T1 and T2) and Ultrasound – this is one of the main purposes for doing this report because it focuses on the roles of medical imaging!
  • Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this anatomy looks like on the images.  Students will include the images demonstrating the normal anatomy in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the anatomy on images here.
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on CT (with and without contrast)
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on MRI (T1 and T2 only)- If the structure is not demonstrated on MRI explain why the structure is not imaged with this modality.
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on Ultrasound- If the structure is not demonstrated on ultrasound explain why the structure is not imaged with this modality.
  •  Each student is required to interact with at least one physician (preferable a radiologist) about using medical imaging to demonstrate this anatomy.  This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines. 

Appropriateness of imaging (minimum ½ page, maximum 1 page in length)

  • Discuss the ACR appropriateness criteria http://www.acr.org/Quality-Safety/Appropriateness-Criteria
    • What is the ACR appropriateness criteria?
    • Explain how the criteria helps the clinician pick the correct diagnostic test for the patient’s symptoms.
  • Pick a criteria that is related to the organ system your anatomy is a part of (EX if your organ is the stomach, you would pick gastrointestinal). Select either a pain or trauma as the clinical condition in that category.
  • State the ACR’s recommendation for the most appropriate diagnostic test for that clinical condition.
  • Do you agree with the ACR’s recommendation why or why not? 

Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)

  • Include 2 images of the anatomy on two different modalities. (CT and MRI, CT and US, or MRI and US). The appendix does not need to be in APA format but needs to have the URL underneath the image if the image is from a website.   

Starting on a new page, (probably about page #6)

References

  • The References  list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
  • All sources on the references list must be cited in the report, and all in-text citations must be referenced on the references list                            

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

Comprehensive Final Exam - 50%

The comprehensive proctored final exam will be administered using Desire2Learn (D2L).  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 examThe exam is two (2) hours in length. The Final Exam is CLOSED BOOK. Not textbooks or notes may be brought to the testing center. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

 

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from Desire2Learn (D2L).  The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  Students must provide the proctor with the Proctor Guidelines.  Students should submit the completed proctor application to the instructor (fax, US mail, or email from proctor) by the scheduled due date at the end of this syllabus.  All inquiries about the proctor application should be directed to the appropriate instructor.                                   

Fall 2012 COURSE SCHEDULE

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

August 25

Classes begin

August 25

All Quizzes are Open

Goal date Sept 7

Quiz 1

Goal date Sept 21

Quiz 2

Goal date Oct 5

Quiz 3

Goal date Oct 19

Quiz 4

Goal date Nov 2

Quiz 5

November 6

 

Sectional Anatomy Paper due by midnight,

Submit the report to the assignment dropbox as a single Word document. 

The file should be named:   “lastname_topic”…….e.g.., smith_COPD

Goal date Nov 30

Quiz 7

Nov 27

Proctor Application due by 5:00 CST

December 3

All quizzes must be submitted by midnight CST

December 3- December 13

The Closed Book Final Exam will only be available December 3 through December 13 . 

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm on December 13.

(50 questions, 2 hours)

 

 


Grading Standards

 

Evaluation:  

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Unit Quizzes                                                  25%

Sectional Anatomy paper                                                                                      25%

Proctored Desire2Learn (D2L) Comprehensive CLOSED book Final Exam           50%

 

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 – 60

F = 59 and below


Submission Format Policy

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

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

The course content is divided into Units by chapters.  Additional resource material is available through the Internet.  Each Unit has a quiz. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.

Unit 1:  Cranium

Unit 2:  Brain

Unit 3:  Spine and Neck

Unit 4:  Thorax

Unit 5:  Abdomen

Unit 6:  Pelvis

Unit 7: Extremities

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review any Internet resources before attempting the open book Unit quizzes.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about Unit quiz due 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.

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Book Unit Quizzes - 35%

 

When a student has reviewed a Unit and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to Desire2Learn (D2L) and receive a customized timed Unit quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course schedule for the due dates of the Unit quizzes. The student can take any quiz at any time throughout the course and in any sequence they prefer but all quizzes must be completed by the DUE DATE in the Course Schedule. If a quiz is not completed by this DUE DATE a “0” will be given for the missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through the course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty.

 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in Desire2Learn (D2L), contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away 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:

 

  1. Unit Quiz Number (1 - 6)
  2. Question Stem
  3. Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
  4. Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  5. Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct
  6. 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.

 

Sectional Anatomy Report-25%

The purpose of this report is to enforce the normal appearance of anatomy on different sectional imaging modalities (CT, MRI and US).  Students should demonstrate that they have an understanding of the anatomy they chose, but perhaps more importantly, this report provides an opportunity for students to “step back” and see which imaging modality is the most appropriate for the anatomy and condition being examined to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the patients.  

The Sectional Anatomy reports for this class must have in-text citations because the reports must be based on published scholarly information in reliable sources and cannot be created from a person’s own experiences.  Unless information is common knowledge, the source should be cited.  

Students must synthesize and paraphrase the information they find and cite the sources of the information appropriately.  The grading rubric for the paper deducts points for inappropriate or inadequate sources, incorrect in-text citations, too many direct quotes, incorrect number of pages per section, incorrect format for the references page, etc.

  • Students need to read information about the selected anatomy from several reliable source(s) and then put the information in their own words (paraphrasing).  They need to cite the source(s) of the information with an in-text citation.
  •  If students find that the reliable source has specific information that they need to use word-for-word (direct quoting), they need to put the quoted information in quotation marks and cite the source (including the page number) of the information with an in-text citation. 
  •  Students need to resist the temptation to make this report a series of direct quotes about the anatomy.  Students need to show they really understand the information by combining information from several sources, organizing it correctly, and paraphrasing to summarize the information requested for each section of the report. 

Refer to the Honor System section of this syllabus, the course instructor, and the links within D2L for more information on academic dishonesty. 

Students should refer to the sample paper on the course website for ideas about how the report should be done. 

 Topic Approval:

Students will pick one (1) organ, joint, or section of the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar) to research. Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board by the due date indicated on the course schedule or a grade of zero will be assigned. 

  • Two students within the same section of the course cannot have the same topic. To avoid duplication, students can review the discussion board to see anatomy already selected by classmates. 
  • Students may NOT use anatomy reports submitted previously for other classes.  The instructor may not be aware that a student has previously used a particular topic.  Even if the instructor approves the topic for this class and it is revealed later that the student is using the same topic, the student will receive a zero on this assignment. Students would be wise to select topics they have not written about in the past. 
  • The course instructor will let the student know his/her selected anatomy topic is approved by posting on the discussion board. 

Sources:

Students must cite at least 2 – 5 sources of information about this anatomy.  Students may cite textbooks, scholarly journal articles (Radiographics is a great source), or other scholarly sources for information about the anatomy. These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.  Students should contact the instructor if they are not sure how to gain access to the Moffett Library databases.  

Students should use only credible medical websites such as eMedicine.com.  No more than two (2) website sources (other than journal databases) can be used.  NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is allowed – see the previous explanation about paraphrasing, synthesizing, and direct quoting. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.”  This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate. 

To encourage more professional communication between technologists and radiologists, students must consult with a radiologist when preparing these reports.  Using appropriate APA formatting, the information obtained from the radiologist must be cited as a personal communication in the text of the report.  Incidentally, APA formatting does NOT include sources of personal communication on the reference list. Refer to the 6th edition APA Manual for details. 

Report Format:

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for in-text citations and for the reference page. The grading rubric for the report deducts points for non-compliance with APA formatting. For help with APA formatting for in-text citations and the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and the resources linked to the course D2L page, including the sample report.  

Report Audience:

For this report, the intended reader is a staff radiographer. Students should write these reports based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, in this anatomy report students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a CT chest with contrast is the most valuable study to see the thoracic aorta. 

Organization:

Organization, flow, and grammar count as part of the report grade. The anatomy report should be clearly labeled with the sections identified in the list below (Submission Format).  The information needs to flow smoothly from one section to the next.  Students must use baccalaureate-level writing skills including complete sentences and correct grammar.  

Submission Format:

The anatomy reports must: 

  • Be submitted as Microsoft WORD documents to the appropriate assignment dropbox in Desire2Learn (D2L) on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.  Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor.
    • 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”.
    • Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
  • The report must be submitted as one document that includes the standard MSU Radiologic Sciences cover page, body of the report with labeled sections, and the reference list.
  • 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
    • The instructor will not accept Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect files. 
  • Be double-spaced
  • Include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below 

Page #1 – Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page

Starting on page #2: Body of the Report

Description of Anatomy (minimum of 1/2 page, maximum of 1 pages in length)

  •  Describe the gross anatomy of the organ, joint or spinal region (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar).
  • Describe the function of the anatomy.
  •  What other names are used for the anatomy, if applicable?  

Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)

  • Specifically describe how this anatomy normally looks on CT (with and without contrast), MRI (T1 and T2) and Ultrasound – this is one of the main purposes for doing this report because it focuses on the roles of medical imaging!
  • Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this anatomy looks like on the images.  Students will include the images demonstrating the normal anatomy in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the anatomy on images here.
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on CT (with and without contrast)
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on MRI (T1 and T2 only)- If the structure is not demonstrated on MRI explain why the structure is not imaged with this modality.
  • Use one paragraph to describe how the anatomy appears on Ultrasound- If the structure is not demonstrated on ultrasound explain why the structure is not imaged with this modality.
  •  Each student is required to interact with at least one physician (preferable a radiologist) about using medical imaging to demonstrate this anatomy.  This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines. 

Appropriateness of imaging (minimum ½ page, maximum 1 page in length)

  • Discuss the ACR appropriateness criteria http://www.acr.org/Quality-Safety/Appropriateness-Criteria
    • What is the ACR appropriateness criteria?
    • Explain how the criteria helps the clinician pick the correct diagnostic test for the patient’s symptoms.
  • Pick a criteria that is related to the organ system your anatomy is a part of (EX if your organ is the stomach, you would pick gastrointestinal). Select either a pain or trauma as the clinical condition in that category.
  • State the ACR’s recommendation for the most appropriate diagnostic test for that clinical condition.
  • Do you agree with the ACR’s recommendation why or why not? 

Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)

  • Include 2 images of the anatomy on two different modalities. (CT and MRI, CT and US, or MRI and US). The appendix does not need to be in APA format but needs to have the URL underneath the image if the image is from a website.   

Starting on a new page, (probably about page #6)

References

  • The References  list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
  • All sources on the references list must be cited in the report, and all in-text citations must be referenced on the references list                            

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

Comprehensive Final Exam - 50%

The comprehensive proctored final exam will be administered using Desire2Learn (D2L).  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 examThe exam is two (2) hours in length. The Final Exam is CLOSED BOOK. Not textbooks or notes may be brought to the testing center. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

 

Proctor Guidelines and the Proctor Application form are available from Desire2Learn (D2L).  The MSU Radiologic Sciences department now uses a standardized protocol and proctor application.  Students must provide the proctor with the Proctor Guidelines.  Students should submit the completed proctor application to the instructor (fax, US mail, or email from proctor) by the scheduled due date at the end of this syllabus.  All inquiries about the proctor application should be directed to the appropriate instructor.                                   

Fall 2012 COURSE SCHEDULE

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times

August 25

Classes begin

August 25

All Quizzes are Open

Goal date Sept 7

Quiz 1

Goal date Sept 21

Quiz 2

Goal date Oct 5

Quiz 3

Goal date Oct 19

Quiz 4

Goal date Nov 2

Quiz 5

November 6

 

Sectional Anatomy Paper due by midnight,

Submit the report to the assignment dropbox as a single Word document. 

The file should be named:   “lastname_topic”…….e.g.., smith_COPD

Goal date Nov 30

Quiz 7

Nov 27

Proctor Application due by 5:00 CST

December 3

All quizzes must be submitted by midnight CST

December 3- December 13

The Closed Book Final Exam will only be available December 3 through December 13 . 

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 5:00 pm on December 13.

(50 questions, 2 hours)

 



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

The student can take any quiz at any time throughout the course and in any sequence they prefer but all quizzes must be completed by the DUE DATE in the Course Schedule. If a quiz is not completed by this DUE DATE a “0” will be given for the missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through the course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty.

The Sectional Anatomy Paper must be completed by the due date in the course syllabus. No late Sectional Anatomy Papers will be accepted and a grade of "0" will be recorded.


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

 

Attendance:

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.


Other Policies

 

Administrative Process:

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor.  If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:

Department Chair – Dr. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)

College Dean – Dr. James Johnston 940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)

 

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 Desire2Learn (D2L) course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

 

All components of RADS 4733 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. 

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.  If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 PLEASE NOTE

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 purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.

 

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 use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course.

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students.

 

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, etc)

 

When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students’ “students.mwsu.edu” email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account. 


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.