Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4733  Fall 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 226

Days & Times:

August 26th - December 9th. This is an online course.

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.

Course Attachments

RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy SyllabusThis is the syllabus for RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy   4733 syllabus (Fall 2013)-20130826-144630.docx


Sectional anatomy for imaging professionals. (3rd
  ISBN: ISBN 978-0-323-08260-0

Publication manual of the American Psychological A
  ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0561-5 or ISBN 10: 1-4338-0561

MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Wertz   
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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" 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.

Course Expectations

It is expected that all students will complete all coursework, assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations on or before the due date.

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

Grading Standards


D2L Open Book Unit Quizzes                                                         25%

Sectional Anatomy Assignment                                     25%

Proctored 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

Note: This instructor does not round up the final course grade. There is no extra credit. There is no way you can go back and complete a quiz or an assignment once it is past the deadline. DO NOT ask me if you can and do not ask me for extra credit.

Final Exam12/4/2013  December 2nd - December 4th

Submission Format Policy

Quizzes and exams will be given through D2L.

Sectional Anatomy Assignment

Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the assignment using appropriate APA format for the reference page. You do not need to include in-text citations. For help with APA formatting the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and other resources such as The OWL at Purdue website.  This is a quick reference and not as detailed as the writing manual.

The assignment must contain and be limited to the following slides: 

Slide 1: A title page that includes:

  • The name of the pathology
  • The name of the student
  • University affiliation
  • Course number and section
  • Date
  • Instructor’s name

Slide 2: Identify the pathology and give a brief description of important information regarding the pathology.

Slide 3: Diagnostic procedures. Briefly explain the steps needed to produce an image in both modalities. This should include items such as patient position, contrast used and how much, region of interest, etc. Do not go into a lengthy discussion. You do not need to say remove all jewelry, articles of clothing and so forth.

Slide 4: CT imaging comparison. Show a “normal” section of anatomy and compare it to an image demonstrating your chosen pathology. Identify all pertinent anatomical structures in both images using labels. Do not forget to identify the pathology.

Slide 5: MRI imaging. Use the same criteria as in slide 4.

Slide 6: Conclusion. Determine from your research, the best modality that would aid the radiologist/physician in terms of diagnosis and treatment and why.

Slide 7: References. The References list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual

The assignment must be submitted to the appropriate assignment drop box 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 assignment 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.

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)

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

To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any assignment not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.

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.

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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 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. Always check the news section at the top of the homepage. If nothing appears, click on the title or the arrow to review any information that may have been added.

Other Policies

See attached course syllabus for additional Policies

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