Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number: 4733  Section Number: 31

Summer I 2014

Location: Online

Days & Times:

Distance education

Course Attachments

SyllabusSectional Anatomy - Summer 2014   Course Syllabus RADS 4733x31 wynne-20140529-140137.pdf


Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals 3rd ed
Demonstrates the anatomy the health professional is required to understand to optimize patient care.
  ISBN: 978-0-323-08260-0

APA Manual 6th edition
Style manual for persons in the social and behavioral sciences professions
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Sectional Anatomy Workbook
Provides practice opportunities for the user to identify specific anatomy.
  ISBN: 978-0323-09419-1

MSU Faculty Member
Debra Wynne   
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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



D2L Open Book Unit Quizzes


Sectional Anatomy Assignment


Proctored D2L Comprehensive CLOSED Book Final Exam



Grading Standards










59% or less


Submission Format Policy

Students must use baccalaureate level writing skills including complete sentences, correct grammar, and proper punctuation.  All assignments will be graded for accuracy, completeness, quality, spelling, grammar, and integrity.

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

All students enrolled in RADS 4733 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.  See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.  Late work is NOT accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date.  I strongly suggest you not wait until the last minute.

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


Since this is an online course, there are no mandatory face-to-face sessions, with the exception of the mid-term and final exam.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging into D2L.  Regular checks will ensure messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.  This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about activities and due dates.  The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students.  Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment.

Other Policies


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/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.

Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts, other textbooks & journals, faculty, and peers.  This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive to life-long learning.

Specific components of RADS 4733 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared.  These components include the Sectional Anatomy Assignment, D2L open-book Module Quizzes, and the D2L Comprehensive Final Exam.  Submitting someone else’s work as your own or improperly cited work constitutes plagiarism.  Please see the Midwestern State University Catalog for further discussion of plagiarism.  Plagiarism will constitute in an F for the course and the student will be referred to administration for further action.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.  Quizzes and exams are not to be copied in any form or shared in any form.  Students caught engaging in such activity will receive an F for the course and be referred to University administration for dismissal.

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) may be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.   

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 students work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.



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 Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The DSS has assistance 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 Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for more information.  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 Calendar.

The Director of the Counseling Center as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.


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:

          1. Department Chair:  Dr. Jeff Killion (940) 397.4679

          2. College Dean:  Dr. James Johnston (940) 397.4594

          3. Dean of Students:  Matthew Park (940) 397.7500


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.