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Sectional Anatomy

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 4733
Section Number
RADS 4733
Semester
Spring 2018
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Internet
Days & Times

Online course

Professor
Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)(CT) (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Overview


Prerequisite(s): None

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 guides, Desire2Learn (D2L) modules, Sectional anatomy assignment, optional learning activities, open book module quizzes, and a closed book proctored final exam are used in this course.

 

Course Materials


 

Textbooks

Required:

Kelley, L.L. & Petersen, C.M. (2013). Sectional anatomy for imaging professionals. (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier [ISBN: 978-0-3230-8260-0]

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5]

 

Internet connectivity

Students need an up-to-date computer with an internet connection in this course.

Proctor Specifications and Computer Requirements:

  • PC Users: A well-working computer running Windows XP or higher with 1024 MB of RAM or higher.
  • Mac Users: A well-working computer running Mac OS X or higher.
  • Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer.
  • A reliable high speed internet connection (minimum 768 Kbps/384 Kbps Download/Upload).
  • A web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed.

Detailed instructions for ProctorU are in the RADS 4733 D2L course shell under the section labeled Final Exam.

Course Expectations

Course Requirements


 

The student must:

  • Complete reading assignments.
  • Successfully complete the required online examinations, including a proctored final exam.
  • Complete Sectional Anatomy PowerPoint Assignment.
  • Meet all submission deadlines.

 

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. When emailing the instructor, please use the following subject header:

 

4733_your last name_topic of message Example: 4733_Smith_Quiz 4

 

When there is a need to contact a student, the instructor will use the student’s students.mwsu.edu email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account (set up your email to forward messages to an email you check often to avoid potentially missing any correspondence).

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account or you need help forwarding messages, do so as soon as possible by going to: http://infosys.mwsu.edu/email.asp

 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.).

 

The instructor will be available to meet either in person or via telephone with any interested students by appointment.

Grading Standards

Course Requirements


 

The student must:

  • Complete reading assignments.
  • Successfully complete the required online examinations, including a proctored final exam.
  • Complete Sectional Anatomy PowerPoint Assignment.
  • Meet all submission deadlines.

 

Evaluation


 Grading

Assignments will be graded in a timely manner after the published due dates. The professor will not grade assignments early nor will be professor “pre-grade” assignments. The professor is committed to your education and will answer relevant questions about course topics so long as such answers do not compromise specific assignments or specific test question.

Grade distribution

  • 35%     D2L open book module quizzes
  • 25%     Sectional Anatomy Powerpoint Assignment
  • 40%     Proctored D2L comprehensive closed book final exam

 

Grade Scale

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below

Grade Rounding

The professor does not “round up” individual assignments. The professor will round up a course grade that is greater than 0.45 points from the next level.

 

Final Course Grade

 

A final course score (including any “rounding up”) of 69.45 is required to pass this course. Letter grades of “D” or “F” cannot be used for graduation and will require the course be repeated according to the current department policies.

 

The last date to withdraw from this course and receive a grade of “W” is Monday March 26th at 4:00pm CST. All withdrawals must be initiated by the student. After this date dropping the course results in a grade of “F”.

 

Late Work


Due Dates. Assignments and quizzes must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. There are target due dates in the course schedule to keep the student on track to successfully complete all course work. If a student fails to meet a final deadline the student will receive no (0) credit for the assignment not submitted on time.

 

Emergency Extension. If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, email the instructor at vicki.sanders@mwsu.edu  as soon as possible on or before the scheduled due date. All course work must be completed in the semester the course is taken. The professor does not give incomplete grades.

 

Submission Format Policy

Please refer to the course syllabus for specific information for quiz and/or assignmnent submission

 

RADS 4733-Spring 2018- Course Schedule

 

Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times*

 

January 13

Class begins

All quizzes are open

 

January 24

Module 1 Quiz target date

 

February 7

Sectional Anatomy PowerPoint Topic due by 23:59

 

February 7

Module 2 Quiz target date

 

February 21

Module 3 Quiz target date

 

March 7

Module 4 Quiz target date – middle of semester

 

March 11-March 18

Spring Break

 

March 21

Module 5 Quiz target date

 

March 26

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” by 4:00 p.m. CST

 

March 29- April 1

Easter Break

 

April 2

Sectional Anatomy PowerPoint Project due by 23:59

 

April 4

Module 6 Quiz target date

 

April 4

Final Exam opens (all quizzes must be complete before taking the final)

 

April 18

Module 7 Quiz target date

 

May 4

Module 8 Quiz target date

 

May 4

All eight (8) Module Quizzes are due by 23:59

April 9- May 10

Final exam

Closed Book Proctored Final Exam

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 17:00 CST on

May 10, 2018.

(2 hours, all quizzes must be complete, before taking the final)

 

 


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 Work


Due Dates. Assignments and quizzes must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. There are target due dates in the course schedule to keep the student on track to successfully complete all course work. If a student fails to meet a final deadline the student will receive no (0) credit for the assignment or quiz not submitted.

 

Emergency Extension. If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, email the instructor at vicki.sanders@mwsu.edu  as soon as possible on or before the scheduled due date. All course work must be completed in the semester the course is taken. The professor does not give incomplete grades.

 

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, (940) 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 in to D2L. Regular checks will ensure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.

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 168 (940)397-4140, https://mwsu.edu/student- life/disability/  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 ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940)397-4140, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.

 

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:

  1. Interim Department Chair – Debra Wynne (940-397-4608)
  2. Interim College Dean - Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4594)
  3. Dean of Students – Matthew Park (940-397-7500)

 

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.

 

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,

  • Use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
  • Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or
  • The acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

 

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to,

  • Turning in someone else’s work and calling it your own.
  • Paraphrasing another source without citing the source;
  • Direct quotations which are not marked as direct quotations regardless of the attribution;
  • Using a majority of direct quotes within a paper regardless of attribution and:
  • Using incorrect information in a citation including citing one author as the source of another author’s work.1

 

All assignments will be submitted to TurnItIn.com, a computerized service which checks for plagiarism. Any suspicious results will be investigated.

 

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.

 

Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism, please consult:

 

References

1 iParadigms. (2014). What is plagiarism? Retrieved from http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism- 101/what-is-plagiarism

 

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/ project 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.

 

Senate Bill 11


 

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at http://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.

 

 

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.