MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy (8)

This subject emphasises the 3D model of anatomy and how this translates into 2D imaging in any plane, not being limited to axial, coronal and sagittal planes. This subject will focus on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging relevant to medical radiation sciences. Students will study the normal gross anatomical relationships and organisation, including normal variants, of major skeletal and soft tissue structures of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and the upper and lower limbs. The subject will also cover the normal medical imaging appearances of these structures and their relationships, as demonstrated in coronal, sagittal and transverse planes on computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are considered along with an emphasis in 3D anatomical structures as it pertains to 2D imaging.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS544. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment restricted to students in the Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

Assumed Knowledge

Basic understanding and knowledge of gross, surface and imaging anatomy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to describe and explain, using appropriate terminology and diagrams, the normal detailed structure of the: skeletal, visceral and vascular components of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and the upper and lower limbs
  • Be able to describe, using appropriate terminology and diagrams, the normal gross anatomical relationships of the: skeletal, visceral and vascular components of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and the upper and lower limbs
  • Be able to recognise and synthesise the normal medical imaging appearances of the skeletal, visceral and vascular components of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and the upper and lower limbs
  • Be able to accurately summarise and communicate relevant anatomical relationships using a 3-D construct throughout an image portfolio
  • Be able to convert a 3D object into 2D planes such as axial, coronal and sagittal and any oblique oriented plane

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Conversion of 3D anatomy into 2D imaging planes with a focus on major organs of the neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
  • Module 2: 3D imaging approach to vascular anatomy both arterial and venous
  • Module 3: 3D exploration of the brain and skull structures

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MRS544 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Reference document
30
2
Final exam
70

Special Resources

This subject uses an online 3D anatomical program with free registration to the web site.  Students will need reliable internet access.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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