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Effective: Summer 2014
DMS 51ASECTIONAL ANATOMY3 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C or equivalent.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Define and use reference points, planes, and terminology related to medical imaging.
  • Identify the anatomy of the body cavity and head in multiple anatomical planes.
Description -
Sectional human anatomy for health care professionals, students of Allied Health and nursing professions. Emphasis on transverse, coronal and sagittal planes and correlation to other imaging modalities. Discussions include pathology-related alterations to sectional anatomy images. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. define and use reference points, planes, and terminology related to medical imaging.
  2. identify the anatomy of the body cavity and head in the transverse, coronal and sagittal planes.
  3. identify each described organs internal anatomy and alteration by pathology.
  4. compare and contrast the differences of image presentation by various imaging modalities.
  5. discuss the various medical equipment which views the human body as it relates to anatomy in sectional planes and the role of cultural group acceptance.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Anatomical Terminology and Orientation
    1. Review of medical terminology
    2. Body Planes
    3. Orientation of anatomy in the cross section and saggital planes
  2. Sectional Anatomy of Organs and Systems
    1. Cranium
    2. Facial Bones
    3. Brain
    4. Neck
    5. Thorax
    6. Heart
    7. Abdomen
    8. GI system
    9. GU system
    10. Muscles
    11. Pelvis
    12. Skeletal system
  3. Pathology of Organs and Systems
  4. Comparative analysis of CT, MRI, sonography.
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes
  2. Examinations
  3. Comprehensive final examination.
Representative Text(s) -
Kelley, Lorrie L., and Petersen, Connie M., Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals, 3rd ed.,St Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 2013.
Kelley, Lorrie L., and Petersen, Connie M., Sectional Anatomy Study Guide, 3rd ed.,St Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 2013.

Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations and classroom discussions. The course will include assessments, participation and homework.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignments from text.
  2. Completion of workbook chapters.
  3. Homework from review questions at the end of each chapter of the textbook.