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Anatomy/Physiology: Introduction Medical Imaging

ANPS 095 A (CRN: 15653)

3 Credit Hours

About ANPS 095 A

ANPS-095, Introduction to Medical Imaging Medical imaging allows physicians to see inside the human body to diagnose disease and guide treatment. In this course, we will describe the imaging techniques used in a modern radiology department and their importance to healthcare. There are many types of medical imaging employed in a modern radiology department, for example based on X-rays (radiography, CT scans), radioactive decay (bone scans, SPECT, PET), electromagnetic waves (MRI) and sound (ultrasound). A descriptive approach will be used, with emphasis on general principles and applications, rather than detailed mathematics. A background in the biologic sciences, physics or mathematics is not needed to enter or succeed in this class. The information presented will be practical and of use in your lives, in whichever path you are headed. Faculty and guest speakers will include radiologists (physicians who interpret medical images), radiographers (staff who take the images) and medical physicists. Students will also visit the Radiology department of the UVM Medical Center and have opportunities to see state-of-the-art medical imaging technology in action.

Notes

Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

Medical imaging allows physicians to see inside the human body to diagnose disease and guide treatment. In this course, we will describe the imaging techniques used in a modern radiology department and their importance to healthcare. There are many types of medical imaging employed in a modern radiology department, for example based on X-rays (radiography, CT scans), radioactive decay (bone scans, SPECT, PET), electromagnetic waves (MRI) and sound (ultrasound). A descriptive approach will be used, with emphasis on general principles and applications, rather than detailed mathematics. A background in the biologic sciences, physics or mathematics is not needed to enter or succeed in this class. The information presented will be practical and of use in your lives, in whichever path you are headed. Faculty and guest speakers will include radiologists (physicians who interpret medical images), radiographers (staff who take the images) and medical physicists. Students will visit the Radiology department of the UVM Medical Center and have opportunities to see state-of-the-art medical imaging technology in action. Students will also learn how ultrasound is being applied to help improve healthcare and meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to “Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio”. This will be presented by the president and co-founder of “Imaging the World” (ITW). ITW aims to bring inexpensive ultrasound technology to under-resourced countries to help address global health issues. The role of radiology/imaging has evolved so rapidly over the last 25 years and has taken a central role in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients in the era of modern health care. This course will provide the information that all potential patients should have to understand what tests they or their friends and family may undergo. This will allow them to be able to be an active participant in the decision making process of their own healthcare. Additionally, through spirited debate, students will learn about how changes in public policy (such as the affordable care act, and accountable care organizations) may impact future health costs and services. The course may also be of particular interest to students with future career plans involving healthcare, bioengineering or public health.

Section Expectation

Students will be expected to attend all lectures and read and understand the supplied materials (both written and multimedia). Weekly quizzes and project assignments are expected to take several additional hours per week.

Evaluation

Course assessment will be: • 10% attendance and surveys • 15% online quizzes • 15% mid-semester test • 20% final exam • 40% by projects

Meetings

to

Location

Votey Bldg 367 (View Campus Map)

Times

to on Tuesday and Thursday