MRAD 600

Diagnostic Radiological Imaging - Sophomore Elective

This elective helps students develop skills in understanding the radiographic appearance of normal anatomical structures, variations of the normal and the contrast with common abnormalities encountered in clinical conditions.  The course deals with augmentation of the students' skills in physical diagnosis and patient examination, demonstrating visually the normal and abnormal findings in simulated physical examination situations.  Teaching is done in semi-formal lecture format with online (D2L) supplementation including syllabus, schedule, lectures, course updates and final exam.  Students are required to submit a course evaluation at the end of the course.

MRAD 600 will be offered during the Fall Term of the 2015-2016 academic year.  In the past it has been comprised of 10 lectures on Wednesday nights.

Prerequisite:   M2 Status ~ MUST have successfully completed the freshman anatomy course.

Conducted by the CMS Department of Radiology Faculty and Guest Lecturers.

Eligible students enroll in the course through the Registrar's office.

Withdrawals must been done through the Reigistrar's office, also.

MRAD 600:  Students will receive ten (10) 50 minute lectures.  All but one of the classes are scheduled for Wednesday evening between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  The Class Schedule posted on D2L lists the specific  dates and times.

The 10 lecture titles are:    (1)  Pediatric Radiology  (2)  Chest Radiology, Featuring CT  (3) Abdominal Imaging  (4) Radiation Oncology  (5) The Waxler 10: import concepts every student needs to know  (6) Neuroradiology  (7) Skeletal Imaging in Trauma  (8) Imaging Acute Cervical Spine Trauma  (9) A Practical Approach to Imaging Non-Traumatic Abdominal Pain  (10) Ultrasound

Students will be given information about the course during the first scheduled class at the beginning of the term. Grades will be issued on a Pass/Fail (Incomplete, Withdrawal, where necessary) basis. Students must meet attendance requirements, pass the exam at the end of the semester and submit a written course evaluation to receive a passing grade for the course.

Students  enrolled in the MRAD 600 elective may log into D2L to access the syllabus, schedule and updated information relating to the ongoing course.

Questions about the course may be directed to Stephen Floret, Undergraduate Medical Education Administrator, Department of Radiology, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, telephone: (847) 578-3345; or to the Course Director, Ejaz Rahim, M.D., at (312) 569-6643.