MSRS 6100: Research Methods (3)
This course assists students to critique, evaluate, and use research within their health science education careers. The research process including the theoretical/conceptual basis of health sciences research, methods, and critique strategies are examined in detail. There is a focus on evaluation of published research reports to evaluate the appropriateness of application of findings to clinical practice.
MSRS 6120: Research and Statistics (3)
This course focuses on the development of research skills used to evaluate data in support of the utilization of findings in clinical practice. Skills related to statistical analysis of quantitative data will be emphasized. Parametric and non-parametric methods of statistical analysis will be discussed.
MSRS 6140: Clinical Laboratory Correlation (3)
This course covers the concepts, analytical methods and clinical correlation of laboratory values as they relate to radiographic imaging, pathology, and patient history.
MSRS 6150: Grant Writing for the Clniical Scientist (3)
Students will learn to write competitive imaging clinical grant proposals. These proposals will be specific to resources required by professionals within Radiologic Sciences. For example, grants may be obtained for equipment, International RADAID (a humanitarian imaging group), and/or professional development. Learners will achieve competence in writing typical grant components including statements of need/rationale, implementation of strategies, outcomes, personnel, evaluaution, budgets, and executive summaries.
MSRS 6200: Population Health in Radiologic Sciences (3)
This course addresses the integration of epidemiology into strategic planning and managerial decision-making in health services organizations. Epidemiological principles and tools of investigation from clinical and managerial perspectives are addressed. Course work includes environmental analysis of health behaviors and lifestyle that impact demand on health care delivery systems. The student will evaluate models for integration of health services, preventive programs, demand management, and policy issues affecting continuity of care.
MSRS 6210 Global Health in Medical Imaging (3)
The purpose of this course is to explore the role of radiology in addressing healthcare disparities. This course will identify the challenges and strategies in providing radiologic services within a resource-poor complex systems with various stakeholders, advanced technologies, diverse education, volunteer management, and legal and financial considerations.
MSRS 6220: International Compentency in Medical Imaging (3)
The purpose of this course is to identify the clinical role of medical imaging in developing worlds. The current challenges of managing unique illnesses with limited resources will be discussed. Some common diseases and radiologic findings will be addressed regarding diagnosis and treatment.
MSRS 6443: Clinical Pathways (3)
Studying clinical pathways for patients based on disease processes and trauma.
MSRS 6450: Managing Health Information (3)
This introductory course is to help students develop a basic vocabulary and understanding of the principles of medical information systems. Students will additionally be introduced to the basic principles of health insurance and medical billing and coding. The main goals of this course are (1) Understanding current networking and communication systems and (2) Application of knowledge of specialized medical terminologies, insurance, and regulation systems.
MSRS 6461: Leadership in Clinical Practice (3)
The purpose of this course is to identify essential leadership and management behaviors that support a clinical practice in medical imaging. Students will gain an essential understanding of clinical organization, power, and empowerment. Career and professional considerations regarding quality, safety, work environment, communication, and career development will be critically discussed.
MSRS 6481: Current Trends in Pediatric Imaging (3)
The purpose of this course is to help students develop the knowledge and cognitive skills required for advanced pediatric imaging. The main goals of this course are (1) Understanding the differences in the appearance of neonate, infant, and child normal anatomy; (2)Assisting or performing various pediatric imaging studies; (3)Recognizing normal/pathologic advanced imaging appearance of common pediatric conditions; (4)Becoming familiar with common conditions diagnosed in the pediatric patient.
MSRS 6482: Current Trends in Cardiovascular Imaging (3)
The content of this course is designed to enhance student knowledge of contemporary cardiovascular imaging techniques and the pathology they address. Advances in modalities used to image the heart, including conventional radiography, angiography, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and cardiovascular computed tomography, have fundamentally advanced the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease in the 21st century. This course will present the latest advances in the field and compare the strengths and weaknesses of each modality. Course content will focus on heart defects, endocarditis, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiac tumors, pericardial diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. Student will discuss anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical features, encouraging the technologist to think critically, problem-solve, and evaluate the need for therapeutic intervention.
MSRS 6463: Problem Patient Management (3)
Determination of pathological conditions utilizing problem-solving case studies.
MSRS 6483: Musculoskeletal Sonography(3)
The (MSK) Sonography course will provide concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy and sonographic scanning technique and protocols necessary to produce and evaluate diagnostic images in the clinical setting for diagnosis of musculoskeletal pathology.
MSRS 6485: Current Trends in Visual Analytics (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the evolution in the application for artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare and radiology. Students will learn about the technological background of AI and how this technology has impacted emerging technology, clinical practice, and patient care.
MSRS 6486: Pathological Review Across Imaging Modalities (3)
The purpose of this course is to help students develop the knowledge and cognitive skills required for advanced imaging in various modalities. Students will become familiar with how different imaging modalities enhance and complement radiographic diagnosis of common pathologies and conditions.
MSRS 6487: Current Trends in Pain Management (3)
The purpose of this course is to overview the etiology, classification, evaluation, imaging, and treatment for pain management.
MSRS 6493: Advanced 3D Medical Imaging (3)
The Advanced 3D Medical Imaging course will provide instruction on the creation, manipulation, and printing of three-dimensional data-sets of different anatomical parts of the body. The data-sets will originate from diagnostic images (provided by the department or the student), particularly Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computer Tomography (CT) images. The course will include a hands-on learning lab where the student will use software to create a three-dimensional digital image and a three-dimensional print of an anatomical body part.
MSRS 6850: Study Abroad (3)
Students will gain knowledge and cultural experiences developed to address historical, community, political, economic, educational, geographical, and literary/artistic variables.
MSRS 6900: Capstone - Clinical Fellowship and Portfolio (3)
Experience in a Radiology department and Interventional Radiology coordinated by Weber State University, under the supervision of a Radiologist or other Medical Practitioner. Review and evaluation of student competencies, clinical performance, and professional development as required by certification.
MSRS 6992: Advanced Practice Seminar (3)
This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of current research and advances in the Radiologic Sciences.
MSRS 6999: Master's Thesis (3)
Students will enroll for this course as they complete their Masters thesis under the direction of the departmental graduate advisor. Departmental seminars and readings may also be assigned as part of this course. Students will finish their Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree by first completing a course of classroom or didactic study, then writing an original research monography for their thesis. This course is to be used during the time the student is writing the thesis and getting approval for this thesis.