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MISR 5261—Pathophysiology and Clinical Correlation I
Application of the concepts of pathophysiology for the assessment and management of medical imaging patients.  Emphasis is placed on physiologic processes that contribute to understanding disease manifestation.  An overview of cell function and growth, body defenses, tissue oxygenation, respiratory function, ventilation and its failure, and image correlation focusing on chest and thoracic imaging pathology is included.  Moreover, presentation of lymphatic, vascular, and genitourinary functioning is addressed with correlation of imaging findings of representative pathology.  (2 Credits, Online)

MISR 5262—Pathophysiology and Clinical Correlation II
Application of the concepts of pathophysiology for the assessment and management of medical imaging patients.  Emphasis is placed on physiologic processes that contribute to understanding disease manifestation.  An overview of endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional functions, and associated imaging manifestations of disease are addressed.  Neurological processes as well as neuromuscular and musculoskeletal morphology are evaluated with correlation of medical imaging techniques demonstrating pathology.  Finally, an overview of skin diseases and an investigation of concepts in pediatric and geriatric imaging as they correlate with radiologic appearance of disease are covered. (2 Credits, Online)

MISR 5315—Statistics & Research Methods
Introduction to research designs, epidemiology, probability, test statistics, sample size, power, correlations, non-parametric tests, regression, and analysis of variance.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MISR 5331—Research Project I
Practical experience in conducting research. A written plan describing the project’s objectives and goals must be approved by the student’s research mentor and program director prior to implementation. The student will submit the completed project for consideration to be published in a peer reviewed journal or to be presented at a professional meeting as a poster or lecture. A minimum of 3 SC in MISR 5331 is required for program completion.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MISR 5342—Research Project II (optional)
A minimum of 3 SC in this research project course is required for program completion.  The research project courses may be taken for up to 6 SC.  (1-3 Credits, Lecture)

MISR 5351—Health Care Systems in America
Analysis of the health care services provided within the United States.  The evolution, structure, financing, and regulation of the nation’s health care institutions will be covered.  In addition, ethics and legal issues related to the health professions will be studied.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MISR 5381—Imaging of Special Populations
Investigation of the phenomena of aging, including selected biological, medical, and psychosocial issues.  Methods of radiography are emphasized.  (3 Credits, Online)

MISR 5513—Clinical Internship I
The focus of this clinical internship course is on thoracic and abdominal imaging procedures.  Radiologist Assistant (RA) interns are required to document a minimum of 260 clock hours, excluding breaks, in the clinical setting for the clinical internship course.  Sixty-five of these 260 hours must be devoted to observing the radiologists’ interpretations of images.  (5 Credits, Online)

MISR 5523—Clinical Internship II
The focus of this clinical internship course is on muscoskeletal imaging procedures.  Radiologist Assistant (RA) interns are required to document a minimum of 260 clock hours, excluding breaks, in the clinical setting for the clinical internship course.  Sixty-five of these 260 hours must be devoted to observing the radiologists’ interpretations of images.  (5 Credits, Online)

MISR 5533—Clinical Internship III
The focus of this clinical internship course is on gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging procedures.  Radiologist Assistant (RA) interns are required to document a minimum of 260 clock hours, excluding breaks, in the clinical setting for the clinical internship course.  Sixty-five of these 260 hours must be devoted to observing the radiologists’ interpretations of images.  (5 Credits, Online)

MISR 5543—Clinical Internship IV
RA track emphasizes invasive imaging procedures.  (5 Credits, Online)

MISR 5553—Clinical Internship V
RA track emphasizes specialized modalities.  (5 Credits, Online)