Curriculum – DI

Learning Outcomes

  1. Accurate interpretation of diagnostic images
  2. Ability to recommend/acquire appropriate studies.
  3. Teaching excellence
  4. Scholarship and information literacy
  5. Professionalism as a practitioner and a consultant to physicians and patients
  6. Effective clinical radiology practice

Quarter 1

MDI 7100 - Radiation Health/Safety and Physics of Imaging 1 credits 22 hours

This course will focus upon the physical principles involved in obtaining plain films radiographs, radiation protection, radiobiology, and advanced imaging. At the completion of this course the resident will be expected to pass a written exam administered by the residency director.

Hours: 0 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: G

MDI 7110 - Normal Variants, Congenital Anomalies, and Skeletal Dysplasia 2.5 credits 33 hours

This course will focus upon developmental and congenital anomalies of the skeletal system and skeletal dysplasias. The resident will be expected to recognize, adequately describe and discuss the clinical significance of the most common conditions affecting the skeletal system. Additional areas of study will include epidemiology and management and prognosis of the key congenital anomalies and skeletal dysplasias. The resident will also be expected to discuss the role of advanced imaging is these key conditions. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and pass an oral exam administered by the residency director.

Hours: 2 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: G

MDI 7120 - Clinical Radiology Phase IA 2 credits 66 hours

The resident will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in producing high quality radiographic images of all anatomic areas that are consistent with the state of the art and legal scope of chiropractic practice. The resident must participate in quality improvement/quality assurance activities. The resident upon completion of Clinical Radiology Phase IA will be assessed by the resident’s supervisor for professional demeanor and deportment in a clinical setting.

Hours: 0 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7130 - Instructional Methodology I 2.5 credits 33 hours

This course is an introductory course on effective teaching, learning and assessment. As an introductory course it will explore various teaching, learning and assessment theories and paradigms. Residents will gain knowledge of various learning styles of students and explore the various types of teaching approaches that resonate with those styles. It will also provide entry-level information on basic curriculum design and instructional methods. Emphasis on effective methods to teach and evaluate knowledge type competencies will be coupled with practice in creating lecture-type instructional tools. Residents will create a formal lecture on a topic selected in the course as a part of the outcome of the course.

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7140 - Teaching Practicum 1A .5 credits 11 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of radiographic anatomy and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The resident will be evaluated by the assigned supervisor for teaching proficiency, professional demeanor and deportment and level of knowledge. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

Hours: 0 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7150 - Research Methodologies 1.5 credits 22 hours

This course will focus upon the fundamentals of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, and applied to patient care. The resident will demonstrate proficiency in accessing medical information relevant to the patient’s problem and demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the quality, relevance and usefulness of scientific information in accessing patient problems.

Hours: 1 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

Quarter 2

MDI 7200 - Physical Injury of the Musculoskeletal System 5 credits 88 hours

This course will focus upon trauma to the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The resident will be expected to recognize and accurately describe fractures and dislocations of the axial and appendicular skeleton and be able to distinguish stable from unstable injuries. Additional areas to be covered include terminology, advanced imaging, management and prognosis. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant in Bone Pathology I, a professional level course at UWS that introduces a systemic approach to fracture management, case management of common fractures and dislocations of the axial skeleton and appendicular skeleton. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and an oral exam administered by the residency director.

Hours: 2 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: G

MDI 7210 - Clinical Radiology Phase 1B 1 credits 33 hours

The resident will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in producing high quality radiographic images of all anatomic areas that are consistent with the state of the art and legal scope of chiropractic practice and the resident must participate in quality improvement/quality assurance activities. The resident upon completion of Clinical Radiology Phase IB will be assessed by the resident’s supervisor for professional demeanor and deportment in a clinical setting.

Hours: 0 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7220 - Instructional Methodology II 22 hours

This course will further explore learning environments germane to health care education, focusing on methodologies of skills development. It will also explore in greater depth issues related to curriculum design with emphasis on laboratory and skills development-type instructional methods. Residents will create a formal laboratory-learning module on a topic selected in the course as a part of the outcome of the course.

Hours: 1 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7230 - Teaching Practicum 1B 2 credits 33 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of radiographic anatomy and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The resident will be evaluated by the assigned supervisor for teaching proficiency, professional demeanor and deportment, and level of knowledge. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

MDI 7240 - Preparation of Thesis Proposal 1 credits 33 hours

The focus of this course will be in selecting a thesis topic and formulate a thesis that is focused and significant and will add to the body of knowledge in diagnostic imaging. The thesis topic selected must be agreed upon by the Residency Committee.

Hours: 0 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/F

Quarter 3

MDI 7300 - Arthritides 3 credits 55 hours

This course will focus upon the arthritides affecting the skeletal system. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant in Bone Pathology II, a professional level course at UWS that introduces chiropractic students to the radiologic, laboratory and clinical manifestations of the more common musculoskeletal neoplasms, infections and arthritides. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and oral exam administered by the residency director.

Hours: 1 lecture - 4 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: G

MDI 7310 - Infectious Disorders of Bone 2 credits 33 hours

This course will focus upon the infectious disorders of bone. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant in Bone Pathology II, a professional level course at UWS that introduces chiropractic students to the radiologic, laboratory and clinical manifestations of the more common musculoskeletal neoplasms, infections and arthritides. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and a oral exam administered by the residency director.

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: G

MDI 7320 - Clinical Radiology Phase 1C 1 credits 33 hours

The resident will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in producing high quality radiographic images of all anatomic areas that are consistent with the state of the art and legal scope of chiropractic practice and the resident must participate in quality improvement/quality assurance activities. Upon completion of Clinical Radiology Phase IC, the resident’s supervisor will assess the resident’s professional demeanor and deportment in a clinical setting.

Hours: 0 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7330 - Instructional Methods III .5 credits 11 hours

This course will explore teaching and learning environments with emphasis on critical thinking skills development-type instructional methods. Residents will create a formal learning module on a topic selected in the course as a part of the outcome of the course.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7340 - Teaching Practicum 1C 2 credits 33 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of radiographic anatomy and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7350 - Thesis Preparation I 2 credits

The student will select a thesis advisor approved by the Residency Committee. The resident will be supervised by and meet regularly with their thesis advisor. The thesis advisor will monitor the resident’s progress on their thesis. Upon completion of the quarter, the resident will present portions and/or draft of their work to the residency director.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 44 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 4

MDI 7400 - Neoplastic and Neoplastic-like Lesions of Bone 2.5 credits 44 hours

This course will focus upon the neoplastic and neoplastic-like conditions of bone. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant in Bone Pathology II, a professional level course at UWS that introduces the chiropractic student to the radiologic, laboratory and clinical manifestations of the more common musculoskeletal neoplasms, infections and arthritides. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and an oral exam administered by the residency director.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

MDI 7410 - Clinical Radiology Phase 1D 1 credits 33 hours

The resident will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in producing high quality radiographic images of all anatomic areas that are consistent with the state of the art and legal scope of chiropractic practice and the resident must participate in quality improvement/quality assurance activities. Upon completion of Clinical Radiology Phase ID, the resident’s supervisor will assess the resident’s professional demeanor and deportment in a clinical setting.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7420 - Instructional Methods IV 2 credits 33 hours

This course will explore formal and informal assessment methods in teaching and learning environments with emphasis on psychometrics and defensibility of assessment instruments. Residents will create and critique assessment plans and evaluation instruments as a part of the course.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7430 - Teaching Practicum 1D 3 credits 49.5 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of radiographic anatomy and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. The residency director will assess student evaluations.

 

Hours: 1.5 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 7440 - Thesis Preparation II 3 credits 77 hours

This course is a continuation of Thesis Preparation I. The resident will continue to meet with his/her thesis advisor and will focus upon completion of a draft thesis and preparing it for presentation to the Residency Committee. Upon the completion of this course the resident will begin to prepare for oral defense of his/her thesis.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 5

MDI 8100 - Metabolic, Endocrine, and Nutritional Disorders of Bone 2 credits 33 hours

This course will focus upon the metabolic, endocrine and nutritional disorders of bone. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant in Bone Pathology III, a professional level course at UWS that familiarizes students with the radiological manifestations, clinical and laboratory presentations, and management of nutritional, metabolic, endocrine, and hematological conditions affecting the skeletal systems. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and an oral exam administered by the residency director.

 

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

MDI 8110 - Hematopoietic Disorders of Bone .5 credits 11 hours

This course will focus upon the hematopoietic disorders of bone. Identification of plain film radiographic features will be emphasized. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant and/or primary instructor in Bone Pathology III, a professional level course at UWS that familiarizes students with the radiological manifestations, clinical and laboratory presentations, and management or the hematological disorders of bone. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and an oral exam administered by the residency director.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 1 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8120 - Clinical Radiology Phase 2A 2 credits 66 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the Campus Health Center. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of the Campus Health Center. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8130 - Teaching Practicum 2A 2.5 credits 44 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of bone pathology courses and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8140 - Thesis Preparation III 3 credits 77 hours

Upon completion of this course, the resident will present to Residency Committee members an oral defense of his/her thesis. Draft copies of the thesis will be provided to members of the committee at least 3 weeks in advance.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 6

MDI 8200 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System 4 credits 66 hours

This course will focus upon the clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging for the most common conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. The basic technical information on how to obtain a quality examination, the normal and abnormal appearance of the musculoskeletal system and the clinical relevance of MRI findings will be covered. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. The resident will also be lab assistant and/or primary instructor in Bone Pathology III, a professional level course at UWS that review special imaging procedures such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, bone scan, discography, myelography, ultrasound, tomography and thermography. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and a practical exam administered by the residency director. This examination will be a comprehensive written examination and pass a comprehensive oral examination of the main disease categories affecting the skeletal system previously covered.

 

Hours: 2 lecture - 4 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

MDI 8210 - Clinical Radiology Phase 2B 3 credits 99 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the Campus Health Center. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of the Campus Health Center. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 9 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8220 - Teaching Practicum 2B 2.5 credits 44 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of bone pathology courses and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8230 - Thesis Revision and Submission 3 credits 77 hours

Following oral defense of the thesis, the resident will make revisions as directed by the Residency Committee.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 7

MDI 8310 - Clinical Radiology Phase 2C 3 credits 99 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the Campus Health Center. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of the Campus Health Center. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 9 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8320 - Teaching Practicum 2C 2.5 credits 44 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of bone pathology courses and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8330 - Thesis Submission and Final Draft 2 credits 66 hours

Hours: 0 lecture - 6 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8400 - Imaging of the Thorax (Chest) 3 credits 55 hours

This course will focus upon how to obtain high quality examination of the chest, understanding of the key clinical indications for exam procedures, and knowledge of normal anatomy, The resident will be able to recognize abnormal radiographic patterns and know basic preliminary management of conditions affecting the thorax. The resident will also be lab assistant and/or primary instructor in Soft Tissue Interpretation, a professional level course at UWS that familiarizes the student with common conditions affecting the thorax. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and a practical exam administered by the residency director.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 4 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

Quarter 8

MDI 8410 - Clinical Radiology Phase 2D 4 credits 122 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the Campus Health Center. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of the Campus Health Center. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 12 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 8420 - Teaching Practicum 2D 3 credits 44 hours

This course is a teaching practicum where the resident will be directing instruction of professional level courses at UWS. The resident will be the instructor and/or lab instructor of bone pathology courses and will be directly supervised by the assigned primary instructor of diplomate status in chiropractic radiology. The assigned supervisor will assess the resident for teaching proficiency, level of knowledge, and professional demeanor and deportment. Student evaluations will also be assessed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 3 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

MDI 9100 - Imaging of the Abdomen 3 credits 55 hours

This course will focus upon how to obtain high quality examination of the abdomen, understanding of the key clinical indications for exam procedures, and knowledge of normal anatomy, The resident will be able to recognize abnormal radiographic patterns and know basic preliminary management of conditions affecting the abdomen. The resident will also be lab assistant and/or primary instructor in Soft Tissue Interpretation, a professional level course at UWS that familiarized the student with common conditions that affect the abdomen. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and a practical exam administered by the residency director.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 4 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

Quarter 9

MDI 8300 - Neuroimaging of the Spine, Brain and Head/Neck 3 credits 55 hours

This course will focus upon neuroimaging of the spine, brain and head/neck. Basic technical information on how to obtain a quality examination, the normal and abnormal appearance and clinical relevance of the imaging findings of the spine, intracranial and head/neck regions will be covered. Resident tutorial sessions and lab exercises will be expected. Upon completion of this course, the resident will be expected to pass a written and a practical exam administered by the residency director.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 4 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

MDI 9110 - Clinical Radiology Phase 3A 4 credits 132 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the off-site health centers. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of these clinics. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 12 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 10

MDI 9200 - Radiology Residency Review – Bone 2 credits 33 hours

This course will focus upon preparing the resident for the part I written examination administered by the American Board of Chiropractic Radiologists. The course will emphasize the diagnostic criteria, clinical abnormalities, laboratory abnormalities, pathologic manifestations, radiographic findings, classic, advanced and uncommon manifestations of the most common musculoskeletal condition. Advanced imaging, management, prognosis, associated diseases and key differentials will also be reviewed.

 

Hours: 1 lecture - 2 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: A-F

MDI 9210 - Clincal Radiology Phase 3B 4 credits 132 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the off-site health clinics. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of these clinics. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 12 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 11

MDI 9300 - Clinical Radiology Phase 3C 8 credits 264 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the off-site health clinics. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of these clinics. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 24 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP

Quarter 12

MDI 9400 - Clinical Radiology Phase 3D 8 credits 264 hours

The resident will be expected to dictate clear, detailed and accurate reports on imaging studies of patients within the off-site health clinics. These reports will be assessed for accuracy and clarity by an assigned radiologist. The resident will also be expected these reports in a timely fashioned as required under policy. Furthermore, the resident will be available for consultation with physicians and interns of these clinics. Evaluation will be based upon feedback from physicians and by the assigned radiologist assessing the resident’s radiology reports.

 

Hours: 0 lecture - 24 lab - 0 clinic
Grading: P/NP