This on-demand course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the major body parts and their functions within each body system. Students will learn to identify and recognize body parts using different imaging modalities. Additionally, the course will teach students how to use anatomical coding systems and understand clinical terminology when discussing healthcare technology issues with medical professionals. Students will also learn to relate diseases to the corresponding body part and function. The course covers various topics including the history and coding of anatomy, the nervous system, chest and abdomen, bones and skeleton, circulatory system, and endocrine system.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Accurately identify and label the major body parts that make up each body system, as demonstrated through successful completion of quizzes and practical assessments.
  • Explain the function of each body part within the different body systems, as evidenced by their ability to provide detailed explanations in written assignments and class discussions.
  • Recognize and utilize different anatomical coding systems, as demonstrated by their ability to accurately assign codes to specific body parts and functions in coding exercises and case studies.
  • Effectively communicate with medical professionals about healthcare technology issues, using appropriate clinical terminology, as evidenced by their ability to engage in meaningful discussions and presentations with medical professionals during simulated scenarios.
  • Identify and relate diseases to the corresponding body part and function, as demonstrated through their ability to accurately diagnose and explain the relationship between diseases and specific body systems in case studies and practical assessments.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 6 hours completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is suitable for a variety of individuals who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of clinical anatomy and systems. Some potential candidates for this course include:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical coders and billers
  • Health information management professionals
  • Researchers and educators
  • Individuals interested in healthcare technology

Overall, this course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of clinical anatomy and systems, and develop skills in anatomical coding systems, clinical terminology, and disease identification.

Content Outline

Module 1: History and Coding

  • History
  • Background
  • Record keeping and errors
  • Coding systems
  • Structured text
  • Classifications

Module 2: Nervous System

  • Skull
  • Anatomy
  • Functions
  • Imaging of the skull
  • Spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Imaging of the spine

Module 3: Chest and Abdomen

  • Chest
  • Respiratory system
  • Imaging of the chest
  • Abdomen
  • Digestive system
  • Imaging of the abdomen

Module 4: Bones and Skeleton

  • Axial skeleton
  • Skull and thorax
  • Upper extremities, shoulder, arms and joints
  • Lower extremities, hips, legs and feet
  • Imaging the skeleton

Module 5: Circulatory System

  • Heart and great vessels
  • Major branches
  • Cerebral and peripheral circulation
  • Imaging the circulatory system

Module 6: Endocrine System

  • Endocrine and reproductive system
  • Audio-visual system
  • Imaging these systems

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 6.0 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

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  • On-Demand

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