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Course Number:
VIR 101
Course Title:
Interventional Anatomy
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Course Description

Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures associated with vascular and cardiovascular interventional procedures. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the VIR program or department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify normal vascular anatomy in relation to angiography.
  2. Identify normal, solid organ anatomy in relation to angiography.
  3. Identify normal cardiac anatomy in relation to angiography.

Course Activities and Design

Identify and differentiate via drawings, images, and online study units the pertinent anatomy associated with vascular and cardiac imaging.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Complete vascular anatomy online study units.

2. Successfully pass cumulative course final exam.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Composition and characteristics of blood

2. Types of blood cells and their functions

3. Differentiate between blood plasma and serum

4. Clotting mechanism

5. Blood types

6. Rh factor

7. Relationship of antigens and antibodies, and their use in blood typing 

8. Human heart  anatomy

9. Blood flow through the body and identify main vessels 

10. Structure and function of arteries, veins and capillaries

11. Differentiate between arterial blood in systemic circulation and arterial blood in pulmonary circulation

12. Components of the respiratory system

13. Physiology and regulation of respiration

14. Major sectional anatomical structures found within the head, neck, thorax and abdomen