RAD - RADIOGRAPHY

RAD-180 Introduction to Radiography

In this course, the healthcare system and the radiography profession are studied. Specific topics related to patient care management include communication, medical law, ethical practice, vital signs, basic pharmacology, infection control, transfer techniques, medical equipment and emergencies are addressed. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

RAD-181, RAD-182

RAD-181 Radiography I

This course introduces the study of radiography. The theory and application of positioning of the chest, abdomen, and upper limb will be explored. Basic principles of radiation protection and radiographic exposure and medical terminology will be reinforced in class and in the laboratory. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [6.00].

Credits

4

Corequisites

RAD-180, RAD-182, BIO-109

RAD-182 Radiography Practicum I

This course is designed to introduce the student to the physical layout and operation of a department of radiology. This course requires the performance of some routine examinations under the direct supervision of a registered radiographer and a college clinical instructor. The student rotates throughout three affiliated hospitals during this experience. Laboratory [8.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

RAD-180, RAD-181

RAD-183 Radiographic Pathology

This course is a survey of medical and surgical diseases designed to acquaint the student with changes caused by diseases that have a relation to the scope of medical and imaging diagnostics. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

BIO-209, RAD-283

Corequisites

RAD-285, RAD-286

RAD-276 Principles of Imaging Equipment

This course orients the student radiographer to the fundamental principles, operation, and application of radiation-producing imaging equipment used in diagnostic imaging. Topics in this course include atomic structure, radiation, diagnostic x-ray circuit, tomography, image intensification, mobile and automatic exposure control units. Radiation safety and patient care principles are reinforced. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RAD-180, RAD-181, RAD-182

Corequisites

RAD-281, RAD-282

RAD-280 Principles of Image Production and Acquisition

This course involves the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of image creation. The photographic, geometric, and imaging systems will be explored. Evaluation of changes caused in the radiographic image with equipment and recording systems, demonstrated, and discussed. Also included in this course are the basic concepts of the origin and effects of ionizing radiation on the patient and radiographic image. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RAD-181, RAD-182, RAD-276

Corequisites

RAD-283

RAD-281 Radiography II

This course continues the study of radiographic procedures. The theory and application of positioning of the lower limb, spinal column, and an introduction to the contrast studies will be explored. Principles of positioning techniques, exposure, and critique will be explored in the laboratory. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RAD-180, RAD-181, RAD-182

Corequisites

RAD-276, RAD-282, BIO-209

RAD-282 Radiography Practicum II

This course requires students to spend two clinical days a week in a radiology department where students will perform routine as well as some complex examinations under the direct supervision of a registered radiographer and a college clinical instructor. Procedures performed are evaluated on the basis of a competency-based clinical education system. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RAD-182

RAD-283 Summer Radiography Practicum

This course requires students to spend two clinical days a week in a radiology department where students will perform routine as well as some complex examinations under the direct supervision of a registered radiographer and a college clinical instructor. Procedures performed are evaluated on the basis of a competency-based clinical education system. Laboratory [25.60].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RAD-281, RAD-282

RAD-285 Radiography III

This course continues with the study of radiographic procedures, theory, and application of basic skull, advanced skull, an overview of the management and care of trauma, geriatric and pediatric patients. It also includes a study of contrast agents typically utilized and their respective radiographic examinations. This course includes a component of faculty guided independent study of medical terminology. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RAD-281, RAD-283

Corequisites

RAD-183, RAD-286

RAD-286 Radiography Practicum III

This course requires the performance of routine, complex, and advanced X-ray procedures under the supervision of a registered radiographer and college clinical instructor in a Radiology Department. Students spend 16 hours a week for 15 weeks meeting the established requirements for competency based clinical education. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RAD-282, RAD-283

RAD-288 Radiography IV

This course incorporates three major areas of study - radiation protection, computed tomography, and sectional anatomy. There will be an introduction to sectional anatomy. The use of computer software programs will also be used in the laboratory. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RAD-276, RAD-285, RAD-286

Corequisites

RAD-289

RAD-289 Radiography Practicum IV

This course requires the performance of routine, complex, and advanced X-ray procedures under the supervision of a registered radiographer and a college clinical instructor in a radiology department. Students spend 24 hours per week for 15 weeks meeting the established requirements for competency based clinical education. Rotations into specialty areas and elective rotations arealso begun. Laboratory [24.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RAD-276, RAD-285, RAD-286

Corequisites

RAD-288

RAD-290 Advanced RADIOGRAPHY Practicum

This course involves the performance of routine, complex and advanced radiographic procedures under the supervision of a registered radiographer and college instructor in the radiography department. The students will spend twelve [12] weeks meeting the established requirements for a competency-based clinical education. The specialty elective rotations will continue. Upon completion of all required radiography core and clinical competency based requirements, the students are eligible to apply to the ARRT for the radiography certification examination. Laboratory [32.00].

Credits

3