Course Index

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RAD 140 RADIATION BIOLOGY & PROTECTION

This course emphasizes the effects of radiation on living systems and the principles of protection against that impact.  This course explores the effect of radiation on the human body, including cells, tissues, and the body as a whole.  There is a deep exploration of the biological reactions to radiation, including acute and chronic affects.  This course emphasizes the radiographer's responsibilities for ensuring radiation protection for patients, personnel, and the public.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 115

RAD 160 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

This course provides an opportunity for the student to learn radiologic technology and related skills in a variety of clinical settings.  Students focus on the care and assessment of patients, drawing upon cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills, while becoming acclimated to the clinical environment.  Both the observation and performance of medical imaging occurs under the supervision of a registered radiologic technologist. During this semester, students must attain identified competency levels.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107

RAD 162 CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

This course provides clinical experience geared to the attainment of designated competencies. The clinical learning process concentrates on imaging procedures applicable to the axial skeleton.  Student concentration on outcome assessment and their mastery of co-requisite radiographic positioning skills presented in RAD121/RAD121L continues during this clinical experience.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 160

RAD 165 RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING II

This course presents information geared towards the analysis of actual radiographic images including the properties associated with density, contrast, film sensitometry, recorded detail, and distortion.  Students learn techniques for overcoming problems in evaluating images and come to appreciate the importance of minimum standards for imaging and the factors that can enhance or diminish image quality. The student will also emerge from the course with a solid understanding of radiographic, fluoroscopic, and tomographic equipment requirements and design. A comparison of analog to computed/digital radiographic systems will be compared along with factors that govern radiographic technique selection.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 115

RAD 177 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Radiologic Technology Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Radiologic Technology Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

RAD 210 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY

This course introduces the student to the radiographic appearance of disease and clinical manifestations.  An overview is presented on all major body systems, including common radiographic pathologies identified in the profession.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 200, SCI 206, RAD 121, RAD 121L, RAD 122, RAD 122L Co-requisites: RAD 220, RAD 220

RAD 215 RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING III

This course explores the natural process behind x-ray production. Topics include electrodynamics, magnetism, generators and motors, production and control of high voltage, x-ray circuitry, and the properties of x-rays. Course discussion will also include total quality management of a radiology department, exploring the theory and practice of quality assurance.  The use of department quality assurance test tools, interpretation or results, and management of a quality assurance program through record keeping is presented.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 165

RAD 220 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/POSITIONING III

This course introduces the student to the radiographic positions and procedures related to the digestive system, urinary/reproductive, and headwork to include skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. The relationship of anatomy, specific radiographic landmarks, patient care, universal precautions, radiographic critique/quality, and terminology to radiographic practice is discussed. This course will also introduce students to proper venipuncture techniques.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 122, RAD 122L

RAD 220L RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/POSITIONING III LAB

This course compliments RAD220 and demonstrates the practical application of radiographic positioning of the digestive system, urinary system, and radiographic headwork to include skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Students will critique radiographs for diagnostic quality, anatomy, positioning, and use of appropriate technical factors.

  

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 122, RAD 122L

RAD 260 MEDICAL ETHICS & LAW

This course addresses a broad range of topics related to professional ethics and law including application of ethical principles, theories and models related to incidence and prevention of medical mistakes and state and federal laws that affect medical imaging.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107