Course Index

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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

RAD 262 APPLIED SECTIONAL ANATOMY & IMAGING

This course introduces the student to an understanding of the relationships of 3-dimensional anatomy to basic normal findings in Radiology, CT, and MRI. Radiology imaging related to the anatomical areas being covered each week will be highlighted in class but require student-directed and/or team-directed self study.  Working in small groups will promote a team approach to learning and development of problem solving skills to assist each other in acquiring the knowledge base necessary for application. This course will prepare the student for the application of anatomy to the clinical sciences and application of radiologic imaging toward diagnosis of clinical disorders, complimenting the Radiographic Pathology course.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 121, RAD 121L, RAD 122, RAD 122L, RAD 220, RAD 220L

RAD 261 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

This course centers on the attainment of competencies that require higher levels of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills. Surgical radiographic procedures and fluoroscopy of physiological body systems are enhanced during this learning experience. Students gain a mastery of knowledge garnered from previous clinical assignments, focusing particularly on objective assessment of their acquired skill levels.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 162

RAD 263 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

This course continues to center on student attainment of clinical competencies with various radiographic procedures. The student will continue to complete radiographic procedures under direct/indirect supervision of a radiologic technologist, while providing patient care and focusing on previous radiographic skills acquired.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 261

RAD 265 CLINICAL PRACTICUM V

During this course of instruction, students attain completion of all clinical competencies as mandated by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.). Clinical attainment of radiographic procedures continues under direct/indirect supervision of a radiologic technologist, while providing patient care and focusing on previous radiographic skills acquired.  Students diversify their clinical knowledge as they explore additional learning opportunities in other advanced imaging modalities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 263

RAD 270 RADIOGRAPHIC SEMINAR

This course is designed as a capstone learning experience for the student in preparation of sitting for the A.R.R.T. certification examination in radiography.  Students prepare for professional employment and continuous learning by integrating and synthesizing their professional knowledge, skills, and attitude. Students demonstrate competencies for professional employment at the entry-level and the capacity to pursue lifelong professional growth.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Completion of all radiography professional coursework, excluding RAD 255 and RAD 222 taken concurrently.

RAD 277 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