Course Index

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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 264 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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD 261

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 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 219 MEDICAL LAW & ETHICS FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107

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 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 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 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 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