Course Index

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RAD 122 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/POSITIONING II

This course introduces the student to the radiographic positions and procedures related to the pelvis, spinal column including sacrum and coccyx, and bony thorax.  The relationship of anatomy, specific radiographic landmarks, patient care, universal precautions, radiographic critique/quality, and terminology to radiographic practice is discussed.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 121, RAD 121L

RAD 121L RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/POSITIONING I LAB

This course compliments RAD121 and demonstrates the practical application of radiographic positioning of the thoracic cavity, abdominal, and appendicular skeleton.  Students will critique radiographs for diagnostic quality, anatomy, positioning, and use of appropriate technical factors.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107

RAD 121 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/POSITIONING I

This course introduces the student to radiographic positions and procedures related to the thoracic cavity, abdominal, and appendicular skeleton. Radiographic procedures include chest, abdomen, upper extremity, shoulder girdle, and lower extremity. The relationship of anatomy, specific radiographic landmarks, patient care, universal precautions, radiographic critique/quality, and terminology to radiographic practice is discussed.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107

RAD 115 RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING I

This course presents a foundation of knowledge regarding the creation and recording of radiographic images, including the factors that dictate the nature and outcomes of the process.  The student will understand photon interaction, visual perception of a radiograph, prime factors affecting radiographic quality, and the influence of body habitus and pathology in radiology.  This course introduces the student to the concepts associated with radiation protection for the patient, public, and personnel.  The student will examine analog film properties, beam restrictors, filters, intensifying screens, and grids.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 107

RAD 107 RADIOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

This course introduces the field of radiology and basic skills required to perform duties in a patient care environment. Topics include patient care in the radiology department, vital signs, specific laboratory test, infection control, sterile procedures, and contrast media. The student will also be required to complete a CPR class in conjunction with this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Program Admission

RAD --- PROFESSIONAL RAD TECH COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program page.

  • Credits: 46.0

RCP --- PROFESSIONAL RESPIRATORY CARE COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program page.

  • Credits: 38.0

RCP 490 RESPIRATORY CARE CAPSTONE

This course is designed to bring together all bachelors-level Respiratory Care coursework. Each student will take all of the aspects taught throughout the program and create a wellness or education program targeting a population identified at the beginning of the bachelor’s degree program. The course will culminate with students presenting their program as they would present it to a group of stakeholders.

  • Credits: 3.0

RCP 470 RESPIRATORY CARE RESEARCH

The steps of the research process are applied to a selected topic in respiratory care. Students will review current literature and analyze journal articles using evidence based medicine techniques. Using the manuscript guidelines of the professional journal, Respiratory Care, students will prepare and submit an article suitable for publication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

RCP 427 CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE RESPIRATORY PRACTITIONER

This course will cover behaviors that impact health including physical activity, nutrition, obesity, substance abuse, and stress. This course will provide information regarding the ways in which common risk factors relate to disease. Strategies for prevention of disease in these areas will also be covered.
  • Credits: 3.0