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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (RADT)

109  Introduction to Radiology & Patient Care (2-0-2). An introduction to the profession of radiologic technology with instruction of history and modern medicine. A code of ethics and conduct, as well as elementary principles of radiation protection are inclusive. A study of the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the radiology department. This course will encompass the concepts of basic patient care skills. Leads to certification in CPR. PR: Admission to program. CO: RADT 109L, 110

109L Introduction to Radiology & Patient Care Lab (0-1-1).  The care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the radiology department will be discussed.  The student will participate, under simulated conditions, various patient care techniques.  Content is designed to provide basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures utilizing standard precautions.  The role of the radiographer in patient education will be identified.  PR:  Admission to the program.  CO: RADT 109, 110

110  Radiographic Anatomy & Terminology (2-0-2). Introduction to the structure of the human skeleton and basic physiology of all organ systems within the body. Emphasis will be placed on medical terms that are applicable to the field of Radiology. The building process for medical terminology will also be included. Various skeletal structures will be reviewed radiographically and terminology common to the clinic site will be reviewed. PR: Admission to Program. CO: RADT 109, 109L

112  Introduction to Clinical Radiography (0-16-1). An introduction to the clinical phase of the practice of radiologic technology. All classes will be held at the clinical education centers providing the student with experience in imaging and ancillary areas. PR: Admission to Program, RADT 109, 109L, 110.

115  Radiographic Procedures I (3-0-3)  Content is designed to provide the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures, including basic computed tomography (CT) and special studies.  Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images.  PR:  RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112.  CO: RADT 116, 117, 118. PR/CO: BIOL 210 and 211.

116  Radiographic Procedures I Lab (0-2-1). Laboratory practice designed to reinforce lecture in RADT 115. Emphasis on extremities, spine, chest, and abdomen. This course takes place in a hospital/clinical environment. PR: RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112. CO: RADT 115, 117, 118. PR/CO: BIOL 210, BIOL 211.

117  Clinical Radiography I (0-16-2). Introduction to the actual performance of patient care and to the role of a radiologic technologist. Occurs in hospital clinical facilities. PR: RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112. CO: RADT 115, 116, and 118.

118  Imaging Equipment and Acquisition I (2-0-2). This course is designed to explain the formation of the latent image for both screen film and digital imaging and the processes by which these images become manifest.  A basic introduction to the components of digital imaging systems for diagnostic radiology will be discussed as well as the steps involved for automatic processing.  In addition to image production processes the conditions necessary for x-ray production and properties of x-radiation will be explained.  PR:  RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112.  CO: RADT 115, 116, 117. PR/CO: MATH 109.

119 Radiographic Procedures II (3-0-3) Content is designed to provide the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures, including basic computed tomography (CT) and special studies.  Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images.  PR: RADT 115, 116, “C” or better in BIOL 210 and 211, RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112, 117, 118.  CO: RADT 120, 121, 122, 127. PR/CO: “C” or better in BIOL 212 and 213.

120  Imaging Equipment and Acquisition II (2.5-0-2.5). This course is designed to establish guidelines for selecting the appropriate exposure factors based upon the type of imaging equipment utilized.  Introduction to image evaluation within digital and screen film systems is a capstone to the course.  The principles used for quality assurance and maintenance are presented.  Prime exposure factors and the selection of these will be described.  The quality factors of an image will be discussed and the controlling factor for each. PR: RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, “C” or better in MATH 109. CO: RADT 119, 121, 122, 127.

121  Radiographic Procedures II Lab (0-2-0). Laboratory practice designed to reinforce lecture in RADT 119. Emphasis on imaging procedures of the skull, tomographic, ultrasound, and pediatric procedures. This course takes place in a hospital/clinical environment. PR: RADT 115, 116, “C” or better in BIOL 211 and 212, RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112, 117, 118. CO: RADT 119, 120, 122, 127. PR/CO: BIOL 212 and 213.

122  Imaging and Equipment Acquisition II Lab (0-2-0.5). Laboratory practice designed to reinforce lecture in RADT 120. Practical application of exposure factors and the production of diagnostic radiographs. This course takes place in a hospital/clinical environment. PR: RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, “C” or better in MATH 109. CO: RADT 119, 120, 121, 127.

127  Clinical Radiography II (0-16-2). A continuation of the performance of procedures in RADT 117 as well as procedures discussed in RADT 119, under direct supervision. All experiences occur at the clinical education center. PR: RADT 109, 109L, 110, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118. CO: RADT 119, 120, 121, 122.

201  Ethics and law in the Radiologic Sciences (1-0-1).  This course will provide a fundamental background in ethics.  The historical and philosophical bases of ethics, as well as the elements of ethical behavior, will be discussed.  The student will examine a variety of ethical issues and dilemmas found in clinical practice.  Topics include misconduct, malpractice, legal and professional standards and the ASRT scope of practice.  The importance of proper documentation and informed consent will be emphasized.  PR: All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 216.  CO: RADT 212

211 Radiographic Procedures III (2-0-2).  Content is designed to provide the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures, including basic computed tomography (CT) and special studies.  Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images. Additional content is designed to provide basic concepts of pharmacology.  The theory and practice of basic techniques of venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications is included.  The appropriate delivery of patient care during these procedures is emphasized.  PR: All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 210, 212, 216, “C” or better in BIOL 210, 211, 212, 213. CO: RADT 220, 225, and 226.

212  Radiographic Pathology and Image Analysis (2-0-2). Designed to introduce theories of disease causation and pathophysiological disorders that compromise healthy systems. Additionally, the content provides a basis for analyzing radiographic images. It includes etiology, pathophysiological responses, clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance, management of alterations in body systems, the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis of the image and pathologies that are present. PR: All 100 Level RADT courses and RADT 216.  CO: RADT 210.

216  Clinical Radiography III (0-24-1). The student participates in fluoroscopic and radiographic procedures illustrating internal organ systems. All classes are conducted at the clinical education centers. PR: All 100 level RADT courses

218  Integration of Radiographic Principles (4-0-4). Correlation and integration of radiographic principles, procedures, exposure, physics, anatomy, and protection. PR: All 100 level RADT Courses, RADT 211, 212, 216, 220, 225, 226. CO: RADT 227.

220  Imaging Equipment and Acquisition III (2-0-2). This course is designed to establish a knowledge base in circuitry and electronics of radiographic equipment.  The nature and interactions of radiation will be discussed.  Specialized imaging equipment, including Image intensifier, will be reviewed.  Further discussion of digital system and equipment specifications will be performed.  PR: All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 210, 212, 216 and a “C” or better in GNET 102.  CO: RADT 211, 225, 226.

225  Radiobiology and Protection (2-0-2). This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protestion, including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel, and the public.  Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated.  An overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems is provided.  Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole as presented.  Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation.  PR:  All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 201, 212, 216.  CO: RADT 211, 220, 226.

226  Clinical Radiography IV (0-24-3). Students perform in specialty areas as well as general areas. They become a true part of the health care team. Takes place in a local clinical facility. PR: All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 210, 212, 216. CO: RADT 211, 220, 225.

227  Clinical Internship (0-24-3). Students may, upon approval of the program director, select clinical rotations which will enhance clinical competency in preparation for future employment. PR: All 100 level RADT courses, RADT 210, 211, 212, 216, 220, 225, 226. CO: RADT 218.

290 Topics in Radiology Careers (1-0-1). Explores numerous modalities in the radiologic and imaging sciences for future educational endeavors/advances.  PR:  RADT 109, 109L, 110, & 112.