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Radiologic Technology - Course Descriptions

PRO 101: Radiographic Procedures I
Credits 3
Pre or Co-Requisites: HCS 101, PHY 101,
BIO 111, CLN 101

This course offers the student the fundamentals of radiographic positioning and related terminology. It incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities and the upper gastrointestinal system will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

PHY 101: Applied Physics I
Credits 2
Pre or Co-Requisites: HCS 101, PRO 101,
BIO 111, CLN 101

A study of atomic theory, principles associated with matter, energy, basic electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism are included in PHY 101. Students will develop basic electrical circuits and calculate the relationship between potential difference, current and resistance. A study of various radiographic apparatus will be included. Emphasis will be placed on the construction and principles of generators, transformers, rectifiers, x-ray tubes, and controlling components. A discussion of tube rating will be included. The basic schematic x-ray circuit will be studied in detail.

CLN 101: Clinical Practicum I
Credits 4
Pre or Co-Requisites: HCS 101, PHY 101,
BIO 111, PRO 101

During all phases of this program, clinical practicum is used to acquaint the student with the clinical environment and the radiographic equipment in that environment. During all phases of the practicum, the students will perform radiographic examinations. At first, these examinations will be done under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. During CLN 101, students will demonstrate clinical competency on radiography of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities.

PRO 102: Radiographic Procedures II
Credits 3
Prerequisites: PRO 101, HCS 101,
PHY 101, BIO 111, CLN 101
Pre or Co-requisites: PRE 101, BIO 112, CLN 102

As a continuation of PRO 101 and building upon the foundation of knowledge gained in BIO 111 and BIO 112, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the vertebral column, anterior neck, bony thorax, and specialty chest and abdomen radiography will be studied. In addition, select radiographic procedures of the urinary and lower gastrointestinal systems will be covered. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be discussed.
Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

PRE 101: Radiographic Exposure and Physics I
Credits 3
Prerequisites: PRO 101, HCS 101, PHY 101,
BIO 111, CLN 101

Pre or Co-requisites: PRO 102, BIO 112, CLN 102
As a continuation of PHY 101, a study of the production of the x-ray beam, prime exposure factors, filtration, and x-ray interactions with matter will be included. Through discussion and experimentation on energized x-ray units, the students will investigate the prime exposure factors and their effects on the image. Radiation protection for patients and personnel will be included. Creating the image with beam restriction, patient considerations, radiographic grids, film/screen combinations, image processing, digital radiography, and film sensitometry will be included.

CLN 102: Clinical Practicum II
Credits 4
Prerequisites: PRO 101, HCS 101, PHY 101,
BIO 111, CLN 101
Pre or Co-requisites: PRO 102, PRE 101, BIO 112

During all phases of this program, clinical practicum is used to acquaint the student with the clinical environment and the radiographic equipment in that environment. During all phases of the practicum, the students will perform radiographic examinations. At first, these examinations will be done under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. During CLN 102, students will demonstrate clinical competency on radiography of the upper and lower extremities, as well as three elective studies, and patient transfer.

CLN 103: Clinical Practicum III

Credits 4
Prerequisites: PRO 102, PRE 101, BIO 112, CLN 102
Pre or Co-requisites: ENG 101, MAT 140

During all phases of this program, clinical practicum is used to acquaint the student with the clinical environment and the radiographic equipment in that environment. During all phases of the practicum, the students will perform radiographic examinations. At first, these examinations will be done under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. During CLN 103, students will demonstrate clinical competency on radiography of the lower extremities, pelvic girdle, ribs, vertebral column, upper gastrointestinal series, and advanced chest studies, as well as three elective studies.

PRO 201: Radiographic Procedures III
Credits 3
Prerequisites: CLN 103, ENG 101, MAT 140
Pre or Co-requisites: PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, PSY 101, CLN 201

As a continuation of PRO 102, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic projections of the skull, facial bones and sinuses will be studied. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab. In addition, multiplanar anatomy of the head, thorax, spine, abdomen, and pelvis will be investigated with correlation of CT. Students will be introduced to interventional radiographic procedures, heart catheterizations and mammography. Radiographic procedures of the digestive, nervous, urinary and reproductive systems will also be covered. A study of the positioning recommendations and radiographic considerations for contrast studies of these systems will be included. Pediatric imaging and special considerations will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered.

PRE 201: Radiographic Exposure and Physics II
Credits 3
Prerequisites: CLN 103, ENG 101, MAT 140
Pre or Co-requisites: PR0 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, PSY 101, CLN 201

This course is designed as a continuation of PRE 101. Through discussion and experimentation on energized x-ray units, the students will investigate creating and analyzing the radiographic image. Radiographic density, contrast, detail, and distortion will be studied in depth. Special imaging techniques such as automatic exposure control, mobile radiography, tomography and fluoroscopy will be included. The students will be instructed in computerized and digital imaging and processing of the digital image. Creating exposure charts and solving exposure conversion problems will be included.

PTH 201: Pathology and Image Evaluation I
Credits 1
Prerequisites: CLN 103, ENG 101, MAT 140
Pre or Co-requisites: PRE 201, PRO 201,
MOD 201, PSY 101, CLN 201

A study of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the body will be included. Emphasis will be placed on those diseases and conditions which are diagnosed through medical imaging procedures.

MOD 201: Radiographic Supplemental Modalities
Credits 2
Prerequisites: CLN 103, ENG 101, MAT 140
Pre or Co-requisites: PRE 201, PTH 201,
PRO 201, PSY 101, CLN 201

This course is designed as the introduction to the supplemental radiologic sciences of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasonography, computerized axial tomography, digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, and absorptiometry. A discussion of the basic principles, terminology, and equipment used in these fields is included. The students will be given the opportunity to observe and assist technologists working in these areas of the hospital.

CLN 201: Clinical Practicum IV

Credits 4
Prerequisites: CLN 103, ENG 101, MAT 140
Pre or Co-requisites: PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, PSY 101, PRO 201

During all phases of this program, clinical practicum is used to acquaint the student with the clinical environment and the radiographic equipment in that environment. During all phases of the practicum, the students will perform radiographic examinations. At first, these examinations will be done under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. In the senior year the students will have the opportunity to observe in the supplemental modalities of radiography in addition to the routine diagnostic area. During CLN 201, students will demonstrate clinical competency on radiography of pediatric chest, trauma upper and lower extremities, trauma shoulder, portable chest, advanced abdomen procedures, barium enemas, as well as four elective studies.

RQA 201: Radiographic Quality Assurance
Credits 1
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201,
PTH 201, MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RPB 201, PRP 201, APC 201,
IMA 201, COM 102, CLN 202, ELE XXX

This course is designed to prepare the student to develop a quality assurance program and to assist the student in the understanding of minor equipment malfunctions and repair. The student will create a quality assurance manual including instructions and documentation logs of all aspects of quality assurance in radiology which may be used to develop a quality assurance program. A study in formulating and charting radiographic technique will be included. Students will be given the opportunity to perform equipment quality control checks and proper processor care in the clinical area.

IMA 201: Image Analysis
Credits 1
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RPB 201, PRP 201, APC 201,
RQA 201, COM 102, CLN 202, ELE XXX

This course incorporates a thorough discussion and practice of image analysis. The student will evaluate and critique images in various settings. Images will be analyzed based upon radiographic positioning, anatomy demonstration, exposure factors and possible artifacts. The student will be responsible for using correct terminology to describe their findings.

RPB 201: Radiation Protection and Radiobiology

Credits 2
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RQA 201, PRP 201, APC 201,
IMA 201, COM 102, CLN 202, ELE XXX

This course will include a study of radiobiology with special attention to cellular effects, and early effects vs. late effects of radiation. Discussions on radiochemistry, cell sensitivity, organ effects and radiation risk estimates will be included. A study of the advanced radiographic principles of radiation protection, measurement, and shielding will be presented. Protection of the patient, radiographer, and others in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy will be emphasized.
ALARA and patient education to minimize radiation exposure will be discussed.

PRP 201: Graduation and Registry Preparation
Credits 1
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RPB 201, RQA 201, APC 201,
IMA 201, COM 102, CLN 202, ELE XXX

This course is designed to prepare students for ARRT examination and employment in the field of radiology. Students will be given the opportunity to take mock registry examinations and review questions with instructors. A review of radiography materials determined by the students will be included. Students will discuss career options, the search for a job in radiography, job applications, resume writing, and interviewing. Emphasis will be placed on professionalism, professional growth, and opportunities for advancement, continuing education requirements, national certification, and state licensing requirements.

APC 201: Advanced Patient Care for the Radiographer

Credits 1
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RPB 201, PRP 201, RQA 201,
IMA 201, COM 102, CLN 202, ELE XXX

This course is a continuation of the patient care presented in HCS 101. Specific patient care procedures encountered by radiographers are covered in detail. Pharmacology of emergency medications administered in radiology and other medications commonly encountered in radiology will be presented. Healthcare topics of interest will be presented by professionals from various hospital departments with emphasis on their interface with radiographers. Students will relate the materials presented to patient care and a career in radiography.

CLN 202: Clinical Practicum V
Credits 4
Prerequisites: PRO 201, PRE 201, PTH 201,
MOD 201, CLN 201, PSY 101
Pre or Co-requisites: RQA 201, RPB 201, PRP 201,
APC 201, IMA 201, COM 102, ELE XXX

During all phases of this program clinical practicum is used to acquaint the student with the clinical environment and the radiographic equipment in that environment. During all phases of the practicum the students will perform radiographic examinations. At first these examinations will be done under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. In the senior year the students will have the opportunity to observe in the supplemental modalities of radiography in addition to the routine diagnostic area. During CLN 202, students will demonstrate clinical competency on radiography of the skull, sinuses, trauma cervical spine, portable abdomen and extremity, as well as five elective studies, and C-arm procedures. During CLN 202, students will demonstrate clinical competency on taking vital signs, care of medical equipment, sterile field set up, oxygen administration, performing, and final radiographic competencies. The final radiographic competencies are indicative of entry-level radiographer performance 


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