Radiologic Technology Curriculum

Year 1 Semester 1:

12 Total credit hours

credit hours

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

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In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.

3

Overview of computer systems—hardware, operating systems, the Internet, and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student’s major field of study in business or computer science.

3

Introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

3

Year 1 Semester 2:

14 Total credit hours

credit hours

A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture) and BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.

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This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture) and BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II (lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses.

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General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

3

Year 1 Semester 3:

12 Total credit hours

credit hours

Content is an overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals, and an orientation to the profession and to the health care system. Patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology are also included. A lab component is included with this course.

3

This course establishes a knowledge base in factors that govern the image production process. The content of this course establishes a knowledge base in image quality, scatter radiation, film-screen radiography, CR, DR, and the formulation of radiographic technique (technical factors). The content also provides a basic knowledge of quality control for radiographic equipment. A lab component is included with this course.

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Content provides the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures and special studies. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images such as the abdomen, chest, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, biliary and urinary systems also to include fluoroscopic procedures, as well as contrast media and related pathologies. A lab component is included with this course.

3

Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile diagnostic equipment requirements and design. The content also provides a basic knowledge of quality control for radiographic equipment. Additionally, the students will establish a basic knowledge of anatomy and a positioning of the lower and upper extremities shoulder girdle, acromial clavicle joints, pelvis and sacroiliac joints. Patient care, image evaluation and technique formulas concerning portable x-ray machines will also be implement in this course. A lab component is included with this course.

3

Year 2 Semester 1:

12 Total credit hours

credit hours

Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

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Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

3

This course introduces the physics of the field of radiologic technology (medical imaging) to the new radiography student. Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile diagnostic equipment requirements and design. The content also provides a basic knowledge of quality control for radiographic equipment. Additionally, the students will establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Finally, this course will present content on the nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. A lab component is included with this course.

3

Disease processes and their appearance on radiographic images.

3

Year 2 Semester 2:

12 Total credit hours

credit hours

Continuation of positioning; alignment of the anatomic structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology. A lab component is included with this course.

3

Specialized imaging modalities includes concepts and theories of equipment operations and their integration for medical diagnosis. A lab component is included with this course.

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Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure. Twelve competency procedures required this term either mandatory and/or elective, from the list of competency requirement.

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Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure. Twelve competency procedures required this term either mandatory and/or elective, from the list of competency requirement.

3

Year 2 Semester 3:

12 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course content describes effects of radiation exposure on biological systems. Includes typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure.

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Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure. Twelve competency procedures required this term either mandatory and/or elective, from the list of competency requirement.

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Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the supervised performance of radiologic procedures. Further, clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure. Twelve competency procedures required this term either mandatory and/or elective, from the list of competency requirement.

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To provide each student with a comprehensive review of the art and science of diagnostic Radiologic Technology and a step-by-step method of preparation for the successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registry Examination. Radiography students review the content areas that coincide with the ARRT certification examination: radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image acquisition and evaluation, imaging procedures, and patient care and education. Mock and practice examinations will be administered throughout the course.

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