Radiography Courses

RAD 101 – Radiography I

Credits: 8

Designed to provide the student with an orientation to radiography the course includes: a review of program policies and procedures, professional organizations and standards, medical terminology, an intro to image acquisition and evaluation, basic equipment operation and quality control, basic radiation protection, and patient care and education. Additional skills taught are phlebotomy and electrocardiogram techniques and vital signs.  Imaging procedures are included with an emphasis on lecture-laboratory study of RAD 101 required Competencies.

Following classroom/lab activities, students are scheduled for supervised clinical education. The student is assigned to clinical experience two days a week mastering RAD 101 required competencies. Along with assisting the radiographer, emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication skills with peers, staff, and patients.

Pre-Requisites: Acceptance into the program
Co-Requisites: BIO 211, MAT 140


RAD 112 – Radiography II

Credits: 8

Radiography II is designed to provide the student with a continuation of image acquisition and evaluation, equipment operation to include image receptors, continuation of geriatrics, bariatric,  patient care and education, with an emphasis on medical emergencies and pediatric patients. Imaging procedures with an emphasis on lecture-lab study of RAD 112 required competencies are included. Following classroom/lab activities,  students are scheduled for supervised clinical education.

The student is assigned to clinical experience two days a week mastering RAD 112 required competencies, with an emphasis on trauma, geriatric and pediatric techniques. An introduction to the operating room is included.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211, MAT 140, RAD 101
Co-Requisites: BIO 212, INF 101


RAD 200 – Bridge Clinical

Credits: 2

This course will provide the student with a transition into the second year of radiography.  Emphasis will be on review of clinical skills and competencies completed in RAD 101 and RAD 112.

90 hours clinical

RAD 112

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RAD 221 – Radiography III

Credits: 10

Radiography III is designed to provide the student with advanced concepts in radiation protection, including radiation biology, x-ray interaction with matter, radiosensitivity; and minimizing radiation exposure.  A study of radiographic pathology is included. Imaging procedures ae included with emphasis on lecture-lab study of RAD 221 required competencies including carnium and an overview of special views.  Following classroom/lab activities, students are scheduled to supervised clinical education. The student  is assigned to clinical experience three days a week mastering the required RAD 221 competencies.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 212, ENG 101, INF 101, PHY 101, RAD 112
Co-Requisites: REL 101, SOC 101


RAD 232 – Radiography IV

Credits: 10

This course is designed to provide the student with x-ray circuits, fluoroscopic, digital imaging and computed radiography, PACS, and a comprehensive review in preparation for the successful completion of the ARRT Certification Examination. Imaging procedures are included iwth emphasis on lecture-lab study of RAD 232 competencies. An introduction to CT Scanning, MRI Imaging, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Woman Imaging and Radiation Therapy is included along with a comprehensive review of past competencies.  Following Classroom activities, students are scheduled for supervised clinical education.
The student is assigned to clinical experience three days a week mastering RAD 232 required competencies as well as reviewing all past level competencies. Emphasis is placed on student selected areas of concentration.

Pre-Requisites: RAD 221, REL 101, SOC 101
Co-Requisites: PHI 201, Humanities Elective


RAD/BIO 301 – Cross Sectional Anatomy

Credits: 3

Cross Sectional Anatomy, offered online, is intended for Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Radiation Therapists and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers who are board eligible to learn areas mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) Core Curriculum in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Course content is an integral part of the registry examinations for CT and MRI professionals. This course covers sectional anatomy of the entire body. The course demonstrates quality, diagnostic images in both CT Scan and MRI modalities. Students are exposed to section overviews, objectives and self-assessing activities.

45 hours theory


RAD 304 – Pharmacology

Credits: 2

This course introduces the student to medication therapy. The nature and properties of drugs are examined. The administration of medications, their dosages, and consequences are presented. Emphasis is placed on the need for patient education concerning medication therapy. Contemporary legal issues in pharmacology are examined.

30 hours theory


RAD 310 – Informatics

Credits: 2

This course explores the radiologic science professional’s role in healthcare information systems, current technology trends in health records and electronic documentation. Also included are point of care systems and informatics in teaching/learning of individuals, families and communities across the lifespan. Specific consideration will be given to: identifying clients who may benefit from genetic/genomic information and services; patient monitoring capabilities; access by individuals and families to appropriate and accurate information; and clinical and administrative applications of information technology.

30 hours theory

Prerequisite: Admission to BSRS Completion Program


RAD 311 – Healthcare Delivery

Credits: 2

This course is designed to ensure that the radiologic science technologist will understand the various methods of healthcare delivery and remain knowledgeable in the changing face of technology. The political context of healthcare organization and delivery, with specific focus on the mechanisms for policy formulation and implementation will be discussed.

30 hours theory

Prerequisite: Admission to BSRS Completion Program


RAD 312 – Quality Management in Radiology

Credits: 3

Quality management is important to ensure the proper functioning of equipment and compliance with government and accreditation standards. Thus, technologists should have an understanding of the activities and their role in the quality management (QM) process. This content is designed to expand the QM skills of the technologist to include digital imaging systems and the application of QM principles in an imaging department.

45 hours theory


RAD 322 – Research

Credits: 2

This course is designed to introduce the learner to research, and data analysis. The purpose is to prepare the radiologic science professional to incorporate current research and its applicability to the radiologic sciences; evidence-based practice, and informatics. A research project will be required for this course that demonstrates a synthesis of the course. The project will be heavily weighted in determination of the course grade. Prior approval of the project topic by faculty will be required.

30 hours theory

Prerequisite: MAT212, SOC 213


RAD 406 – CT Scanning (Including Practicum)

Credits: 8

The Computerized Tomography option will teach the student to operate and utilize computerized tomography scanners to produce images of patients’ internal structures. This will include twenty online lectures and twenty weeks of at least eight hours per week of clinical experiences at one of the affiliated clinical education settings. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the 20 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skill, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position in CT Scanning. This course will include radiation protection, and will provide discussion on pathology that will be encountered and protocols and patient care techniques for that pathology. The contrast media that will be taught is specific to CT Scanning. Theory and clinical experiences will prepare students to participate in the ARRT CT Scanning Certificate Examination and for employment as an entry level CT Scan Imager.

60 hours theory

160 clinical hours


RAD 411 – MRI Imaging (Including Practicum)

Credits: 10

The MRI Imaging option will prepare students to operate and utilize MRI scanners to produce images of patients’ internal structures. This course is online theory for 20 weeks and eight to sixteen hours of clinical experiences per week for at least 26 weeks at one of the affiliated clinical education settings. Completion of clinical requirements may exceed beyond the 26 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skills, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position in magnetic resonance imaging. It will provide discussion on pathology that will be encountered, protocols for imaging, and patient care techniques for that specific pathology. Contrast media will be taught that is specific to MRI. Theory presented and clinical experiences will prepare students to participate in the ARRT MRI Imaging Certification Examination and for employment as an entry level MRI Imager.

75 hours theory

400 clinical hours


RAD 415 – DMS Physics & Instrumentation (Including Practicum)

Credits: 4

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the theories and principles of ultrasound physics. The student will gain an understanding of the history of ultrasound and its usefulness as a diagnostic imaging modality. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ultrasound equipment and accessories, how to use them safely and with maximum efficiency. Methods and techniques of optimizing the ultrasound equipment will be discussed. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

30 hours theory

400 clinical hours


RAD 416 – DMS Abdomen (Including Practicum)

Credits: 5

This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the organs in the upper abdomen and retro- peritoneal structures. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

450 clinical hours


RAD 417 – DMS Vascular & Small Parts (Including Practicum)

Credits: 5

This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the breast, scrotum and testicles, and the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Vascular structures will include the carotid arteries, upper and lower extremity and arterial and venous sonography, and peripheral visceral vascular anatomy. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Tests and quizzes will be given. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

450 clinical hours


RAD 418 – DMS OB-GYN (Including Practicum)

Credits: 4

This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the structures of the female pelvis. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

400 clinical hours


RAD 420 – Mammography (Including Practicum)

Credits: 8

This course will teach students to operate and utilize digital and conventional mammography units to produce images of patients’ breast tissue. This fifteen week course will include online lectures and clinical experiences at one of the affiliated clinical education settings. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the 15 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skill, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position as a mammographer. This course will review basic patient care and radiation protection. It will provide discussion on breast anatomy, physiology, pathology, and mammography imaging that will be encountered. Theory presented and clinical experiences will prepare and qualify students to participate in the ARRT Mammography Certification Examination.

45 hours theory

120 clinical hours


RAD 423 – Bone Density Imaging Procedures (Including Practicum)

Credits: 6

The course will include eight weeks of online lectures and fifteen weeks of clinical experiences at one of the affiliated clinical education sites. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the 15 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skill, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position in bone densitometry imaging. This course will review basic patient care and radiation protection. It will provide discussion on regions of interest; evaluate quality of measurements for problems due to artifacts, pathology, etc.; recommend additional scans as necessary; flag values that require physician’s attention (low T-score; unreliable results, etc.); and archive results. Course lectures and clinical experiences will prepare students to participate in the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Examination and for employment as an entry level Bone Densitometry Imager.

30 hours theory

120 clinical hours


RAD 467 – Healthcare Management and Leadership in Radiology

Credits: 3

This course provides the student with a broad understanding of the management functions necessary to radiologic science professionals. There is a focus on characteristics of effective leadership. Case studies are utilized to apply the principles learned.

45 hours theory

 


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