Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
R T 200LRADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY AS A CAREERSummer 2011
2 hours lecture-laboratory.1 Unit


Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 12/14/10

1. Description -
Introduction to the radiological sciences and its role in health care. Focus on the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and on the health professionals responsible for providing this medical specialty. Discussion of requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program. (Six hours hospital observation included).
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. describe the components of the radiologic technology program.
  2. state the program prerequisites and the application process
  3. discuss the requirements for the hospital visitation
  4. understand simple terminology related to radiologic technology
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Multimedia classroom
Internet
Classroom with viewboxes
X-ray laboratory

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Program Overview (Lec)
    1. First year
      1. Classroom
      2. Laboratory
      3. Clinical
    2. Second year
      1. Classroom
      2. Clinical
    3. Clinical rotations
    4. Clinical affiliates
    5. Scholarships
    6. Professional licenses
      1. ARRT
      2. RHB
    7. Imaging modalities
      1. Diagnostic radiology
      2. CT
      3. Angiography
      4. Mammography
      5. MRI
    8. Employment opportunities
    9. Allied Health Program Disability Accommodations Policy
  2. Application (Lec)
    1. Prerequisites
      1. GPA
      2. Math
      3. Chemistry
      4. Anatomy & Physiology
      5. Medical terminology
      6. RT200L
    2. Foreign transcripts
    3. Selection and admission policy
      1. Lottery
      2. Point system
    4. Physical examination
    5. Counseling department
    6. Financial information
  3. Clinical visitation (L-L)
    1. Directions
    2. Timeliness
    3. What to bring
    4. Appropriate attire
    5. Confidentiality
      1. HIPAA
  4. Terminology (Lec)
    1. Radiology
    2. Radiologist
    3. Radiologist technologist
    4. X-ray source
    5. X-ray image
    6. Digital imaging
    7. Image receptor
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Attendance
  2. Laboratory proficiency
  3. Oral Presentation
  4. Written report
7. Representative Text(s) -
None

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Observation in an affiliated hospital radiology department
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Observation in a radiology department
    1. Patient care
    2. Protocols
    3. Equipment
    4. Patient - technologist interactions
    5. Co-worker interactions
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Students are required to write a reflective paper on their experience visiting a radiology department. Reflections should include observations, patient interactions, co-worker interactions, communication skills, and patient care. An oral presentation is also delivered by the student regarding their hospital visitation.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a prerequisite for the Radiologic Technology program.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2011-12-06 17:58:25


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines