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Effective: Summer 2015

Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
17 hours laboratory. This is an 8 week course. (17 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • The student will demonstrate professionalism in a radiology patient care environment.
  • The student will be able to appraise the role of a radiolologic technologist in the health care environment.
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).

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
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Internet
  3. Classroom with view boxes
  4. X-ray laboratory

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
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Laboratory proficiency
  2. Oral Presentation
  3. Written report
Representative Text(s) -

Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology
Method of Instruction -
Observation in an affiliated hospital radiology department.
Lab Content -
  1. Observation in a radiology department
    1. Patient care
    2. Protocols
    3. Equipment
    4. Patient - technologist interactions
    5. Co-worker interactions
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.