|1. Description - |
|Overview of Radiologic Technology as a career. Radiographic terminology, positioning for abdomen, vital sign assessment, introduction to x-ray protection and production, radiographic image formation, patient care, basic computer operation and Internet application. Overview of program structure and student services. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.|
|Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C or equivalent; RT 200L; AHS 200 or medical terminology course of 2 units or greater.|
|Corequisite: R T 53.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- define radiation science terms.
- identify radiographic anatomy and positioning for routine abdomen.
- explain simple radiation protection procedures.
- identify and explain various components of the x-ray room.
- describe the basic terms of image formation.
- explain the radiographer's role in patient care during radiographic examinations.
- identify the program structure and the policy guidelines.
- define program accreditation, certification, licensure and regulations.
- explain the professional credentialing process in radiologic technology.
- list the various professional organizations in radiology.
- perform basic computer functions.
- discuss the impact the Internet has on the radiation sciences.
- identify, compare, and contrast different specialties and imaging modalities.
- recognize various student services available.
- assemble a professional portfolio that outlines the student's educational process.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Classroom with Multimedia Equipment and Internet access. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Terminology of Radiation Science (Lec)
- Positioning and Procedures
- Movement and Direction
- Anatomical Terms
- Abdomen Positioning (Lec)
- Position of Patient
- IR Size and Placement
- Direction Central Ray and Distance
- Centering Criteria
- Technique Used
- Breathing Instructions
- Protection Measures
- Radiation Protection Measures (Lec)
- Protection to Personnel
- Radiation monitoring
- Aprons and gloves
- Protection to Patient
- General Shielding
- Components of a Basic X-ray Room (Lec)
- X-ray Tube
- Control Panel
- Exposure Rotor
- Positioning Table
- Basic Terms of Image Formation (Lec)
- Cassette Sizes
- Patient Care (Lec)
- Working with Diverse Cultures
- Body Mechanics and Patient Assistance
- Transfer of patient
- Turning of patient
- Proper stance
- Proper lifting
- Vital Signs
- Blood pressure
- Normal/abnormal ranges
- Infection Control
- Surgical Asepsis
- Medical Asepsis
- Educational Program Structure and Polices (Lec)
- Educational/Program Director
- Clinical Coordinator
- Didactic Instructor
- Clinical Instructor
- Program Manuals
- Accreditation (Lec)
- Programmatic Accreditation
- Institution Accreditation
- Professional Credentialing (Lec)
- Professional Organizations (Lec)
- Local Organizations
- State Organizations
- Related Associations
- Computer Technology (Lec)
- Basic Function
- Application in Radiology
- Patient Confidentially
- Internet (Lec)
- Internet vs. intranet
- Access to information
- Security of patient information
- Enhancer to customer service
- Imaging Modalities (Lec)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Radiation Therapy
- Student Services (Lec)
- Purpose / Function
- Professional Portfolio (Lec)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Written midterm.
- Written final examination.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
- Foothill College (RT): Clinical Education Manual-Orientation
- Foothill College (RT): Clinical Education Manual-First & Second Year.
- Foothill College (RT): Student Handbook.
- Foothill College (RT): Student Clinical Competency Handbook.
|8. Disciplines - |
|Radiologic Technology. |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative Learning Exercises, Demonstration. |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|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 - |
- Daily reading assignments from course syllabus and clinical manuals.
- Daily lecture covering subject matter from course syllabus with extended topic information.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology. |