Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
R T 51AFUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY ISummer 2014
4 hours lecture.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

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

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/10; 1/11;11/12;10/2013

1. Description -
Medical and Radiographic terms. Basic positioning and anatomy related to chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 50.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Define medical terminology related to radiographic positioning and procedures.
  2. List and identify the anatomy of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremity.
  3. Describe the positioning used to visualize anatomic structures of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremity.
  4. Evaluate radiographic images and explain rational for each projection / procedure.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Anatomical phantoms and models
  3. Illuminators (viewboxes)
  4. Positioning aids
  5. 3D Virtual Anatomy Applications
  6. Access to the Digital Image Teaching File
  7. Computer access for online Etudes component

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Medical Terminology (Lec)
    1. General radiographic terms
    2. Body planes, sections, and lines
    3. Body surfaces and parts
    4. Radiographic projections
    5. Body positions
    6. Special projection terms
    7. Relationship terms
    8. Terms related to movements
    9. Misused positioning terms
  2. Anatomy (Lec)
    1. Chest
    2. Abdomen
    3. Upper extremities
    4. Lower extremities
  3. Positioning (Lec)
    1. Chest
    2. Abdomen
    3. Upper extremities
    4. Lower extremities
  4. Image evaluation (Lec, Lab)
    1. Anatomic structures shown
    2. Positioning and patient instructions
    3. Collimation and central ray
    4. Technical and exposure criteria
    5. Image markers and identifiers
    6. Related pathology
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to quizzes, midterms, and a comprehensive final examination for content, terminology and knowledge of subject matter. Evaluation of written image analysis for content, form, and application of critique methodology.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Bontranger, Kenneth L.Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 8th Edition. St. Louis Missouri: C.V. Mosby Company, 2013.
Bontranger, Kenneth L. ,Workbook and Laboratory Manual Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 8th Edition. St. Louis Missouri: C.V. Mosby Company, 2013. ISBN: 9780323083881

8. Disciplines -
Radiological Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, and 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 -
  1. Weekly reading assignments from text and syllabus for integration into clinical practice.
  2. Weekly written image analysis assignments. Students will evaluate assigned images using a prescribed methodology in order to apply critical thinking skills to material provided in lecture.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:41:09


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines