Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 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: 12/05/2007; 1/26/11

1. Description -
Collaborative research project on a highly specialized area of radiography or other imaging modality. Group presentation and scientific poster display board required. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop research and literary skills by performing an in depth research project.
  2. collect and synthesize research data.
  3. collaborate in the composition and preparation of the project.
  4. design and construct a scientific display board using research presentation material.
  5. present an oral presentation summary to the class.
  6. create a graphic CD cover that reflects some element related to the topic.
  7. transfer and archive (burn) final presentation project to CD.
  8. develop a referenced bibliography in a standard format.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with multimedia equipment with Internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Assignment of advanced radiology modality topic. (Lec)
    1. Group selection
    2. Topic discussion
  2. Review project guidelines as outlined by checklist. (Lec)
    1. Research methods
      1. Internet
      2. Library
      3. Books / Journals
      4. Other sources.
    2. Collection and management of data.
    3. Data entry
  3. Project composition. (Lec)
    1. Structure
    2. Responsibilities
  4. Display board discussion. (Lec)
    1. Materials inventory
    2. Board construction
    3. Visual aids
  5. Oral presentation guidelines. (Lec)
    1. Professional delivery
    2. Communication skills
    3. Time limit
  6. CD Cover (Lec)
    1. Requirements
    2. Design
  7. Project archive (Lec)
    1. Burn CD
    2. Format requirements
    3. Video clip
  8. Bibliography
    1. Format
    2. Currency
    3. Multiple sources
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation of research project and oral presentation using a project grade checklist.
7. Representative Text(s) -

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, 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. Perform independent literary research.
  2. Oral presentation preparation.
  3. Display board assembly.
  4. CD design and formatting.
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 16:58:32

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines