Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2.5 hours lecture.2.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 30 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2.5 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: 1/26/11; 11/14/12; 10/14

1. Description -
Professional development in radiography, continuing education, and advanced modality opportunities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. complete the credentialing process required to sit for the ARRT and RHB board examinations.
  2. develop a resume and cover letter.
  3. differentiate the various radiology agencies and their function.
  4. identify the organizations related to the professional aspects of radiologic technology.
  5. outline steps required for professional advancement and continuing education.
  6. identify the importance of emotional intelligence.
  7. recognize and avoid compassion fatigue.
  8. finalize a professional portfolio that outlines the student's educational process.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Classroom with multimedia equipment and Internet access.
  2. Computer access/internet access for online Etudes component.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Professional Credentialing (Lec)
    1. Definition
    2. Certification
    3. Registration
    4. Licensure
  2. Professional Development (Lec)
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Job Search
    4. Interviewing skills
  3. Agencies (Lec)
    1. National
      1. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
      2. Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
      3. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
    2. State, CDPH - Radiation Health Branch
  4. Professional Organizations (Lec)
    1. Purpose, function, activities
    2. Local organizations
    3. State organizations
    4. National
      1. American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
      2. American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
      3. Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT)
      4. Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Inc. (AEIRS)
    5. International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)
    6. Related associations organizations
      1. American Board of Radiology (ABR)
      2. American College of Radiology (ACR)
      3. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  5. Professional Development and Advancement (Lec)
    1. Continuing education and competency requirements
      1. Definition
      2. Rationale/benefits
      3. Requirements (ARRT, State, Institutional)
    2. Continuing education opportunities
      1. Postprimary certification
      2. Collegiate/educational programs
      3. Self-learning activities
      4. Professional conferences
    3. Employment considerations
      1. Geographic mobility
      2. Economic factors
      3. Manpower issues
    4. Advancement opportunities
      1. Education
      2. Administration
      3. Physics
      4. Research
      5. Industrial
      6. Medical informatics
      7. Sales/applications
  6. Emotional Intelligence (Lec)
    1. Definition
    2. Applicability to professional behaviors
    3. Employer survey
  7. Compassion Fatigue (Lec)
    1. Definition
    2. Signs
    3. Coping mechanisms
    4. Modalities most at risk
  8. Professional Portfolio (Lec)
    1. Utilization
    2. Refinement
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Online discussions and professional portfolio.
7. Representative Text(s) -
None required.

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Assignments, Group Activities, Online discussions.
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. Reading Assignment: Article on avoiding compassion fatigue .
  2. Outside Assignment: Development of cover letter and resume.
  3. Survey management at the clinical setting for attributes of a successful RT.
  4. Evaluation of professional development opportunities.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-02-23 11:20:12

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines