Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 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: 12/11/09;1/26/11

1. Description -
Radiographic Pathology of the respiratory, osseous, fractures, urinary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems, HSG's and associated pathologies.Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 54B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 51D.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. define basic terms related to pathology.
  2. describe the basic manifestations of pathological conditions and their relevance to radiologic procedures.
  3. describe the various systemic classifications of disease in terms of etiology, types, common sites, complications and prognosis.
  4. describe the radiographic appearance of selected diseases.
  5. identify radiologic procedures and interventional techniques appropriate for diseases common to each body system.
  6. HSG procedure, anatomy of female reproductive system, terminology, and pathology associated with the female reproductive system.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Multimedia classroom, visualizer, viewboxes, internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Definitions/Terminology (Lec)
    1. Pathology
    2. Disease
      1. Acute
      2. Chronic
    3. Pathogenesis
    4. Etiology
    5. Trauma
    6. Syndrome
  2. Manifestations of pathology and relevance to radiographic procedures(Lec)
    1. Causes of Disease (Process, Examples)(Lec)
      1. Pathological
      2. Traumatic
      3. Surgical
    2. Procedural considerations
      1. Technical considerations
      2. Patient considerations
  3. Disease classifications and examples associated with each(Lec)
    1. Hereditary conditions
    2. Degenerative
    3. Metabolic
    4. Neoplastic
    5. Traumatic
  4. Radiologic appearance of pathology (Lec)
    1. Skeletal and articular
    2. Muscular
    3. Gastrointestinal
    4. Hepatobiliary
    5. Respiratory
    6. Urinary
    7. Reproductive (female)
    8. Hematopoietic
    9. Endocrine
    10. Nervous
    11. Osseous
    12. Fractures
  5. Radiologic Procedures (Lec)
    1. Modality type
    2. Body system
  6. Disease process of the female reproductive system (Lec)
    1. Anatomy
    2. Pathology
    3. Procedures
      1. HSG
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Pathology assignment/presentation
  2. Weekly quizzes.
  3. Midterm.
  4. Comprehensive Final exam.
  5. Discussion participation.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Eisenberg, Ronald. Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology. 4th edition. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby, 2007. ISBN: 978-0323036245

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology.
9. Method of Instruction -
Method of instruction may include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, and oral presentations.
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. Research and planning of individual creative projects
  2. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources.
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 16:58:02

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines