COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: MASTER EDUCATIONAL PLAN

Radiology Course Description12 Clock hours= 1 Credit 75 Clinical hours=1 Credit

(Reference Policy # EDR004.223)

INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY ( 12 CLOCK HOURS) ( 1 CREDITS)

An introduction to radiologic technology to include the history of the profession, technologist responsibilities, ethical considerations, hospital organization, basic nursing procedures, patient transfer techniques, introduction of common medical terms, basic film processing overview and exposure factors will be discussed.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IA ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A detailed study of human body structure and function. Topics include: Organization of the body, Cells, tissues, Integumentary system, and the skeletal system  Emphasis is placed upon bony anatomy demonstrated on images.

POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES IA ( 36 CLOCK HOURS) ( 3 CREDITS)

Provides the student with a working knowledge of fundamental positioning of the Chest, Abdomen, and upper extremity. Demonstrations include laboratory practical, and written evaluations.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A study of word roots, suffixes and prefixes used to build common medical terms. Pathology and abbreviations will be included. Word building and usage in common practice are discussed.

CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE RADIOGRAPHER ( 24 CLOCK HOURS)( 2 CREDITS)

Problem solving and medical ethics are discussed as well as critical thinking skills and their uses in radiology. Students are required to complete a minimum of four papers for the term and class discussion and group work is encouraged. Games and role playing with a therapeutic value will be used to enhance the human factor.

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS ( 12 CLOCK HOURS) ( 1 CREDIT)

Body mechanics, communication and conflict resolution are discussed. Aseptic technique and and CPR and basic first aid are discussed. Venipuncture, vital signs, restraints and oxygen administration will be assessed.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IA ( 356 CLOCK HOURS) ( 5 Credits)

Clinical application and practice of radiologic procedures. The student will receive work experience in the file room, transport, chest radiography and upper extremities.

FILM PROCESSING AND DARKROOM CHEMISTRY ( 24 CLOCK HOURS)(2 CREDITS)

Information provided on the H and D curve, image formation, film construction as well as processor troubleshooting. Intensifying screens are discussed with construction and history.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IB ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A continuation of anatomy from quarter previous with discussion of muscles, nervous system, special senses and the endocrine system.

POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES IB ( 36 CLOCK HOURS) ( 3 CREDITS)

A continuation of positioning including the lower extremity, shoulder girdle, pelvis and hip.

RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I ( 19.5 CLOCK HOURS) (1.5 CREDITS)

During the first year a general physics introduction is provided including atomic structure, electrostatics, x-ray properties, imaging systems, x-ray circuits and associated modalities.

CLINICAL IB ( 346 CLOCK HOURS) ( 5 CREDITS)

Clinical application and practice of upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, pelvis hip and abdomen.

EXPOSURE I ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

Discussion of factors affecting the radiographic image, including: scatter radiation, film response to x-rays, grids, screens, OID,SID and their affect on the image.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IC ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A continuation of anatomy from the previous quarter including the following: Blood, lymphatic system, respiratory and cardiovascular system.

POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES IC ( 36 CLOCK HOURS) ( 3 CREDITS)

A continuation of positioning from the previous quarter including the following topics: UGI, BE, esophagram, and related fluoroscopic procedures. Urinary system studies are also included along with the vertebral column.

CLINICAL IC ( 402 CLOCK HOURS) ( 5 CREDITS)

Clinical application of procedures taught including IVP, BE and UGI, Lumbar spine, thoracic and cervical spine.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ID ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A continuation including urinary system, digestive, and reproductive system.

POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES ID( 36 CLOCK HOURS) ( 3 CREDITS)

A continuation of positioning including skull, sinuses, TMJ and mastoid process. bony thorax is also taught. Nasal bones, facial bone as well.

CLINICAL ID ( 394 CLOCK HOURS) ( 5 CREDITS)

Clinical practice of headwork and bony thorax is required.

EXPOSURE II ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A review of all factors in image production including SID, KVP, MAS, OID, screens, grids.

CLINICAL IIA ( 428 CLOCK HOURS) ( 5 CREDITS)

Application and practice on learned skills with emphasis on increasing speed and accuracy of radiologic procedures to build confidence in the students skill.  

RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS II (19.5 CLOCK HOURS) ( 1.5 CREDITS)

A review of general topics in the first year with the addition of quality control Issues facing radiology and new emerging technologies. History of computers, their uses in diagnostic radiology, PACS and teleradiography are discussed. Future applications and current uses are also discussed such as DR, CR and digital imaging.

POSITIONING II ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A review of the entire first year examinations with emphasis on rare exams and trauma Radiology as well as pediatric radiology considerations.

SPECIAL PROCEDURES TECHNOLOGY ( 24 CLOCK HOURS)( 2 CREDITS)

Detailed study of Seldinger techniques, DSA ,Arthrography, myelography.. Interventional technique and sterile procedure are also discussed as well as bone densitometry and mammography.

RADIOBIOLOGY AND RADIATION PROTECTION ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

Detailed study of radiation effects in history through case study groups and the cellular effects of radiation damage and protection practices for personnel and the patient.

CLINICAL IIB (428 CLOCK HOURS) ( 6CREDITS)

Participation in all procedures to increase skill level through repetition

RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY ( 24 CLOCK HOURS) ( 2 CREDITS)

A presentation of common pathologies visualized radiographically and discussion of the impact On use of technical factors used to make the radiographic image.

COMPREHENSIVE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY REVIEW ( 48 CLOCK HOURS) ( 4 CREDITS)

General content areas are reviewed. Mock registries are used to increase the students ability to remember key concepts and work independently. An appropriate review course for the National registry and entry into the radiology profession.

FILM CRITIQUE (12 CLOCK HOURS) ( 1CREDITS)

This course provides the student information on film evaluation for radiographic quality in order to perform repeat examinations and the rationale of why it is needed.

Final Credits

Credits Academic= 48

Credits Clinical = 30

Total Credits for the program = 78 credits

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