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Discipline: Radiologic Technology Degree: AS - Radiologic Technology - S1206
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Clinical Experience 1A RAD 1A
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • Students will select optimal technical factors
  • Student/Graduate will adapt standard procedures as needed.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
Clinical Experience 1B RAD 1B
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
Clinical Experience 2A RAD 2A
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will competently operate radiographic equipment and report equipment malfunctions.
  • The student will be able to explain the procedures and answer patient's questions knowledgeably.
  • The student will be able to operate the beam restrictor to limit radiation exposure and improve image quality.
  • The student will be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform job related functions.
Clinical Experience 2B RAD 2B
  • The student will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients.
  • The student will selects technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform job-related functions.
  • The student will explain procedure and answers patient's questions knowledgeably.
  • The students will use lead markers on image receptors.
  • The student will demonstrate proper aseptic and sterile technique.
Clinical Experience 3A RAD 3A
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Clinical Experience 3B RAD 3B
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of procedures.
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient ID.
  • The student will explain the procedure and answer patient questions knowledgeably.
Clinical Experience 3C RAD 3C
  • The student has adequate knowledge of radiographic procedures and competently applies technical skills in clinical applications.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to accurately demonstrate the affected body part.
  • The student will adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease specific, and cultural needs of patients.
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
Clinical Experience 4 RAD 4
  • The student will demonstrate technical competency.
  • Student/Graduate will apply accurate positioning skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • Student/Graduate will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
Digital Imaging in Radiology RAD 32
  • The student will relate the exposure indicator values to technical factors and patient exposure.
  • The student will describe the functions of picture archiving and teleradiology systems
  • The student will explain the process of image acquisition and image processing
  • The student will be able to describe the various types of digital image receptors
  • The student will critique suboptimal images and perform reject analysis
Fluoroscopy and Radiobiology RAD 31
  • The student will identify the structure and function of the image intensifier.
  • The student will identify radiation induced chemical reactions, potential biologic damage, & factors influencing radiation response/radiosensitivity of cells .
  • The student will identify the components of the fluoroscopy unit, to include the image intensifier, viewing/recording system as well as their functions in the fluoroscopy system.
  • The student will describe how radiation causes deterministic effects.
  • The student will describe how radiation causes late biologic effects.
  • The student will describe the principles of cellular biology and and identify specific cells from most radiosensitive to least radiosensitive.
  • The student will identify methods to measure radiation response and use a dose response curve to study the relationship between radiation dose levels an the degree of biologic response.
Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care RAD 50
  • The student will describe the principles of radiation protection.
  • The student will describe and understand the principles of professional ethics set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • The student will describe and understand legal considerations relative to the patient/peer/physician relationship.
  • Understanding the role of ethical behavior as a Radiologic Technologist.
  • The student will identify the benefits of continuing education as related to improve patient care and professional enhancement.
  • The student will identify how to use radiation protection rules for patients as well as the occupational worker.
  • The student will differentiate various healthcare environments.
Introductory to Human Anatomy ANAT 10A
  • Identify and locate major bone markings on all human bones and determine which side of the body a bone belongs to.
  • Identify and describe structures of the eukaryotic cell.
  • Describe the functional classes of tissues, and distinguish between tissue subtypes.
  • Locate and describe the major organs of the human and cat.
  • Review the organs/structures in each organ system and describe the components of each.
  • Describe the structure of the major organs of the human body at the tissue level.
  • Sequence functional pathways in organ systems such as circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.
  • Use anatomical regions and directional terms to describe positions and relative positions in the human body.
  • Identify body cavities and their contents.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have a greater ability to solve metric problems.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have greater abilities to understand new terminology through recognizing the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and word roots.
  • 75% of students will solve metric-metric and metric-English problems.
  • Students will understand 75% of the new terminology through recognizing the word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
Medical Terminology MEDI 90
  • Students will be able to distinguish correct from incorrect spelling of medical terms
  • MO: Interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions.
  • Students will be able to recognize and use medical terms in a clinical application
  • MO: Determine word meaning by interpretation of prefixes, suffixes and/or word roots.
  • MO: Construct sentences using medical terms to diagnose medical conditions.
Patient Care in Radiologic Technology RAD 91
  • The student will identify common emergency situations.
  • The student will correctly transfer patients.
  • The student will acquire and record vital signs
  • The student will describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents.
  • The student will identify methods for determining the correct patient for a given procedure.
  • Students will develop knowledge of effective communication.
Radiographic Pathology RAD 30
  • The student will identify pathology presented on the radiographic images provided.
  • The student will identify types of fractures shown on images provided.
  • The student will define basic terms related to pathology
  • The student will describe the appropriate imaging procedure used to diagnose various diseases.
  • The student will identify appropriate interventional techniques for various diseases.
Radiographic Procedures I RAD 61B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiographic Procedures II RAD 62B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiologic Procedures I Laboratory RAD 61C
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part.
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
  • Students will produce diagnostic quality images
  • Student will utilize appropriate radiation protection
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
Radiologic Procedures II Laboratory RAD 62C
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will use radiation protection measures warranted by each exam
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will position the phantom and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 64
  • The student will estimate occupational dose reduction using the inverse square law
  • The student will assess a variety of ethical and legal issues in clinical practice
  • The student will describe the major components in a typical x-ray system and their function.
  • The student will determine the cause of suboptimal images and describe the appropriate corrective actions.
  • The student will describe the principles and operation of digital systems as it relates to exposure indicators.
  • The student will successfully pass practice registry examinations.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 62A
  • The student will be able to identify how beam filtration affects x-ray beam intensity, beam quality, and patient exposure.
  • The student will identify various types of image quality factors.
  • The student will describe methods of how x-rays interact with matter.
  • Student will be understand the basic concepts of Digital Imaging.
  • The student will explain how x-rays are produced in detail.
  • The student will describe the types of emission spectrums and how they are used.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 63
  • The students will identify the anatomic parts shown on sectional anatomy images.
  • The student will describe general radiation safety and protection practices associated with computed tomography (CT) examinations
  • The student will identify the education and certification requirements for the advanced imaging modalities
  • The student will identify anatomic structures demonstrated on radiographic and fluoroscopic images for various special imaging studies
  • The student will describe the components of the computerized tomography (CT) system
  • The students will identify appropriate basic emergency care for patients with a contrast media reaction.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 61A
  • The student will identify related radiology terminology concerning electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism.
  • The student will identify the general components and functions of the x-ray tube.
  • The student will identify the function of the X-ray Circuitry.
  • The student will describe various ways to reduce patient dose
  • The student will describe fundamental atomic structures.
  • The student will explain the relationship of energy, frequency, and wavelength.
  • The student will identify components of diagnostic x-ray tubes.