Radiologic Sciences courses

RAD110 Radiographic Procedures I

This is the first course in a series of three of the instruction of radiographic anatomy and positioning. The students will learn to use appropriate medical terminology as well as how to perform radiographic exams and analyze radiographs critically. We begin lab positioning immediately, which will include procedures of the upper and lower extremities, chest and abdomen. A Competency Based Curriculum is utilized, requiring students to prove competency on procedures in the lab prior to performing them in the hospital. Students must achieve a 25/28 on a laboratory competency test for each exam studied in order to pass this course. Lab uniform required. $125 lab fee. 3 credits.

RAD112 Radiographic Science I

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the technical factors essential for the production of a quality radiograph. The student will learn the methods of controlling the quantity and quality of x-rays as well as the many other factors in producing acceptable images for the different exams, such as patient sizes and pathological conditions. The student will also learn about applications of computers, computerized imaging, computed tomography, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) within the Radiology Department. 3 credits.

RAD120 Film Critique I

This course is designed to help the student evaluate the quality of her/his radiographs. The student will learn from radiographs how to improve their skills in the performance of exams. Also the student will evaluate and present radiographs of interesting pathological cases, technical and/or position examples. 3 credits.

RAD150 Clinical Education I

The student is introduced and becomes familiar with the clinical settings at the affiliates. The student will begin their participation in radiography in a limited capacity, as their initial clinical experiences will primarily involve observation of procedures and tasks. Following successful completion of didactic material and laboratory evaluations within RAD 110, the student will gradually begin to perform some exams and duties under the direct supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. This progressive approach is a necessary feature of developing competency based clinical education. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. 4 credits.

RAD210 Radiographic Procedures II

This is the second course in a series of three, with standard radiographic positioning and related medical terminology of the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, upper femora, and vertebral column. This course involves laboratory simulation and evaluation. Students must achieve a 25/28 on a Laboratory competency test for each exam studied in order to pass this course. Students acquire clinical experiences at affiliate facilities sufficient to demonstrate competency in a specified number and variety of radiographic procedures beyond those demonstrated the previous semester. Lab uniform required. $125 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD110. 3 credits.

RAD212 Radiographic Science II

The student will gain a working knowledge of the technical factors essential for the production of a quality radiograph. The student will learn the methods of controlling the quantity and quality of x-rays as well as the many other factors in producing acceptable images for the different exams, patient sizes and pathological conditions to name a few. The student will also learn about applications of computers, computerized imaging, Computed Tomography, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) within the Radiology Department. Prerequisite: RAD112. 3 credits.

RAD220 Film Critique II

This course is designed to help the student evaluate the quality of her/his radiographs. The student will learn from radiographs how to improve their skills in the performance of exams. Also the students will evaluate and present radiographs of interesting pathological cases, technical and/or position examples. Prerequisite: RAD120. 3 credits.

RAD250 Clinical Education II

In this course the student is now expected to demonstrate a higher level of participation in the clinical experience through the routine performance of procedures and tasks. Following successful completion of didactic material and laboratory evaluation, the student begins to perform difficult exams under direct supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. The student will also begin clinical competency testing to establish proficiency for certain procedures. This progressive approach is a necessary feature of developing competency based clinical education. Following successful completion of a clinical competency evaluation for an exam, the student may begin to perform these procedures with indirect supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD150. 4 credits.

RAD275 Clinical Education Summer I

In this course the student is expected to demonstrate a more advanced level of participation in the Radiology Department. The student continues the clinical competency evaluation process to enable performance of many procedures under indirect supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD250. 5 credits.

RAD310 Radiographic Procedures III

This is the third course in a series of three with standard radiographic positioning and related medical terminology of the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, upper femora, and vertebral column. This course involves laboratory simulation and evaluation. Students must achieve a 25/28 on a Laboratory competency test for each exam studied in order to pass this course. Students acquire clinical experiences at affiliate facilities sufficient to demonstrate competency in a specified number and variety of radiographic procedures beyond those demonstrated the previous semester. Prerequisite: RAD210 3 credits.

RAD330 Radiographic Pathology

This course is designed to provide students a survey of the disease process and pathological conditions. An in-depth study of diseases commonly demonstrated radiographically is presented. 2 credits.

RAD350 Clinical Education III

The student continues establishing and developing their decision making skills to a high level. The student will be performing most exams with indirect supervision and develop a degree of independence. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD375. 5 credits.

RAD375 Clinical Education Summer II

The student will begin to develop independent decision making skills to prepare him or her for the role of a Radiologic Technologist. The student continues the clinical competency evaluation process and should now be performing many procedures under indirect supervision. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD275. 5 credits.

RAD405 Radiation Biology

This course will explore the principles of radiation biology and radiation protection, including the production of x-rays, the interaction of radiation and matter, radiation units, and methods to protect the radiographer and patient. 3 credits.

RAD415 Specialized Imaging

This course will concentrate on the principles of fluoroscopy and tomography with an overview of special radiographic procedures and advanced imaging techniques including computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 2 credits.

RAD425 Registry Board Review

This course is designed to prepare the student for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist examination. Passing of the exam enables the student to earn his or her degree as well as allow for entry into the work force as a licensed Radiologic Technologist. 3 credits.

RAD450 Clinical Education IV

This is the final section of clinical education. The student will complete the clinical competency evaluation process, all required clinical competency exams and the terminal competency process. The student will continue to develop the skills needed to prepare for entry in the work force as an entry-level Radiologic Technologist. Lab uniform required. $150 lab fee. Prerequisite: RAD350. 5 credits