2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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RAD 109 Introduction to Radiography 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter

An overview of the foundations of radiography and the practitioner’s role in the health care delivery system. Topics include historical perspective, medical ethics, patient care, and radiation protection. Principles, policies, and practices of health care organizations are examined. Professional responsibilities of the radiographer are described.

RAD 261 Radiation Biology and Protection 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

An overview of the prinicples of the interaction of radiation with living systems (molecules, cells, tissues and whole body), biological and physical factors affecting radiation responses (acute and chronic), the kinetics of cell survival and the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of a radiographer for patients, personnel and the public.

RAD 262 Methods of Patient Care 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

Special consideration is focused on the basic emotional, physical and diverse cultural needs of the patient, infection control, institutional safety, surgical asepsis, vital signs and oxygen administration. This course will also include concentration of instruction for medical emergencies, specialized problems, pharmacology, drug administration, electrocardiograms and venipuncture.

RAD 263 Radiography Clinical Experience I 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

Patient care and assessment skills, general anatomy, medical ethics, radiation protection, patient positioning terminology, and radiographic positioning principles. Each student under direct supervision will practice anatomy, positioning, and radiographic identification of the thorax, abdomen, and upper and lower extremities.

RAD 264 Radiographic Procedures I 5 cr.  (3-0-4)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

An introduction to basic human anatomy and radiographic positioning principles. Anatomy, positioning and radiographic identification of thorax, abdomen and upper and lower extremities with clinical lab experience and assessment to compliment didactic instruction will be completed. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images, the manipulation of radiographic equipment, radiation protection and critical thinking skills in a diverse patient population.

RAD 265 Principles of Radiation Production, Characteristics and Equipment 3 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

The concepts of radiation production, emission and interaction with matter, radiation types and characteristics, and a base knowledge of the components, principles and operation of radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, tomographic and digital imaging equipment. Factors affecting image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed.

RAD 266 Radiography Clinical Experience II 6 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to radiography program.

Designed to allow the student sequential development of anatomy, positioning and radiographic identification in the performance of the following radiographic imaging procedures: bony thorax, vertebral column, skull and contrast media applications.

RAD 267 Radiographic Procedures II 5 cr.  (3-0-4)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: RAD 264

Advancement of basic human anatomy and radiographic positioning principles to include: anatomy, positioning and radiographic identification of contrast media applications, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, vascular and mammography with clinical lab experience and assessment to compliment didactic instruction. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images, the manipulation of radiographic equipment, radiation protection and critical thinking skills in a diverse patient population.

RAD 361 Diagnostic Image Production 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

The factors that govern and influence producing and recording radiographic images. Film and electronic imaging with related equipment are emphasized. Class and clinical lab demonstrations are used to demonstrate theoretical application.

RAD 362 Sectional Imaging and Anatomy 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Successful competion of RAD 261 through 267.

Content provides an entry-level radiography student the relationship of CT components and their functions, the concepts of transverse radiography, image reconstruction and radiographic demonstration of cross-sectional anatomy of the head, thorax, abdomen and extremities.

RAD 363 Radiography Clinical Experience III 4 cr.
  • Offered: Summer
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

Expansion of the concepts of teamwork, patient-oriented clinical practice, diagnostic image production and professional development.

RAD 364 Image Processing and Quality Management 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

Develop an understanding of the components and operating principles of automatic processing, basic maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, silver recovery and radiographic image artifact identification. Quality management in the imaging sciences will include theory and application of the basic quality control tests of radiographic equipment.

RAD 365 Radiographic Pathology 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

Content is designed to introduce theories of disease causation and pathophysiologic disorders that compromise healthy human systems. Etymology, pathophysiology, age- specific responses, clinical manifestations, the role of diagnostic imaging procedures, radiographic appearance of selected diseases and the treatment and/or management are presented.

RAD 366 Radiographic Clinical Experience IV 8 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

Designed to allow the student sequential development of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic identification in the performance of the following radiographic imaging procedures: gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary and mammographic.

RAD 367 Issues in Radiography 1 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 261 through 267.

Content provides a comprehensive review of all radiographic courses to enhance a student's radiographic knowledge and prepare the student for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist examination.

RAD 368 Radiography Clinical Practicum V 8 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Sucessful completion of RAD 261 through 267, RAD 363 and RAD 366.

Designed to allow the student sequential development of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic identification in the axial, coronal and sagittal planes.