Northern Michigan University’s radiography program results in an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a registered radiographer. Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury.  The program consists of 89 total credits with 12 in liberal studies, 18 required non-core courses (mostly science and math courses) and 59 credits for courses in the radiography core. Typically the program takes three years to complete (averaging 16 credits per semester).  It includes an eight-credit clinical experience and an eight-credit clinical practicum.

Admission Criteria:

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 minimum
  • No less than a grade of “C” in the following prerequisite courses:
    • BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
    • BI 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
    • EN 211 English Composition II
  • If the Human Anatomy & Physiology courses are more than 6 years old, they must be re-taken.

 

Prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to applying for admission into the program:

EN 111 College Composition I

4 credits

EN 211 College Compostion II

4 credits

BI 207 Human Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

BI 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

4 credits

MA 111 College Algebra (or above)

4 credits

CH 105 or 109 Chemical Principles or Intro Organic & Biochemistry

4 credits

SOCR Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

4 credits

RAD 109 Introduction to Radiography

2 credits

HL 101 Medical Terminology

2 credits

 

 

Total:

32 credits 

 

The didactic instructor will:

  1. Follow and support program curriculum and objectives.
  2. Develop, review, revise course syllabus and time sequence for student learning.
  3. Deliver educational information in a supportive manner to facilitate student learning
  4. Evaluate student progress in a didactic course of instruction
  5. Provide written documentation for assessments and evaluations with students.
  6. Work with faculty in formal assessments of students.
  7. Maintain objectivity when assessing students.
  8. Provide positive reinforcement to students in the educational continuum.
  9. Communicate with faculty assigned to clinical course regarding student performance and integration of didactic instruction into the clinical practicum.
  10. Be a positive role model.
  11. In the absence of faculty, be available to address immediate concerns of the student.
  12. In the absence of faculty, monitor adherence to program policies:
    1. attendance
    2. tardiness
    3. dress code
    4. schedules
    5. code of ethics
  13. Attend all program meetings.
  14. Provide input for change.
  15. Work in accordance to contractual agreement between program and agency.
  16. Educate the department staff of program policies, procedures and changes.
  17. Maintain student confidentiality.
  18. Be a liaison between students and department staff.

DIDACTIC GRADING SCALE NMU Radiography Program Policy

Student grades are awarded on academic performance and evaluation. Students may review their grades for a didactic course at any time on EduCat or www.evolve.com.

Students in the NMU Radiography Program must complete each didactic course at 80% or above.

 

 

GRADE

DESCRIPTION

POINTS

SCALE

A

Excellent

4.0

93-100

A-

Above Average

3.7

90-92

B+

Above Average

3.3

87-89

B

Average

3.0

83-86

B-

Average

2.7

80-82

C+

Average

2.3

77-79

 

 


Revised 7/12