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Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Spring Semester I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

RAD 102

Radiographic Anatomy I

3

45

RAD 105

Introduction to Rad., Protect. & Pt. Care

3

45

RAD 121

Radiographic Procedures I

4

60

RAD 141

Principles of Radiographic Quality I

4

60

RAD 131

Elementary Clinical Procedures I

5

240

 

 

19

450

Summer Semester II


RAD 142

Principles of Radiographic Quality II

4

60

RAD 132

Elementary Clinical Procedures II

5

240

 

 

9

300

Fall Semester III


RAD 103

Radiographic Anatomy II

3

45

RAD 125

Patient Care Procedures

2

30

RAD 122 Radiographic Procedures II 4 60

RAD 190

Elementary Clinical Procedures III

5

240

 

 

14

375

SECOND YEAR

Spring Semester IV


RAD 111

Radiologic Sciences I

4

60

RAD 246

Special Procedures

3

45

RAD 231

Advanced Clinical Procedures I

8

360

 

CPR Re-certification

 

 

 

 

15

465


Summer Semester V


RAD 205

RAD Prot/Radiobiology

3

45

RAD 215

Correlated Radiographic Theory I

2

30

RAD 232

Advanced Clinical Procedures II

8

360

 

 

13

435


Fall Semester VI


RAD 216

Correlated Radiographic Theory II

2

30

RAD 240

Radiographic Pathology

3

45

RAD 290

Advanced Clinical Procedures III

8

360

 

 

13

435

  TOTAL 83 2460

PROGRAM / CLINICAL POLICIES
The didactic and clinical learning experiences you receive are integral parts of radiography education, and the student is expected to apply him/herself in a diligent, professional manner in order to acquire the skills necessary to develop into a competent, professional technologist. Routine class and clinical hours are from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; approximately twice per semester students will be required to rotate through DRMC for a noon-8 p.m. rotation. Some evening and weekend clinical shifts may be required throughout your educational program, and students will be advised of this schedule in advance.

PROGRAM / CLINICAL GRADING
All course grades, both clinical and didactic, are issued each semester based on the following grading scale:

Grading Scale
A = 93-100 Frequently exceeds minimum requirements
B = 85-92 Exceeds minimum requirements
C = 77-84 Meets minimum requirements
F = 76-below Does not meet minimum requirements

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
ARRT Certification Handbook and Application Materials (includes curriculum and competency information - pdf download)
ASRT Radiography Curriculum (pdf download)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

RAD 102 Radiographic Anatomy I (3 CR)
This course provides a study of the basic structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on unifying concepts and current theories of physiology. The course will prepare students for continued study of human physiology and disease processes in subsequent upper level courses. This is the first in a sequence of two courses in anatomy and physiology. The primary focus of this course is on the skeletal anatomy, physiology and disorders.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 103 Radiographic Anatomy I (3 CR)
This course provides a study of the basic structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on unifying concepts and current theories of physiology. The course will prepare students for continued study of human physiology and disease processes in subsequent upper level courses. This is the second in a sequence of two courses in anatomy and physiology. This course provides a study of the basic physical and radiographic structures and functions of the skull and facial bones, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and genetics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 105 Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care (3 CR)
Presents brief history of radiologic profession, code of ethics, conduct for radiologic students, and basic fundamentals of radiation projection. Teaches the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the Radiology Department. Introduces the use of contrast media necessary in the investigation of the internal organs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 111 Radiologic Science I (4 CR)
Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focuses on X-ray production, emission and X- ray interaction with matter.
Lecture 3 hours. Clinical (Lab) 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I (4 CR)
Introduces procedures for positioning the patient's anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and axial skeleton.
Lecture 3 hours. Clinical (Lab) 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 122 Radiographic Procedures II (4 CR)
Continues procedures for positioning the patient's anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the skull, contrast studies of internal organs, and special procedures employed in the more complicated investigation of the human body.
Lecture 3 hours. Clinical (Lab) 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 125 Patient Care Procedures (2 CR)
Presents the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the Radiology Department. Introduces the fundamentals of nursing procedures, pharmacology, informed consent, equipment and supplies specific to radiology.
Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 131-132 Elementary Clinical Procedures I-II (5 CR) (5 CR)
Develops advanced technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Focuses on manipulation of equipment, patient care, osseous studies, skull procedures, and contrast studies. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies.
Clinical 16 hours per week.

RAD 141-142 Principles of Radiographic Quality I-II (4 CR) (4 CR)
Presents factors that control and influence radiographic qualityand various technical conversion factors useful in radiography. Discusses automatic film processing, sensitometry, and quality assurance testing. Prerequisite: admission to program.
Lecture 3 hours. Clinical (Lab) 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 190 Elementary Clinical Procedures III (5 CR)
Develops advanced technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Focuses on manipulation of equipment, patient care, osseous studies, skull procedures, and contrast studies. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies.
Clinical 16 hours per week.

RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology (3 CR)
Studies methods and devices used for protection from ionizing radiation. Teaches theories of biological effects, cell and organism sensitivity, and the somatic and genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Presents current radiation protection philosophy for protecting the patient and technologist.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic Theory (2 CR)
Presents intensive correlation of all major radiologic technology subject areas. Studies interrelationships of biology, physics, principles of exposure, radiologic procedures, patient care and radiation protection.
Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 216 Correlated Radiographic Theory II (2 CR)
Presents intensive correlation of all major radiologic technology subject areas. Studies interrelationships of biology, physics, principles of exposure, radiologic procedures, patient care and radiation protection.
Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 231-232 Advanced Clinical Procedures I-II (8 CR)(8 CR)
Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies.
Clinical 24 hours per week.

RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology (3 CR)
Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 245 Radiologic Specialties (3 CR)
Introduces the study of treatment of disease as it relates to various imaging modalities, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Introduces computers and other innovations in radiology. Emphasizes theory, principles of operation and clinical application of these topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 246 Special Procedures (3 CR)
Introduces the study of treatment of disease as it relates to various imaging modalities, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Introduces computers and other innovations in radiology. Studies special radiographic and surgical procedures and equipment employed in the more complicated investigation of internal conditions of the human body. Emphasizes theory, principles of operation and clinical application of these topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 290 Advanced Clinical Procedures III (8 CR)
Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies.
Clinical 24 hours per week.