Radiography (RAD)

RAD 110     Rad Intro & Patient Care5/3

This course provides an overview of the radiography profession and student responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of patient care, radiation protection, technical factors, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in these areas.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: Take RAD 111 RAD 151;

RAD 111     RAD Procedures I6/4

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the chest, abdomen, extremities, bony thorax and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RAD 112     RAD Procedures II6/4

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the skull, spine, and gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 110 RAD 111 RAD 151;

Corequisite: None

RAD 121     Image Production I5/3

This course provides the basic principles of radiographic image production. Emphasis is placed on image production, x-ray equipment, receptor exposure, and basic imaging quality factors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of radiographic image production.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 110 RAD 111 RAD 151;

Corequisite: None

RAD 122     Image Production II4/2

This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on advanced digital principles and production. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of digital imaging production.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 112 RAD 121 RAD 161;

Corequisite: None

RAD 141     Radiation Safety2/2

This course covers the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Topics include the effects of ionizing radiation on body tissues, protective measures for limiting exposure to the patient and personnel, and radiation monitoring devices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the effects and uses of radiation in diagnostic radiology.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 121 RAD 112 RAD 161;

Corequisite: None

RAD 151     RAD Clinical Ed I6/2

This course introduces patient management and basic radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the chest and extremities, manipulating equipment, and applying principles of ALARA. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: Take RAD 110 RAD 111;

RAD 161     RAD Clinical Ed II15/5

This course provides additional experience in patient management and in more complex radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the spine, pelvis, head and neck, and thorax and adapting procedures to meet patient variations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 110 RAD 111 RAD 151; Take MAT 140 or MAT 143;Take 1 group; # Take BIO 163; # Take BIO 165 BIO 166;

Corequisite: Take RAD 112 RAD 121; Take CIS 110 PSY 150;

RAD 171     RAD Clinical Ed III9/3

This course provides experience in patient management specific to advanced radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate technical factors to all studies and transitioning to mastering positioning of advanced studies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 112 RAD 121 RAD 161;

Corequisite: None

RAD 211     Radiographic Procedures III5/3

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, advanced imaging, radiographic pathology and image analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these areas.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 122 RAD 141 RAD 171;

Corequisite: None

RAD 231     Image Production III4/2

This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on complex imaging production and principles, quality control and quality assurance in the imaging sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced radiographic equipment and quality control programs.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 122 RAD 141 RAD 171;

Corequisite: None

RAD 251     RAD Clinical Ed IV21/7

This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering all basic radiographic procedures and to attain experience in advanced areas. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, pathological recognition, pediatric and geriatric variations, and a further awareness of radiation protection requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 122 RAD 171;

Corequisite: Take RAD 211 RAD 231;

RAD 261     Radiographic Clinical Education V21/7

This course is designed to enhance expertise in all radiographic procedures, patient management, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on developing an autonomous approach to the diversity of clinical situations and successfully adapting to those procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 251;

Corequisite: Take RAD 271;

RAD 271     Radiography Capstone5/3

This course provides an opportunity to exhibit problem-solving skills required for certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and integration of didactic and clinical components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge required of an entry-level radiographer.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 211 RAD 231 RAD 251;

Corequisite: None