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: Take RAD 111 RAD 151;

Corequisite: None

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, spine, and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 110 RAD 151;

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, bony thorax, and gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 121 RAD 161;Take CIS 110 PSY 150;

Corequisite: None

RAD 121     Radiographic Imaging I5/3

This course provides the basic principles of imaging. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact density, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic radiographic imaging.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 112 RAD 161;

Corequisite: None

RAD 122     Radiographic Imaging II4/2

This course provides advanced principles of imaging including digital radiography. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact brightness, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of imaging.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 131 RAD 171;

Corequisite: None

RAD 131     Radiographic Physics I4/2

This course introduces the principles of radiation characteristics and production. Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 122 RAD 171;

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: Take RAD 110 RAD 111;

Corequisite: None

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 CIS 110 PSY 150; Take RAD 112 RAD 121;

Corequisite: None

RAD 171     RAD Clinical Ed III12/4

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

Prerequisite: Take RAD 122 RAD 131;

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, sectional anatomy, and advanced imaging. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these areas.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 231 RAD 241 RAD 251;

Corequisite: None

RAD 231     Radiographic Physics II4/2

This course provides advanced principles of radiation characteristics and production including digital imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 211 RAD 241 RAD 251;

Corequisite: None

RAD 241     Radiobiology/Protection2/2

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 211 RAD 231 RAD 251;

Corequisite: None

RAD 245     Image Analysis4/2

This course provides an overview of image analysis and introduces methods of quality management. Topics include image evaluation, pathology, quality control, and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of image analysis and quality management.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 261 RAD 271;

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 211 RAD 231 RAD 241;

Corequisite: None

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 245 RAD 271;

Corequisite: None

RAD 271     Radiography Capstone3/1

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 demonstrat the knowledge required of an entry-level radiographer.

Prerequisite: Take RAD 245 RAD 261;

Corequisite: None