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Radiography (RAD)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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RAD 1101 Introduction to Equipment/Patient Care (A, SP, SU)

0.5 credit
This module introduces the student to radiographic equipment and patient care.
Lecture: 0.2 hour - Lab: 0.6 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1190

RAD 1102 Radiography Positioning of Upper Extremities (A, SP, SU)

0.5 credit
This module introduces the student to radiographic positioning of the upper extremities.
Lecture: 0.2 hour - Lab: 0.6 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1101

RAD 1103 Radiography Positioning of Lower Extremities (A, SP, SU)

0.5 credit
This module introduces the student to radiographic positioning of the lower extremities.
Lecture: 0.2 hour - Lab: 0.6 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1101

RAD 1104 Radiography Positioning of Chest & Abdomen (A, SP, SU)

0.5 credit
This module introduces the student to radiographic positioning of the chest and abdomen.
Lecture: 0.2 hour - Lab: 0.6 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1101

RAD 1105 Radiography Positioning of Spine, Skull and Sinuses (A, SP, SU)

0.5 credit
This module introduces the student to radiographic positioning of the spine, skull and sinus.
Lecture: 0.2 hour – Lab: 0.6 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1101

RAD 1111 Introduction to Radiography Technology (A)

1 credit
This is an introduction to radiologic principles and clinical radiography. Areas of emphasis include fundamentals of radiation protection, medical ethics, body mechanics, patient care skills, and clinical observation. This course is a prerequisite for all other radiologic technology courses.
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: $30.00

RAD 1113 Radiography Science (SP)

3 credits
The course begins with a review of basic concepts of electricity, electromagnetism, and electrical circuits. The student is then introduced to the theory of x-ray production, x-ray emissions, and x-ray interactions. Specialized x-ray applications of equipment are discussed.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1111

RAD 1118 Radiographic Exposure & Processing (SU)

2 credits
This course consists of a study of radiographic image formation and technical factor manipulation. Film and digital image receptors are discussed. Image properties are evaluated to ensure production of an acceptable quality radiographic image. Technical conversions necessary to maintain proper image receptor exposure while minimizing patient dose are discussed. Methods are presented to reduce image artifacts and equipment malfunction.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours        Lab fee: $44.00

RAD 1141 Radiographic Procedures I (A)

3 credits
The student is introduced to radiologic terms specific to imaging, equipment operation, and patient positioning. Specific areas of study include physician assisting, and radiographic anatomy to include gastrointestinal system, basic fluoroscopic procedures, the vertebral column, bony thorax, upper and lower extremities, chest, abdomen, and basic urography. Lab provides the opportunity for practice and demonstration of proficiency.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours       Lab fee: $97.60

RAD 1142 Radiographic Procedures II (SP)

3 credits
This course serves as a continuation of RAD 1141, with progression through the positioning categories and radiographic anatomy. Course topics include the vertebral column, bony thorax, pediatric radiography, surgical radiography, skull radiography, tomography, and interventional radiography of the skeletal, digestive, and biliary systems.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1141        Lab fee: $97.60

RAD 1143 Special Procedures (SU)

2 credits
This course provides a detailed examination of cardiovascular, neurologic, interventional radiologic studies and common specialized procedures. The course begins with discussion of specialized equipment and materials. Emphasis is placed on pertinent anatomy, diagnostic value and/or therapeutic value of each examination.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1142         Lab fee: $5.00

RAD 1190 Radiation Protection for General Machine Operators (A, SP, SU)

1.5 credits
This course consists of a study of radiographic image formation and technical factor manipulation. Film and digital image receptors are discussed. Image properties are evaluated to ensure production of an acceptable quality radiographic image. Technical conversions necessary to maintain proper image receptor exposure while minimizing patient dose are discussed. Methods are presented to reduce image artifacts and equipment malfunction.
Lecture: 1.5 hours

RAD 1801 RAD Seminar I (A)

1 credit
This course offers an evaluation and review of radiography cases and discussion of current issues in the radiologic sciences.
Seminar: 1 hour
Corequisite: RAD 1901

RAD 1802 RAD Seminar II (SP)

1 credit
This course offers an evaluation and review of radiography cases and discussion of current issues in the radiologic sciences.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1801
Corequisite: RAD 1902

RAD 1803 RAD Seminar III (SU)

1 credit
This course offers an evaluation and review of radiography cases and discussion of current issues in the radiologic sciences.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1802
Corequisite: RAD 1903

RAD 1901 RAD Practicum I (A)

2 credits
This directed practice in the clinical area provides an opportunity for the student to become familiar with the care and positioning of the patient. Proficiency requirements are completed using a competency-based educational format over the course material presented in Radiologic Procedures I. Film critique is incorporated to provide a correlation of all factors that comprise a finished radiograph to include an analysis of anatomic structures, patient positioning, radiation protection, and fundamental exposure techniques. It is recommended that students complete RAD 1111 prior to or concurrently with RAD 1901.
Practicum: 14 hours
Corequisite: RAD 1801         Lab fee: $49.60

RAD 1902 RAD Practicum II (SP)

2 credits
This directed practice in the clinical area provides the practical experience necessary to function as a radiographer and is designed to enhance and complement didactic studies. Experience is gained in the general diagnostic and fluoroscopic areas, the emergency department, and on portable radiography rotations. Film critique is continued to provide a  correlation of all factors that comprise a finished radiograph. Case presentations are introduced.
Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1901
Corequisite: RAD 1802         Lab fee: $49.60

RAD 1903 RAD Practicum III (SU)

2 credits
This course provides the practical experience necessary to function as a radiographer and is designed to enhance and complement the didactic studies. Experience is gained in the general diagnostic and fluoroscopic areas, the emergency department, the operating room, tomography, portable radiography, and the computed tomography area, to include an evening rotation. In addition, each student is required to observe a radiologist during film reading and dictation. Film critique and case presentations are continued.
Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1902
Corequisite: RAD 1803       Lab fee: $31.00

RAD 2118 Advanced Exposure & Processing (SP)

2 credits
This advanced course analyzes factors which affect the diagnostic quality of the radiograph. Technique charts are developed. The importance of a quality assurance program is emphasized and quality control testing is presented. Students are required to conduct quality control testing and troubleshooting of radiographic equipment.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1118

RAD 2126 Radiography Biology & Protection (SP)

2 credits
This advanced science course examines human responses to ionizing radiation. Early and late effects of radiation exposure are discussed, as well as an in-depth analysis of radiation protection standards and practices. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1113       Lab fee: $30.00

RAD 2212 Sectional Anatomy (A)

2 credits
Sectional anatomy is introduced, with an emphasis on head, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Students will be required to give a presentation demonstrating correlations between different sectional imaging modalities. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1122 or BIO 2300 (NOTE: RAD major requires completion of BIO 2300)
Lab fee: $3.00

RAD 2222 Digital Imaging (A)

2 credits
This course presents a survey of computerized modalities related to radiography to include an introduction to computers in medical imaging, digital radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS).
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1113        Lab fee: $49.00

RAD 2620 Radiographic Pathology (SP)

2 credits
This course begins with a review of common terms relating to pathology. Using a survey approach, this course continues with a study of various disease processes and their effect on body systems as they relate to radiography and allied imaging modalities. Students are required to write a term paper on a specific pathologic process.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1143        Lab fee: $3.00

RAD 2804 RAD Seminar IV (A)

1 credits
This course offers an evaluation and review of radiography cases and discussion of current issues in the radiologic sciences. An overview of registry examination materials with mock registry examinations will also be included.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 1803
Corequisite: RAD 2904

RAD 2805 RAD Seminar V (SP)

1 credit
This course offers an evaluation and review of radiography cases and discussion of current issues in the radiologic sciences. An overview of registry examination materials with mock registry examinations will also be included.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RAD 2804
Corequisite: RAD 2905

RAD 2904 RAD Practicum IV (A)

3 credits
This course provides the practical experience necessary to function as a radiographer and is designed to enhance and complement didactic studies. Experience is gained in the general radiographic and fluoroscopic areas, emergency department, operating room, portable radiography, tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, cardiovascular, and interventional radiology. Film critique and case presentations are continued.
Practicum: 21 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 1903
Corequisite: RAD 2804       Lab fee: $49.60

RAD 2905 RAD Practicum V (SP)

3 credits
Students are required to complete the Final Competency Examination during this semester. Clinical rotations are scheduled in the general radiographic and fluoroscopic areas, the operating room, the emergency room, mammography, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, and computed tomography. Film critique and case presentations are continued. Practicum: 21 hours
Prerequisite: RAD 2904Corequisite: RAD 2805         Lab fee: $49.60