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RAD Courses

RAD 111: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences I
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the radiography program and concurrent enrollment in, or prior successful completion of, BIOL 181, RAD 112, and RAD 113. This is an introductory course in radiologic technology touching briefly on the hospital environment, radiation protection, and medical ethics and law. Also included is an overview of patient care with emphasis on patient communication, cultural diversity, age-specific needs, body mechanics and patient transfer. 2 HRS

RAD 112: Radiographic Procedures I
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the radiography program and concurrent enrollment in, or successful completion of, BIOL 181, RAD 111, and RAD 113. This course includes detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for chest, abdomen, upper extremities, shoulder girdle, lower extremities, pelvis and hip. A laboratory component is included. 6 HRS

RAD 113: Radiography Clinical I
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the radiography program and completion of (with a grade of C or better), or concurrent enrollment in, BIOL 181, RAD 111, and RAD 112. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying knowledge and skills presented in RAD 111 and RAD 112. Students will observe, assist patients and perform basic radiographic procedures under the direct supervision of an ARRT-registered radiographer. Emphasis is on chest, abdomen, upper extremities, shoulder girdle, bony thorax, pelvis and hip procedures, with clinical competency testing in those areas. 2 HRS

RAD 121: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences II
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113,and concurrent enrollment in, or satisfactory completion of, RAD 122 and RAD 123. This course focuses on the proper concepts of patient care. This includes information on isolation and sterile techniques, vital signs, tubes, catheters, emergency care, contrast media, basic pharmacology and venipuncture. 3 HRS

RAD 122: Radiographic Procedures II
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, and concurrent enrollment in, or successful completion of, RAD 121 and RAD 123. This course includes detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for bony thorax, spinal column, SI joints, scoliosis series, long bone measurement/bone age studies, and fluoroscopic studies of the esophagus, upper gastrointestinal system, and small bowel. A laboratory component is included. 3 HRS

RAD 123: Radiography Clinical II
Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113 with a grade of C or better and completion of (with a grade of C or better), or concurrent enrollment in, RAD 121 and RAD 122. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying knowledge and skills presented in all RAD courses. Students will assist patients and perform routine radiographic procedures with emphasis on previously learned radiographic procedures, lower extremities, spinal column, SI joints, scoliosis series and long bone measurement/bone age studies. Students assume greater responsibility during exams, continue competency testing and begin working toward mastery of clinical practice. Skills are refined under the direct supervision of an ARRT-registered radiographer. 2 HRS

RAD 132: Radiographic Procedures III
Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 121, RAD 122, RAD 123 and concurrent enrollment or successful completion of BIOL 182, RAD 133, and RAD 134. This course provides detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for fluoroscopic studies of the lower GI system, and urinary system. Radiography of the skull, facial bones, mandible, zygomatic arches, temporomandibular joints, nasal bones, paranasal sinuses and orbits will also be included. A laboratory component is included. 6 HRS

RAD 133: Radiography Clinical III
Prerequisites: Completion of RAD 121, RAD 122, RAD 123 with a grade of C or better, and completion of (with a grade of C or better), or concurrent enrollment in, BIOL 182, RAD 132, and RAD 134. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying knowledge and skills. Students will assist patients and perform routine radiographic procedures with emphasis on fluoroscopic studies of the esophagus, upper gastrointestinal system, small bowel, lower GI system, and urinary system. Radiography of the skull, facial bones, mandible, zygomatic arches, temporomandibular joints, nasal bones, paranasal sinuses and orbits, in addition to previously learned radiographic procedures will also be performed. Students assume greater responsibility during exams, continue competency testing and document progress toward mastery of clinical practice. Skills are refined under direct and indirect supervision of an ARRT-registered radiographer. 3 HRS

RAD 134: Radiographic Imaging I
Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 121, RAD 122, RAD 123 and concurrent enrollment in, or successful completion of, BIOL 182, RAD 132 and RAD 133 . This course includes instruction in the multiple energy transformations required for the production of radiographic images. Current imaging equipment and emerging technology are discussed. The nature of ionizing radiation, its control and interactions with the body are included. 3 HRS

RAD 211: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences III
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133, and RAD 134 and concurrent enrollment or successful completion of ENGL 101, RAD 213, RAD 214, and RAD 215. This course includes an orientation to the processing area, darkroom chemistry, processing procedures, equipment and artifacts. It also requires familiarization with the distinction between optimal and suboptimal quality radiographic images as well as methods of improvement. Quality Control is also mentioned as a way of maintaining optimal quality images. Advanced modalities and emerging technologies are briefly discussed. 3 HRS

RAD 213: Radiography Clinical IV
Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133, and RAD 134 with a grade of C or better and completion of (with a grade of C or better), or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 214, and RAD 215. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying theories, knowledge and skills presented in all previous RAD courses. Students will assist patients and perform all routine radiographic procedures. Students continue to assume greater responsibility during radiographic exams, continue competency testing and document progress toward mastery of clinical practice under primarily indirect supervision of an ARRT-registered radiographer. 5 HRS

RAD 214: Radiographic Imaging II
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133, and RAD 134 and concurrent enrollment or successful completion of ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 213, and RAD 215. Integrating the information covered in RAD 134, this course deals with the image properties of density, contrast, recorded detail, distortion and all factors affecting these characteristics. Digital and analog image processing, emerging imaging technology and sensitometry are included. A laboratory component is included. 3 HRS

RAD 215: Cross Sectional Anatomy
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, RAD 133, and RAD 134 and concurrent enrollment in, or successful completion of, ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 213, and RAD 214.This is an introductory course in cross sectional anatomy. It will provide the basics of head, thorax and abdominal anatomy identification in the axial, coronal and sagittal planes using CT and MRI images and related illustrations. 2 HRS

RAD 223: Radiography Clinical V
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 213, RAD 214, and RAD 215 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RAD 234. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying theories, knowledge and skills presented in all previous RAD courses. Students will assist patients and perform all routine radiographic procedures. Students continue to assume greater responsibility during radiographic exams, continue competency testing and document progress towards mastery of clinical practice under primarily indirect supervision of an ARRT-registered radiographer. 2 HRS

RAD 233: Radiography Clinical VI
Prerequisites: Completion of RAD 223 and RAD 234 with a grade of C or better and completion of (with a grade of C or better), or concurrent enrollment in, Math elective, RAD 235, and RAD 236. This course provides clinical opportunities for practical experience in applying theories, knowledge and skills presented in all previous RAD courses. Students assume maximum responsibility during exams, complete competency testing, and document mastery of clinical practice. Final proficiency testing is administered under direct supervision of a faculty member or head clinical instructor. 4 HRS

RAD 234: Radiation Biology and Protection
Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 213, RAD 214, and RAD 215 and concurrent enrollment in RAD 223. This course focuses on the effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue. Radiation effects are discussed from the molecular and cellular level to whole body systems. Acute and long term effects are explored. Patient and personnel protection from the effects of ionizing radiation are emphasized. Information discussed includes federal and state radiation health and safety requirements governing the radiology department and personnel, hazards and usefulness of radiation, and the responsibilities of the radiographer. 2 HRS

RAD 235: Radiographic Pathology
Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 223 and RAD 234 and concurrent or successful completion of MATH elective, RAD 233, and RAD 236. This course introduces concepts related to various disease etiologies and processes, especially as they apply to radiology. Terminology and disease classifications are discussed. The basic manifestations of pathologies of various body systems, including respiratory, digestive, urinary, skeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive, are examined. The course emphasizes the effect of pathology on the technical factors used to obtain a radiographic image and its radiographic appearance. Appropriate radiographic imaging procedures and interventional techniques are identified. 2 HRS

RAD 236: Radiography Seminar
Prerequisites: Successful completion of RAD 223 and RAD 234, and concurrent or successful completion of MATH elective, RAD 233, and RAD 235. This is a capstone course intended to integrate the student’s previous learning and provide preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and the workplace. It is an interactive course with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Educational activities are varied and include review of knowledge in the registry content areas, enactment of case scenarios, mock registries, resume writing, job interview skills and competitive games. 2 HRS