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Radiologic Technology

Course No. Course Title Credits
RAD 132 Radiologic Positioning I/Lab 4
This course introduces the student to basic terminology used in radiographic positioning. The curriculum provides a comprehensive study of theory and principles of basic positions of the upper and lower extremities, bony thorax, chest and abdomen.   This course is designed to develop competency through a combination of lecture and laboratory. Further practice will come in the actual clinical setting under the guidance of an assigned clinical radiographer.
RAD 133 Radiologic Exposures & Principles I/Lab 4
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques relating to the production of x-rays. Emphasis through lecture and lab, is placed on the factors affecting an acceptable radiograph: contrast, density, recorded detail and visibility of detail. Students will display work with darkroom applications, display basic radiation protection standards, be familiar with assorted radiographic equipment.
RAD 134 Introduction to Radiology/Patient Care 2
This course will introduce the student to the field of radiology.   It will review today’s health care and hospital environment, accrediting bodies, and the professional ethics guiding the health worker today. The profession will be examined to assist students in committing themselves to a career in Radiography.   This course also provides a comprehensive study of basic concepts regarding patient care. The student will study proper body mechanics, transfer techniques, medical asepsis, communication skills with patients and co-workers, how to measure vital signs, how to deal with medical emergencies, and isolation techniques. Professionalism and legal implications will also be discussed.
RAD 136 RadiologicExposures& Principles II/Lab 4
A continuation of RAD 133, through lecture and lab, this course is designed to acquaint students with the comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting image quality requiring integration of all exposure and technical factors previously learned. The student will learn the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems and the factors that impact image acquisition, display, and retrieval in radiology. Prerequisites: RAD 131, RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 101
RAD 137 Radiologic Nursing Procedures 1
This course is a continuation of patient care techniques.   It progresses into theory and advanced application of the clinical concepts of patient care and medical techniques in the radiology department. The student will become familiar with venipuncture, contrast media use and interactions, sterile technique, history taking and basic pharmacology.   Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134
RAD 138 Radiation Biology & Protection 3
This course describes the effects of ionizing radiation on cells in the human body. Special emphasis is placed on how the effects of x-ray radiation affect biological tissue. Radiation protection and monitoring concepts will be reviewed. The student will learn the importance of applying the ALARA concept for patient and staff safety. Discussion of regulatory agencies and their involvement in radiation protection will also be included. Stochastic and Non-stochastic effects are also discussed. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 102
RAD 145 Radiologic Positioning II/Lab 3
This course is a continuation of RAD 132. The course is designed to develop competency in diagnostic procedures of the vertebral column, cranium, gastrointestinal system, biliary tract, and urinary system. Competence will be demonstrated on a weekly basis in a laboratory setting. Further practice will come in the actual clinical setting under the guidance of an assigned clinical radiographer. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 101
RAD 231 Radiologic Pathology 2
This course emphasizes human pathology on a gross anatomic level.   Inflammatory, immunology, infections, traumatic and neoplastic processes will be emphasized. Specific diseases will be studied in further depth from an organ system approach. Prerequisites: RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 137, HAP 102
RAD 233 Image Analysis 2
This course is designed to provide students with a basis for analyzing radiographic images for diagnostic purposes. Students will become acquainted with the importance of minimum imaging standards, problem solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect the image quality. Students will be responsible for looking at radiographs to decide whether they are diagnostically acceptable and assure consistency in the production of quality images. Prerequisites: HAP 102, RAD 135, RAD 136
RAD 234 Advanced Exposures 2
This course is an introduction of the basic principles and techniques of digital radiology. Topics include image acquisition, display, archiving along with principles of both digital system and film quality assurance and maintenance. Prerequisites: RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 137, PRA 132 
RAD 236 Advanced Medical Imaging 2
This course familiarizes the student with the different modalities within the field of radiology. The students will explore topics in specialized areas such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, PET, Bone Densitometry, US, and Radiation Oncology. The students will review, cross sectional anatomy, trauma radiology, myelograms, arthrograms and pediatric imaging. Prerequisites: RAD 138, RAD 234, PHY 201
RAD 237 Registry Seminar 2
This course is established to assist the student in preparing for the registry examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prerequisite: PRA 231. Must pass competency examination with a minimum score of 77%.
PRA 131 Clinical Practicum I 1
An introduction to the clinical radiographic experience applies radiographic theory and provides learning experiences to help the student acquire expertise and proficiency in a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures at specified levels of competency.   Students will work on various radiographic equipment, and show competency in anatomy and physiology and radiographic positioning.     Additionally, students will integrate knowledge of patient care, medical ethics and apply critical thinking skills into daily radiographic practice. Students will spend a minimum of 16 per week hours in the clinical environment. Students must have verification of current CPR certification, annual health examination, immunizations, and all current clearances required by Johnson College. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 101
PRA 132 Clinical Practicum II 2
A continuation of the clinical radiography experience applies radiographic theory and provides learning experiences to help the student acquire expertise and proficiency in a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures at specified levels of competency. Students will display basic radiation protection standards, become familiar with various radiographic equipment, and show competency in anatomy and physiology as well as radiographic positioning. Additionally, students will integrate knowledge of patient care, develop critical thinking skills and medical ethics into daily radiographic practice.   Students will spend a minimum of 40 hours in the clinical environment per week, which will include one weekend shift. Students must have verification of current CPR certification, annual health examination immunizations, and all current clearances required by Johnson College. Prerequisites: PRA 131, HAP 102, RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 137.
PRA 231 Clinical Practicum III 1
A continuation of the clinical radiography experience applies radiographic theory and provides learning experiences to help the student acquire expertise and proficiency in a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures at specified levels of competency. Students will work on various radiographic equipment, and show competency in anatomy and physiology and radiographic positioning.   Additionally, students will integrate knowledge of patient care, develop critical thinking skills and medical ethics into daily radiographic practice. Students will spend a minimum of 16 hours per week in the clinical environment. Students must have verification of current CPR certification, annual health examination, immunizations and all current clearances required by Johnson College. Prerequisite: PRA 132
PRA 232 Clinical Practicum IV 1
The clinical radiography experience applies radiographic theory and provides learning experiences to help the student acquire expertise and proficiency in a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures at specified levels of competency. Students will work on various radiographic equipment, and show competency in anatomy and physiology and radiographic positioning. Additionally, students will integrate knowledge of patient care, develop critical thinking skills and medical ethics into daily radiographic practice. Students will spend a minimum of 24 hours per week in the clinical environment.   During this final practicum, students will be offered an optional rotation through specialized modalities.   Students must have verification of current CPR certification, annual health examination, immunizations and all current clearances required by Johnson College.   Prerequisite: PRA 231
HAP 101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
This course is the first semester of a medically-oriented study of the structure and function of the human body. It is designed for students specializing in health-related and science programs. Topics include basic biochemistry; basic genetics; cells; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems. Successful completion of recent high school biology and chemistry courses is highly recommended.
HAP 101L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
This lab is designed to enhance and reinforce topics covered in HAP 101 lecture.  Topics will include body organization, cell anatomy, histology and tissues organization, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system.  In addition to the lab manual, this course will utilize McGraw Hill’s Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR) which is a computerized system that enables students to explore the human anatomy and physiology through the use of a virtual dissection, histological review, and self-paced quizzing.  Students may also be required to visit off site facilities for observation of actual cadavers.
HAP 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
This course is the second semester of a medically-oriented study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, immune, urinary, reproductive systems and the inclusion of anatomical topography and transverse anatomy. Prerequisite: HAP 101.
HAP 102L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
This lab is designed to enhance and reinforce topics covered in HAP 102 lecture. Topics will include the blood and circulation, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system and immunity, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the digestive system, and the endocrine system, as well as human development and genetics and metabolic function and nutrition.  In addition to the lab manual, this course will utilize McGraw Hill’s Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR) which is a computerized system that enables students to explore the human anatomy and physiology through the use of a virtual dissection, histological review, and self-paced quizzing.  Students may also be required to visit off site facilities for observation of actual cadavers. Prerequisistes: HAP 101 & HAP 101L.
MTR 100 Medical Terminology 1
This course is a survey of the terminology used routinely in the medical environment. It will begin with a learning of the common root words used in constructing medical terms and integrate commonly used medical acronyms and abbreviations. The information will be presented according to anatomical systems. The student will be responsible for knowing the written and auditory recognition of the terminology reviewed.
PHY 201 Imaging Physics 3
This course is structured to help the student understand the physics of radiology and the equipment used to produce x-rays, the electrical principles of x-ray production, and atomic physics. Prerequisite: PHY 101

 

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