RAD – Radiography

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

RAD-110 Rad Intro & Patient Care (2 3 0 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. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-111 and RAD-151. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-111 RAD Procedures I (3 3 0 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. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-110 and RAD-151. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-112 RAD Procedures II (3 3 0 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-110, RAD-111, and RAD-151. RCC corequisites: Take all: RAD-121 and RAD-161. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-121 Radiographic Imaging I (2 3 0 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-110, RAD-111, and RAD-151. State Corequisites: Take all: RAD-112 and RAD-161. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-122 Radiographic Imaging II (1 3 0 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-112, RAD-121, and RAD-161. RCC corequisites: Take all: RAD-131 and RAD-171. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-131 Radiographic Physics I (1 3 0 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. State Prerequisite: Take RAD-121. State Corequisites: Take all: RAD-122 and RAD-171. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.2205.

RAD-151 RAD Clinical Ed I (0 0 6 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. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-110 and RAD-111. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-161 RAD Clinical Ed II (0 0 15 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-110, RAD-111, and RAD-151. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-112 and RAD-121. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-171 RAD Clinical Ed III (0 0 12 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-112, RAD-121, and RAD-161. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-122 and RAD-131. (SU). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-211 RAD Procedures III (2 3 0 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. State Prerequisites: Take all: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171. State Corequisites: Take all: RAD-231, RAD-241, and RAD-251. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-231 Radiographic Physics II (1 3 0 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. State prerequisites: Take one: RAD-131 or RAD-171. State Corequisites: Take all: RAD-211, RAD-241, and RAD-251. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.2205.

RAD-241 Radiobiology/Protection (2 0 0 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-211, RAD-231, and RAD-251. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-245 Image Analysis (1 3 0 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-211, RAD-231, RAD-241, and RAD-251. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-261 and RAD-271. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-251 RAD Clinical Ed IV (0 0 21 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. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-211, RAD-231, and RAD-241. (FA). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-261 RAD Clinical Ed V (0 0 21 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. State prerequisite: Take RAD-251. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-245 and RAD-271. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.

RAD-271 Radiography Capstone (0 3 0 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 demonstrate the knowledge required of any entry-level radiographer. State prerequisites: Take all: RAD-211, RAD-231, RAD-241, RAD-251. State corequisites: Take all: RAD-245 and RAD-261. (SP). National ID (CIP) 51.0911 Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.