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Radiography Course Descriptions

RAD 1010: INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY (2 credits)

This course provides an introduction to skeletal anatomy, radiographic terminology, professional ethics, positioning principles, basic imaging principles, digital imaging and radiation protection. Prerequisites: Admission to program.. Co-requisites: RAD 1020..

RAD 1020: INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE (2 credits)

This course is designed to provide the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described, as well as infection control procedures utilizing standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education is identified. Prerequisites: Admission to program. Co-requisites: RAD 1010.

RAD 1110: RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I (1 credit)

This course provides an introduction to radiographic procedures and evaluation of radiographs. Positioning of the chest, abdomen and extremities is included. This class includes practice and testing in the lab setting. Prerequisites: RAD 1010.

RAD 1120: RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II (2 credits)

Instruction in radiographic procedures and evaluation of radiographs continues in this class. Positioning of the spine and pelvis is included. Prerequisites: RAD 1110.

RAD 1130: RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III (2 credits)

Instruction in radiographic procedures and evaluation of radiographs continues in this class. Positioning of the skull and facial bones is included. Prerequisites: RAD 1120.

RAD 1210: EXPOSURE I (1 credit)

This course focuses on the production of radiation and the factors needed to create the radiographic image. Prerequisites: RAD 1110.

RAD 1220: EXPOSURE II (1 credit)

Analyzing the radiographic image, radiographic calculations, image processing and comparing exposure systems are the major topics of this class. Prerequisites: RAD 1210.

RAD 1310 or 1320: CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY I & II (3 credits each)

This portion of the program allows you the opportunity to observe and participate in radiographic procedures in the hospital or clinic setting (two or three days/week). Prerequisites: Prerequisite for RAD 1310 is 1010. Prerequisite for RAD 1320 is 1310.

RAD 2010: RADIATION PHYSICS (1 credit)

This course introduces the principles of radiographic physics, incorporating theory and application of basic principles underlying the operation and maintenance of X-ray equipment. Prerequisites: RAD 1220.

RAD 2020: RADIATION PROTECTION/BIOLOGY (2 credits)

This course provides instruction in the principles of radiobiology and protection. It emphasizes procedures that keep radiation exposure to patients, personnel and the population at large to a minimum. Prerequisites: RAD 1220.

RAD 2130: TOPICS I (2 credits)

This course includes the topics of special radiographic procedures, special imaging systems and trauma positioning. You will also participate in the Developmental Testing Program. Prerequisites: RAD 1130.

RAD 2140: TOPICS II (2 credits)

This course provides instruction in quality assurance, pathology and mammography. You will also participate in the Developmental Testing Program. Prerequisites: RAD 1130.

RAD 2150: TOPICS III (2 credits)

This course covers advanced topics, including patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, image production and evaluation, and equipment operation and maintenance. You will also participate in the Developmental Testing Program. Prerequisites: RAD 2140.

RAD 2330-2350: CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY III, IV & V (5 credits each)

This portion of the program allows you the opportunity to observe and participate in radiographic procedures in the hospital or clinic setting (three days/week). Prerequisites: RAD 1320 is a prerequisite for RAD 2330. RAD 2330 is a prerequisite for RAD 2340, which is taken before RAD 2350.