Curriculum

Semester 1: June to August Credits
RADT 301 Introduction to Radiography 3.5
RADT 255 Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health 1.0
Semester 2: September to December  
RADT 305 Skeletal Anatomy 3.0
RADT 306 Radiographic Procedures I 3.0
RADT 320 Principles of Radiography I 3.0
RADT 309 Clinical Education I 3.5
Semester 3: January to April  
RADT 307 Radiographic Procedures II 3.0
RADT 330 Radiation Physics I 3.0
RADT 310 Clinical Education II 3.5
 Semester 4: May to August  
RADT 308 Radiographic Procedures III 3.0
RADT 321 Principles of Radiography II 3.0
RADT 411 Clinical Education III 0.0
Semester 5: September to December   
RADT 431 Radiation Physics II 3.0
RADT 425 Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3.0
RADT 411 Clinical Education III 8.0
RADT 412 Clinical Education IV 0
Semester 6: January to April   
RADT 455 Radiographic Pathology 2.0
RADT 461 Registry Review 3.0
RADT 412 Clinical Education IV 8.0

Course Descriptions

RADT 255        Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

This course is designed to introduce the student to nursing procedures and techniques related to radiography.

RADT 301        Introduction to Radiography

This course provides an introduction to radiographic imaging including history, basic x-ray equipment, positioning terminology, and patient preparation. The student will learn basic medical terminology with respect to anatomy, pathology, and radiographic examinations. The student will observe the various clinic areas in an x-ray department as well as be introduced to department policies and procedures, patient contact and interactions, and x-ray equipment.

RADT 305    Skeletal Anatomy  

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the functional and structural anatomy of the skeletal system.

RADT 306    Radiographic Procedures I

This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, bony thorax, and pediatric radiography. Laboratory Procedures: The student will receive hands-on experience to assist with positioning and exposure manipulation taught in class. Experiments will be performed in conjunction with class materials.

RADT 307    Radiographic Procedures II

This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include vertebral column, skull and facial bones, and contrast studies including digestive, biliary and urinary systems. Laboratory Procedures: The student will receive hands-on experience to assist with positioning and exposure manipulation taught in class. Experiments will be performed in conjunction with class materials.

RADT 308    Radiographic Procedures III

This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include trauma and portable radiography and additional imaging procedures. Also included is film critique designed to assist the student with the correction of non-diagnostic images. The student will evaluate images in terms of positioning and technical factors.

RADT 309    Clinical Education I

This course teaches the student to interact in a clinical environment. The students should be able to perform basics positioning of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, and bony thorax. Technical factors will be introduced.

RADT 310     Clinical Education II

This course is a continuation of Clinical Education I. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I. The student should be able to perform basic positioning of the vertebral column, skull, facial bones, and contrast studies including digestive, biliary, and urinary tracts.

RADT 320     Principles of Radiography I 

This course provides an introduction to physics discussing the basic concepts of science and technology of x-ray imaging including mathematics, fundamentals of physics, the atom and electromagnetism. This course also discusses the practical fundamentals of imaging and exposure. Topics include discovery and properties of x-rays, x-ray production, radiographic image quality, and scatter control. Students will be introduced to technical factor selection.

RADT 321    Principles of Radiography II 

This course is a continuation of Principles of Radiography I. Topics include Basics of computer operation and its application of imaging techniques including digital radiography, tomography, fluoroscopy, and interventional radiography. This course also discusses the use of x-rays and other ionizing and non-ionizing sources in the use of therapy as well as the fundamentals of radioisotope technology in all diagnostic imaging modalities. The absorption of radiation, its effect upon tissue and tissue recovery will be discussed.

RADT 330    Radiation Physics I  

This course is designed to give the student an understanding to the x-ray circuitry components, methods of rectification, construction of the x-ray tube, and x-ray interactions.

RADT 411    Clinical Education III   

Clinical Education III is a continuation of Clinical Education II. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I and II. The student should be able to perform basic positioning of portable, trauma and pediatric exams. Technical factors will be stressed. During Clinical Education III, the student will have the opportunity to observe in Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, CT, MR and Interventional Radiology.

RADT 412     Clinical Education IV                        

Clinical Education IV is a continuation of Clinical Education III. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I to III. During Clinical Education IV, the student will have the opportunity to observe in Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, CT, MR and Interventional Radiology.

RADT 425    Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving    

This course is designed to give the student the basic knowledge to make competent, informed clinical decisions in the clinic areas presenting the student with situations to which they must solve. The student will receive an introduction into legal terminology, concepts and professional standards of practice. The student will also develop a professional development plan for their future.

RADT 431    Radiation Physics II 

This course is designed to give the student the basic knowledge of radiobiology and radiation protection. Topics include radiation quantities and units, and radiation monitoring.

RADT 455    Radiographic Pathology

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the concept of disease. Pathology and disease as they relate to various radiographic procedures will be discussed.

RADT 461    Registry Review

This course is designed to help prepare the student for the National Registry Exam. The student will take and be graded on mock registry exams in preparation for the exam.