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Courses matching RAD

 Hrs Per Week:Sem Hrs:
Prefix NoCourse NameClassLabClin/ExpCredit
 
RAD 110Rad Intro & Patient Care2.03.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: RAD 111 and RAD 151
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.
 
RAD 111RAD Procedures I3.03.00.04.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 151
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.
 
RAD 112RAD Procedures II3.03.00.04.0
Prerequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 111 and RAD 151
Corequisites: None
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.
 
RAD 121Radiographic Imaging I2.03.00.03.0
Prerequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 111 and RAD 151
Corequisites: None
This course covers factors of image quality and methods of exposure control. Topics include density, contrast, recorded detail, distortion, technique charts, manual and automatic exposure control, and tube rating charts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of exposure control and the effects of exposure factors on image quality.
 
RAD 122Radiographic Imaging II1.03.00.02.0
Prerequisites: RAD 112 and RAD 121 and RAD 161
Corequisites: RAD 131 and RAD 171
This course covers image receptor systems and processing principles. Topics include film, film storage, processing, intensifying screens, grids, and beam limitation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of selection and usage of imaging accessories to produce quality images.
 
RAD 131Radiographic Physics I1.03.00.02.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the fundamental principles of physics that underlie diagnostic X-ray production and radiography. Topics include electromagnetic waves, electricity and magnetism, electrical energy, and power and circuits as they relate to radiography. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of physics as they relate to the operation of radiographic equipment.
 
RAD 151RAD Clinical Ed I0.00.06.02.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 111
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.
 
RAD 161RAD Clinical Ed II0.00.015.05.0
Prerequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 111 and RAD 151
Corequisites: RAD 112 and RAD 121
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.
 
RAD 171RAD Clinical Ed III0.00.012.04.0
Prerequisites: RAD 112 and RAD 121 and RAD 161
Corequisites: RAD 122 and RAD 131
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.
 
RAD 211RAD Procedures III2.03.00.03.0
Prerequisites: RAD 122
Corequisites: RAD 231 and RAD 241 and RAD 251
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, pathology, and advanced imaging. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.
 
RAD 231Radiographic Physics II1.03.00.02.0
Prerequisites: RAD 171 or RAD 131
Corequisites: None
This course continues the study of physics that underlie diagnostic X-ray production and radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment. Topics include X-ray production, electromagnetic interactions with matter, X-ray devices, and equipment circuitry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of physical concepts as related to image production.
 
RAD 241Radiobiology/Protection2.00.00.02.0
Prerequisites: RAD 122, RAD 131, and RAD 171
Corequisites: RAD 211, RAD 231, and RAD 251
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.
 
RAD 245Image Analysis1.03.00.02.0
Prerequisites: RAD 211, RAD 231, RAD 241 and RAD 251
Corequisites: RAD 261
This course provides an overview of imaging concepts and introduces methods of quality assurance. Topics include a systematic approach for image evaluation and analysis of imaging service and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and administer a quality assurance program and conduct a critical review of images.
 
RAD 251RAD Clinical Ed IV0.00.021.07.0
Prerequisites: RAD 122 and RAD 131 and RAD 171
Corequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 231 and RAD 241
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.
 
RAD 261RAD Clinical Ed V0.00.021.07.0
Prerequisites: RAD 251
Corequisites: RAD 245
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.
 
RAD 271Radiography Capstone0.03.00.01.0
Prerequisites: RAD 211, RAD 231, RAD 241, RAD 251
Corequisites: RAD 245, RAD 261
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.
 
 
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