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Radiography RADG)

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[1] Courses in Radiography (RADG)

2110 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY Structure, policies, and procedures of the school, radiology department, and hospital. Brief history of medicine and radiology. Professional organizations, licensure, and career opportunities. Basic principles of radiation protection are introduced.

2111 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY The language of medicine. Word-building system of medical terminology: prefixes, suffixes, and root or stem words relating to the body and its systems. Terms, abbreviations, and symbols especially pertinent to radiology with emphasis on understanding the meaning of such words and their proper uses.

2113 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I Radiographic positioning of the anatomic structures and organs of the body are correlated with human structure and function. Special or supplementary radiographic views, studies using contrast media, special procedures, and pediatric radiography are studied.

2114 MEDICAL ETHICS AND LAW Moral, legal, and professional responsibilities of the radiologic technologist are studied. Emphasis is placed on confidentiality and interpersonal relations with patients and other health care team members.

2115 CLINICAL EDUCATION I Clinical practice experiences and competencies are evaluated. The course is designed to allow the student to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential competency based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experience is designed to give the student the ability to provide excellent patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

2121 IMAGE ANALYSIS I Content is designed to provide a basis for analyzing radiographic images, including the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis.

2130 IMAGE ANALYSIS II Continuation of RADG 2121.

2223 DIGITAL/FILM IMAGE ACQUISITION AND DISPLAY I Content is designed to impart an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging and film based imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system assist students to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

2224 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II Continuation of RADG 2213.

2231 DIGITAL/FILM ACQUISITION AND DISPLAY II Continuation of RADG 2223.

2232 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III Continuation of RADG 2224.

2233 RADIATION PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERISTICS I General theories of physics at atomic and subatomic levels, electrostatics, and electronics related to radiographic practice, x-ray tubes and transformers, circuits, and equipment. The production of x-radiation, its properties, measurements, and interaction with matter.

2420 CLINICAL EDUCATION II Continuation of RADG 2115.

3140 PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION BIOLOGY Effects of ionizing radiations on living tissues. Included are discussions on relative sensitivity and resistance of organ systems, cellular and systemic response to radiation, and in-utero response to radiation. Acute and late effects of radiation.

3141 PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION PROTECTION Interactions of radiation with matter, its biological effects, and the need for protection. Methods for minimizing exposure to patients, maximum permissible dose equivalents, personnel monitoring, shielding, and methods of measuring ionizing radiation.

3142 IMAGE ANALYSIS III Continuation of RADG 2130.

3144 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES IV Continuation of RADG 2232.

3150 IMAGE ANALYSIS IV Continuation of RADG 3142.

3151 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES V Continuation of RADG 3144.

3243 RADIATION PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERISTICS II Continuation of RADG 2233.

3250 IMAGING EQUIPMENT Introduces the student to various methods of recording images, fundamentals of maintenance and relates principles of diagnostic imaging to the process of image production and the specific equipment it requires. Includes image intensification, magnification, tomography and digital. The student is acquainted with advanced imaging techniques, including Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

3340 CLINICAL EDUCATION IV Continuation of RADG 3530.

3530 CLINICAL EDUCATION III (BHCLR) Continuation of RADG 2420. Requires admission to the Radiography program at Baptist Health College, Little Rock. Clinical Education III is a course taught in sequence following Clinical Education I and II. Clinical practice experiences and competencies are evaluated in this course. The course is designed to allow the student to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-center clinical practices and professional development are discussed, examined, and evaluated. All clinical practice experiences are designed to give the student the ability to provide excellent patient care, assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging, and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure.

3801 PATIENT CARE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES: BASIC TECHNIQUES Basic patient care encompasses professional issues, patient assessment and communication, patient care and safety, infection control, vital signs, pediatric and geriatric imaging, medical emergencies, and trauma and mobile imaging.

3900 CLINICAL EDUCATION (SV) III Clinical education ensures that the student is competent to perform a specific exam. Clinical Education III is the third in a series of courses that provides the student with the necessary clinical education needed in the actual practice of Radiography. The student continues to rotate through assigned clinical areas as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator. Prerequisite: RADG 2420

3901 PATIENT CARE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Includes urologic procedures, gastrointestinal procedures, alternative medical treatments, aseptic technique, pharmacology, drug administration and venipuncture, and basic electrocardiogram monitoring.

4162 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY Concepts of disease. Trauma/physical injury, the systemic classifications of disease, and repair and replacement of tissue.

4164 INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY ASSURANCE Evaluation of radiographic systems to assure consistency in the production of quality images. Regulations governing quality assurance and the techniques, equipment, and procedures for attaining it.

4261 SENIOR SEMINARS Review session in those courses deemed critical for the registry examination. Students are also given simulated registry examinations to aid in the preparation and familiarization with conditions under which the registry is given. Computer literacy is also covered during this time.

4400 CLINICAL EDUCATION (SV) V This course examines the critical thinking and the structure of problem solving methodology in relation to the competencies, i.e., sequencing of multiple exams, analysis of emotional/physical impairments, age specifics needs, radiation protection, and complex management resulting in goal achievement. These competencies are established through real life or realistic simulated situations allowing the students to apply information through participation and performance. Prerequisite: RADG 3340