Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
74 Hours

Major

59 Hours
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COURSE TITLE
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HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1220
Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1221
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 2150
Pathophysiology
3

Examines general disease mechanisms with an emphasis on the disease processes within each body system.

RAD 1010
Introduction to Radiography
2

Presents an overview of radiographic concepts and skills, including the history of the profession, appropriate use of radiography, basic clinical skills, equipment orientation, and the role of the radiographer within the healthcare team. Specialized imaging terminology, professional ethics, and the guiding principles of the profession are introduced. 30 hours of traditional and hands-on learning are required in a non-energized x-ray facility. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 1210

RAD 1110
Radiologic Procedures I
4

Extends anatomical knowledge and introduces procedures and positioning for exams of the chest, abdomen, upper extremities, and pelvic girdle to the production of diagnostic x-ray images using appropriate projections and positions. Pediatric and mobile imaging are discussed. Image evaluation is introduced. Relevant radiographic pathology are also be discussed. 60 hours of didactic time are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
RAD 1150

RAD 1150
Simulation Lab
1

Radiographic skills are practiced and critiqued. Equipment operation, patient care, and radiologic examination are emphasized. Venipuncture skills are also performed. 45 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

RAD 1210
Radiologic Science I
4

Explores the diverse range of diagnostic imaging equipment used in radiographic/fluoroscopic Imaging procedures including machines and generators. Equipment operation and basic concepts of film imaging are discussed. Computed radiography, and digital image production will be investigated. Emphasizes the concepts and tools used to generate x-rays and create images using safe and effective technical factors. 45 hours of didactic time and 30 hours of lab participation are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
RAD 1210L

RAD 1250
Radiation Safety
1

Explores precautionary measures for minimizing patient exposure, protection of personnel, and exposure monitoring methods during diagnostic imaging procedures. 15 didactic hours required. Must complete with a B- or better.

RAD 2120
Radiologic Procedures II
6

Extends anatomical knowledge of the lower extremities, head, spine, and bony thorax to the production of diagnostic x-ray images using appropriate procedure, position, and projection. Specialized exams of organ systems and structures along with the use of contrast material are discussed. Other imaging modalities are introduced. Relevant pathology will be examined. Images will be evaluated for diagnostic quality. 75 didactic hours and 30 lab hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RAD 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
RAD 2120L

RAD 2220
Radiologic Science II
6

Explains concepts in basic and radiation related physics. Equipment components and functions are analyzed. Biological effects of radiation are examined. Quality assurance of the imaging process will be investigated. 75 hours of lecture didactic time and 30 hours of lab participation are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RAD 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
RAD 2220L

RAD 2310
Clinical Applications I
6

Focuses on simple to complex clinical radiologic procedures that are observed and analyzed. The application of student knowledge will be applied to simple examinations. Individual competencies will compare and contrast existing knowledge of variable clinical situations. Critical thinking, professionalism and communication skills are applied to clinical practice. 480 hours of clinical participation is required along with weekly contributions to online discussions and review activities. Must complete with a B- or better.

RAD 2320
Clinical Applications II
6

Focuses on simple to complex radiologic procedures being observed. The application of proper communication, professionalism and student knowledge will be assessed and evaluated. This will include simple and moderately complex examinations which require critical thinking and good judgement. Individual competencies will be enhanced and evaluated. 600 hours of clinical participation is required along with weekly contributions to online discussions and review activities. There will be professional growth and development opportunities with advanced imaging technologies. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
RAD 2310

RAD 2410
Patient Care and Assessment
2

Reinforces and advances aspects of patient care encountered in radiology. Theory and practice will include such areas as infection control, history taking, vital signs, dealing with emergencies, and patient transfer methods. Emphasis on the total patient is presented with regards to the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Must complete with a B- or better.

RAD 2450
Radiologic Capstone
3

Prepares students to pass the national certification exam and mentor subsequent students in the practice of radiography. A simulated certification exam is administered as a primary candidate test for graduation. Final preparation will occur on campus during the last week of the semester. A passing score must be achieved on this test for successful completion of the course. Professional development and lifelong learning will be emphasized. 45 didactic hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RAD 2320

RAD 2510
CT Basics and Related Anatomy
3

Focuses on the introductory concepts of Computed Tomography (CT) are analyzed including functional principles, technical factors for image acquisition, and patient positioning. Sectional anatomy as observed on CT images will be identified. Must complete with a B- or better.

RAD 2610
Radiologic Pharmacology
2

Basic concepts of pharmacology are discussed. Commonly prescribed drugs are classified and examined. Drug administration with an emphasis on diagnostic contrast agents and venipuncture is explained. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RAD 2220

General Education

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