Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

RGT 1114—Clinical Education I. This course includes clinical practice and
instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twelve hours clinical. (4)

RGT 1124—Clinical Education II. This course is a continuation of Clinical Education I. This course involves clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twelve hours clinical. (4)

RGT 1139—Clinical Education III. This course is a continuation of Clinical Education II. This course is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affili­ate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-seven hours clinical. (9)

RGT 1213—Fundamentals of Radiography. This course is an introduction to Radiologic Technology including professional, departmental, and historical aspects. Included are terminology, medical ethics, and legal concerns. Patient care procedures related to radiographic exams, body mechanics, emergency pro ­cedures for drug reactions and injured and critical care patients, and basic CPR techniques are also covered. Three hours lecture. (3)

RGT 1223—Patient Care and Radiography. This course will provide the student with 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 will be described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education will be identified. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

RGT 1312—Principles of Radiation Protection. This course is designed to pre­sent an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsi­bilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. Two hours lecture. (2)

RGT 1413—Radiation Exposure I. This course is a study of the principles involv­ing manipulation of factors controlling and influencing exposure and radi­ographic quality. Included are the prime factors of radiographic exposure. Basic technical conversions, problem solving procedures, and the production and nature of xrays are addressed. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

RGT 1423—Radiation Exposure II. This course is a continuation of Radiation Exposure I. Included are beam limiting devices, filtration, production and control of scatter and secondary radiation, exposure systems, and advanced technical conversions and problem solving. This course presents an introduction to film processing including darkroom design and equipment. Included are chemistry of developing solutions, procedures of general maintenance, quality control, and sil­ver recovery methods. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

RGT 1513—Radiographic Procedures I. This course includes terminology, principles, and procedures involved in routine radiographic positioning for demonstration of the chest, abdomen, upper extremities, digestive system, and urinary system. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

RGT 1523—Radiographic Procedures II. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I. This course includes principles and procedures involved in the radiographic positioning of the spinal column, pelvic girdle, lower extremities, bony thorax, and the routine skull, including mobile and trauma radiography procedures. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each pro ­cedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (3)

RGT 1613—Physics of Imaging Equipmen t This course is designed to estab ­lish a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and tomographic equipment requirements and design. The content will also provide a basic knowl­edge of quality control. Computer applications in the radiologic sciences related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution are presented. Three hours lecture. (3)

RGT 2132—Social and Legal Responsibilities. Legal terminology, concepts, and principles will be presented in this course. Topics include misconduct, mal­practice, legal and professional standards, and the ASRT scope of practice. The importance of proper documentation and informed consent is emphasized. This course will prepare students to better understand their patient, the patient’s fam­ily, and professional peers through comparison of diverse populations based on their value systems, cultural and ethnic influences, communication styles, socio-economic influences, health risks, and life stage. Two hours lecture. (2)

RGT 2147—Clinical Education IV. This course is a clinical practice and instruc­tion in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-one hours clinical. (7)

RGT 2157—Clinical Education V. This course is a continuation of Clinical Education IV. Included is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-one hours clinical. (7)

RGT 2532— Radiographic Procedures III. This course includes principles and procedures involved in radiographic positioning of the entire cranium, facial bones, reproductive systems, and special senses. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. One hour lecture and two hours lab. (2)

RGT 2542—Radiographic Procedures IV. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures III. This course is a study of special radiographic procedures which utilizes sterile techniques and/or specialized equipment. It also includes patient preparation and contrast media utilized for these procedures. Two hours lecture. (2)

RGT 2911—Radiation Biology. This course is a study of the biological effects of radiation upon living matter. It includes genetic and somatic effects, instrumen­tation for detection, and measurement and calculation of dosage. One hour lec­ture. (1)

RGT 2921—Radiographic Pathology. This course is an introduction to the con­cepts of disease. Pathology and disease as it relates to various radiographic pro­cedures will be discussed. One hour lecture. (1)

RGT 2933—Certification Fundamentals. This course is designed to correlate scientific components of radiography to entry level knowledge required by the profession. Three hours lecture. (3)

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