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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2007-2008

RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES (RAD)

DEGREE PROGRAM

RAD 300 Clinical Education I 2 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student additional clinical experience in RAD 101 and RAD 104.

RAD 301 Clinical Education II 4 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to apply those positioning techniques within a clinical setting as presented in RAD 131.

RAD 302 Clinical Education III 3 cr

Hospital-based laboratory experience allowing the student increased responsibility in those areas covered in RAD 131 and RAD 215, as well as bedside radiography.

RAD 304 Patient Care and Ethics Pertinent to Radiology 3 cr

This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge concerning patient care and ethical situations with which the radiologic technologist must be familiar. Class time is allotted for the student to practice certain techniques pertinent to obtaining vital signs, handling of patients, sterile technique, tray setup, first-aid measures, and general operating room and bedside radiography procedures.

RAD 307 Radiography of the Osseous System I 4 cr

This course includes the demonstration and practice in positioning and phantom radiography of the chest, general abdomino-pelvic viscera, and the upper and lower extremities to include shoulder and pelvic girdles. Special fee.

RAD 308 Radiography of the Osseous System II 4 cr

A continuation of RAD 131 to include the axial skeleton, sternum, sternoclavicular joints and introductory topics relating to special radiographic procedures. Special fee.
RAD 309 Radiography of the Osseus System III 3 cr
A continuation of RAD 308.
RAD 310 Radiation Biology 2 cr
A study of health physics and methods used to reduce exposure to personnel and patients in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. The biological effects of ionizing radiation are stressed along with applied mathematical principles.

RAD 312 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 4 cr

A beginning study of the principles involved in image formation including radiographic films, film processing, and exposure factors affecting film quality.

RAD 315 Radiographic Contrast Media 2 cr

A detailed study of contrast media, preparation and administration, radiographic positions, technique, and anatomy and physiology of the organs studied.

RAD 318 Radiologic Physics 4 cr

A study of the fundamentals of magnetism, basic electricity, x-ray machine circuitry, x-ray protection, and radiation physics, to give the student a basic understanding of the principles underlying the production of x-rays and their interaction with matter.

RAD 320 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2 cr

A study of cross-sectional anatomy as imaged in MRI and CT imaging.

RAD 324 Diagnostic Imaging 6 cr

A study of the principles and clinical applications of image intensification, vascular radiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

RAD 335 Pediatric and Geriatric Radiography 1 cr

A detailed study of the specialized equipment and accessories used in the handling of children and the elderly within the department of radiology.

RAD 403 Clinical Education IV 4 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to obtain clinical experience in those areas presented in RAD 201 and RAD 215.

RAD 404 Clinical Education V 4 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain additional clinical experience in RAD 201 and RAD 215.

RAD 405 Clinical Education VI 4 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain increased clinical experience in RAD 324 as well as in general radiographic procedures.

RAD 411 Survey of Pathology 4 cr

A general survey of diseases designed to acquaint the student with certain changes that occur in disease and their application to radiologic sciences.
RAD 415 Diagnostic Imaging II 3 cr
Continuation of RAD 324. A study of the principals and clinical applications of image intensification, vascular radiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

RAD 417 Ultrasound Anatomy and 4 cr

Scanning Techniques: Abdomen  

This course is designed to provide the student with anatomy, pathology and scanning techniques of the abdomen and retroperitoneum. It includes clinical and laboratory demonstrations. Special Fee.

RAD 418 Ultrasound Anatomy and 3 cr

Scanning Techniques: OB/GYN - (W)  

This course is a continuation of RAD 417 and is designed to provide the student with anatomy, pathology and scanning techniques of obstetrics and gynecology. It includes clinical and laboratory demonstrations. Special Fee.

RAD 421 Ultrasound Physics 3 cr

A course designed to provide the student with the basics of ultrasound physics and instrumentation.

RAD 423 Ultrasound Clinical Education I 5 cr

Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on abdominal exams.

RAD 424 Ultrasound Clinical Education II 5 cr

A continuation of RAD 423, hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on OB/GYN exams.

RAD 425 Ultrasound Clinical Education III 5 cr

A continuation of RAD 424, hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on superficial structures and pediatrics.

RAD 427 Procedural Guidelines in Ultrasound - (W) 1 cr

This course is designed to review the guidelines for ultrasound exams, ethics in ultrasound, and preparation for the registry exam. Assigned student papers and oral presentations addressing ultrasound topics are required.
RAD 430 Health Care Communications & 3 cr
Information Management  
This course will provide knowledge of information technology and applications of IT in the healthcare setting. Topics of discussion will include how to foster interdisciplinary communication, development of action plans for areas that are compliant/non-compliant with organizational objectives, and utilization of electronic or manual systems.
RAD 432 Health Care Human Resource Management 3 cr
This course will enable student to develop an effective recruitment and staffing program, implement a retention program, conduct staff performance evaluations, establish and develop processes to expand employee competence, implement a leadership development program, develop a succession plan and create an employee recognition program.
RAD 433 Health Care Financial Management 3 cr
This course will provide the student with the knowledge of both fiscal and asset management in the daily operation of a health care organization with tools and techniques to include health care accounting and financial statements, making major capital investments, determining cost and using cost information in decision making, and budgeting and performance management.
RAD 435 Health Care Operations Management 3 cr
Provide the knowledge to use surveys, focus groups, and interviews, use quality improvement methods, develop industry partnerships and develop new opportunities, develop marketing and public relations plans, develop policies and procedures to follow federal, state, and other regulatory guidelines, enforce policies and procedures with monitoring techniques, and finally, develop a quality management program. (W)

RAD 437 Image Analysis 3 cr

Student radiographs taken during the clinical periods will be viewed and critiqued within the classroom.
RAD 440 MGT Management Preceptorship 1 cr
This course provides students with field experience in radiology management practices and procedures.

RAD 441 Clinical Education I 5 cr

Through structured sequential assignments in clinical education settings, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice, and professional development are presented. Course designed to provide development, application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy.

RAD 442 Clinical Education II 6 cr

A continuation RAD 441. Through structured sequential assignments in clinical education settings, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice, and professional development are presented. Course designed to provide development, application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy.

RAD 443 Clinical Education III 7 cr

A continuation of RAD 442. Through structured sequential assignments in clinical education settings, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice, and professional development are presented. Course designed to provide development, application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy.

RAD 444 Clinical Education IV 6 cr

Clinical experience in patient positioning, construction of immobilization and treatment devices, patient care management, simulation, documentation, delivery of radiation treatments, quality control activities, machine warm-up, dosimetry and treatment planning, and radiation protection.

RAD 446 Orientation to Radiation Oncology (W) 3 cr

Examines the field of Radiation Oncology to include terminology, concepts of diagnosis and treatment, orientation to equipment and procedures, and the role of the radiation therapist. Ethical and legal concerns will also be discussed.

RAD 448 Radiation Therapy Physics 3 cr

Processes in radiation production, interaction, detection, and measurement, units, calibration, are presented. Routine and emergency protection procedures for radiation-producing devices and radioactive sources are emphasized. Includes discussions on quality assurance methods, treatment unit calibration, dose monitoring, beam verification, and radiation protection for the patient, health-care worker, and the public.

RAD 450 Patient Care in Radiation Oncology 1 cr

Fundamentals of oncology patient care with emphasis on physical and psycho-social needs assessment, treatment and disease side-effect management, nutritional care, and pain management.

RAD 452 Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology I 3 cr

A study of techniques used for simulation and treatment delivery. Includes general and site-specific instruction, with attention given to technical details aimed at optimizing the dose delivery planned during simulation and accomplished during treatment. Time will be dedicated to demonstration of techniques.

RAD 453 Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology II 3 cr

A continuation of RAD 452. An in-depth study of the principles of clinical radiation oncology to include etiology, diagnosis, pathology, staging, spread patterns, simulation and treatment techniques/options, adjuvant therapies, side effects, and outcomes by site or disease category. Time will be dedicated to demonstration of techniques.
RAD 454 Quality Management in Radiation Oncology 1 cr
Components of quality management in Radiation Oncology will be studied, to include quality control and assurance checks for the clinical aspects of patient care, medical records, treatment delivery and localization equipment and treatment planning equipment. The role of various team members in continuous quality improvement will be discussed as well as legal and regulatory implications.

RAD 455 Dosimetry and TX Planning I 2 cr

Content designed to examine factors that influence and govern clinical planning of patient treatment. Encompasses isodose characteristics, contouring of relevant structures, dosimetric calculations, compensations, and clinical application of treatment beams. Optimal treatment planning is emphasized.

RAD 456 Dosimetry and TX Planning II 3 cr

A continuation of RAD 455. Content designed to examine factors that influence and govern clinical planning of patient treatment. Encompasses isodose characteristics, contouring of relevant structures, dosimetric calculations, compensation, and clinical application of treatment beams. Optimal treatment planning is emphasized.

RAD 458 Cancer Management in Radiation Oncology 4 cr

This course examines special topics in Radiation Oncology and places emphasis on current literature related to various aspects of practice.
RAD 460 Vascular Radiography 4 cr
Advance practice in, and in-depth study of, the principles of vascular radiography.

RAD 461 Vascular Radiography II - (W) 4 cr

Continuation of RAD 401 with increased focus on digital radiography, peripheral and intervention al radiography.
RAD 462 Vascular Radiography III 4 cr
Continuation of RAD 461 with increasded focus on digital radiography, peripheral and interventional radiography.

RAD 464 Computerized Tomography I 4 cr

Advanced practice in, and in-depth study of, computerized tomography.

RAD 465 Computerized Tomography II - (W) 4 cr

Continuation of RAD 405 with increased emphasis on 3-dimensional imaging reconstruction, biopsies and advanced CT techniques.
RAD 466 Computerized Tomography III 4 cr
Continuation of RAD 465 with increased emphasis on 3-dimensional imaging reconstruction, biopsies and advanced CT techniques.

RAD 468 Magnetic Resonance Imaging I 4 cr

An in-depth study of the principles and clinical applications of MRI.

RAD 469 Magnetic Resonance Imaging II - (W) 4 cr

Continuation of RAD 409 with additional emphasis on instrumentation, abdominal and extremity joint procedures, and MRI angiography.
RAD 470 Magnetic Resonance Imaging III 4 cr
Continuation of RAD 469 with additional emphasis on instrumentation, abdominal and extremity joint procedures, and MRI anigography.

RAD 472 Mammography I 4 cr

Advanced practice and in-depth study of breast imaging techniques.

RAD 473 Mammography II - (W) 4 cr

Continuation of RAD 413 to include needle biopsy and needle localization procedures, and emphasis on quality assurance and image processing.
RAD 474 Mammography III 4 cr
Continuation of RAD 473 including needle biopsy and needle localization procedures, and emphasis on quality assurance and image processing.

RAD 494 Directed Independent Study in Radiography - (W) 2 cr

A comprehensive Registry Review to include written assignments and a presentation.

RAD 496 Radiologic Science Research 2 cr
Students will design and perform a research project directed to either the clinical or management aspect of radiology. A written report and oral presentation is required.
RAD 499 Senior Honors Project (H, W) 3-6 cr

Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Radiologic Sciences study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions

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