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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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RAD 946 - Seminar

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Course Description:
This course is one semester, students re-examine material learned throughout the radiologic technology program. Special topics will be selected for group discussions, specifically pertaining to the ARRT content specifications for the radiography examination. This course will guide students to gain the basic knowledge of an entry-level radiologic technologist, all while enhancing their overall knowledge when making important life decisions.

Corequisites: RAD 690, RAD 620 
Prerequisites: RAD 570 , RAD 738 , RAD 850  
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Awareness of patient care and the different patient interactions and management
  2. Understand the safety of radiology in the subjects of radiation physics, radiobiology, and radiation protection
  3. Analyze and demonstrate image production and critique
  4. Memorize the various radiographic procedures including: positioning, anatomy, terminology, procedure adaption, and evaluation
  5. Design a professional portfolio
  6. Demonstrate skills to succeed in an interview process.
  7. Prepare for the ARRT radiology examination

Course Objectives:

Unit 1:

  • Generalize patient rights and legal aspects within the radiography profession
  • Recognize and recall legal terminology doctrines and manipulation of electronic data in the radiology profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge for interpersonal communication
  • Explaining to patients policies and procedure within the radiology profession
  • Identifying the ARRT Standards of Ethics
  • Differentiate different forms of communication and their challenges
  • Generalizing patient education about before, during, and after procedures
  • Understanding a general concept about radiology modalities
  • Utilizes proper physical assistance and monitoring of patients
  • Knowledgeable of medical emergencies and responsibilities
  • Classify infections, transmissions, and their cycles
  • Identify different techniques of disinfection and sterilization
  • Implement CDC standard precautions
  • Differentiate transmission-based precautions and additional
  • Recognize, handling, and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials
  • Evaluate a patients history and current health status
  • Be knowledgeable to discuss and observe a patients potential complications/reactions, medications, schedule, and appropriateness to the exam

Unit 2:

  • Apply the principles of x-ray production
  • Distinguish the difference between target interactions
  • Understand the fundamentals of the x-ray beam
  • Differentiate and apply the x-rays interactions with matter
  • Discover the SI units of measurement
  • Conclude the radio sensitivity and its relationship to the human cell
  • Summarize somatic effects and acute radiation syndromes
  • Identify risks radiation has on future generations and current generations all along the chain of life.
  • Manipulate equipment to minimize patient exposure
  • Understand different patient conditions to accommodate the radiograph
  • Generalize the fluoroscopy unit
  • Apply grids to a radiographic image
  • Practice the ALARA concept
  • Identify sources of radiation
  • Practice basic methods or protection/devices
  • Understand the special considerations of mobile units and fluoroscopy
  • Select the appropriate radiation monitoring systems, and differentiate between the others
  • Knowledge of handling and disposal of radioactive material

Unit 3:

  • Apply the selection of technical factors and how they affect the radiographic image quality
  • Understand technique charts and how they pertain to special considerations and technique
  • Manipulate and have knowledge on automatic exposure control
  • Explain digital imaging characteristics: spatial resolution, contrast resolution, and image signal
  • Criticize image identification
  • Generalize imaging equipment and its components in general, mobile, c-arm, and fluoroscopy
  • Differentiate the difference between CR and DR components
  • Evaluate image processing and the different displays
  • Understand image informatics
  • Evaluation of image criteria and technical factors
  • Recognition of quality control of imaging equipment and accessories

Unit 4:

  • Explain head, spine, and pelvis procedures
  • Explain thorax, and abdomen procedures
  • Explain extremity procedures
  • Label standard terminology for positioning and projection

Unit 5:

  • Prepare a resume
  • List your personal data
  • List a goal statement
  • List employment experiences
  • List and participate in professional accomplishments, association, and/or credentials
  • Prepare a cover letter

Unit 6:

  • Identify appropriate job interview attire
  • Demonstrate answering interview questions
  • Understand how to professionally communicate with an interview team, co-workers, and peers
  • Understand the appropriate interview follow-up

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