20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

24. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

24.39. RAD - RADIOGRAPHY

RAD 1103 

Medical Terminology

3 Hours

Content provides an introduction to the origins of medical terminology in the areas of nursing, radiography, and sonography.  A word-building system is introduced and abbreviations and symbols are discussed. No prerequisites; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 1112

Introduction to Radiography

2 Hours

This course will provide the student with an overview of the Profession of Radiologic Technology and an Introduction to the Clinical Environment. It covers many basic subjects that are building blocks for the rest of the program. These subjects include introduction to imaging and radiologic sciences, professional organizations, educational survival skills, critical-thinking and problem solving strategies, introduction to clinical education, radiology administration, radiographic imaging, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, radiation protection and radiobiology, and human diversity. Prerequisite: Admission into program; 2 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 1114  

Introduction to  Imaging I w/Lab

4 Hours

This course will provide the student with an overview of the Profession of Radiologic Technology and supplemental information to the clinical environment. It covers many basic subjects that are building blocks for the rest of the program. These subjects include introduction to imaging and radiologic sciences, professional organizations, educational survival skills, critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies, introduction to clinical education, radiology administration, radiographic imaging, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, radiation protection and radiobiology, and human diversity.

No prerequisites; must be enrolled in course to apply for radiography program; 3 lecture hours & 1 lab hour.

 

RAD 1123  

Patient Care and Education

3 Hours

This course will provide the student with an overview of Patient Care, Ethical and Legal Issues. It cover many basic subjects that are building blocks for the rest of the program. These subjects include ethical and legal aspects, interpersonal communication, infection control, physical assistance and transfer, medical emergencies, pharmacology, and contrast media. Prerequisite: RAD1114; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 1201  

Special Studies: Clinical Remediation

1 Hours

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to develop professional growth through professional involvement and conducting research directly related to radiography. This course also offers assistance with problem areas in didactic or clinical courses. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography program; 1 lecture credit hour.

 

RAD 1202  

Special Studies: Critical Thinking in Healthcare

2 Hours

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to develop professional growth through analytical thought processes. This course will develop the critical thinking skills of the student radiographer through specially designed exercises that are to be completed individually or within a group setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography program; 2 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 1223  

Clinical I

3 Hours

This course is a practical application course of basic skills and knowledge acquired in the didactic portion of the radiography program. Special emphasis is placed on routine radiographic examinations as well as the application of technique and radiograph analysis. Prerequisite: RAD 1114; 3 credit hours; 240 total clinical clock hours.

 

RAD 1224  

Imaging II w/Lab

4 Hours

Content provides the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures and special studies.  

Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images. Prerequisite: RAD1114; 3 lecture credit

 hours & 1 lab hour.

 

RAD 1333  

Clinical II

3 Hours

This is a continuation of RAD1223 (Clinical I) and the skills acquired in the clinical setting by practicing advanced positioning skills in conjunction with RAD1224-Imaging II, is emphasized as well as application of technique and radiograph analysis. Prerequisite: RAD 1223; 3 credit hours; 240 total clinical clock hours.

 

RAD 1403

Radiation Protection

3 Hours

This course will address the beneficial and destructive potential of ionizing radiation. It will provide information necessary for the student to employ effective methods to limit or eliminate those hazards to the patient, general public, and him/herself. It will also provide a general overview of radiation physics, cell structure, and effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation. Prerequisite: RAD1114; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2101  

Special Studies: Clinical Remediation

1 Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to develop professional growth through professional involvement and conducting research directly related to radiography. This course also offers assistance with problem areas in didactic or clinical courses. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography program; 1 lecture credit hour.

 

 

RAD 2102  

Special Studies: Medicine in Film

2 Hours

This course is designed to present medical issues in the format of film. Students will review movies that have health related issues pertaining to disease, ethics, and pathology. Each student will present a discussion topic and paper that analyzes each film reviewed. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography program; 2 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2113

Radiation Physics

3 Hours

This course will provide the student with fundamental concepts of radiation physics and principles relevant to image construction. This course will focus on atomic structure, electromagnetism, electromagnetic radiation, structure of the x-ray machine, x-ray production and emission, photon/matter interactions, image production, computer application in radiography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and image intensification. Prerequisite: RAD1114; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2153  

Clinical III

3 Hours

This course is a practical application course of clinical practice in continuation of RAD1333 (Clinical II) with emphasis on specialized positioning. Each student will complete fluoroscopic and surgery rotations during this course. Prerequisite: RAD1333; 3 credit hours, 112 total clinical clock hours.

 

RAD 2203  

General Registry Seminar

3 Hours

This course is designed to prepare the Bacone radiography students or other registry-eligible individuals to take the National Registry Exam in Radiography (ARRT). When used in conjunction with references available, this course can help students assess their knowledge and understanding and identify and deficient areas. Class discussion and activities will focus around registry topics and professionalism. Prerequisite: RAD1224 & RAD1333; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2213

Image Evaluation and Acquisition

3 Hours

This course will acquaint the student with methods used for the application of routine and special technical factors available to radiographers, in order to create diagnostic radiographs. The student will understand how technique can significantly affect image quality. Radiation physics, radiation protection, and quality assurance are interlaced with the principles of radiographic exposure. The student will understand what technical factors can be safely used. Prerequisite: RAD1224; 3 lecture credit hours

 

RAD 2223  

Imaging III w/Lab

3 Hours

This course is a continuation of RAD1224. It is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to perform advanced radiographic examinations. This knowledge shall include: pediatric radiography, trauma radiography, equipment manipulation, basic and special structural positioning, radiographic anatomy of the structure being imaged,      utilization of contrast media, introduction to special procedures, and radiographic film critique. Medical ethics, medical law, patient care, radiation protection and professionalism will also be discussed. Prerequisite: RAD1224; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2254  

Clinical IV

4 Hours

This course is a practical application course of clinical practice in continuation of RAD2153 (Clinical III) with the opportunity to practice methods of application of  routine and special technical factors and radiograph analysis. Each student will complete a four week evening rotation during this course. Prerequisite: RAD2153; 4 credit hours, 360 total clinical clock hours.

 

RAD 2302 

Special Studies: Ethical Issues in Radiologic Sciences

2 Hours

This course will present biomedical issues in relation to beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice. Topics such as organ transplantation, euthanasia, stem cell research, etc. will be examined. Students will present discussion topics, written and verbal presentations over the pro's and con's of each issue. Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography program; 2 lecture credit hours

 

 

RAD 2305

Radiography Seminar

5 Hours

This course is an online review for the ARRT Radiography Examination through Corectec. There are 15 Lessons, 15 Exercises, 15 Quizzes and 4 Simulated Radiography Exams. This course will attempt to find out and focus on areas in which the student may have deficiencies and prepare the student for the ARRT examination. PREREQUISITE: RAD1123, RAD1224, & RAD2153; 5 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2313

Digital Imaging

3 Hours

The course will provide the student with necessary coverage, terminology and associated definitions associated with digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and PACS. This course will describe basic computers, image acquisition guidelines, exposure guidelines, quality control practices, networking and communication principles. Prerequisite: RAD 2213; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2363  

Clinical V

3 Hours

This course is a continuation of skills practice in previous clinical rotations. Special attention will be given to areas where the student may have deficiencies or, if none, then special attention will be given to the student's special interest area. Completion of all clinical competencies and special rotations.

Prerequisite: RAD2254; 3 credit hours, 360 total clinical clock hours.

 

 

 

RAD 2413

Career Skills

3 Hours

Content will include preparation for the national certification, employ skills, job interview techniques, communication skills, portfolio/resume development, and professional organizations. Prerequisite: RAD2305; 3 lecture credit hours.

 

RAD 2431

Special Studies/Health Science Club

1 Hour

The purpose of this organization is to facilitate communication and support among students interested in a health science profession. The goal is to sponsor various professional activities and social events so that students will be able to share ideas and interact with professionals in the field. Also, the club will provide opportunities for participation in educational and volunteer work on campus and in the surrounding community. Elective, may be used twice for a total of 2 credits.