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Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions

General Education Program: 46-49 University Requirements

Health Care Professions Requirements:

BIO 205: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Credits:
5
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or 101 or 102; CHE 101 or 102 or 103

BIO 220: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Credits:
2
(Also NUR 220)
Provides information about common medical terms, definition, and usage. The systems model is used to organize content and make it more meaningful for the development of medical vocabulary.

NRS 365: Health Care Informatics
Credits:
2
This course focuses on core concepts, skills, and tools that define the health care informatics field, including the examination of health information technologies to promote safety, improve quality, and foster consumer centered care and efficiency

PHS 211: Elementary Physics
Credits:
5
Prerequisite: Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 112 or MAT 114 with a grade of C or higher
This lecture and laboratory course addressing topics including the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, statics, oscillation, electromagnetism, and optics.

SWK 422: Law and the Helping Professions
Credits:
3
(Also PSY 422)
This course examines the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes that guide helping professionals in their practice with clientele. Attention is directed toward assisting the helping professional recognize the legal duties and responsibilities within their professional lives. Emphasis is placed on the children's code, mental health/developmental disabilities, protective services, care records, mandatory reporting, abuse, domestic violence, and professional conduct.

Radiologic Technology Credits:

RAD 301: Fundamentals of Radiologic Science and Healthcare
Credits:
0
Course Description: This course provides an introduction and orientation to the student’s selected profession of medical imaging. This course will also include an introduction to medical terminology for healthcare and specifically the radiologic sciences.

RAD 311: Patient Care in the Radiologic Sciences
Credits:
3 (2 theory, 1 lab)
Course Description: This course provides the student with concepts of patient care including considerations of physical and psychological conditions. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described; especially those that directly affect personnel and patients in the Radiology Department concerning X-ray procedures. Pharmacologic issues related to Radiology will also be discussed.

RAD 312: Principles of Radiographic Imaging
Credits:
4 Theory
Course Description:This course is intended to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of all photographic and geometric principles that affect the production and appearance of the radiographic image. This includes but is not limited to: determination of radiographic image quality, image geometry, exposure technique selection and methods of scatter radiation control.

RAD 313: Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I
Credits:
8 (6 theory, 2 lab)
Course Description: This course provides students fundamental knowledge of the purpose and function of the most common systems (thorax, abdomen, and upper extremities) for which radiographic imaging is done and how they relate to other systems. Radiographic examinations which best demonstrate each system will also be discussed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each section. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 314: Radiologic Practicum I
Credits:
1
Course Description:RAD 314 is the first of an eight part series of practicum courses.This course begins with providing the student with exposure to the radiology department in the hospital setting. Under direct supervision, the student will experience patient interaction by participating in the transportation and care of patients. Assigned clinical rotations will include diagnostic radiographic rooms, fluoroscopic rooms and portable radiographic examinations on the patient floors. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I course. The student will be instructed on the ancillary activities that are necessary for the successful completion of a medical imaging examination.

RAD 321: Radiologic Practicum II
Credits:
1
Course Description:RAD 321 is the second of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination.

RAD 331: Principles of Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
Credits:
3 Theory
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the techniques and methods that can be utilized in order to ensure minimum radiation exposure to patients and occupationally exposed personnel. The principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) will be stressed in regards to non-occupationally and occupationally exposed individuals.

RAD 332: Principles of Radiologic Physics
Credits:
3 Theory
Course Description: This course will provide the student with a review of basic physics and introduction of advanced physic concepts related to medical imaging.

RAD 333: Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II
Credits:
4 (3 theory, 1 lab)
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I and provides students with the knowledge of the purpose and function of the vertebral column and the lower extremity. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning is addressed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each body system. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 334: Radiologic Practicum III
Credits:
2
Course Description: RAD 334 is the third of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting including the addition of clinical rotations at various clinical sites including the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. The student will be able to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams.

RAD 441: Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis III
Credits:
3 (2 theory, 1 Lab)
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II and provides students with the knowledge related to exams which use radiographic contrast agents in fluoroscopic radiography. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning used during fluoroscopic exams is addressed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each body system. As each system is reviewe radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic image.

RAD 442: Radiologic Practicum IV
Credits:
3
Course Description: RAD 442 is the fourth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, and the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis III course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. The student will be able to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination.

RAD 451: Principles of Specialized Radiographic Modalities and Pharmacology
Credits:
4 Theory
Course Description: This course introduces the student to fundamental principles of digital imaging. Computer concepts and terminology will be incorporated throughout the course. This course expands the student’s knowledge of anatomy through review of cross sectional anatomy images obtained through Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The course will also provide the students with a fundamental background in pharmacology including the instruction and demonstration of competency in venipuncture.

RAD 452: Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis IV
Credits:
6 (5 theory, 1 lab)
Course Description: In this course students will be presented with the anatomy and radiographic terminology of the skeletal cranium. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning is demonstrated. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of the skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. As each component of the skull is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images. The anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and central nervous systems will be presented as well.

RAD 453: Radiologic Practicum V
Credits:
2
Course Description: RAD 453 is the fifth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, and the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis IV course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. During this course, the student will participate in assigned clinical rotations during the second shift at one of the hospitals. Students will be assigned clinical rotations in the Computed Tomography Department (CT) while under direct supervision. The student will continue to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination.

RAD 461: Radiologic Practicum VI
Credits:
1
Course Description: RAD 461 is the sixth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts and Computed Tomography Department. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non-routine examinations.

RAD 471: Radiologic Pathophysiology
Credits:
3 Theory
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of various pathological conditions that can be diagnosed by the use of medical imaging including identifying these conditions on an image. The basic components of pathophysiology and pathology related to the following systems of the body will be discussed: Skeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, Genitourinary, Nervous and Cardiovascular.

RAD 472: Ethics and Law in Radiologic Sciences
Credits:
1
Course Description: This course will provide the student with professional standards and ethics necessary in the radiologic technology field. The legal, moral and professional ethics of radiology will be discussed so that the student will be able to recognize the needs of the patient, demonstrate empathy, and recognize the need of adherence to legal-ethical principles.

RAD 473: Imaging Equipment and Quality Control
Credits:
2 Theory
Course Description: This course provides a review of foundational information on the principles of x-ray generation including the various components, circuitry and physics necessary for the production of ionizing radiation. The various components of the fluoroscopic imaging chain including a review of radiation protection measures will be introduced. This course also provides foundational information on the requirements and standards for equipment monitoring to assure consistency that is necessary for the production of quality radiographic images will be described. Various tests and procedures necessary for Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs including state and federal requirements will be discussed.

RAD 474: Radiologic Practicum VII
Credits:
1
Course Description: RAD 474 is the seventh of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts and Computed Tomography Department. Additionally, students will be assigned observational clinical rotations in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Departments. >The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non-routine examinations.

RAD 475: Radiologic Practicum VIII
Credits:
1
Course Description: RAD 475 is the final course of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will be allotted two weeks of elective scheduling of clinical rotations. This will provide the student the opportunity to observe various modalities that they have not experienced in previous Radiologic Practicum courses. The student may also elect to schedule additional clinical rotations that they have previously been assigned to for more experience. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts, Computed Tomography Department, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Departments. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non routine examinations.

RAD 476: Senior Capstone
Credits:
4
Course Description: This course provides students with the skills to be successful on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and skills to prepare them to secure a radiologic technologist position. Students’ knowledge base in Radiologic Technology will be assessed with areas for improvement identified and strategies developed in order to improve performance. Students will participate in an extensive review of material and will be provided resources to create professional resumes and interview skills. During this course the students will attend the Wisconsin Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology (WAERT) Student Seminar where they will have the opportunity to assess their preparedness by participating in a mock registry exam.

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