SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 6:44:38 PMRADT 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 60Title:  INTRO TO RADIOLOGIC TECH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Radiologic Technology
Last Reviewed:4/24/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the field of radiologic technology, equipment, digital technologies, radiologic and health care practices, and regulatory requirements.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 100 and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT61.1AL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 64 and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 64L


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be accepted in the Radiologic Technology program to enroll.

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the field of radiologic technology, equipment, digital technologies, radiologic and health care practices, and regulatory requirements.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 100 and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT61.1AL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 64 and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 64L
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Must be accepted in the Radiologic Technology program to enroll.
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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At completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Interpret the general use of X-radiation for medical purposes.
2. List the major equipment and accessories used in a radiology
  department and its darkroom.
3. List and demonstrate the understanding of operation of the
  major equipment and components of a digital radiography system.
4. Explain and demonstrate the understanding of the process of
  X-ray production.
5. Describe and demonstrate basic rules of practicing conscientious
  radiation protection.
6. Identify and describe the function of the radiographic tube and
  its components.
7. Compare and contrast basic interactions of radiation on matter.
8. List the personal traits and characteristics necessary of the
  radiologic technologist in the multicultural health care setting.
9. Define and discuss professionalism and ethics as applied to
  radiologic technologists when dealing with patients and staff
  of diverse backgrounds.
10.Examine and integrate the values, technological themes, scientific
  and research methods used in radiology.
11.Identify and determine realistic career objectives as related
  to radiology.
12.Conduct research specific to credentialing requirements in radiology.
15.List, compare and contrast the physiologic and psychological changes
  in patients undergoing radiographic procedures.

Topics and Scope
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1. History of Radiology and its scientists
      A. Discovery of vacuum tubes and X-Ray radiation
      B. Major developments in the field of Radiology
2. Principles of X-Ray production and its medical use
      A. Electricity and generator
      B. X-Ray tube construction
      C. X-Ray use in medicine
      D. Digital radiology
3. Equipment used in Radiology and its Darkroom
      A. Demonstration of equipment
      B. Image Formation
      C. Film and Processing
4. Radiographic Accessories
      A. Grids
      B. Screens
      C. Collimators
      D. Filters
5. Introduction to Radiation Physics
      A. Atomic structure
      B. Production of X-rays
      C. Interactions with matter
6. Image Evaluation
      A. Density
      B. Contrast
      C. Detail
      D. Distortion
7. Digital Technology
      A. Direct digital radiography
      B. Computed radiography
      C. DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine)
      D. PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
8. Hospital, Department, National, State, and Professional Organizations.
      A. Organizational charts
      B. Relationship of hierarchy and a radiologic technologist
      C. Professional associations
9. Professionalism and Medico-Legal Ethics
      A. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists code of ethics
      B. Patient Bills of Rights
      C. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
      D. Medical ethics
10. National and State Regulatory Agencies
      A. Radiologic Health Branch
      B. Title 17
      C. National Council on Radiation
      D. Title 22
      E. FDA guidelines
11.Credentialing
      A. State certifications
      B. National certifications
12. Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
      A. Self
      B. Patient
      C. Other personnel
      D. ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)
      E. Shielding
      F. Precautions for pregnant patients and personnel
13. Patient Diversity in Radiology
        A. Ageism
        B. Race, ethnicity issues
        C. Gender issues

Assignments:
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1. Reading of one chapter per week.
2. Research and present a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation on
  a major issue related to Radiology or patient/staff relations.
3. Complete chapters' worksheets.
4. 5 - 8 quizzes.
5. A midterm examination.
6. A final examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 35%
Written homework, Reading reports, Chapter worksheets
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, quizzes, midterm, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 30%
Oral Presentation - Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Radiologic Technology. Gurley, LaVerne.
2005. Mosby.
Radiologic Science for Technologists. Bushong, Stewart.
2005. Mosby.
Instructor prepared material.

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