SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 4:08:20 PMRADT 63A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 63ATitle:  RADIO PRINCIPLES  
Full Title:  Radiographic Principles
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Photographic aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure and formulation of x-ray techniques. Laboratory experience in the different areas of radiographic exposure and formulating technique charts will be provided. Basic quality control procedures will be introduced.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program or possession of licensure as a Radiologic Technologist; completion of RT 61A, Physics 61.


Recommended Preparation:
English 84 or 1A; Math 150A; Physics 61 & 62

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Photographic aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure & formulation of x-ray techniques. Principles of general physics & electricity.  Mathematical calculations of patient radiation dosages & equipment operation.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program or possession of licensure as a Radiologic Technologist; completion of RT 61A, Physics 61.
Recommended:English 84 or 1A; Math 150A; Physics 61 & 62
Limits on Enrollment:
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Explain the chemistry of film development solutions.
2.  Explain the basic mechanics of an automatic processor.
3.  Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot problems that occur in
   automatic film processing.
4.  Explain the x-ray technique and list their correct usage.
5.  Explain the application and use of radiographic accessories.
6.  Obtain high quality radiographs through proper use of radiographic
   technique and radiographic accessories on campus and at clinical
   sites as evaluated in the competency handbook and assessment on
   clinical evaluations.
7.  Demonstrate proper film handling in the campus darkroom.
8.  Demonstrate quality assurance and quality control techniques in
   film processing and equipment operation.

Topics and Scope
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This course is designed to cover the basic principles underlying
radiographic technique. The student will be studying film chemistry,
radiographic accessories, radiographic techniques and principles of:
1.  Radiographic Technique.
     A. Kilovoltage.
     B. Milliamperage.
     C. Time.
     D. Phototiming.
2.  Radiographic Accessories.
     A. Guide.
     B. Cones.
     D. Screens.
     E. Shielding.
3.  Radiographic Quality Control.
     A. Contrast.
     B. Density.
     C. Definition of detail.
     D. Processing
     E. Equipments.
     F. Darkroom.
4. Film Chemistry
     A. Film Types
     B. Sensitometry
     C..Construction of film .
5. Processing
     A. Chemistry of developing film
     B. Processor maintenance
     C. Processor troubleshooting
      D. Processor quality assurance

Assignments:
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1.  Five to seven chapter reading assignments and 8 to 12 handout
   assignments.
2.  Complete 8 to 10 laboratory exercises in the laboratory.
3.  Complete  A-V modules in the CHEC building.
4.  Weekly homework assignments.

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 - 20%
Written homework, Lab reports, WEEKLY WORKSHEETS & REPORTS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, 10 TO 12 REPORTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, THREE 50-QUESTION TESTS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
OTHER CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS by Steward Bushong, current edition

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