SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 5:19:24 PMRADT 61A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 61ATitle:  RADIO POSITIONING  
Full Title:  Radiographic Positioning
Last Reviewed:4/24/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Radiographic anatomy, positioning, and film critique. Instruction includes classroom lecture, positioning demos and practice, and self-paced, individualized study utilizing  audio-visual and software programs. Students learn to perform radiologic procedures in effective and safe manners, as well as to evaluate radiographs for problems in positioning.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Admission to the Rad Tech Program; English 1A or 84 or 100B; Math 110 or 150B or 151, Anatomy 51 and 52 or equivalent; Physics 61 and 62, completion of or concurrent enrollment in RT 60, RT 64, RT 64L.


Recommended Preparation:
Multi-Media equipment knowledge.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Self-paced, individualized instruction using multi-media accompanied by classroom/lab demos & practice.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Admission to the Rad Tech Program; English 1A or 84 or 100B; Math 110 or 150B or 151, Anatomy 51 and 52 or equivalent; Physics 61 and 62, completion of or concurrent enrollment in RT 60, RT 64, RT 64L.
Recommended:Multi-Media equipment knowledge.
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.  Demonstrate proper procedure in positioning patients for radiography
   of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, pelvis, hip,
   shoulder, girdle, femur, knee and ankle.
2.  Demonstrate ability to correctly manipulate the radiographic
   equipment.
3.  Demonstrate observance of safety practices.
4.  Demonstrate practice of radiation protection measures for both
   patients and staff.
5.  When anatomical body parts are named, identify the location of the
   body part in the radiographs.
6.  Demonstrate proper body mechanics practices.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Principles of radiographic positioning and related anatomy: chest,
   abdomen, upper extremities, shoulder girdle, humerus, wrist, pelvis,
   hip, femur, knee, tibia, and fibula, ankle, lower extremities.
2.  Principles of safety and radiation protection and related equipment:
     A. Safety and radiation protection to patient.
     B. Safety and radiation protection to Technologist, physician and
        ancillary personnel.
     C. Use of anti-scatter grid, cassettes, and accessories.
     D. Comfort measures for the patient.
3.  Practice of reading the radiographs:
     A. Technical and photographic critiques.
     B. Positioning mistake critiques.
     C. Pathology and fracture identification.
     D. Establishing the criteria for diagnostic radiographs.

Assignments:
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1.  Reading and study of eight modules that cover anatomy and positioning.
2.  Completion of eight module tests.
3.  Completion of eight quizzes of 30 questions each.
4.  Completion of eleven pages of medical terminology relating to the
   anatomical structures studied.
5.  Completion of eight film critiques, averages fifteen questions.
aUDENT CONFERENCES

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY DEFINITION
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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MERRILLS ATLAS OF RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONS AND RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES
by P. Ballinger.
MERRILLS POCKET BOOK OF RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONS by P. Ballinger.
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING STUDENT WORKBOOK by Anthony Bontrager.

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