SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 8:16:55 AMRADT 62AL Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 62ALTitle:  CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4  
Full Title:  Clinical Experience 4
Last Reviewed:1/27/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum10.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum10.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR30.00 Contact DHR525.00
 Contact Total30.00 Contact Total525.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 525.00 

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:  RADT 62A

Catalog Description:
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This is the fourth clinical course in the Radiologic Technology Program. Fundamental principles and skills are applied in the care of patients in assigned radiology departments under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist for the completion of required clinical hours.  

Course Completion of RADT 61CL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 63B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Performance for competency evaluation of radiologic procedures in assigned radiology departments under the direct supervision of a radiologic technologist. Clinical experience is gained through attendance and completion of the course objectives.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 61CL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 63B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2017
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Apply theoretical knowledge base, including physiological,
pathophysiological, psychological, and social concepts, in providing care.
2. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes
when assessing/gathering data related to patients' physical and mental
3. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes
when collaborating with the radiologic technologist and physicians for
imaging purposes.
4. Communicate effectively in interactions with the health care team and
with patients and their families.
5. Practice within the Radiologic Technologist Scope of Practice of
professional/ethical standards.
6. Perform basic tasks expected of a radiologic technologist as a
collaborating member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
7. Demonstrate critical thinking behaviors in planning and implementing
patient care and imaging protocols.  

Topics and Scope
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1.    Orientation to clinical settings
      A. Physical environment
      B. Fire, safety, disaster protocols, emergency codes, equipment.
      C. Policies and procedures:
         1. Computer systems
            a. digital imaging
            b. health information system
         2. Documentation with regards to imaging procedures
         3. Health Insurance and Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA)
2.    Assignment procedures
      A. Room schedule
      B. Rotation details
3.    Preparation for patient care
4.    Error prevention
      A. Image analysis
      B. Critical thinking
      C. Evaluation of image quality
5.    Code of ethics
6.    Patient rights
7.    Standard and special infection control procedures
8.    Physical assessments to individual patients
      A. Current medical problems
      B. Potential complications
9.    Recognizing and supporting patients' coping strategies
10.   Management of imaging procedures
      A. Routines and protocols for procedures
      B. Patient supervisions
      C. Critical thinking and adaptation to patients' needs.
11.   Radiation Protection
      A. Patients
      B. Self
      C. Others
      D. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
12.   Clinical competencies
      A. Eleven mandatory from prescribed list
      B. Two elective from a prescribed list
13.   Basic tasks of a radiologic technologist
      A. Skill performance
      B. Equipment use
      C. Documentation  

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1. Completion of 8 bi-weekly progress reports (not graded).
2. Completion of competencies.
3. Completion of required clinical hours.
4. Completion of a final clinical evaluation.  

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%
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
10 - 30%
Clinical evaluation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, Clinical competencies and evaluation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation, completion of hours requirement

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SRJC Clinical Competency Handbook, most current edition.

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