SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 3:28:16 AMRADT 61A Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 61ATitle:  RAD POSITIONING 1  
Full Title:  Radiographic Positioning 1
Last Reviewed:4/24/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab 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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Catalog Description:
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Radiographic anatomy, positioning, and image analysis. Instruction includes lecture and positioning demonstrations. Radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities, hips, and pelvis. Radiographic image analysis for diagnostic quality.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in RADT 60, RADT 61AL, RADT 64, and RADT 64AL.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Admission to the Radiologic Technology program or possession of licensure as a radiologic technologist.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Radiographic anatomy, positioning, and image analysis. Instruction includes lecture and positioning demonstrations. Radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities, hips, and pelvis. Radiographic image analysis for diagnostic quality.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in RADT 60, RADT 61AL, RADT 64, and RADT 64AL.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Admission to the Radiologic Technology program or possession of licensure as a radiologic technologist.
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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At the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Perform correct positioning for radiography of the chest, abdomen,
  upper and lower extremities, pelvis, hip, shoulder, femur, knee,
  and ankle.
2. Correctly manipulate the radiographic equipment and accessories.
3. Demonstrate observance of safety practices.
4. Practice safe radiation protection measures for patients, self,
  and others.
5. When anatomical body parts are named, identify the image quality
  of the body part on images.
6. Demonstrate proper body mechanics.  

Topics and Scope
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1.   Principles of radiographic positioning of chest, abdomen, upper
    extremities, shoulder girdle, humerus, wrist, pelvis, hip, femur,
    knee, tibia, and 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. Image quality analysis.
    A. Technical and photographic critiques.
    B. Positioning mistakes.
    C. Pathology and fracture identification.
    D. Establishing the criteria for acceptable diagnostic radiographs.
4.  Demonstrate proper body mechanics.  

Assignments:
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1. Reading and study of 10 - 15 anatomy and positioning modules.
2. Completion of 6 - 8 unit assessments.
3. Completion of 4 - 5 applied medical terminology definitions.
4. Completion of 6 - 8 image analyses.
5. Completion of positioning check-offs (not graded).
6. Completion of 4 - 6 quizzes.
7. Completion of a final practical exam.  

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
20 - 45%
Term papers, Image analyses, applied med defs, unit assessments
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
10 - 30%
Performance exams, Practical final exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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- MERRILL'S ATLAS OF RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONS AND RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES
 by P. Ballinger, 2005
- Instructor prepared materials.  

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