SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 7:05:35 PMRADT 61B Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 61BTitle:  RAD POSITIONING 2  
Full Title:  Radiographic Positioning 2
Last Reviewed:4/24/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 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
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Catalog Description:
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Radiographic anatomy, positioning, and image analysis. Instruction includes lecture, positioning demonstrations, and practice. Students learn to perform radiographic procedures of the digestive, urinary, and biliary systems; spine, sternum, ribs, mammography, and cystogram, and to evaluate images for diagnostic quality.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 61A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 63A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Radiographic anatomy, positioning, and image analysis. Instruction includes lecture, positioning demonstrations, and practice. Students learn to perform radiographic procedures of the digestive, urinary and biliary systems; spine, sternum, ribs, mammography, and cystogram, and to evaluate images for diagnostic quality.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 61A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 63A
Recommended:
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: 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 the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Correctly perform positioning of the entire vertebral column,
  alimentary canal, biliary, and urinary system, sternum,
  mammography, upper and lower intestinal tract, and ribs.
2. Manipulate the radiographic equipment and accessories.
3. Practice safe radiation for patients, self, and others.
4. Recognize the criteria for acceptance of radiographs of
  diagnostic quality.
5. Demonstrate proper body mechanics.  

Topics and Scope
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1.   Positioning demonstrations and practice of:
    A. cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
    B. sacrum and coccyx, sternum
    C. upper gastrointestinal tract, lower gastrointestinal tract
    D. hepatobiliary system
    E. urinary system
    mammography, ribs, and sternum
2.  Principles of radiation protection for patient, technologist, and
    other personnel
3. Evaluation of images for technical critique, positioning critique,
  Pathology identification, acceptance criteria
4.  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 - 50%
Image analyses, med. definitions, unit assessment
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
20 - 30%
Performance exams, Practical final exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Completion of required clinical hours


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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- Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures, by
P. Ballinger, 2005.
- Instructor prepared materials.  

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