SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 4:56:31 PMRADT 63B Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 63BTitle:  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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Physical principles of x-ray generation, radiation safety and protection. Laboratory experience. Students draw from principles of general physics and electricity and apply these in theoretical discussions and practice in mathematical calculations of patient radiation dosages and equipment operation.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program or possession of licensure as a Radiologic Technologist; completion of RT 63A; concurrent enrollment in RT 62A.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Physical principles of x-ray generation, radiation safety & protection. 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 63A; concurrent enrollment in RT 62A.
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: 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 with the aid of a simulated x-ray machine, a thorough
   understanding of x-ray generation.
2.  List and describe the ways that x-rays are produced at the target.
3.  Explain the three main interactions of x-rays with matter.
4.  List , discuss and explain the long and short-term hazrds of radiation
   to human beings.
5.  Explain the theories and list the methods for radiation protection
   of medical personnel and patients.
6.  List all aspects of a Quality Assurance program within a typical
   radiology department.
7.  Identify illustrations of cellular and molecular structures within
   the human body.
8.  List all the State and National radiation health and safety
   regulations for radiologic technology personnel.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Atomic Theory.
     A. History.
     B. Structure.
     C. Radioactive decay.
2.  Principles of Electrical Circuits as Related to X-ray Tube.
     A. Ohm's law.
     B. Alternating and direct current.
     C. Power or potential difference.
     D. Electric generator.
     E. Transformers and rectifiers.
3.  Construction of a Radiographic Tube and its Characteristics.
4.  Electronic Interaction at the Target, Heat, Bremhstralung and
   Characteristics Radiation.
5.  Principles of X-ray Interaction with Matter, Absorption, Scatter
   and Pair Production.
6.  Filtration.
     A. Characteristics.
     B. Type.
     C. Beam hardening.
7.  Principles of Radiation Protection.
     A. Health hazards of radiation.
     B. Personnel monitoring and devices.
     C. Gonadal shielding for patients.
     D. Safe practices.
8.  Quality Assurance Procedures.

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly homework assignments.
2.  Reading assignments from representative text.
3.  Modules completion.
4.  Laboratory exercises.
5.  Laboratory project.

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 - 30%
Written homework, Lab reports, ASSIGNMENTS & LAB PROJECT
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, 5 TO 10 LAB REPORTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances, 2 TO 5 Q.C.TESTS & 2 EXAMS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, TWO 75-QUESTION QUIZZES
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
LABORATORY PROJECT (WRITTEN OR ORAL PRESENTATION)


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

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