SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2022 7:42:55 AMRADT 61A Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 61ATitle:  RAD POSITIONING 1  
Full Title:  Radiographic Positioning 1
Last Reviewed:9/14/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 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 64, RADT 64L, and RADT 71A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program

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 64, RADT 64L, and RADT 71A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Competently perform radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, shoulder, hips, and pelvis.
2. Practice safe radiation protection measures for patients, self,  and others.
 

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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 including technologist ergonomics.
4. Name anatomical structures on radiographic images.
5. Evaluate the diagnostic quality of the image.

Topics and Scope
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I. Principles of Radiographic Positioning
    A. Chest
    B. Abdomen
    C. Upper extremities
    D. Shoulder girdle
    E. Humerus
    F. Wrist
    G. Pelvis
    H. Hip
    I. Femur
    J. Knee
    K. Tibia
    L. Lower extremities
 
II. Principles of Safety and 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
 
III. Image Quality Analysis
    A. Technical and photographic critiques      
    B. Positioning errors
    C. Pathology and fracture identification
    D. Establishing the criteria for acceptable diagnostic radiographs
 
IV. Body Mechanics
    A. Principles
    B. Safety practice
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading and study of (10-15) anatomy and positioning modules
2. Unit exams (4-6)
3. Written final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Image analyses (6-8)
2. Positioning check-offs (40-50)
3. Practical final 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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because 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
20 - 30%
Image analyses
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Positioning check-offs, practical final exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 55%
Unit exams and written final
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. Long, Bruce and Rollins, Jeannean and Smith, Barbara. Current Edition.
Instructor prepared materials

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