SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2024 11:51:55 PMRADT 71C Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 71CTitle:  CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3  
Full Title:  Clinical Experience 3
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR8.00 Contact DHR140.00
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 140.00 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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This is the third of six clinical course for students 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 71B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is the third of six clinical course for students 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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 71B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to 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 2016Inactive:
 
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. At an increased level of competency, operate radiographic imaging equipment, and position patients to perform radiographic examinations and procedures with minimum radiation exposure for the patient, self, and others.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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 conditions.
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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I. Orientation to Clinical Settings
    A. Physical environment
    B. Fire, safety, disaster protocols, emergency codes, and equipment
    C. Policies and procedures:
         1. Computer systems
              i. Digital imaging
              ii. Health information system
         2. Documentation with regards to imaging procedures
         3. Health Insurance and Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA)
II. Assignment Procedures
    A. Room schedule
    B. Rotation details
III. Preparation for Patient Care
IV. Error Prevention
    A. Image analysis
    B. Critical thinking
    C. Evaluation of image quality
V. Code of Ethics
VI. Patient Rights
VII. Standard and Special Infection Control Procedures
VIII. Physical Assessments to Individual Patients
    A. Current medical problems
    B. Potential complications
IX. Recognizing and Supporting Patients' Coping Strategies
X. Management of Imaging Procedures
    A. Routine and protocols for procedures
    B. Patient supervisions
    C. Critical thinking and adaptation to patients' needs
XI. Radiation Protection
    A. Patients
    B. Self
    C. Others
    D. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
XII. Clinical Competencies
    A. Mandatory
         1. Five mandatory competencies completed in RADT 61C
         2. Five competencies from any of the following areas:
              i. Skull
              ii. Facial bones
              iii. Mandible
              iv. Sinuses
     B. Elective Competencies
XIII. Basic Tasks of a Radiologic Technologist
     A. Skill performance
     B. Equipment use
     C. Documentation

Assignments:
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1. Completion of bi-weekly progress reports (3; not graded)
2. Completion of performance exams for mandatory clinical competencies (7)
3.  Completion of performance exams for elective competencies (3)
4. Completion of required clinical hours (minimum of 140 hours)
5. Completion of 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%
None
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%
Final clinical evaluation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Performance exams; all clinical competencies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation; completion of clinical hours requirement


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SRJC Clinical Competency Handbook. Current edition.

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