SRJC Course Outlines

2/28/2024 11:39:20 AMRADT 71D Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 71DTitle:  CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4  
Full Title:  Clinical Experience 4
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum8.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum8.50Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR26.00 Contact DHR455.00
 Contact Total26.00 Contact Total455.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 455.00 

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 fourth of six clinical course for students in the Radiologic Technology Program. Intermediate/advanced 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 71C


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is the fourth of six clinical course for students in the Radiologic Technology Program. Intermediate/advanced 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 71C
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. Operate radiographic imaging equipment, and postion patients to perform radiographic examinations and procedures with a minimum of radiation exposure for the patient, self, and others at an increased level of competency.
 

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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 at the intermediate or advanced level.
2. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes when assessing and gathering data related to patients' physical and mental conditions at the intermediate or advanced level.
3. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes when collaborating with the radiologic technologist and physicians for imaging purposes at the intermediate or advanced level.
4. Communicate effectively in interactions with the health care team and with patients and their families at the intermediate or advanced level.
5. Practice within the Radiologic Technologist Scope of Practice of professional and ethical standards at the intermediate or advanced level.
6. Perform basic tasks expected of a radiologic technologist as a collaborating member of a multidisciplinary health care team at the intermediate or advanced level.
7. Demonstrate critical thinking behaviors in planning and implementing patient care and imaging protocols at the intermediate or advanced level.

Topics and Scope
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I. Orientation to the Clinical Setting
    A. Physical environment
    B. Fire, safety, disaster protocols, emergency codes, equipment
    C. Policies and procedures
II. Computer Systems and Programs
    A. Digital imaging
    B. Health information system                  
III. Documentation Regarding Imaging Procedures
IV. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
V.  Assignment Procedures
    A. Room schedule
    B. Rotation details
VI.  Preparation for Patient Care
VII. Error Prevention
    A. Image analysis
    B. Critical thinking
    C. Evaluation of image quality
VIII. Code of Ethics
IX. Patient Rights
X. Standard and Special Infection Control Procedures
XI. Physical Assessments to Individual Patients
    A. Current medical problems
    B. Potential complications
XII. Recognizing and Supporting Patients' Coping Strategies
XIII. Management of Imaging Procedures
    A. Routines and protocols for procedures
    B. Patient supervisions
    C. Critical thinking and adaptation to patients' needs
XIV. Radiation Protection
    A. Patients
    B. Self
    C. Other
    D. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
XV. Clinical Competencies
    A. Eleven mandatory from prescribed list
    B. Two elective from a prescribed list
XVI. 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 (8; not graded)
2. Completion of performance exams for mandatory clinical competencies (7 to include 1 C-arm procedure)
3. Completion of performance exams for elective competencies (3)
4. Completion of required clinical hours (minimum of 445 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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