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RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
MRAD 011
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Supervised lab experience for skill enhancement in radiographic positioning, evaluation of radiographic procedures, technique, and equipment for the first year medical radiography student. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB II
MRAD 012
1 - 5 Credits
110 hours of lab
Supervised lab experience for skill enhancement in radiographic positioning, evaluation of radiographic procedures, technique, and equipment for the second year medical radiography student. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB III
MRAD 013
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Supervised lab experience for advanced skill enhancement in radiographic positioning, evaluation of radiographic procedures, technique, and equipment for the second year medical radiography student. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit.
INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
MRAD 101
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
An orientation to the radiologic technology profession, imaging equipment, radiation safety, patient care and radiographic examinations, professional development, career advancement, and professional ethics and associations. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 251, 252, or 253 (BIOL 231, 232, or 233). [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE
MRAD 102
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Patient care aspects involved in being a Radiologic Technologist. Topics include: patient interactions, history taking, transfer techniques, immobilization, vital signs and oxygen, infection control, aseptic and non-aseptic techniques. The lecture for this course, quizzes, and other materials will be online and accessed through the course webpage. The class will be divided into two on-campus lab periods. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
IMAGE PROCESSING
MRAD 103
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to radiographic image processing using both traditional film and digital images. Topics for discussion include darkroom chemistry, equipment, and procedures and computer hardware and software in the radiology lab. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIATION SAFETY AND RADIOBIOLOGY
MRAD 104
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to proper procedures for working safely in the radiologic environment. Topics include: communication, radiation measurement, survey devices, conversion from traditional to systems international units, patient and radiographer protection, monitoring devices, safe operation of equipment, beam limitation, shielding, barriers, and fluoroscopic and mobile procedures. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIATION PHYSICS I
MRAD 108
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Focus on the fundamental principles of physics that underlie the use of radiation in diagnostic imaging. Using simplified math, and building on the concepts learned in Radiation Safety, develop a basic understanding of the production and control of X-radiation. Topics include: structure of atom, electromagnetic radiation, electrodynamics, electromagnetism, x-ray tube, x-ray production and interactions with matter. Hybrid course structure: some instruction will occur in the traditional classroom and some instruction will occur via the course website. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIATION PHYSICS II
MRAD 109
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Continuation of MRAD 108. The geometry of image formation and the radiographic qualities of density, contrast, detail and distortion. Topics include: radiographic equipment, controlling factors of density, contrast, detail and distortion, beam limiting devices and their impact on the image, grids, image receptors (analog and digital) and fundamentals of digital imaging. Includes heavy emphasis on solving problems involving radiographic qualities. This course will be structured as a hybrid course, with some instruction in the traditional classroom and some via the course website. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
MRAD 121
8 Credits
264 hours of clinical
First in a series of seven competency based clinical courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical education center and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing X-ray energy. Students will learn how to use the computer and PACS systems. Concurrent enrollment required in MRAD 108, 142, and 151. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
MRAD 122
6 Credits
198 hours of clinical
Second in a series of seven competency-based clinical experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical site and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency from previous clinical evaluations and experiences. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
MRAD 123
8 Credits
264 hours of clinical
Third in a series of seven competency-based experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical site and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency from previous clinical evaluations and experiences. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I
MRAD 141
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Introduction to basic radiographic positioning principles, terminology, pathology, and anatomy for radiographic purposes. Lecture discussion, demonstration and lab experiences will be used to present information on positioning and anatomy of the chest, abdomen and upper extremities. Projections studied will include cross-table images for trauma exams. Radiographic compliance, ICD coding, and ABN will be discussed. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING II
MRAD 142
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Second in a five-course series that focuses on radiographic positioning principles, terminology, pathology, and anatomy for radiographic purposes. Lecture discussion, demonstration and lab experiences will be used to present information on positioning and anatomy of the shoulder, pelvic girdle, and lower limbs. Projections studied will include cross-table images for trauma exams. Radiographic compliance, ICD coding, and ABN will be discussed. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III
MRAD 143
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Third in a five-course series that focuses on radiographic positioning principles, terminology, pathology, and anatomy for radiographic purposes. Lecture discussion, demonstration and lab experiences will be used to present information on positioning and anatomy of the bony thorax, vertebral column, and sacrum and coccyx. Projections studied will include information on performing cross-table images for trauma exams. Concurrent enrollment in MRAD 143L. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
IMAGE EVALUATION I
MRAD 151
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
First of a four-course series of radiographic image critique involving images of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. Emphasis on the evaluation and critique of radiographic anatomy, exposure factors, positioning, and pathology. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
IMAGE EVALUATION II
MRAD 152
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Second in a four-course series of radiographic film critique involving images of the shoulder girdle, lower extremities, and pelvic girdle. Emphasis on the evaluation of radiographic anatomy, exposure factors, positioning, and pathology. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
IMAGE EVALUATION III
MRAD 153
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Third of a four-course series of radiographic film critique involving images of the bony thorax, vertebral column, and sacrum and coccyx. Emphasis on the evaluation of radiographic anatomy, exposure factors, positioning, and pathology. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
IMAGE EVALUATION IV
MRAD 154
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Fourth of a four-course series of radiographic film critique involving images of the cranium, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Emphasis on the evaluation of radiographic anatomy, exposure factors, positioning, and pathology. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
PHARMACOLOGY AND IV THERAPY
MRAD 214
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to the pharmacological principles and practices in patient care for the medical imaging professional including administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications; includes competency in venipuncture practice. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
MRAD 216
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic terms and manifestations of pathological conditions, trauma, classifications of diseases, genetics, and the healing process. Imaging procedures and radiographic appearance as well as interventional techniques appropriate for diseases common to each body system. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
MRAD 224
8 Credits
264 hours of clinical
Fourth in a series of seven competency-based clinical experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical education center and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency from previous clinical evaluations and experience. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE V
MRAD 225
8 Credits
264 hours of clinical
Fifth in a series of seven competency-based clinical experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical education center and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency from previous clinical evaluations and experiences. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VI
MRAD 226
9 Credits
297 hours of clinical
Sixth in a series of seven competency-based clinical experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical site and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency form previous clinical evaluations and experiences. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VII
MRAD 227
12 Credits
363 hours of clinical
Seventh in a series of seven competency-based clinical experience courses. Students orient to an assigned clinical site and by instruction, observation, and experience, acquire the necessary skills to successfully image patients utilizing x-ray energy. Students will be assessed for maintenance of competency from previous clinical evaluations and experiences. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING IV
MRAD 244
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Fourth in a five-course series that focuses on radiography positioning principles, terminology, pathology, and anatomy for radiographic purposes. Lecture discussion, demonstration and lab experiences will be used to present information on positioning and anatomy of conventional tomography, upper gastrointestinal system, lower gastrointestinal system, gallbladder and biliary ducts, urinary system, and surgical radiography Projections studied will include cross-table images for trauma exams. Radiographic compliance, ICD coding, and ABN will be discussed. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING V
MRAD 245
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Fifth in a five-course series that focuses on radiographic positioning principles, terminology, pathology, and anatomy for radiographic purposes. Lecture discussion, demonstration and lab experiences will be used to present information on positioning and anatomy of the cranium, facial bones and paranasal sinuses. Projections studied will include cross-table images for trauma exams. Radiographic compliance, ICD coding, and ABN will be discussed. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
RADIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MRAD 251
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of digital radiography, Radiology Information System (RIS), and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), basic Medical Imaging Information systems, CR and DR Image acquisition, manipulation and quality control. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
RADIOBIOLOGY
MRAD 253
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Overview of the principles involving the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues, and the body as a whole. Topics include: radiolysis of water, linear energy transfer, relative biologic effectiveness, acute radiation syndrome, effects on embryo and fetus, chromosomal aberrations, mutations, risk estimates, and carcinogenesis. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED MODALITIES
MRAD 255
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to CT, MRI, sonography, mammography, special fluoroscopic procedures and other advanced imaging modalities including angiography and interventional. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
MRAD 270
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introductory to leadership skills associated with patient care and management. Focus on supervision, delegation, conflict resolution, leadership styles, quality assurance, ethics, work environment, responsibility, accountability, collaboration and teamwork; as well as interviewing and resume training. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY REVIEW
MRAD 275
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Comprehensive review class to prepare students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination: radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, and patient care and education are covered in adherence with ARRT exam specifications. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY FOR IMAGING PROFESSIONAL
MRAD 279
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Sectional human anatomy in the axial/transverse, sagittal, and coronal planes with emphasis on the brain, head, chest and abdominopelvic cavity. Introduction to basic CT physics. Concurrent enrollment in the Medical Radiography Program with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: Admission in the Medical Radiography Program and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
SELECTED TOPICS
MRAD 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Varying topics in Medical Radiography, as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
MRAD 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]