Radiography Course Descriptions

Note: A student must be formally admitted to the Radiography program before taking any RAD courses.

RAD 101 Radiology OrientationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: See above   Co-Req: RAD 111, RAD 161
Introduction of the medical profession and radiologic technology with emphasis on the radiology departments of the affiliate hospitals, program policies and procedures, professional ethics and legal problems, introduction to patient care and medical terminology, and basic radiation protection.

RAD 102 Radiographic ImagingCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 110, RAD 112, RAD 162
Basic fundamentals concerned with production and recording of radiographic images with film and with digital image acquisition. Detailed study of factors that affect radiographic quality and imaging principles.

RAD 110 Radiographic Procedures ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 102, RAD 112, RAD 162
At the affiliate hospital, the student will perform radiographic examinations under staff supervision. Clinical competence will be evaluated and documented. Students will construct and maintain a clinical portfolio.

RAD 111 Fundamentals of Radiography ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 101, RAD 161
Detailed information and basic principles of radiographic positioning with a concentration on radiographic examination of the chest, abdomen and upper extremity. Continued emphasis on associated medical terminology, related patient care and pathology, and radiation protection. Simulation and physical lab competencies of radiographic procedures including image critique.

RAD 112 Fundamentals of Radiography IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 102, RAD 110, RAD 162
Detailed information on the various positions routinely used in radiographic examination of the shoulder girdle, lower limb including hip and pelvis, and bony thorax. Continued emphasis on associated medical terminology, related patient care and pathology, and radiation protection. Simulation and physical lab competencies of radiographic procedures including image critique.

RAD 161 Rad Physics and Equip ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 101, RAD 111
This course is a study of basic physics and electrical components for radiography students. The course includes basic mechanics, structure of matter, electromagnetic radiation, electrostatics, magnetism, electrodynamics, and electromagnetism.

RAD 162 Rad Physics and Equip IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: RAD 161   Co-Req: RAD 102, RAD 110, RAD 112
Continuation of RAD 161. The course is a study of rectification, x-ray tubes, x-ray circuits, production of x-ray, and interaction of x-ray with matter. Also included is operation of medical radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment and accessories.

RAD 190 Radiologic Clinical EducationCredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 191
At the affiliate hospital, the student will perform radiographic examinations under staff supervision. Clinical competence will be evaluated and documented. Students will construct and maintain a clinical portfolio. Rotations are designed to increase students' familiarity with elementary radiography procedures, patient flow, and general operation of the department.

RAD 191 Radiology Seminar ICredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 190
Detailed information and basic principles of radiographic positioning with a concentration on radiographic examination of the spine and contrast studies of the urinary system with a focus on contrast media and radiologic pharmacology. Continued emphasis on associated medical terminology, related patient care and pathology, and radiation protection. Simulation and physical lab competencies of radiographic procedures including image critique.

RAD 211 Fund of Radiography IIICredit Hrs: 6
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 220
Detailed information on the various positions routinely used in radiographic examination of contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract and cranium. Continued emphasis on associated medical terminology, related patient care and pathology, and radiation protection. Simulation and physical lab competencies of radiographic procedures including image critique. Introduction and specific information of radiation biology and advanced radiation protection.

RAD 212 Fund of Radiography IVCredit Hrs: 6
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 230
Detailed information on the various positions routinely used in radiographic examination of facial bones and paranasal sinuses, special consideration for the pediatric patient and surgical/mobile radiography. Introduction to CT, other imaging modalities, and advanced digital imaging equipment and acquisition. Continued emphasis on associated medical terminology, related patient care and pathology, and radiation protection. Simulation and physical lab competencies of radiographic procedures including image critique.

RAD 220 Radiographic Procedures IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: RAD 110   Co-Req: RAD 211
At the affiliate hospital, the student will perform radiographic examinations under staff supervision. Clinical competence will be evaluated and documented. Students will construct and maintain a clinical portfolio.

RAD 230 Radiographic Procedures IIICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: RAD 220   Co-Req: RAD 212
Continuation of RAD 220.

RAD 290 Adv Radiologic Clinical EduCredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 291
At the affiliate hospital, the student will perform radiographic examinations under staff supervision. Clinical application of radiographic theory in all phases of the discipline expected. Clinical competence will be evaluated and documented. Students will construct and maintain a clinical portfolio. Final clinical competencies will be evaluated and documented.

RAD 291 Radiology Seminar IICredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: RAD 290
Review and assessment of current, entry-level knowledge in radiography and registry review. Emphasis on personal growth and development enhanced with discipline-specific article review assignment.

RAD 299 Radiology SymposiumCredit Hrs: 1-3
Pre-Req: Current JSCC radiology student or employed in related field or certified by ARRT   Co-Req: RAD 230
State of the art radiology procedures and equipment to include all imaging modalities.