Sep 29, 2023
RADT 119 - Clinical Radiology I
Provides the radiology student with the critical instruction essential to the actual practice of radiography. As an introduction to the medical profession, this course explores radiology’s role in health care. Patient care, vital signs, sterile and aseptic technique, transportation and transfer skills, radiation protection concepts, legal and ethical responsibilities, and critical thinking skills appropriate for the radiology department are covered. Interpersonal, communication, customer service and diversity skills necessary to interact with patients, peers, and other professionals are addressed. General anatomy, terminology and positioning principles related to the chest are covered. Concepts of surgical radiography are introduced. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission into the program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 117 or higher. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 030 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
- Describe the role as a radiographer in the healthcare delivery system.
- Apply and practice mandated radiation protection practices.
- Assess critical thinking skills through written and lab assignments designed to encourage problem solving, self-reflection, comparison, and evaluation.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication choices with patients, peers, and other health care professionals.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the HIPAA and OSHA regulations.
- Discuss and defend solutions to ethical dilemmas.
- Discuss and recognize cultural, physical, gender, and age differences in patients, as well as peers and health care providers.
- Demonstrate through simulated hands-on competency the ability to transport patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
- Identify situations (including an introduction to surgical radiography) where aseptic technique will be need and perform proper aseptic/universal/standard precautions.
- Identify the basic protocol for working with immobile, pediatric, and geriatric patients.
- Perform accurate recording of vital signs.
- Recognize and use appropriate terminology specific to radiography.
- Utilize the terminology needed to position for routine chest x-rays and demonstrate the ability to properly position for a chest x-ray.
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