Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
RAD 110
Course Title:
Radiographic Clinic I
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Course Description

Provides clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital radiology department under the supervision of a registered radiographer and radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, radiological imaging procedures, radiation protection, medicolegal and ethical protocol, record keeping and patient care. Requires clinical competencies, objectives, performance assessment and attendance. Department permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

The student will learn the necessary skills that are required to function in the clinical area as a Radiologic Technologist, and will develop and exhibit proper professional work ethic. The course is designed as an Introductory Level I.
Radiography Clinic I (RAD 110) is required as part of the Radiologic Technology degree program. It is also a prerequisite for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in Radiography. Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institution to which the student wished to transfer.
Prior to enrolling in this course the student must be accepted in the Radiography Program and have completed the required prerequisite courses.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Participate as a team member in the workflow of the radiography department.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental skills in performing routine radiography, patient care and radiation protection.

Course Activities and Design

The student will be required to gather information and develop skills by observing and assisting the radiographer in radiologic examinations/procedures, patient care, radiation protection, equipment manipulation, and infection control.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Complete a minimum number of diagnostic examinations (clinical competencies) that correlate with RAD 101.
  2. Complete (2) clinical rotations, successfully.
  3. Complete the exercises in the clinical syllabus, the room objectives and film critiques, successfully.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and develop the following skills:

  1. Policies/Procedures for Hospital/Department Emergencies
  2. Patient Assessment and History
  3. Infection Control
  4. Vital Signs
  5. Basic Radiation Protection
  6. Patient Confidentiality
  7. Informed Consent
  8. ASRT Code of Ethics
  9. Patient Bill of Rights
  10. Patient and Health Care Personnel Communication
  11. Radiology Department Services/Personnel
  12. Body Mechanics and Patient Transfer
  13. Basic Radiographic Equipment and Supplies
  14. Film and Image Processing


  1. Demonstrate safe patient transfer and carrier manipulation.
  2. Communicate and interact appropriately with patients and other health care personnel.
  3. Provide basic patient care.
  4. Practice Universal/Standard Precautions in the hospital.
  5. Prepare radiographic rooms for exams and correctly operate radiographic and processing equipment.
  6. Practice behaviors that are consistent with the professions ethical standards and legal requirements.
  7. Practice basic radiation protection in the hospital.