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Course Number:
RAD 230
Course Title:
Radiographic Clinic VII
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Course Description

Provides clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital radiology department under the supervision of registered radiographer and radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, radiological imaging procedures, radiation protection, medicolegal and ethical protocol, recordkeeping, and patient care. Includes a three-week rotation to another clinic site. Prerequisites: RAD 220.

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 demonstrate proper work ethic as a radiographer and health care provider. This course is designed as Competent/Proficient Level 4.
Radiography Clinic VII (RAD 230) 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 wishes to transfer. Prior to enrolling in this course the student must be accepted in the Radiography Program and have successfully completed the prerequisite courses.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Independently run a radiographic room inclusive of routine and some complex radiographic exams, equipment manipulation and operation, radiological imaging procedures, radiation protection, legal and ethical protocols, recordkeeping, and quality patient care under indirect supervision of a registered technologist.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional parameters of the medical imaging profession.

  • Produce a professional resume for use in future job searches.

Course Activities and Design

Level 4 COMPETENT/PROFICIENT: The student must have the ability to perform all skills accurately and demonstrate knowledge and judgment independently within an appropriate time frame and parameters. The student must demonstrate the ability to critique images to satisfy the diagnostic needs of the department and demonstrate the ability to "run" a radiographic room independently with indirect supervision. The student must satisfactorily meet this level to warrant program graduation.  Indirect supervision by a radiographer will be provided by the clinical affiliate at all times. Students’ radiographs must be reviewed by either a radiographer, physician or radiologist prior to releasing the patient or submitting the radiographs. Safety is extremely important, and is taught throughout this program. Pertinent safety points are noted in this course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Complete a minimum number of diagnostic exams (clinical competencies) that correlate with RAD 101-103, and 205.
  2. Complete clinical rotations with satisfactory evaluation scores including the spring switch evaluation.
  3. Complete the exercises in the clinical syllabus, room objectives and pathology topic case study, successfully.
  4. Continue to adhere to the program attendance policy.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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

  1. Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  2. Conducting Employment Interviews
  3. Professional Growth/Development
  4. Age-Specific Competencies
  5. Personnel Monitoring

Process Skills or Competencies:

  1. Assess your skill level and identify areas that need improvement.
  2. Prepare a “professional looking" resume and cover letter and employ effective interviewing techniques during a prospective job interview.
  3. Participate in continuing education offerings and research the benefits of joining professional organizations.
  4. Complete age-specific competency materials at your clinical site.