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COURSE NUMBER: RDTC101
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Radiologic Technology
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An overview of the profession of Radiologic Technology and the practitioners role in the healthcare industry. The pedagogical principles of a radiologic technology program will also be examined.

PREREQUISITES:
Selection into Radiologic Technology Program.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the discovery of X-rays and the use of radiation in medicine
  • Define terms related to radiologic technology
  • Explain career opportunities within the profession
  • Identify the various specialties within the profession
  • Discuss the roles of other members of the healthcare team
  • Describe the domains of learning and their assessment
  • Summarize the purpose and process of clinical education
  • Provide an overview of the organization of a hospital and how a radiology department fits within the structure
  • Describe the regulatory and professional agencies affecting medicine in general and radiology specifically
  • Describe the fundamentals of image production
  • Describe radiographic quality and the factors affecting it
  • Perform basic calculations related to milliamper seconds, inverse square law, direct square law and 15% rules
  • List the general components of various types of radiographic and fluoroscopic systems
  • Identify the types and list the sources of ionizing radiation
  • List the permissible limits of occupational and non-occupational radiation exposure
  • Discuss various methods of patient and worker protection from unnecessary radiation exposure
  • Identify the Code of Ethics of Radiologic Technology
  • Differentiate among the systems of ethics, laws, and morals
  • Apply critical analysis to ethical decision making
  • Identify the standard of care established for radiologic technologists
  • Differentiate between the various types of law
  • Explain the importance of privacy of records and patient confidentiality
  • Discuss the concept of informed consent
  • Use proper documentation techniques in various medical records

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Brief History of Medicine
    • Medical Radiation Sciences
    • Radiography Specialties
    • Nuclear Medicine Specialties
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Specialties
    • Radiation Therapy Specialties
  • Additional Opportunities
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Applications Training
    • Education
    • Administration
  • The Health Care Team
    • Physician
    • Nurses
    • Diagnostic Services
    • Therapeutic Services
    • Health Information Services
    • Other
  • Radiologic Technology Education Accreditation
    • The Didactic, Laboratory and Clinical Components
    • Certification and Licensing
    • Professional Societies
  • The Hospital
    • Other Health Care Institutions
    • Agencies and Commissions
  • Image Production
    • Digital
    • Fluoroscopic
    • Radiographic Quality
    • Photographic Factors
    • Geometric Factors
  • Radiographic Equipment
    • Tube and Housing
    • Tables
    • Control Consoles
    • Accessory Equipment
  • Radiation
    • Sources
    • Interactions with matter
    • Units of measurements
    • Biologic Response
    • Protection and Safety
    • Patient
    • Technologist
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Classroom
    • Laboratory
    • Clinical
    • Steps in Problem Solving
    • Clinical Applications
  • Clinical Education
    • Purpose
    • Learning Domains
    • Program Officials
    • Supervision (Direct and Indirect)
  • Professional Ethics
    • Human Diversity
    • Culture
    • Discrimination
    • Understanding/Characteristics
    • Developing Cultural Competency

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care, Adler and Carlton, Elsevier, 6th Edition

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

Objective tests, short answer quizzes, comprehensive final exam, self-assessment.

A- 93%-100%
B- 84%-92%
C- 75%-83%
D- 66%-74%
F- 65% and below


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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