District Syllabus
Introduction To Radiologic Technology

Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Introduces basic patient care procedures, understanding radiography 
clinical settings, and common terminology used in the clinical 
setting. The student will have a basic understanding of the role of 
the radiographer, the hospital, and regulations of the program. 
Medical ethics and legal considerations are also emphasized.
Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the radiography program the graduate 

1.  Practice the safe application of radiation at all times, thereby 
protecting self, patients, and other personnel.
2.  Produce diagnostic radiographs safely and competently in the 
context of all radiographic procedures.
3.  Utilize critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making 
skills performing medical imaging procedures.
4.  Provide compassionate and responsible patient care during 
diagnostic procedures. 
5.   Maintain professional appearance, decorum, and confidentiality 
in relating to patients, staff and others.
6.  Use written and oral communication with patients, radiographers 
and medical staff.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able 
1.  Identify and provide rationale for program policies.
2.   Identify rules and regulations of the program and clinical 
education sites.
3.   Describe and demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of a 
student radiographer.
4.   Describe the profession of radiologic technology.
5.   Demonstrate a knowledge of the clinical environment.
6.   Demonstrate and practice radiation protection.
7.   Demonstrate and describe the fundamental aspects of good 
patient care.
8.   Demonstrate a knowledge of ethical and legal issues pertaining 
to the medical field.
9.   Explain and demonstrate procedures for radiography patients 
including, but not limited to, monitoring vital signs, sterile 
techniques, basic patient care and safety.
10. Demonstrate correct body mechanics when moving, assisting, and 
transporting patients.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of general medical terminology.
12. Identify and understand regulations and policies dealing with 
AIDS/OSHA requirements.
Methods of Evaluation:
Grading Scale:  The following grading scale will be used 
for this course.
		93 – 100%  =  A
		88 -  92%  =  B+
		83 -  87%  =  B
		79 -  82%  =  C+
		75 -  78%  =  C
  		72 -  74%  =  D+
		70 -  71%  =  D
		Below 70%  =  F

An average below 75% is not acceptable and graduation is 
not possible with a letter grade of “D+”, “D” or “F” in any
Radiography course.

	Tests… ………………  50%
	Practicums ……… 20%
	Assignments …  20%
	Presentations …10%
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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