District Syllabus
RTE1000C
Introduction To Radiologic Technology


Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Students will be able to perform basic patient care procedures, understand radiography clinical setting, 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:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will
be able to :
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. 
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
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. Evaluation: Tests… ……………… 50% Practicums ……… 20% Assignments … 20% Presentations …10% ____________________ Total……..…100%
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.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
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.