District Syllabus
Radiographic Physics

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: An introduction to the concept of radiation, atomic structure, energy, magnetism, basic electricity, and the use and production of high voltage as well as the x-ray machine parts and safeguards.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Carlton & Adler. Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and A Science, 4th ed., Thomson Delmar, 2006. ISBN: 9781401871949
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Physics will include fundamental physical principles that are needed 
to prepare the student radiographer to work with the sophisticated 
electronic equipment used in the production of medical diagnostic 
radiation.  This preparation will enable the student to use the 
equipment in accordance with its design features and manufacturers 
recommendations.  It will also prepare the student to provide good 
preventive maintenance before problems occur and troubleshooting 
skills after a problem becomes evident.
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation: The course will consist of a major examination after each unit of lecture, quizzes, out-of-class assignments, and a comprehensive final examination. Major examinations will take place on the dates indicated on the course calendar. Quizzes will be taken on-line at the end of each unit study. Occasionally, an in-class bonus activity may be given. Any such bonus activities will NOT be announced in advanced and may NOT be made up. The examinations and quizzes will be both objective (true/false and multiple-choice) and subjective (short answer and essay) in nature. The final course grade will be computed as follows: 1. All major examination results will be averaged and the average will count 65% of the final course grade. 2. All quizzes, any out-of-class assignments/homework and class participation will be averaged and the average will count 5% of the final course grade. 3. The final exam will count 30% of the final grade. The following grade scale applies throughout 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 "D+", "D" or "F" in Radiography courses. Attendance Policy & Make-up Policy are explained in detailed on the class syllabus given in the class.
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.