Radiologic Technology

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Radiologic Technology Courses

Campus Location(s):Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:Kim Siercks, 816.604.4244
Application deadline: February 15

Radiologic Technology

RATE 150 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology - 2.00 credits

Introduction to the profession of radiologic technology including the scope of practice, roles, responsibilities and duties of a radiologic technologist.

RATE 160 - Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program. Overview of the foundations of radiologic technology. Topics related to the health care environment, health information management, basic patient interactions, body mechanics, patient transportation and radiographic terminology will be explored.

RATE 165 - Patient Care - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Patient care and management concepts and practice in the radiologic sciences.

RATE 171 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Exploration of materials and factors that govern the image production process. Film imaging with related accessories is emphasized.

RATE 172 - Radiographic Procedures I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 & concurrent enrollment in RATE 165 & RATE 173 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Anatomy, radiographic procedures, patient positioning and image evaluation of the chest, abdomen, digestive system, urinary system, and upper limb.

RATE 173 - Radiography Skills Practice Lab I - 0.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 & concurrent enrollment in RATE 165 & RATE 172 & This course will develop the student's ability to perform basic skills expected of a radiologic technologist.

RATE 174 - Radiography Skills Practice Lab II - 0.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 165, RATE 171, RATE 172, and RATE 173 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 175, RATE 176 and RATE 180 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course will develop the student’s ability to perform basic skills expected of a radiologic technologist.

RATE 175 - Clinical Practice I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 165, RATE 171, RATE 172 and RATE 173 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 176 and RATE 180 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Performance of patient examinations in a clinical setting under the supervision of a Radiologic Technologist.

RATE 176 - Radiographic Procedures II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 165, RATE 172, RATE 173 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 174 and RATE 175 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Anatomy, radiographic procedures, patient positioning and image evaluation of the lower limb, pelvis, bony thorax and vertebral column.

RATE 178 - Clinical Practice III - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: RATE 175 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Performance of patient examinations in a clinical setting under the supervision of a radiologic technologist.

RATE 180 - Digital Imaging Environment and Image Analysis - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 171 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course addresses components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are explored. This course will explore all aspect of the digital imaging environment from the radiology information system to the digital image management or picture archiving and communication system. Content provides a basis for analyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of optimal imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality.

RATE 270 - Radiation Biology and Protection - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 174 & RATE 180 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. The principles of radiation biology and techniques used to protect the patient and personnel from the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.

RATE 278 - Pathology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 279 & RATE 280 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Human disease processes and their relationship to radiographic procedure performance.

RATE 279 - Radiographic Procedures III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 174, RATE 176, RATE 180, RATE 185 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 280, and RATE 285. & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Anatomy, radiographic procedures, patient positioning and image evaluation of the facial bones, paranasal sinuses, special bone studies and biliary system; advanced contrast media exams and procedural adaptations for trauma patients, mobile and surgical radiographic procedures.

RATE 280 - Clinical Practice III - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 185 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 278, RATE 279, and RATE 285 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Performance of patient examinations in a clinical setting under the supervision of a Radiologic Technologist.

RATE 281 - Radiation Physics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 171 & RATE 180 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Application of fundamental physics principles relating to energy, electricity, and magnetism and their relevance to the study of x-ray equipment.

RATE 282 - Clinical Practice V - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 280 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Performance of patient examinations in a clinical setting under the supervision of a radiologic technologist.

RATE 283 - Final Seminar - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 174, RATE 279 & RATE 280 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Preparation for the National Registry examination. Simulation of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.

RATE 285 - Imaging Modalities - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 176 & concurrent enrollment in RATE 279 & RATE 280 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Exploration of advanced modalities within the radiologic sciences.

 

Last Modified: 9/26/11