Course Descriptions

Certificate in Radiography

RADG 210 Radiographic Procedures I
This course is designed to provide an introduction to radiographic positioning and procedures, as well as, teach specific radiographic procedures for the upper and lower extremities, chest and abdomen.


RADG 211 Basic Imaging Physics
The quality of a radiographic image is an essential part of the art and science of radiography. The accuracy of the image facilitates the diagnosis and/or treatment of the patient. The responsibility of image production lies with the radiographer. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the following: imaging equipment, imaging and processing, equipment operation, radiation production and characteristics, radiation protection and health, and image analysis. Lab exercises will be utilized to reinforce imaging and equipment concepts.


RADG 212 Patient Care
RADG 212 is designed to provide an introduction to the profession of Radiography and cover patient care for the radiographer. Some of the topics covered will include the following: Communication and Professionalism, Age Appropriate Considerations, Patient Care and Assessment, Introduction to Radiographic Contrast, Catheters, Tubes, Lines and Patient Care Accessories, Isolation and Infection Control, and Medical Terminology.


RADG 214 Anatomy and Physiology
This course will help students acquire and apply knowledge related to anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course will take a systems approach to explore how each system influences or affects the overall health of the body. A discussion of particular physiologic principles related to patient assessment and care will assist the student in applying anatomy and physiology principles into clinical practice.


RADG 215 Radiographic Procedures II
This course introduces radiography of the bony thorax, shoulder girdle, and urinary studies, vertebral column, upper and lower GI studies, and biliary studies. It also includes information for dealing with specific radiography situations such as trauma and mobile radiography. The course content is designed to complement and enhance the clinical experiences of the students.


RADG 216 Image Production
This course presents a continuation of the concepts of image production and analysis as well as the effects of the application of ionizing radiation. Topics include: imaging equipment and accessories, radiation biology and protection, special imaging and processing techniques, an introduction to equipment monitoring and standardization, along with a continued emphasis on patient management, positioning principles and roles of medical imaging professionals on the health care team.


RADG 217 Clinical Education I
RADG 217 is the first of a five part series of clinical courses taken during your radiography training. Under supervision, students develop technical skills and procedural knowledge through observation and participation in radiographic studies.


RADG 218 Radiographic Procedures III
This course introduces radiography of the skull, sinuses, and facial
bones. In addition, the course includes information related to
imaging pediatric and geriatric patients.


RADG 219 Clinical Education II
RADG 219 is the second of a five part series of clinical courses taken during your radiography training. Under supervision, students develop technical skills and procedural knowledge through observation and participation in radiographic studies.


RADG 220 Image Analysis
This course is study of the factors that contribute to the quality of a radiographic image. The notion of image quality encompasses the principles of anatomy and physiology of the part or parts, the radiographic positioning of those part or parts, evaluation and application of the terminology used to describe the appearance and/or condition of the part or parts, observation and understanding of the examination protocols used, use of the standards recognized as part of ALARA, and, based on any image receptor system, a thorough analysis of the photographic and geometric principles applied in order to provide access to the relevant information.


RADG 323 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection


RADG 325 Radiographic Pathology I
This course is the first in a series of two dedicated pathology courses in the radiography curriculum. It is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of pathology and pathophysiology as related to the structure and function of the human body. The information presented in this course correlates with clinical practice in the field of radiology. Content includes the basic components of pathophysiology and pathology specifically related to the hematopoietic, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems. There is a concentration in the radiographic appearances of diseases affecting the chest.


RADG 326 Clinical Education III
RADG 326 is the fourth of a five part series of clinical courses taken during your radiography training. Under supervision, students develop technical skills and procedural knowledge through observation and participation in radiographic studies.


RADG 327 Radiographic Pathology II
This course is the second in a series of two dedicated pathology courses in the radiography curriculum. It is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology as related to the structure and function of the human body. The information presented in this course correlates with clinical practice in the field of radiology. Content includes the basic components of pathophysiology and pathology specifically related to the musculoskeletal, GI, GU, and integumentary systems. In addition, the course material addresses methodology for identifying specific radiographic appearances of pathologies of all body systems, and parts of the course are devoted to reviewing radiographs.


RADG 328 Digital Imaging
This course presents a number of topics related to design, function, and operation of imaging, image recording, and image processing equipment. The course begins with discussions of radiographic exposure principles and image production, both analog and digital. Also, a review of the principles of x-ray generators and waveforms will be presented.
A continuation of the issues and requirements for equipment monitoring and standardization is presented within the discussion of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs within a typical radiology department. An intensified review of the x-ray tube, x-ray circuit, automatic film processing, and x-ray production is conducted through student presentations


RADG 329 Pharmacology and Ethics
Content is designed to provide radiography students with a fundamental background in pharmacology. The historical perspective of drug administration will be presented as well as ethical and legal implications. Pharmacological principles, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug classifications, drug names, administration routes, and infection prevention and control will be covered. Attention will also be given to contrast agents relative to radiographic imaging and venipuncture technique.


RADG 330 Seminar in Radiography Practice
This course provides the student with a comprehensive assessment of his/her test taking skills and knowledge base in Radiologic Technology. Individual strengths and weaknesses will be identified through various activities and review. These strengths and weaknesses will be continually assessed throughout the course and strategies will be formulated and implemented in order to aid students in final preparations for the ARRT examination.
Coursework also incorporates additional positioning and procedures of the skull to demonstrate the tempromandibular joint, and an introduction to special imaging studies used to demonstrate central nervous, arterial, and venous structures.


RADG 331 Clinical Education 4
RADG 331 is the final course of a five part series of clinical courses taken during your radiography training. Under supervision, students develop technical skills and procedural knowledge through observation and participation in radiographic studies.