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RAD 100 - Introduction to Radiology Sciences


Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course provides an orientation to the Radiologic Technology Program. Emphasis is on the student’s role as a radiographer in the healthcare delivery system including, responsibilities, professional organizations, accreditation, regulatory agencies and program personnel. The course provides an overview of the foundations of radiology; practices and policies of healthcare organizations are also examined. Review of basic radiology equipment, radiation protection and radiology medical terminology will be included.

Prerequisites: COLLS 053  with a minimum grade of 2.0, or overall high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, or a minimum score of 18 ACT-Reading, 25 SAT-Reading, 70 CPT-Reading Comprehension or 250 NGA-Reading. ENG 055  with a minimum grade of 2.0, or overall high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, or a minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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Students who already have this knowledge may qualify for prior learning credit. https://www.schoolcraft.edu/student-records/prior-learning-credits
Course Competencies
  1. Explore the role of a radiographer in a healthcare delivery system.
  2. Examine policies and procedures in radiography.
  3. Examine hospital and radiology departmental and personnel structure.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of professional organizations in radiology.
  5. Evaluate professional opportunities for growth and development in radiography.
  6. Summarize state and federal regulatory agencies in radiography.
  7. Apply medical terminology as it relates to radiology.
  8. Characterize basic radiology equipment.
  9. Explore basic radiation protection principles.
  10. Explore the behavior ethic as required by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) behavior ethics.



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