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RAD 215 - Radiology Clinical Education 1

Credits: 6
Lecture Contact Hours: 1
Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 32
Description: This clinical course will introduce the student to day-to-day operations of clinical practice. The focus will be on obtaining clinical competence by performing and documenting activities fundamental to Radiology. All students will perform examinations under the supervision of a qualified technologist. Rotations will allow students the opportunity to apply, practice and perfect skills necessary to function as a Radiology Technologist. Clinical competence of a procedure means students performed the procedure independently, consistently and effectively during the course of their clinical rotation. Critical thinking, professionalism and communicating effectively and compassionately are applied to clinical practice. This course will meet for a total of 480 clinical hours in eight hour shifts.

Prerequisites: RAD 110  with a minimum grade of 3.0. RAD 115  with a minimum grade of 3.0. RAD 210  with a minimum grade of 3.0.
Corequisites: RAD 230 .
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 clinical area and a technologist’s role within the department.
  2. Perform procedures under the direct supervision of a technologist.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills performing radiology exams.
  4. Display professionalism with appearance, attendance and interactions with an organization.
  5. Prepare all equipment necessary to perform a procedure.
  6. Communicate effectively with patients taking into consideration variations in characteristics such as age, gender and medical condition.
  7. Utilize computers in the documentation of a patient’s history.
  8. Critique each image taken during exams and required actions necessary to improve quality.
  9. Expand knowledge in equipment operations, image management and radiation safety.
  10. Integrate knowledge of related anatomy and positioning to the production of quality radiographs.
  11. Apply the appropriate radiological technique for each patient and situation.
  12. Focus on patient care and professional ethics.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to body mechanics, safe patient transfer and patient restraint.
  14. Demonstrate designated clinical competencies.

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