2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADT 1010 - Introduction to Radiography


Prerequisite: Program Admission;
Prerequisite/Corequisite: RADT 1030  
Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to the radiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physical and psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to Know Law, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technical college affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedures patient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care in radiologic sciences.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $50.00 supply fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4 (F)