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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RADS 1010 - Intro to Radiologic Technology

    Credits: 2
    Exploration into the field of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Fundamental radiography concepts covered include radiation protection, medical terminology, ethics and professional development and hospital operations.


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    RADS 1020 - Rad. Anatomy & Procedures I

    Credits: 4
    This course covers anatomy and radiographic procedures. The upper extremity, chest and abdomen are included. The shoulder girdle and lower extremity are also covered. Builds skill to help obtain radiographs in those units.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program


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    RADS 1030 - Radiographic Imaging I

    Credits: 2
    Atomic structure, imaging equipment, grids, beam restriction, film screens, and processing. Properties of x-rays and radiographic quality to include density, contrast, detail and distortion.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program


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    RADS 1040 - Clinical Education I

    Credits: 4
    Students attend a clinical setting 24 hours each week. Initial skills required of a radiographer are established. Patient care, upper limb, chest and abdomen and shoulder girdle covered. Activities are guided by a competency-based system.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 1050 - Patient Care

    Credits: 2
    Covers the role of a radiographer as patient care provider. Topics include; standard precautions, immobilization, lifting, emergencies, vital signs, oxygen and suction, asepsis and infection control, history taking, communication and patient education.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 1110 - Radiation Protection

    Credits: 2
    Radiation protection concepts to include biological effects on living systems, radiation units, interactions with matter and radiation exposure limits. Radiation practices and standards for patients and personnel.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1030 


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    RADS 1120 - Rad. Anatomy & Procedures II

    Credits: 4
    This course covers the spine, thorax, skull, sinuses, facial bones, pediatric procedures, and densitometry including osteoporosis. Critical thinking skills are encouraged with image analysis and positioning techniques

    Prerequisite: RADS 1020 


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    RADS 1130 - Radiographic Imaging II

    Credits: 4
    Students will study electricity, electromagnetism, x-ray production, equipment, AEC, x-ray tube, & digital imaging. They also learn how to alter exposure factors to control density, contrast, detail and distortion.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1030 


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    RADS 1140 - Clinical Education II

    Credits: 4
    Students attend a clinical setting 24 hours each week. They continue to expand their patient care skills. Emphasis is on performing procedures independently. Activities are guided by a competency-based system.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1040 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 1240 - Clinical Education III

    Credits: 3
    Students attend a clinical setting 24 hours each week. They continue to broaden their clinical skills. Emphasis is on increased accuracy and confidence. Activities are guided by a competency-based system.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1140 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 2010 - Image Analysis

    Credits: 2
    An advanced course that requires students to analyze all technical aspects of radiographic image production and use problem-solving skills to determine proper corrections required for unacceptable radiographs.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1220 


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    RADS 2020 - Rad. Anatomy & Procedures IV

    Credits: 2
    Procedures of an advanced and specialized nature covered. Includes mobile, trauma and operating room radiography. Circulatory system anatomy and procedures also covered.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1220 


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    RADS 2030 - Radiographic Imaging III

    Credits: 2
    Imaging principles related to mobile, fluoroscopic, digital, tomography and electronic imaging. Quality assurance and quality management practices. Advanced imaging modalities: CT MRT, sonography, therapy, nuclear medicine and CIT.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1130 


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    RADS 2040 - Clinical Education IV

    Credits: 4
    Students attend a clinical setting 24 hours each week. Emphasis is on increased problem-solving skills. Also emphasized is accurate exposure factor selection. Activities are guided by a competency-based system.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1240 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 2050 - Advanced Patient Care

    Credits: 2
    Covers advanced skills required while caring for a patient. Topics include ethics and law, contrast media, pharmacology. Also includes venipuncture and care for age-specific patient.

    Prerequisite: RADS 1050 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RADS 2060 - Radiobiology

    Credits: 2
    Interactions of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules and organisms. Factors affecting biological response. Initial and long-term effects of radiation exposure.

    Prerequisite: Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan
    Semester: Fall


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    RADS 2110 - Radiographic Pathology

    Credits: 2
    Students will learn signs and symptoms of diseases. Students also will be able to identify diseases on radiographs and discuss how diseases impact the performance of radiologic exams with respect to technical factors and patient care.

    Prerequisite: RADS 2050 


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    RADS 2120 - Sectional Anatomy

    Credits: 2
    Covers understanding and identification of abdomen, pelvis, heart, neck, and chest anatomy as seen on sagittal, coronal, axial and other images using the modalities of CT and MRI. Basic usage and knowledge of CT instrumentation and function will also be introduced.

    Prerequisite: Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan


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    RADS 2140 - Clinical Education V

    Credits: 4
    Students attend a clinical setting 24 hours a week. Emphasis on performing with accuracy and efficiency. Students gain entry level skills required for work force. Activities are guided by a competency-based system.

    Prerequisite: RADS 2040 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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