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RAD 108C - Radiologic Technology Clinical 1


Credits: 4
240 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites:  RAD 107  
Co-requisites: RAD 157  

Description
This course is an application of the basic skills and concepts of radiation protection, positioning and radiographic technique under the direct supervision of the Radiologist, clinical coordinator, clinical instructor and certified technologist. Students become familiar with various types of radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment and apply concepts learned in the first term courses. Interactive skills and knowledge of the hospital/health team are expanded. Students practice professional ethical protocols with patients and members of the health team. Upon completion of this course students are oriented to the assigned clinical sites. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. Students are charged for radiation badges.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify basic X-ray procedures to be performed.
  2. Apply basic skills necessary to function with a radiographer.
  3. Manipulate radiographic equipment for various X-ray procedures.
  4. Generate necessary medical requisitions/forms to document procedural categories in radiology departments required for patient care services.
  5. Formulate basic radiographic technical factors utilized to produce the X-ray beam under supervision.
  6. Determine and apply appropriate radiation protection measures for patient care and safety for all assigned examinations.
Listed Topics
  1. Department protocols
  2. Requisition evaluation
  3. Facility readiness
  4. Rapport with patients and staff
  5. Radiographic equipment
  6. Medical terminology
  7. Universal precautions
  8. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  9. Radiation hazards
  10. X-ray unit components
  11. Processing images
  12. Patient Bill of Rights
  13. Radiographic positioning
  14. Physician teams
Reference Materials
RAD Clinical Handbook and Clinical Competency Evaluation Forms.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 4/23/2021


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