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Course Descriptions

RADT 400 ORIENTATION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course is an orientation to Radiologic Technology including organization of medical practice, the socio-economic, political and legal aspects of health care with special emphasis on radiology. Included is an introduction to radiation protection and the provisions of the California Administrative Code, Title XVII Radiation Control Regulations. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 408 PERSPECTIVES IN RADIOLOGY

Units (Letter grade) 0.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 8 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): RADT 400 and acceptance to the Radiologic Technology Program.

Description: This course is designed for the person who has been accepted to the Radiologic Technology Program. The course provides an introduction to the different hospital policies, including code of conduct, radiation protection policies, ethics, patient confidentiality issues, etc. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 410 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in the Radiologic Technology Program.

Description: Students learn concepts and terminology in radiographic positioning, anatomy and selected pathology of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower extremities as well as the upper and lower gastrointestinal track. Laboratory experience with ionizing and non-ionizing equipment is included. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 415 RADIATION PROTECTION AND BIOLOGY

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 405.

Description: A study of the effects and methods of measurements of radiation in the human body. Discussion of historic and current concepts in governmental regulations and protection requirement. This course provides the student with background to understand the methods for protecting patients and medical personnel from unnecessary radiation exposure. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 418 CLINICAL EDUCATION I

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 256 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in the Radiologic Technology Program. Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in RADT 410.

Description: Designed for the beginning radiologic technology student assigned to a clinical education facility. It consists of orientation to clerical, image processing, patient transportation, supplies and equipment, and radiographic equipment operation. Students observe, assist and perform radiographic examinations appropriate to the student's level of education following accepted radiation protection standards. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 420 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING II

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): RADT 410. Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in RADT 428.

Description: Positioning the human body for radiographic purposes with emphasis on the vertebral column, bony thorax, bony cranium, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems and mobile radiography. Patient care and pathological conditions appropriate to procedures and proper equipment manipulation and operation are also covered. Students perform related projects in the affiliated clinical education sites to which they are assigned. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 428 CLINICAL EDUCATION II

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 328 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RADT 418. Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in RADT 420.

Description: Second semester clinical education course for the radiologic technology student. Based on skills mastered and maintained in RADT 418, the student continues to build knowledge and clinical application of radiographic positioning and related anatomy. Students assist and perform radiographic examinations appropriate to the student's level of knowledge following accepted radiation protection standards. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 430 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC FILM PRODUCTION

Units (Letter grade) 3.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 405.

Description: Application of the theoretical physics principles of the production of x-rays to the practical job of producing quality radiographs with the least possible exposure dose to the patient. Included is a thorough exploration of the major and minor technical factors and their use and effects, analysis of film quality, and methods for correcting improperly exposed radiographs. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 435 IMAGING EQUIPMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL

Units (Letter grade) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 16 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): RADT 430 with a minimum grade of “C”.

Description: Introduction to the various types of equipment and tests required to organize and implement a program of quality control in diagnostic imaging. Traditional and innovative imaging equipment requiring quality control programs are discussed. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 438 CLINICAL EDUCATION III

Units (Letter grade) 2.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 160 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): RADT 428.

Description: Designed for the third semester radiologic technology student. It is the third segment of the first rotation. Students continue to build their skills. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 440 ADVANCED IMAGING MODALITIES AND SPECIALIZED PROCEDURES

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): RADT 415, 420, and 430 with grades of “C” or better or certification as a Radiologic Technologist.

Description: Students apply basic technical and positioning knowledge to specialize procedures. Appropriate pathology encountered in special procedures is discussed. Principles of CT, MRI, U/S, nuclear medicine, mammography, interventional radiography, mobile and surgical radiography, pediatrics, geriatrics, PET, and radiation oncology are also introduced Transfer: CSU.

RADT 441 SECTIONAL ANATOMY

Units (Letter grade) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): BIOL 250 or equivalent or certification as a Radiologic Technologist.

Description: The human anatomic structures from a sectional perspective utilizing transverse and axial planes for reference are covered in this course. Anatomic landmarks are identified. This course is required for Radiologic Technology students.

RADT 442 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY

Units (Letter grade) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): BIOL 250 or 260 or technical experience in Radiography.

Description: Disease processes commonly encountered by the Radiographer are presented in this course. Students study Radiographic CT and MRI images of skeletal, neurologic, gastro-intestinal, respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. This course is required for Radiologic Technology students.

RADT 448 CLINICAL EDUCATION IV

Units (Letter grade) 6.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 432 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RADT 438.

Description: Designed for the fourth semester radiologic technology student. Students continue to build the skills obtained in previous clinical education experiences. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 450 REGISTRY REVIEW

Units (Letter grade) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in an approved Radiologic Technology Program.

Description: Designed to prepare the student for board examination through lecture review and preparatory testing. This course is required for the Radiologic Technology student.

RADT 458 CLINICAL EDUCATION V

Units (Letter grade) 7; Class Hours: Minimum of 456 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RADT 448.

Description: This course is the second segment of the second year of Radiologic technology clinical education. Students continue to build the skills obtained in the previous four clinical experiences, and obtain skills in more complex procedures. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 468 CLINICAL EDUCATION VI

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 328 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of RADT 458.

Description: This final phase of clinical education allows the student to perform radiographic procedures on patients in affiliated hospitals with minimal or indirect assistance in preparation for entry into employment. The final four weeks of training are dedicated to a specialized area of radiography and require full time attendance in the clinical setting. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 470 SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES: MAMMOGRAPHY

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Radiologic Technology program or certification as a Radiologic Technologist.

Description: This course covers the curriculum mandated by the California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch. It satisfies requirements for qualifications and continuing education provisions for persons who perform mammographic x-ray procedures. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 471 SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES: FLUOROSCOPY

Units (Grade Option) 2.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course covers the curriculum mandated by the California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Technology Branch. It satisfies requirements for qualifications and continuing education provisions for persons who perform fluoroscopic x-ray procedures. California full certification as a radiologic technologist is required. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 474 VENIPUNCTURE FOR CONTRAST MEDIA ADMINISTRATION

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 8 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): California full certification as a radiologic technologist or enrollment as a second year student in a two year radiologic technology program.

Description: Students learn concepts and techniques of venipuncture used by radiologic technologists for the administration of contrast material, the pharmacology of dose units, and response to allergic reaction. Puncture techniques are practiced on a manikin and ten venipuncture are performed on a human being. This course meets the statutory requirements of California Health and Safety Codes. Transfer: CSU.

RADT 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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