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The Radiologic Science Program is designed for completion in seven (7) consecutive semesters. The student completes five (5) fifteen (15) week semesters and two (2) nine (9) week semesters. Based on the semester calendar the student completes a combined total of 2000 clinical hours.

FALL SEMESTER I (15 WEEKS)

The student spends two (2) days on campus and three (3) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The didactic courses offered during this semester include RADSC 101 and RADSC 110. RADSC 101 RADIOGRAPHIC INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURES/LAB I is designed to provide the student with: Radiology history, basic radiation protection principles, medical terminology, introduction to radiography and radiographic procedures/lab. RADSC 110 PATIENT CARE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES provides the student with b asic concepts of routine and emergency patient care procedures addressed from the radiographer's perspective.

SPRING SEMESTER I (15 WEEKS)

The student spends three (3) days on campus and two (2) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The didactic course offered during this semester includes RADSC 102. RADSC 102 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/LAB II is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures/Lab I to include appendicular skeleton and introduction to head work. RADSC 102 is designed to cover basic positional terminology, emphasis on skeleton positioning with introduction to skull positioning and film critique.

SUMMER SEMESTER I (9 WEEKS)

The student spends two (2) days on campus and three (3) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The didactic courses offered during this semester include RADSC 103 and RADSC 210. RADSC 103 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES/LAB III is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures/Lab II to include digestive, urinary, and biliary systems and facial bone work. RADSC 210 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY includes theories of disease causation and the pathophysiologic disorders that compromise healthy systems with emphasis on radiographic presentation.

FALL SEMESTER II (15 WEEKS)

The student spends three (3) days on campus and two (2) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The student will be assigned to an alternate clinical site. The didactic courses offered during this semester include RADSC 204 and RADSC 220. RADSC 204 RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE I presents a f undamental knowledge base of factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiologic images. RADSC 220 RADIATION BIOLOGY AND PROTECTION studies the principles of interaction of radiation with living systems, effects on cells and tissues, biological response, and radiation protection.

SPRING SEMESTER II (15 WEEKS)

The student spends two (2) days on campus and three (3) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The didactic courses offered during this semester include RADSC 205 and RADSC 230. RADSC 205 RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE II is a c ontinuation of exposure factors concerning radiographic imaging; film, electronic imaging, processing, quality assurance and related areas will be emphasized. RADSC 230 RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS presents a b asic knowledge of atomic structure, characteristics of radiation, x-ray production, photon interactions, circuitry, imaging equipment and quality control.

SUMMER SEMESTER II (9 WEEKS)

The student spends two (2) days on campus and three (3) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). The didactic courses offered during this semester include RADSC 206 and RADSC 240. RADSC 206 ADVANCED RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES covers specialized positioning and advanced radiographic procedures; includes introduction to cross-sectional anatomy. RADSC 240 PHARMACOLOGY AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION presents concepts of pharmacology, basic techniques of venipuncture, and the administration of diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medications. A term paper or research project is completed this semester.

FALL SEMESTER III (15 WEEKS)

The student spends one (1) day on campus and four (4) days in the clinical setting (RADSC 295). RADSC 207 REGISTRY REVIEW is offered during this semester. This course includes material from all radiological science courses, with emphasis on the National Certification Examiniation, and career planning. This semester the student will complete his / her clinical internship (RADSC 295).

* Clinical Education Hours are generally 8-4. Hours may vary based on clinical education centers, clinical rotation and availability of campus courses.

Revised 01/25/2006