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RAD 140 Practicum I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Practica - 240+ Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Initial clinical radiography experience that applies radiographic theory to the performance of procedures. Through structured, sequential competency-based assignments under supervision, students acquire proficiency in clinical practice and the performance of radiographic exams. Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology Cohort student.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the basic concepts of clinical practice including the code of ethics/professional behavior, professional communication, and roles of the radiographer. (CSLO 2)
2. (Application Level) Employ basic skills in the prioritizing of procedures required in daily clinical practice including scheduling, order evaluation, room setup, and patient assessment.(CSLO 2)
3. (Synthesis Level) Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity, or culture. (CSLO 2)
4. (Application Level) Apply the principles of radiation protection standards. (CSLO 2)
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate the principles of transferring, positioning, and immobilizing patients. (CSLO 2)
6. (Evaluation Level) Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification. (CSLO 4)
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate competency in the performance of radiographic exams as designated and in compliance with Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). (CSLO 2)

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives of Clinical Practice (p. 75-76) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012)
established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography