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RAD 205 Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Fundamental background in ethical and legal issues encountered in the field of radiography.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the origins of medical ethics. (CSLO 3)
2. (Application Level) Apply medical and professional ethics in the context of a broader societal ethic. (CSLO 2)
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the role of ethical behavior in health care delivery. (CSLO 2)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain concepts of personal honesty, integrity, accountability, competence, and compassion as ethical imperatives in health care. (CSLO 3)
5. (Analysis Level) Identify legal and professional standards and relate each to practice in health professions. (CSLO 3)
6. (Knowledge Level) Identify specific situations and conditions that give rise to ethical dilemmas in health care. (CSLO 4)
7. (Comprehension Level) Explain select concepts embodied in the principles of patient's rights, the doctrine of informed consent, and other issues related to patients' rights. (CSLO 3)
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the legal implications of professional liability, malpractice, professional negligence, and other legal doctrines applicable to professional practice. (CSLO 3)
9. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of timely, accurate, and comprehensive methods of documentation as a legal and ethical imperative. (CSLO 3)
10. (Analysis Level) Explore theoretical situations and questions relating to the ethics of health care delivery. (CSLO 4)
11. (Comprehension Level) Explain legal terms, principles, doctrines, and laws specific to the radiologic sciences. (CSLO 2)
12. (Analysis Level) Outline the conditions necessary for a valid malpractice claim. (CSLO 4)
13. (Comprehension Level) Describe institutional and professional liability protection typically available to the radiographer. (CSLO 2)
14. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components and implications of informed consent. (CSLO 2)
15. (Knowledge Level) Identify standards for informed consent and disclosure of protected health information. (CSLO 3)
16. (Analysis Level) Describe how consent forms are used relative to specific radiographic procedures. (CSLO 3)
17. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between civil and criminal liability. (CSLO 2)
18. (Comprehension Level) Define tort and explain the differences between intentional and unintentional torts. (CSLO 2)

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Ethics and Law in the Radiologic Sciences (p. 79) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). These learning objectives are 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
https://www.asrt.org/docs/default-source/educators/ed_curr_rad2012approved_013012.pdf?sfvrsn=2
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/radiography/rad-competency-requirements.pdf?sfvrsn=20
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/radiography/rad-content-specifications.pdf?sfvrsn=22ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Examinations/RAD-Task-Inventory.pdf