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RAD 100 Fundamentals of Radiologic Science and Health Care
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2013
SUN#: NA
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Introduction to the field of radiology, the healthcare system and the Radiologic Technology program. Content also includes an introduction to radiologic terminology, ethics, patient care, health care systems, accreditation and professional organizations and radiation protection.

Prerequisites: HCC100, HCC111, HCC116 and Radiologic Technology Cohort student.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Assess the role of ethics and ethical behavior in health care delivery.
2. (Comprehension Level) Summarize parameters of legal responsibility in the practice of radiography regarding patient personal information, intentional torts, negligence/malpractice and risk reduction.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify the major professions that make up a health care system, including the radiologic technology professions and the disciplines that comprise radiography.
4. (Knowledge Level) Define accreditation, credentialing, certification, registration, licensure and regulations as they relate to the field of radiologic technology.
5. (Analysis Level) Outline the basic principles of radiation protection, including a justification for and objectives of a radiation protection program, sources of radiation and potential biologic damage, sources of radiation, safe practices and legal/ethical responsibilities.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care (p. 85), Ethics and Law in the Radiologic Sciences (p. 79), Medical Terminology (p 86), Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences (p.87), and Radiation Protection (p.93) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by 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
http://www.asrt.org/docs/educators/ed_curr_rad2012approved_071112.pdf?sfvrsn=0

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Competency-Requirements/RAD-Competency-Requirements.pdf
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Content-Specification/RAD-Content-Specification.pdf
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Examinations/RAD-Task-Inventory-2012.pdf