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RAD 290 Practicum V
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Practica - 360 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: The final course in the clinical radiography experiences series that applies radiographic theory to the performance of procedures and continued application and reinforcement of skills mastered in previous practicums. Through structured, sequential competency-based clinical assignments under supervision, students continue to refine and enhance proficiency in an effort to achieve professional entry level competency. Observations in specialized imaging areas will be optional during this practicum.

Prerequisites: RAD240 and Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate professional entry level knowledge of the concepts of clinical practice including the code of ethics/professional behavior, professional communication, roles of the radiographer as evidenced by documented terminal competencies.
2. (Evaluation Level) Exhibit professional entry level competency of prioritizing procedures required in daily clinical practice including scheduling, order evaluation, room setup and patient assessment as evidenced by clinical instructor final evaluation.
3. (Evaluation Level) Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
4. (Application Level) Apply the principles of radiation protection standards.
5. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate the principles of transferring, positioning and immobilizing patients.
6. (Evaluation Level) Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification.
7. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate competency in the performance of all required radiographic exams.
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 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