Course Descriptions

Academic credit at Washington Health System School of Radiology will be measured in Semester Credits. One semester credit is the equivalent of 15 lecture hours; 30 laboratory hours; or 45 clinical hours.

 

RAD 100 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care
Contact Hours:            30 (30 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2

This course introduces the student to the Radiography profession with specific emphasis on the Radiographer discipline. It includes related terminology, ethics, basic radiation protection, accreditation, credentialing, professional organizations, health care team, radiology organization/operation and other related topic. It also includes all aspects of patient care including but not limited patient safety and medical emergencies.

 

RAD 101 Medical Terminology
Contact Hours:            15 (15 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        1

This course introduces the major body structures and functions through the study of medical terminology. Terminology related to diagnosis and treatment is also presented.

 

RAD 103 Radiographic Procedures I
Contact Hours:            45 (30 Lecture, 15 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2.5
This course presents the radiographic procedures and principles necessary to perform diagnostic studies of the structures of the upper extremities of the body, chest, and abdomen  This course also provides the student with the knowledge necessary to interact with all members of the allied health team as well as the patient. 

 

RAD 104 Radiation Protection and Biology
Contact Hours:            30 (30 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2


This course presents theories of the biological effects of ionizing radiation on the biological systems, both genetic and somatic, quantities and units of measurement, proper protective measures for patient and personnel, effective dose equivalents radiation absorption processes and shielding, and exposure monitoring devices. It includes terminology, control, standards, monitoring, and principles of protective shielding in radiographic and radiotherapeutic installations.

 

RAD 105 Radiographic Procedures II
Contact Hours:            45 (30 Lecture, 15 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2.5


This course presents the radiographic procedures and principles necessary to perform diagnostic studies of the structures of the humerus, shoulder girdle, lower limb, and pelvic girdle.  This course also provides the student with the knowledge necessary to interact with all members of the allied health team as well as the patient. 

 

RAD 106 Image Production I

 

Prerequisites: Physics 100 level or higher

 

Contact Hours:            30 (30 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2


This course presents the principles of radiation physics. Content establishes a basic knowledge of atomic structure, the nature and characteristics of radiation, concepts of image production, the x-ray circuit, technical factors, and the x-ray tube.

 

RAD 107 Radiographic Procedures III
Contact Hours:            30 (20 Lecture, 10 Lab)
Semester Credits:        1


This course presents the radiographic procedures and principles necessary to perform diagnostic studies of the structures of the cervical spine, dorsal spine, lumbar spine, sacrum/coccyx and bony thorax.  This course also provides the student with the knowledge necessary to interact with all members of the allied health team as well as the patient. 

 

RAD 110 Clinical I
Contact Hours:            294 (294 clinical)
Semester Credits:        6.5


This course introduces the clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.

 

RAD 120 Clinical II
Contact Hours:            406 (406 clinical)
Semester Credits:        9


This course is a continuation of RAD 110 Clinical I. It is designed to further enhance clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.

 

RAD 130 Clinical III
Contact Hours:            364 (364 clinical)
Semester Credits:        8


This course is a continuation of RAD 120 Clinical II. It is designed to further enhance clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.

 

RAD 200 Image Production II 

 

Prerequisites: RAD 106

 

Contact Hours:            45 (45 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        3


This course presents the principles of radiographic imaging. Content establishes a knowledge base in factors that govern the image production process.

 

RAD 201 Radiographic Procedures IV
Contact Hours:            45 (30 Lecture, 15 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2.5


This course presents the radiographic procedures and principles necessary to perform diagnostic studies of the structures of the cranium, facial bones, sinuses, upper and lower gastrointestinal, urinary system, venipuncture, pediatric, trauma, mobile, and surgical.  This course also provides the student with the knowledge necessary to interact with all members of the allied health team as well as the patient. 

 

RAD 203 Image Production III

 

Prerequisites: RAD 200

 

Contact Hours:            45 (45 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        3


This course presents radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and additional equipment standards and testing procedures for consistency in the production of radiographic images. Management concepts for an imaging department are presented with a focus on quality control testing.

 

RAD 204 Radiographic Procedures V

 

Prerequisites: RAD 201, Anatomy and physiology (minimum of 6 credits)

 

Contact Hours:            45 (30 Lecture, 15 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2.5


This course presents the radiographic procedures and principles necessary to perform diagnostic studies of the structures of the angiography, interventional, computed tomography, special radiographic procedures, and therapeutic modalities. This course also explores computed tomography (CT) history, physical principles, instrumentation, image creation, and post processing. It will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to interact with all members of the allied health team as well as the patient

 

RAD 205 Registry Prep and Cross Sectional Review

 

Prerequisites: RAD 204

 

Contact Hours:            30 (30 Lecture, 0 Lab)
Semester Credits:        2


This course provides a review of radiographer program content in preparation for professional employment opportunities and explores Computed Tomography (CT) content provides entry-level radiography students with principles related to computed tomography.

 

RAD 240 Clinical IV
Contact Hours:            294 (294 clinical)
Semester Credits:        6.5


This course is a continuation of RAD 130 Clinical III.  It is designed to further enhance clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.

 

RAD 250 Clinical V
Contact Hours:            406 (406 clinical)
Semester Credits:        9


This course is a continuation of RAD 240 Clinical IV.  It is designed to further enhance clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.

 

RAD 260 Clinical VI
Contact Hours:            378 (378 clinical)
Semester Credits:        8


This course is a continuation of RAD 250 Clinical V.  It is designed to further enhance clinical education practical experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including office procedure, processing of radiographs, practice in ethical and situations during patient contact, patient care, and patient positioning for diagnostic radiographic studies.  The student will also apply the principles of radiographic exposure.  There will be sessions of film critique and radiation protection measures will be emphasized and observed.  Film critique covers the evaluation of radiographs for their diagnostic quality which includes positioning, technique, anatomy, etc.