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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Radiologic Technology
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Clinical Experience 1A RAD 1A
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • Students will select optimal technical factors
  • Student/Graduate will adapt standard procedures as needed.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
Clinical Experience 1B RAD 1B
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
Clinical Experience 2A RAD 2A
  • The student will select technical factors appropriate for the part examined to produce a diagnostic image.
  • The student will demonstrate advanced-level competency on radiographic examinations.
  • The student will be able to explain radiographic procedures to patients completely and clearly.
  • The student will be able to operate the beam restrictor to limit radiation exposure and improve image quality.
  • Students will be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform job related functions.
Clinical Experience 2B RAD 2B
  • The student will demonstrate proper aseptic and sterile technique.
  • The student will accurately assess patient condition for every radiographic procedure.
  • The student will be able to select technical factors appropriate for the body part being radiographed.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of radiographic procedures.
Clinical Experience 3A RAD 3A
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Clinical Experience 3B RAD 3B
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting
  • The student will select proper technical factors (kVp & mAs)
  • Student will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of procedures.
Clinical Experience 3C RAD 3C
  • The student has adequate knowledge of radiographic procedures and competently applies technical skills in clinical applications.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
Clinical Experience 4 RAD 4
  • The student will demonstrate technical competency.
  • Student/Graduate will apply accurate positioning skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • Student/Graduate will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7A RAD 7A
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images
  • Student/Graduate will communicate effectively
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
  • Student/Graduate will select optimal technical factors
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7B RAD 7B
  • Student/Graduate will communicate effectively
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
  • Student will be able to select accurate protocol and procedure parameters for each examination.
  • Student/Graduate will select optimal technical factors
Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation RAD 72
  • The student will evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) images for artifacts.
Computed Tomography Procedures and Patient Care RAD 71
  • The student will match the symptoms with the appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction/problem.
Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology RAD 70
  • The student will identify various anatomic structures displayed on axial, multiplanar, and three-dimensional computed tomography images.
Digital Imaging in Radiology RAD 32
  • Relate the exposure indicator values to technical factors and patient exposure.
Fluoroscopy and Radiobiology RAD 31
  • The student will identify the structure and function of the image intensifier.
  • The student will identify radiation induced chemical reactions, potential biologic damage, & factors influencing radiation response/radiosensitivity of cells .
  • The student will identify the components of the fluoroscopy unit, including the image intensifier and viewing/recording system.
  • Student will be able to accurately determine various deterministic effects.
Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care RAD 50
  • The student will describe the principles of radiation protection.
  • The student will describe and understand the principles of professional ethics set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • The student will describe and understand legal considerations relative to the patient/peer/physician relationship.
Mammography Principles and Procedures RAD 40
  • The student will analyze images for diagnostic quality and identify image quality problems
  • The student will identify the internal anatomy and external anatomy of the breast
  • The student will define the assessment categories within the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS)
Patient Care in Radiologic Technology RAD 91
  • The student will identify common emergency situations.
  • The student will correctly transfer patients.
  • The student will acquire and record vital signs
  • The student will describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents.
  • The student will identify methods for determining the correct patient for a given procedure.
Radiographic Pathology RAD 30
  • Accurately identify pathology presented on radiographic images.
  • The student will identify various fractures shown on images provided.
Radiographic Procedures I RAD 61B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiographic Procedures II RAD 62B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiologic Procedures I Laboratory RAD 61C
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part.
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
  • Student will apply accurate positioning skills
  • Student will utilize appropriate radiation protection
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
Radiologic Procedures II Laboratory RAD 62C
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will use radiation protection measures warranted by each exam
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will position the phantom and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 64
  • The student will successfully pass practice registry examinations.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 62A
  • The student will be able to identify how beam filtration affects x-ray beam intensity, beam quality, and patient exposure.
  • The student will identify magnification, general distortion, spatial distortion, and subject or technique factors on radiographic images.
  • The student will describe methods of how x-rays interact with matter.
  • Student will be understand the basic concepts of Digital Imaging.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 63
  • The students will identify appropriate basic emergency care for patients with a contrast media reaction.
  • 2018 (class 2019) 85% of students will be able to identify at least 90% of the anatomic parts shown on sectional anatomy images.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 61A
  • The student will identify related radiology terminology concerning electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism.
  • The student will identify the general components and functions of the x-ray tube.
  • The student will identify the structure and function of the x-ray circuit.
  • The student will identify all parts of the X-ray Circuitry.