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Radiologic Technology (RAD)
Program Course Descriptions


BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 1
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
MAT143 Introduction to Statistics
Pre: Communications Proficiency or PSAT Evidence based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or, SAT Evidenced based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or ACT English of 22 or above and Mathematics Proficiency and CEAR 54 or above, or PSAT Math 540 or higher or SATM 510 or above (if taken prior to 2016) or SATM 540 or above or ACT 22 or above or High School GPA 2.7 or above or MAT 110 or MAT 002 or MAT 061 or MAT 003 or MAT 062 or MAT 094 with a C or better or Math Module 8 or above.
This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and the basic laws of probability as used in business, social science, or education. Topics examined are: frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, normal distributions, confidence intervals, sampling, introduction to hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Other topics such as chi-square distribution and F-distribution will be covered as time permits. The course emphasizes the practical understanding and use of concepts and procedures essential to statistical analysis (statistical software may be used at the instructor's discretion for solving applied problems). Fulfills open, liberal arts and mathematics electives.
RAD101 Principles of Radiologic Technology 1
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the radiologic technology profession including the discovery of x-rays, the use of radiation for medical diagnoses, regulatory agencies, and radiation safeguards. This course will discuss the computer networks associated with medical imaging as well as the other modalities within a radiology department. The course covers the science of x-ray production, as well as factors that affect x-ray and image quality. This course will also introduce the student to the various components of digital imaging equipment and how digital images are generated.
RAD111 Radiography Clinical Experience 1
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Provides a hands-on approach to developing positioning skills concerning the radiographic anatomy and positioning of the respiratory system, the abdomen, the upper extremities, and feet and ankles. Also includes an orientation to the hospital and departmental policies along with medico-legal ethics and medical terminology.
RAD131 Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning Lab 1
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Covers patient care procedures, anatomy and positioning of the respiratory system, the upper extremities, feet and ankles, and the shoulder girdle. Medical and Radiographic terminology relating to these topics will be integrated throughout the course.
BIO212 Anatomy & Physiology 2
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
RAD102 Principles of Radiologic Technology 2
RAD112 Radiography Clinical Experience 2
Pre: RAD111
Provides a hands-on approach to developing positioning skills concerning the anatomy of the digestive and biliary systems, the urinary system, the lower limbs, and the shoulder girdle. (16 hours of clinical per week)
RAD120 Radiologic Science
RAD132 Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning Lab 2
Pre: RAD131
Covers the anatomy and positioning of the following body parts: digestive and biliary systems, lower liimbs, bony thorax, pelvis and hips, and the vertebral column. Medical and Radiographic terminology relating to these topics will be integrated throughout the course, as well as a review of terms covered in RAD1311.
RAD113 Radiography Summer Clinical Experience
Pre: RAD112
Provides a hands-on approach to radiographic positioning and technique of: portable radiography, operating room radiography, tomography, hysterosalpingography, myelography, venography, and arthrography and surveys for long bone measurement and bone age. Anatomy and positioning of the bony thorax and vertebral column will be included. A pediatric rotation will be done along with performance evaluations not completed during the spring semester. Attention will also be focused on film critique and pathology. (480 clinical hours)
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
RAD150 Radiographic Pathology
RAD201 Principles of Radiologic Technology 3
Pre: RAD102
Covers radiobiology, background radiation, effects of irradiation, responses to irradiation and radiation syndromes. Also covers the need for radiation protection, methods used for patient and personnel protection, and methods used to monitor exposures.
RAD211 Radiology Clinical Experience 3
Pre: RAD113
Provides a hands-on approach to developing positioning skills concerning the anatomy of the cranium, facial mass, and their contents. Includes clinical rotations through computerized tomography (CT). (24 hours of clinical per week)
RAD231 Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning Lab 3
Pre: RAD132
An intermediate level laboratory involved with the anatomy and positioning of the following body parts: cranium, facial mass and their contents. Students will be introduced to basic mammographic anatomy and positioning techniques. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab per week)
PSY102 Introductory (General) Psychology
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Systematic study of behavior including the development of psychology as a science, the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, motivation, sensation and perception, personality development, cognitive processes, maturation and development, and adjustment. Fulfills open, liberal arts, social science, and behavioral science electives.
RAD202 Principles of Radiologic Technology 4
RAD212 Radiology Clinical Experience 4
Pre: RAD211
Provides a hands-on approach to procedures used in special examinations, vascular studies, and sialography. Includes clinical rotations through special procedures, magnetic resonance imaging and the cardiac catheterization lab. (24 hours of clinical per week)
RAD232 Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning Lab 4
Pre: RAD231
An advanced anatomy and positioning laboratory to develop the information base needed to perform radiographic special procedures such as: venipuncture; angiographic studies of the heart, arteries and veins; and sialography. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab per week)
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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