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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

September 11, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice – Health Sciences and Physical Activities (Radiology):

1. Course change request – XRT 1101 X-Ray Technology I
Purpose and nature of change: To update and revise course description for X-Ray Technology 1101 X-Ray Technology I to conform to current descriptions and terminology within the program’s ASRT Curriculum Guide. Course content has not changed.

Revised catalog copy: XRT 1101 X-Ray Technology I (3 cr)
Course content provides an introduction to the basic elements of radiologic technology. Students will discuss and evaluate mediolegal issues, professionalism in radiology, radiation protection practices, and radiologic terms. This course is a professional course within the Radiology Technology curriculum and radiology students are given preference. With instructor permission, course enrollment is open to any university student. (Prerequisites or Co-requisites: BSC 1121, ENG 1112, MA 1128, and COM 1101)

2. Course change request – XRT 1102 X-Ray Technology II
Purpose and nature of change: To update and revise course description for X-Ray Technology 1102 X-Ray Technology II to conform to current descriptions and terminology within the program’s ASRT Curriculum Guide. Course content has not changed.

Revised catalog copy: X-Ray Technology II (3 cr)
The goal of this course is to present a basic introduction to imaging equipment operation and concepts of patient care. Students will also learn radiographic examination considerations for the extremities, spine, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and bony thorax. (Prerequisites: XRT 1101, BSC 1121, and MA 1128. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: BSC 1122, XRT 3301, XRT 1107, and XRT 1108)

3. Course change request – XRT 1103 X-Ray Technology III
Purpose and nature of change: To update and revise course description for X-Ray Technology 1103 X-Ray Technology III to conform to current descriptions and terminology within the program’s ASRT Curriculum Guide. Course content has not changed.

Revised catalog copy: XRT 1103 X-Ray Technology III (5 cr)
Course content acquaints the student with the methods of image processing and principles of radiation biology. Emphasis will be placed on radiographic examinations of the biliary, urinary, and digestive systems. Pediatric radiography is also presented. Drug pharmacology, radiographic contrast media, and image analysis will be discussed. (Prerequisite: XRT 1102. Co-requisite: XRT 3302)

4.Course change request – XRT 1104 X-Ray Technology IV
Purpose and nature of change: To update and revise course description for X-Ray Technology 1104 X-Ray Technology IV to conform to current descriptions and terminology within the program’s ASRT Curriculum Guide. Course content has not changed.

Revised catalog copy: XRT 1104 X-Ray Technology IV (3 cr)
Course content acquaints students with the principles of radiographic exposure. Emphasis will be placed on radiographic examinations of the cranium, mobile radiography, and. trauma radiography. Students will continue to study image analysis and review introductory radiographic concepts presented in previous professional courses (Prerequisites: XRT 1103. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: PSY 1101, SOC 1101, XRT 2203 and XRT 3303)

5.Course change request – XRT 3305 Clinical Practicum V
Purpose and nature of change: To update and revise course description for XRT 3305 Clinical Practicum V to conform to current descriptions and terminology within the program’s ASRT Curriculum Guide. Course content has not changed.

Revised catalog copy: XRT 3305 Clinical Practicum V (2 cr)
During this final clinical practicum, students will complete clinical assignments that require the demonstration of competency in a wide variety of general diagnostic, entry-level radiographic examinations. Students will have a final opportunity to practice competencies achieved in previous clinical practice. Students are required to demonstrate and practice the competencies included in the course goals and objectives. (Prerequisites: XRT 1105 and XRT 3304. Co-requisite: XRT 1106)


 

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