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Health Careers Education
Introduction to Radiologic Science
This course is designed to begin preparing the student for quality participation as a member of the professional team delivering health care to the patient-consumer. The student is given an overview of the radiologic technology department and administration. The student is also given an overview of the different types of patients they may encounter in the radiology department. The student will also learn immobilization techniques that will be used when assisting the radiologic technologist
Lara Skaggs
-Explain the use of radiation in medicine.
-Describe the discovery of x-rays.
-Define terms related to radiologic technology.
-Explain the career opportunities within the profession of radiologic technology.
-Identify various specialties within a radiology department.
-Describe the typical responsibilities of the members of the radiology team.
-Discuss the roles of other members of the health care team.
-Identify the role of the radiology aide.
-Respond appropriately to clinical situations.
-Differentiate accreditation, certification, and representation functions of various professional organizations.
-Describe the organizations that carry out the professional aspects of a specific radiologic technology area of specialization.
-Describe the relationship of various radiologist and physicist organizations with radiologic technology.
-Define critical thinking and problem solving.
-Discuss the importance of critical thinking and problem solving in the radiologic sciences.
-Describe the role of critical thinking in clinical, ethical, and technical decision making.
-Apply the steps involved in problem solving.
-Analyze situations that require critical thinking.
-Identify patient care situations that use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
-Appreciate the need for continued development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills for radiologic science professionals.
-Provide an overview of the administration of a hospital radiology department and the structure of hospital organization.
-Describe how the radiology department fits into the hospital world.
-Appreciate the role of the radiology administrator.
-Define the organization of a hospital and a hospital department of radiology or medical imaging.
-Explain the functions of management, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and coordinating.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Diagnostic Services Radiology Aide