Radiological Sciences Degree Courses

BIOL 2751 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a whole and study of cell biology, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems plus the special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry with minimum C minus (C-) grade or CHEM1010 with minimum C minus (C-) grade; AND both READ0080 and WRIT0090 or take ENGL-0040; AND MATH0074 (Minimum grade of C- for all); OR qualifying placement test score. If the student has completed BIO121 and BIO122 OR BIOL1730 with a minimum grade of C, then the student is not required to have high school Chemistry or CHEM 1010.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-2751L

BIOL 2752 - Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIOL 2751. It includes the study of structure and function of blood and the cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751; Minimum Grade C-Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-2752L

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

HLTH 1010 - Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care

This course introduces concepts of ethics and along with the structure and function of the American legal system. Students will explore a variety of legal and ethical issues that arise in health care settings. Emphasis is placed on providing quality patient care, reducing liability risks and maintaining confidentiality of patient information. The course meets the outcomes required for OHL021- Legal Aspects (Healthcare Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal and Ethical Issues) and the requirements for CTHIM002.

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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HLTH 1150 - Medical Terminology

This course will introduce medical terminology; including common medical root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. It will include common medical abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terminology related to the human body systems. Students who are pursuing an allied health or nursing degree, or working in health care professions will enhance their knowledge of medical terminology in this course. (TAG# OHL020 and CTAG# CTMT001)

1 Credits | 7 Lecture Hours 
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RADS 1120 - Clinical Practicum I

Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. Following a clinical orientation, students will be assigned to an affiliated clinical facility. An orientation to patient transport and to the radiology desk for order entry will be assigned. The students will learn to manipulate the radiographic equipment and perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Students complete clinical objectives and competencies.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1160

3 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 1 Seminar Hour
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RADS 1140 - Radiologic Procedures/Seminar I

This course will provide an introduction to the basic steps in completion of a radiographic examination from the beginning of the procedure to the end of the procedure. Radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, and appendicular skeleton will be presented. Mobile X-ray procedures and surgical X-ray procedures will be introduced. The students will develop an understanding of how to use age-appropriate communication in the clinical setting. Laboratory exercises in an energized lab provide the student with practical application of the classroom material. Radiation protection is emphasized. Medical terminology is correlated with the content of the course. Radiographic images will be evaluated. A one hour seminar will cover various clinical topics.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1120, RADS-1140L

RADS 1160 - Imaging Science 1

This course is designed to provide an overview of the radiographer’s role in the healthcare delivery system. The course introduces concepts related to the profession, patient care assessments, radiation protection, basic radiographic equipment and image analysis standards. The lab setting will permit application of these skills.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1120 RADS-1140, RADS-1160L Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOL-2751 and HLTH-1150Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take STAT-1010

1 Credits | 7 Practicum Hours
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RADS 1220 - Clinical Practicum 2

Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. In this course students will continue to perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Student will rotate to mobile radiography and surgical radiography. Clinical rotations to facilities may vary this semester as students rotate to facilities with digital imaging systems and computed imaging systems to help learn the comparisons of both types of systems encountered in the field. Students complete clinical objectives and competencies.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-1160Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1260

3 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 1 Seminar Hour |3 Lab Hours
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RADS 1240 - Radiologic Procedures/Sem 2

Radiographic procedures of the pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle, bony thorax and spine will be presented. Laboratory exercises in an energized lab provide the student with practical application of the classroom material. Radiation protection is emphasized. There will be a continuation of instruction on mobile radiographic procedures. Special imaging procedures of the joints (Arthrography) and of the spine (Myelography) will be introduced. The students will be given an overview of the basic concepts and terminology related to the study of radiographic pathology. Radiographic pathology of the skeletal system will be presented. Students will correlate knowledge of skeletal pathology and radiographic positioning with the evaluation of medical images. Medical terminology is correlated with the content of the course. A one hour seminar will cover various clinical topics.Required Prerequisite(s): Take HLTH-1150, RADS-1120Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1220, RADS-1240L

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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RADS 1260 - Imaging Science 2

This course is designed to establish a foundation in the principles that govern the image production process. Content establishes a knowledge base of factors that control and influence the production and recording of radiographic images. Electronic and film imaging with associated accessories are included. Image analysis is included with the importance of optimal imaging standards. The lab setting will permit application of these skills.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-1140Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-1240, RADS-1260L

1 Credits | 7 Practicum Hours 
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RADS 2321 - Clinical Practicum 3

Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. In this course students will continue to perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Students will learn how to operate fluoroscopy equipment and perform contrasted exams of the GI tract. Student will continue rotations through mobile and surgical radiography. Students will begin orthopedic rotations to learn various modifications of radiographic positioning and procedures. Students complete clinical objectives and competencies. Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-1260Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2360, RADS-2340

1.5 Credits | 0.5 Seminar Hours 
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RADS 2340 - Radiologic Procedures/Seminar 3

Radiographic procedures of the neck, digestive and biliary systems will be presented. Students will learn to work with barium sulfate, gastrografin, and carbon dioxide as contrast medium for the digestive system. Laboratory exercises in an energized lab provide the student with practical application of the classroom material. Radiation protection is emphasized. Radiographic pathology of the digestive and hepatobiliary systems will be presented. Students will learn to recognize pathology of the digestive and hepatobiliary system on medical images and be able to identify imaging procedures appropriate for each body system. A one hour seminar will cover various clinical topics.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-1220Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2321, RADS-2360, RADS-2340L

1.5 Credits | 0.5 Lecture Hours
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RADS 2360 - Imaging Science 3

This course provides basic concepts of pharmacology, EKG, venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medications. The appropriate delivery of patient care during these procedures is emphasized. Students also continue to evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic efficacy.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2752, RADS-1240Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2340, RADS-2360L

2 Credits | 14 Practicum Hours 
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RADS 2420 - Clincal Practicum 4

Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. In this course students will continue to perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Introductory clinical rotations will be schedule in the modalities of CT and MRI to help students gain an understanding of cross-sectional anatomy and the role these special imaging modalities play in the diagnosis of diseases. Student will rotate to a pediatric hospital to gain experience imaging pediatric patients. Students complete clinical objectives and competencies. Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2360Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2460

3 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 1 Seminar Hour
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RADS 2440 - Radiologic Procedures/Seminar 4

Radiographic procedures of the skull, sinuses and facial bones will be introduced. Methods for imaging pediatric patients will be explored. Students will learn to modify positioning protocols for trauma patients and recognize trauma pathology on radiographs. Laboratory exercises in an energized lab provide the student with practical application of the classroom material. Radiation protection is emphasized. Medical terminology is correlated with the content of the course. Radiographic pathology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous system will be included. A one-hour seminar will cover various clinical topics.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2321Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2420, RADS2440L, RADS-2460.

RADS 2460 - Imaging Science 4

This course is designed to establish a knowledge base of radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment design. The nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production, and photon interaction with matter are also included. Image analysis is included with the importance of optimal imaging standards. The lab setting will permit application of these skills.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2340Required Concurrent Course(s): RADS-2440, RAQDS-2460L

3 Credits | 21 Practicum Hours
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RADS 2520 - Clinical Practicum 5

Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. In this course students will continue to perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Students will be completing all required mandatory and elective competencies and objectives prior to completion of the program. In addition, students will be gathering medical images and reports (following HIPAA requirements) to complete their capstone case study. Introductory clinical rotations will be scheduled in the modalities of angiography, cardiac catheterization lab, echocardiography, EKG, ultrasound and radiation therapy to help students gain an understanding of the role these special imaging modalities play in the diagnosis of diseases.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2460Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2560

3 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 1 Seminar Hour
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RADS 2540 - Radiologic Procedures/Seminar 5

This course is a capstone to all previous radiographic procedure courses. Students will be creating a radiographic case study and presenting the case to their peers. In addition, students will be required to complete final lab simulations to assess entry-level positioning skills. Some new information will continue to be presented such as radiographic procedures of the urinary and reproductive system. Pathology of the urinary and reproductive system will also be included to help students correlate the use of specific radiographic projections and their influence on the diagnosis of diseases. Laboratory exercises in an energized lab provide the student with practical application of the classroom material. Radiation biology will be discussed and its influence on radiation protection protocols. Students will complete a Web-based research assignment investigating the impact of radiation accidents and their effect on human organisms. Medical terminology is correlated with the content of the course. American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT) certification exam review will be conducted. A one-hour seminar will include various clinical topics.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2420Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2520, RADS-2540L. RADS-2560.

RADS 2560 - Imaging Science 5

This course is designed to incorporate learned radiologic concepts and clinical practices. Focus areas in radiology will be reviewed in preparation for graduation. This course includes evaluations for final competencies in clinical and didactic studies. The course will also present information in resume writing, interview techniques, professional development including certification and licensure requirements, ethical /legal responsibilities and transition from student to radiographer. The lab setting will permit application of these skills.Required Prerequisite(s): Take RADS-2440Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS-2540, RADS-2560L

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

An overview of the development of the beliefs and practices which constitute the conflicts between the white majority and the several minority groups of which our society is comprised. Specifically examined are the relationships between the white majority and Native-Americans, Black-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans. The period covered is from 1590 to the present. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS024. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS.

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score OR Co-requisite of STAT0086

ELECTIVES

There is also 1 elective course required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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