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The curriculum is structured to include courses for a professional radiography curriculum currently recognized and accepted by the JRCERT.
Clinical Education I 750 hours
This course begins following the completion of Orientation week for the student. It incorporates the Clinical Education Plan of the Radiography Program. It begins with "Float Week" for the student to gain insight into many of the rotational areas. The student is able to observe what goes on in the different areas in which they will be rotating. As the student progresses, they begin assisting within the clinical setting. The student progresses through a series of clinical assignments, including rotations in Transportation, the Radiology office, Orthopedics, General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Surgery/Mobile, evenings/late days and Pain Management. Students are required to complete objectives and performance evaluations (beginning in October) for each rotation. Under the Competency-Based Education, when the student has passed the didactic and laboratory phases of learning an exam, the student will then be able to perform the exam under direct supervision. After the student has demonstrated competency, they will perform the exam under indirect supervision.
Clinical Education II 875 hours
|This course begins at the second semester of education, during the junior year. The student becomes more confident and has passed competencies for some of the basic exams, so the student is then able to perform them under indirect supervision. The student rotations will now also include two-day rotations to the following specialty imaging areas: Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. The student is continually learning more radiographic examinations and performing them under direct supervision. The student must continue to complete objective checklists and clinical performance evaluations weekly.
Prerequisite: Clinical Education I
Clinical Education III 750 hours
This course begins at the start of the second year for the student. Students continue to assist/perform radiographic examinations under direct and indirect supervision. Each student will have the opportunity to select one specialty area to return for a two-week rotation. Each student will have a one-week rotation in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. The student is progressing clinically and must continue to complete objective checklists and clinical performance evaluations weekly.
Prerequisite: Clinical Education II
Clinical Education IV 625 hours
This course begins at the fourth semester of the senior year. Emphasis is placed on proficiency in performing examinations. Students are now capable of performing many examinations under indirect supervision. During this time, each student will have a two-week rotation in CT. Students are able to work more independently during this stage. During this semester, students are required to complete all the mandatory and elective competencies. Focus is placed on critiquing images while in the clinical setting, and also importance is placed on understanding techniques. Students must complete all objectives and clinical assignments required for graduation.
Prerequisite: Clinical Education III
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| Junior year (first and second semesters):
Digital Radiography and PACS
Image Analysis I
Introduction to Radiation Concepts
Principles of Exposure
|Senior year (third and fourth semesters):
Anatomy & Physiology
Image Analysis II
Introduction to Specialized Imaging
Radiation Protection & Biology
Trauma & Mobile Radiography
|The student must pass all written tests with a 72 percent, except for Radiographic Procedures, which requires an 80 percent to pass. Failed tests must be successfully repeated to meet requirements for course completion.|
Students must maintain an 80 percent average in all didactic courses, and must achieve at least an 86 percent for all clinical grades in order to progress and remain in the program.