Medical Imaging

GRTN 101 Principles of Imaging I (3 Credits)

This course will include discussions on the following subject matters; Concepts of Radiographic image quality, Control of Scatter Radiation, Screen-film Radiography and Screen film Radiographic Technique, Image Artifacts and Screen-film radiographic quality control.

GRTN 102 Principles of Imaging II (2 Credits)

A study of radiographic imaging and the production of quality x-ray images. This unit will provide the student with knowledge on the production and control of scatter radiation, intensifying screens, cones and collimators, grids, formulations exposure techniques, AED, technique charts. This course will include discussions on the following subject matters; Computers in medical imaging and Computed Radiography; Digital Radiography, Digital radiographic technique, Viewing the digital radiographic image. Digital radiographic artifacts Digital radiographic quality control.

GRTN 103 Radiation Protection (2 Credits)

The unit will provide the students with knowledge of the basic elements of radiation protection for the patient, radiographer, other personnel and the general public, shielding requirements, units of measurements and exposure monitoring are discussed. The principles and concept explaining basic interaction with matter, maximum permissible doses and the effects of measurements are also included. Content of this course is designed to impart awareness on the proper application of radiation limiting devices and techniques, radiation monitoring systems, safety standards, units of measurement and calculation exposure.

GRTN 111 Patient Care I (3 Credits)

This course introduces the concepts and techniques of patient assessment and patient care. The student will demonstrate proficiency in measuring vital signs and pulse oximetry, and taking a complete patient medical history. Care of patients receiving contrast media, having central venous line or nasogastric tube. An Introduction to EKG and interpretation of EKG waveform will be discussed. Knowledge of common medical emergencies and how to deal with them will be introduced to students.

GRTN 112 Patient Care II (3 Credits)

This course introduces the concepts and techniques of patient assessment and patient care. The student will demonstrate proficiency in measuring vital signs and pulse oximetry, and taking a complete patient medical history. Care of patients receiving contrast media, having central venous line or nasogastric tube. An Introduction to EKG and interpretation of EKG waveform will be discussed. Knowledge of common medical emergencies and how to deal with them will be introduced to students.

GRTN 121 Clinical Radiography I (1 Credits)

This is the first of four clinical externship courses. This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on-radiographic positioning and patient care experience at a clinical site under the supervision of a qualified Radiologic technologist. Emphasis is placed on achieving clinical competency in performing radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities as per the A.R.R.T. competency requirements for primary certification in radiography. In addition, student must demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and affective skills and the clinical education setting.

GRTN 122 Clinical Radiography II (0.5 Credits)

This is the first of four clinical externship courses. This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on-radiographic positioning and patient care experience at a clinical site under the supervision of a qualified Radiologic technologist. Emphasis is placed on achieving clinical competency in performing radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities as per the A.R.R.T. competency requirements for primary certification in radiography. In addition, student must demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and affective skills and the clinical education setting.

GRTN 123 Clinical Radiography III (1.5 Credits)

This is the first of four clinical externship courses. This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on-radiographic positioning and patient care experience at a clinical site under the supervision of a qualified Radiologic technologist. Emphasis is placed on achieving clinical competency in performing radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities as per the A.R.R.T. competency requirements for primary certification in radiography. In addition, student must demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and affective skills and the clinical education setting.

GRTN 124 Clinical Radiography IV (1.5 Credits)

This is the first of four clinical externship courses. This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on-radiographic positioning and patient care experience at a clinical site under the supervision of a qualified Radiologic technologist. Emphasis is placed on achieving clinical competency in performing radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities as per the A.R.R.T. competency requirements for primary certification in radiography. In addition, student must demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and affective skills and the clinical education setting.

GRTN 131 Radiographic Procedures I (4 Credits)

This course will provided the student with the fundamental knowledge of skeletal anatomy. The course will teach the student different positioning terminology and basic positioning principles as well as x-ray projections and how the two relate to create an image. Anatomical regions that the student will know how to image include: chest, abdomen, fingers, hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder joints, entire leg including hip, knee and ankle joints and foot; pelvis including ilium and 51 joints, axial spine and thorax.

GRTN 132 Radiographic Procedures II (4 Credits)

This course will provide the student with the fundamental knowledge of skeletal anatomy. The course will teach the student different positioning terminology and basic positioning principals as well as x-ray projections and how the two relate to create an image. Anatomical regions that the student will know how to image include: radiographic positioning of the lower extremities and pelvic girdle.

GRTN 133 Radiographic Procedures III (4 Credits)

The core of this course will consist of positioning of the bones of the thorax and spine. Specific procedures for mobile, operating room, pediatric and geriatric imaging will be covered. Review of anatomy and image evaluation for each area of interest is also included. Includes demonstration and practice of radiographic positioning for the bones of the thorax and spine discussed in the classroom. Students will also be evaluated on their ability and skills to perform previously covered procedures, diagram and image identification of anatomy and positioning errors.

GRTN 141 Radiographic Anatomy II (3 Credits)

This course is to introduce the students to the body systems and their interdependency, cells and tissues and the structure and function of the integumentary system. Information on related topographical anatomy and essential terminology will be presented. The course will provide classroom instruction concerning the following system: skeletal and muscular. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component part of each system as well as general anatomy and related terminology.

GRTN 142 Radiographic Anatomy III (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide each student with knowledge of the basic structure and function of human body. The course material is presented in lecture format. The course covers the This course is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology from an integrative perspective. Students learn the structure and function of the tissues, the skeletal system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and muscle function from the level of the cell to the level of the organism. Emphasis will be placed on Radiologic Anatomy. At the end of the entire course, the student should be familiar with all principal organs of the human body, should have a good working knowledge of their functions and interactions, should have a basic understanding of human metabolic processes and should understand the elements of human anatomy. This course will use both a systems & regional approach to uncover the anatomy. It is our intention to provide the best environment to facilitate your learning. You will be encouraged to discuss, challenge, and critique information by interacting with your peers and the instructors.

GRTN 151 Radiation Physics I (2 Credits)

This course will include discussions on the following subject matters; The essential concepts of Radiologic Science, The structure of matter, Electromagnetic energy, electricity, magnetism and electro magnetism.

GRTN 152 Radiation Physics II (2 Credits)

This course will provide the information on the special equipment used in radiography such as fluoroscopy, TV camera and different recording systems. The content of this course will provide the student the necessary knowledge on the quality control and quality assurance of the radiographic department. The equipment used for different quality control tests, maintenance of the different radiographic equipment and the different methods to troubleshoot malfunctions are discussed.

GRTN 160 Advanced Imaging (3 Credits)

This unit will provide the students with the basic fundamental concepts pertaining to special 1 procedures including: Gastric Procedures/Fiuoro, OR/Port Fluoroscopy, Mammography, CT, 1 MRI, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. The patient care, radiation protection, positioning techniques and equipment required for each procedure will also be discussed.

GRTN 161 Radiation Biology (3 Credits)

This course provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented . Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies; agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy; radiation/cell interaction; and effects of radiation.

GRTN 162 Comprehensive Review (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive review to prepare the student for the ARRT certification in radiology. Student will be administered mock examinations to simulate actual exam conditions. Stress reduction and test taking skills will be emphasized. This course also includes a complete review of the radiography curriculum in preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists National examination.

GRTN 163 Radiographic Pathology (3 Credits)

This course will acquaint the student radiographer with basic medical terminology used to describe various pathologic conditions occurring in the human body and introduce the student to some specific imaging techniques.

GPHN 233 Biomedical Ethics (3 Credits)

An examination of ethical issues that arise in the context of medicine. The relevance of ethical theory to such issues as abortion, euthanasia, the allocation of medical resources and research on patients is discussed.

GSON 322 Sociology of Health Care (3 Credits)

An overview of the sociology of medicine, with a focus on the relationships between social conditions, as the context, and health and disease in human populations, as outcomes. Utilizing sociological methods of analysis, the course investigates the history, function and structure of health care institutions, the roles of patients and health care practitioners, as well as social processes and social behaviors that influence the incidence of sickness and health.

Prerequisite: GSO 121

GSB 117 Human Anatomy and Physiology I / Lab (4 Credits)

This course is designed for pre-professional students (i.e., OTA, PTA and Medical Coding) as an introduction to a basic understanding of the structural organization of the human body starting with the tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive and nervous systems. The course will focus on the cellular organization and on the tissue and organ level of each system. In laboratory exercises, students study and learn structures from various available anatomical models. Not for science majors.

GSM 130 College Mathematics (3 Credits)

Algebraic topics including linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratic equations, all including word problems. Exponents and radicals, operations with polynomials, factoring, and graphing.

Prerequisite: GSM 001, GSM 001.2, or placement by examination or appropriate transfer credit in mathematics.

GLL 121 College Writing I (4 Credits)

Extensive practice in expository writing, with emphasis on the composition of a 3-5 page research paper in MLA format.

Prerequisite: GLL 110 or placement

GSPN 110 Introductory Physics (3 Credits)

The Course is designed to provide an introductory survey to basic physics. This course will include discussions in the following subject areas; the structure of matter, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism.