This course will provide the student with an overview of the foundations in radiography and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of the health care organizations will be examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiographer. Communication skills and professional conduct of the radiographer in the clinical setting will also be introduced. Basic concepts of patient care, physical and psychological needs of the patient, and routine and emergency patient care will be described. Human diversity in health care will be discussed and its impact in the treatment of patients. In addition, a self-teaching workbook and self-assessments will be utilized to learn medical terminology.
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