Introduction to Radiography & Patient Care (RAD 100)

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.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
BIO 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 132 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with a minimum grade of C on the first attempt within 5 years of the date of enrollment in RAD 100
MAT 100 - Intermediate Algebra with a minimum grade of C on the first attempt within 5 years of the date of enrollment in RAD 100.

Corequisites

The following courses must be taken along side this course
RAD 102 - Radiographic Exposure and Technique, RAD 104 - Clinical Education I, and RAD 111 - Radiographic Procedures I. May be taken prior or during course.
Term Location Sections Available
2018 Fall Semester - 15 Week Sections
Central Campus (Blue Bell)