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Course Descriptions for Associate of Science in Radiography/Allied Health

Except for AHLT-R 185, allied health courses are open only to students admitted into the radiography clinical/professional program.

P=Prerequisite, R=Recommended, C=Concomitant
I=fall semester, II=spring semester, S=summer session(s)

AHLT-R 100 ORIENTATION TO RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY (2 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 101, AHLT-R 102, AHLT-R 181. Introduction to the field of radiology and its history. Students learn proper ethical standards, become acquainted with the duties and responsibiliites in personal care for the patient, and investigate radiation protection for the patient and personnel. I

AHLT-R 101 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I (4 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 100, AHLT-R102, AHLT-R 181. Concepts in radiography, with emphasis on the radiographic procedures, including positioning and exposure factoring. Instruction in anatomy and radiation protection. I

AHLT-R 102 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY I (3 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 100, AHLT-R 101, AHLT-R 181. Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and image processing. I

AHLT-R 103 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY (2 cr.)
Introduction to the functions and basic procedures of a diagnostic radiography program. Emphasis is placed on radiography equipment, radiation protection, positioning terminology, and procedures used in typical radiographic examinations.

AHLT-R 181 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE RADIOGRAPHY I (4 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 100, AHLT-R 101, AHLT-R 102. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. Clinical laboratories are included. I

AHLT-R 182 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE RADIOGRAPHY II (6 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 201, AHLT-R 202, AHLT-R 250. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. Clinical laboratories are included. II

AHLT-R 185 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (1 cr.)
Introduction to the origin and derivation of medical words, as well as their meaning. I, S

AHLT-R 200 PATHOLOGY (2 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 202, AHLT-R 205, AHLT-R 282. A survey of the changes that occur in the diseased state to include the general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems. Instruction in adjustment of exposure techniques for specific pathology. I

AHLT-R 201 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II (4 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 208, AHLT-R 250, AHLT-R 182. Concepts in radiography with an emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skull, spine, and those requiring the use of contrast media. Instruction in anatomy and radiation protection. II

AHLT-R 202 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY II (3 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 200, AHLT-R 205, AHLT-R 282. Continuation of AHLT-R 102 with an emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image. I

AHLT-R 205 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III (3 cr.)
C: AHLT-R200, AHLT-R 202, AHLT-R 282. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on cardiovascular and interventional radiographic procedures and cross-section anatomy. I

AHLT-R 207 SENIOR SEMINAR (Optional) (1 cr.)
Students are given the opportunity to conduct research, compose a scholarly work, and present their findings in a chosen area of medical imaging. II

AHLT-R 208 TOPICS IN RADIOGRAPHY: VENIPUNCTURE AND PHARMACOLOGY (1 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 281. Introduction to basic venipuncture skills, drug reference and their practical applications in radiography, and concepts of ECG graph and lead placement. S

AHLT-R 208 TOPICS IN RADIOGRAPHY: ANATOMY (1 cr.)
C: AHLT-R290. The relationship between radiographic anatomy and specific radiographic procedures is studied. S

AHLT-R 222 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY III (3 cr. )
C: AHLT-R 207, AHLT-R 260, AHLT-R 283. Continuation of AHLT-R 202 with an emphasis on the application of radiography principles of imaging equipment, imaging quality control, and related imaging modalities. II

AHLT-R 250 PHYSICS APPLIED TO RADIOLOGY (3 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 201, AHLT-R 208, AHLT-R 182. Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control. II

AHLT-R 253 RADIATION EXPERIMENTS AND QUALITY CONTROL (Optional Independent Study) (1 cr.)
A laboratory course emphasizing the major characteristics of diagnostic X-ray systems and methods of assuring the adequate function of radiographic equipment. Major topics include anode heel effect, inverse square law, half-value layer, film sensitometry, radiation intensity, and quality control testing.

AHLT-R 260 RADIOBIOLOGY AND PROTECTION IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY (3 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 207, AHLT-R 222, AHLT-R 283. Study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation and the standards and methods of protection. Emphasis is placed on X-ray interactions. Also included are discussions on radiation exposure standards and radiation monitoring. Opportunity to do scholarly work/research in the area of radiation. II

AHLT-R 281 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN RADIOGRAPHY III (4 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 208. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. Clinical laboratories are included. S

AHLT-R 282 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN RADIOGRAPHY IV (6 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 200, AHLT-R 202, AHLT-R 205. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. Clinical laboratories are included. I

AHLT-R 283 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN RADIOGRAPHY V (6 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 207, AHLT-R 222, AHLT-R 260. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. Clinical laboratories are included. II

AHLT-R 290 COMPREHENSIVE EXPERIENCE (6 cr.)
C: AHLT-R 208. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiographic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist. Successful completion involves mastery of all clinical aspects of the program. Clinical laboratories are included.