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Radiography Bulletin

RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM
Radiography is an art and science which involves the medical imaging of patients to produce a radiograph for the diagnosis of disease. The main goal of the radiographer is to produce the highest quality diagnostic image using ALARA (As-Low-As-Reasonably-Achievable) Radiation Standards with a minimum amount of patient discomfort.
A radiographer’s job duties involve multiple areas of expertise—trauma, surgery, fluoroscopy, portable/mobiles, and general diagnostic radiography. Constant growth in the field has created many new and existing careers in ultrasound, Pet Scan, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), cardiovascular/interventional radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine.
The radiographer functions in many different roles within the health profession. They may work independently or interact with other members of the health care team such as radiologists, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, cardiologists, and nurses. Radiographers are employed in hospitals and out-patient facilities such as occupational and urgent care centers, clinics, imaging centers, and doctors’ offices.


MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the radiography program is to provide our students with a comprehensive education in radiography and to prepare them to enter the radiographic profession as a competent entry-level diagnostic radiographer. The student is to be exposed to all available methods of instruction in both didactic and clinical radiography. Upon graduation from the program the student is to be sufficiently prepared to pass the National Registry Examination.


GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM
Graduates receive an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become certified as a Registered Technologist, R.T.(R).
NOTE: THE AART REQUIRES ALL EXAMINES TO DISCLOSE ANY PRIOR FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION. IF THIS SITUATION APPLIES TO A STUDENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THEY CONTACT THE ARRT AT (651) 687-0048 TO DISCUSS THEIR PARTICULAR CASE. THIS PROCESS IS TO PREVENT THE STUDENT FROM HAVING COMPLETED THE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM ONLY TO BE FOUND INELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE ARRT EXAMINATION.


INDIANA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS TO PRACTICE
State certification is required to operate a unit that produces ionizing radiation. The state accepts the ARRT registry for certification.
CREDENTIALS REQUIRED TO PRACTICE
R.T.(R) Radiologic Technologist.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM
The radiography program is a 34+ month program.


STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM
The radiography program is a systemwide program offered at several Indiana University campuses. Although the campuses may have comparable admission standards, program outcomes, and courses, each is individually accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Additional admission and transfer policies are set by individual units. Course content and sequencing may vary.
The general education courses may be taken on a part-time basis; the clinical/professional program is presented in a full-time, day format, with minimal weekend and evening clinical education.


DESIGN OF THE PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM
The curriculum follows a pattern designed to educate the radiographer to become adept in the performance of any medical diagnostic radiographic procedure. Courses in radiographic principles, radiographic procedures, clinical application of theory, computed digital imaging, radiation protection, radiobiology, pathology, and general education are included in the curriculum. Students also receive instruction in the theory and practice of other specialty diagnostic imaging modalities.
PROGRAM FACILITIES
Program facilities of the radiography program are located on the campus of IU South Bend. Clinical education classes are conducted in the radiology departments of area institutions: Memorial Hospital; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center campuses in Plymouth and South Bend; Elkhart General Hospital; and Goshen General Hospital.

ACCREDITATION
The radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.


GENERAL POLICIES
PROGRAM PLANNING
Academic advisors are available to assist students in planning for their program and for meeting degree requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to acquaint themselves with all the regulations and policies and to remain properly informed throughout their studies.
All provisions of this Bulletin are in effect as soon as a student begins the radiography program. Preradiography and clinical/professional students, however, are subject to policy and curriculum changes as they occur. Curriculum changes during progress toward the degree may result in the revision of degree requirements.


CODE OF ETHICS
Students preparing to enter the profession of radiography are expected to follow the Code of Ethics for the Radiologic Technologist. Each person, upon entering the profession, inherits a measure of responsibility and trust in the profession and the corresponding obligation to adhere to standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession. The code was adopted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
It is the clinical/professional student’s responsibility to know, understand, and follow the Code of Ethics for the Radiologic Technologist.

  • The radiologic technologist conducts himself or herself in a professional manner, responds to patient needs, and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.

  • The radiologic technologist acts to advance the principle objective of the profession to provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.

  • The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, or socio-economic status.

  • The radiologic technologist practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts, uses equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose of which they were designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately.

  • The radiologic technologist assesses situations; exercises care, discretion, and judgment; assumes responsibility for professional decisions; and acts in the best interest of the patient.

  • The radiologic technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.

  • The radiologic technologist uses equipment and accessories; employs techniques and procedures; performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice; and demonstrates expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self, and other members of the health care team.

  • The radiologic technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice, respects that patient’s right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.

  • The radiologic technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and investigating new aspects of professional practice.

ADMISSION
GENERAL INFORMATION
Students may apply for admission to the preradiography program after qualifying for regular admission to Indiana University. Upon acceptance to the program, students enrolled in general education courses required for the Associate of Science degree, are classified as preradiography.
If students have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. For the hearing impaired, SPRINT provides services at (800) 743-3333. For more information, please contact the program director.
Admission to the clinical/professional program is based upon each applicant’s admission grade point average of the completed preradiography general education courses, a personal interview, and a rating point system. A maximum of 21 students are admitted each fall semester. Students must be certified by their academic advisor as eligible to apply for the clinical/professional program and must submit a formal application for admission consideration by February 1 of the year of anticipated entry.


ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Students enrolled in the preradiography or clinical/professional program are subject to academic standards as established by IU South Bend. Failure to maintain these standards could lead to academic probation or dismissal from the program. The standards are explained to students during their initial orientation/advising session.


SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
In addition to admission policies and requirements found at the beginning of this Bulletin, the following requirements apply to the radiography program.


PRERADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM
AUTHORIZATION FOR PHYS-P 261 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
To qualify for entry into PHYS-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, all preradiography and allied health students must meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Within the last three years, completed the IU South Bend PHSL-P 130 Human Biology course with a grade of C or higher

  • Within the last three years, completed CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II with a grade of C or higher

  • Within the last three years, completed the IU South Bend CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I and CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II and CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II with a grade of C or higher in the respective lecture and laboratory classes

If you have completed human anatomy and physiology or chemistry at another college or IU system campus or if you need additional information, please contact the IU South Bend radiography department by calling (574) 5200-4504 to discuss the guidelines for transfer credit equivalency consideration. All transfer courses are evaluated by the IU South Bend biology and/or chemistry departments to insure that course curriculum standards were met. Courses outside the IU system must be verifiable by course syllabi from the semesters in which the classes were completed and an official transcript with the course and grade listed.


GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (23 cr.)
General education courses may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The courses listed below do not include developmental classes (non-GPA bearing) nor any course a student may be required to complete to  meet admission and prerequisite criteria.
(All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.)
AHLT-R 185         Medical Terminology (1 cr.)
ENG-W 131         Elementary Composition
PHYS-P 261         Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 262         Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5 cr.)
PSY-P 103            General Psychology
SPCH-S 121         Public Speaking
Select one of the following:
                MATH-M 107      College Algebra
                MATH-M 111      Mathematics in the World


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
At the beginning of each spring semester, students begin the application process for admission consideration into the clinical/professional program. Meeting the minimum criteria listed qualifies applicants for continuation of the admission process. It does not guarantee a student admission into the clinical/professional program.
Program Application Deadline
Students must be certified by their academic advisor as eligible to apply for the clinical/professional program and must submit a formal application for admission consideration by February 1 of the year of anticipated entry.
Completion of 17 Credit Hours
Students are required to complete a minimum of 17 credit hours of general education course work with a C or higher by the end of the spring semester of the year anticipated entry into the clinical/professional program. The remaining 6 credit hours of general education courses must be completed by the end of the first summer session in the year of application.
Minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA)
Students must have earned a minimum grade of C for the completed general education courses required for the degree.
                AHLT-R 185         Medical Terminology (1 cr.)
                ENG-W 131         Elementary Composition
                PHSL-P  261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5 cr.)
                PHSL-P 262          Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5 cr.)
                PSY-P 103            General Psychology
                SPCH-S 121         Public Speaking
                Select one of the following:
                MATH-M 107      College Algebra
                MATH-M 111      Mathematics in the World
Courses transferred from other institutions are used in calculating this average. Transfer grades must, however, meet the Indiana University Standard of C or higher. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work completed at Indiana University. Courses for which the grades of I, S, P, R, W, or X are assigned and are not used to calculate the CGPA since there are no points assigned to these grades.
Courses transferred from other institutions are used in calculating this average. Transfer grades must, however, meet the Indiana University standard of C or higher. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.


TECHNICAL STANDARDS
The IU South Bend radiography program has specified technical standards critical to the success of the students in the clinical/professional program. Students must be able to meet the requirements which include the ability to lift and transfer patients to and from the x-ray examination table; move, adjust, and manipulate equipment to perform radiographic procedures; review and evaluate radiographs to determine the quality of the image; communicate orally and in writing with patients, doctors, and other personnel; and to follow written and verbal directions. Students must demonstrate these standards with or without reasonable accommodation to succeed in the program. A copy of the Technical Standards is sent to each applicant to review and sign, certifying that they can meet those standards.


PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
A student entering the IU South Bend radiography clinical/professional program must understand that they are entering a field of medicine that requires certain professional standards that other career choices may not. Professional dress, appearance, and modes of communication must be of certain standards to maintain the confidence and care of the patient. Patients present themselves in all ages, cultures, and of various ethnic origins; therefore trendy modes of dress and appearance are not allowed.
The program has an established dress code and a code of conduct that students must follow throughout their clinical experience. A copy of the IU South Bend Radiography Program Professional Standards is sent to each applicant to review and sign, certifying that they understand the requirements of the program and that they agree to abide by these standards.


INTERVIEW
An interview is required for admission consideration is scheduled during the months of April and May.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Although not a requirement, volunteer experience is recommended and is very helpful in making a career choice.


CLINICAL/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
GENERAL INFORMATION
Admission to the university as a preradiography student, and successful completion of the general education course work, does not guarantee admission to the Associate of science degree program. The number of clinical/professional students admitted each fall is dependent upon the number of openings available in the radiology departments in the area health care institutions designated as clinical education sites (Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center campuses in Plymouth and South Bend, Elkhart General Hospital, and Goshen General Hospital).


ADMISSION CRITERIA
At the conclusion of the spring semester of program application, students in the applicant pool are scored to determine their rank order. The criteria for admission consideration, is based on a 128 point weighted scale as follows:


0-75 Points

0-25 Points

0-28 Rating Points

AGPA (Admission Grade Point Average) of the preradiography general education course work completed by the end of the spring semester of application

Interview Scores

Students can earn rating points (maximum 28) which are added to their overall combined score as follows:

  • One point given for each credit hour of a required general education course completed with a C or higher by the end of the spring semester of program application. Points available = 0-23
  • Five points given for completion of PHYS-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and PHYS-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with a C or higher by the end of the spring semester of program application. Points available = 5

Students offered a clinical position within the associate degree program must formally accept or decline admission, in writing, to the program prior to the beginning of the semester to which they are admitted. Students offered a position in the clinical/professional program but decline acceptance or become academically ineligible can reapply to the program the following year. They must compete with the applicant pool for the semester in which they request entrance with no preference or wait listing given. Students have only two opportunities to decline admission in writing prior to losing their eligibility to apply.


CRIMINAL CHECKS
Federal mandates for clinical agencies require criminal checks through the Indiana State Police. Students are responsible for applying for the criminal check and all fees associated with the check.


ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE CURRICULUM
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
(All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.)
Courses in the professional program are sequential and must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty.
First Year—Summer Session (1 cr.)
                AHLT-R 103         Introduction to Clinical Radiography (1 cr.)
First Year—Fall Semester (13 cr.)
                AHLT-R 100         Orientation to Radiographic Technology (2 cr.)
                AHLT-R 101         Radiographic Procedures I (4 cr.)
                AHLT-R 102         Principles of Radiography I
                AHLT-R 181         Clinical Experience—Radiography I (4 cr.)
First Year—Spring Semester (14 cr.)
                AHLT-R 182         Clinical Experience—Radiography II (6 cr.)
                AHLT-R 201         Radiographic Procedures II (4cr.)
                AHLT-R 208         Topics in Radiography: Computer Applications in Medical Imaging (1 cr.)
                AHLT-R 250         Physics Applied To Radiology
First Year—Summer Session I (5 cr.)
                AHLT-R 208         Topics in Radiography: Venipuncture and Pharmacology (1 cr.)
                AHLT-R 281         Clinical Experience in Radiography III (4 cr.)

First Year—Summer Session II (6 cr.)
                AHLT-R 282         Clinical Experience in Radiography IV (6 cr.)
Second Year—Fall Semester (14 cr.)
                AHLT-R 200         Pathology (2 cr.)
                AHLT-R 202         Principles of Radiography II
                AHLT-R 205         Radiographic Procedures III
                AHLT-R 283         Clinical Experience in Radiography V (6 cr.)
Second Year—Spring Semester (12 cr.)
                AHLT-R 207         Senior seminar (elective) (1 cr.)
                AHLT-R 222         Principles of Radiography III
                AHLT-R260          Radiobiology and Protection in Diagnostic Radiology
                AHLT-R 290         Comprehensive Experience (6 cr.)
               
CLINICAL/PROFESSIONAL HOURS             66 CR.
GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS                     23 CR.
DEGREE PROGRAM TOTAL                            89+ CR.
NOTE: TOTAL CREDIT HOURS DO NOT INCLUDE DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSES (NON-GPA BEARING) NOR ANY COURSE A STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE TO MEET ADMISSION AND PREREQUISITE CRITERIA (E.G., PHSL-P 130 HUMAN BIOLOGY).


WITHDRAWAL AND REINSTATEMENT
Students in the Associate of science degree program who withdraw from the clinical/professional program must reapply for admission to the program. Withdrawal from radiography major courses constitutes a disruption in progress and requires that a student seek reinstatement to the program.
Students desiring reinstatement must reapply within a time frame that would allow the student timely completion of the program. A written request must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the term of desired reentry. All requests for reentry are evaluated by the program director on the basis of available resources, and if appropriate, on the satisfactory completion of any conditions and/or recommendations existing at the time of withdrawal. Reinstatement to the IU South Bend radiography clinical/professional program is not guaranteed.


AWARDS
The program faculty recommends graduating students with superior academic performance for degrees awarded with distinction. The student with the highest GPA in the clinical/professional program is awarded the Mallinckrodt Award of excellence. Also each year, an outstanding student is presented the IU South Bend Outstanding Student Award for Clinical Excellence.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Satisfactory completion f 86+ credit hours, to include 23 credit hours of general education courses and 66 credit hours of clinical/professional courses, must be completed in compliance with the academic and professional policies of the school and individual programs in order to graduate. Students must also be in attendance and actively involved in the university’s May commencement ceremonies.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (B.S.M.I.T.) degree program at IU South Bend is constructed to give students who are striving for an increased level of expertise in the areas of medical imaging that include Computed Axial Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) specialized instruction to reach their career goals. The program consists of liberal arts education courses, didactic and professional course work in the chosen advanced medical imaging modalities and hands-on instruction in the clinical environment using the most up-to-date imaging technology.


STUDENT POPULATION SERVED

  • Students who enter the radiography program (preradiography) with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree with advanced clinical professional medical imaging instruction beyond radiography within an intended field of study

  • Students currently enrolled in an associate degree program

  • Currently practicing Registered Radiographers (R.T.’s) who want to obtain a bachelor’s degree for career advancement with advanced specialized medical imaging instruction

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology graduate at IU South Bend will:

  • Acquire an outstanding level of instruction in the areas of liberal arts education, didactic professional course work, and clinical education that will have encompassed the cognitive (problem solving and critical thinking) psychomotor and affective domains

  • Be educated to meet the demands of an advanced level medical imaging professional including excellent clinical patient care skills in both oral and written communication formats

  • Demonstrate mastery of instruction content to successfully pass the specific advanced medical imaging certification examination

  • Function as a multi-skilled, bachelor’s degree prepared, competent imaging professional who will provide compassionate and highly efficient patient care services

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students may apply for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology program at any time after qualifying for formal admission to IU South Bend. Upon acceptance to the program, all students classified as pre-B.S.M.I.T. may enroll in the general education course work required for the bachelor’s degree. The courses may be taken at any Indiana University campus or may be accepted as transfer credit hours from other accredited institutions. (Students also have the option of taking general education course work leading to the B.S.M.I.T. degree while pursuing the associate degree.) Students who receive radiography degrees from accredited programs other than those offered by Indiana University will be considered transfer students for the purpose of fulfilling general education requirements at IU South Bend.
Those seeking application to the clinical/professional program must meet the minimum criteria listed below to be considered eligible for entry into the clinical component of the degree. Meeting the minimum criteria listed qualifies applicants for continuation of the admission process. It does not guarantee a student admission into the clinical/professional program.

  • Meet with, and be formally advised by the radiography department program advisor or program director

  • Submit a formal application for admission consideration by March 1 of the year of anticipated entry into the B.S.M.I.T. clinical program (clinical applications are available February 1 of the year of anticipated entry)

  • Complete an Associate of Science in Radiography or similar degree at an accredited institution and submit an official transcript to the IU South Bend admissions office for a transfer credit audit

  • Submission of evidence of American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Good Standing certification as a Registered Radiographer (R.T.) or documentation which validates registry eligibility at time of application to the B.S.M.I.T. clinical/professional program

  • Must have a minimum grade of C or better in all required general education course work

  • Must have a  minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all course work completed

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all entry-level clinical/professional training in radiography
  • Complete a radiography questionnaire/essay
  • Submit three letters of recommendation following the guidelines set forth I the application process

CRIMINAL CHECKS
Federal mandates for clinical agencies require criminal background checks. Students are responsible for applying for the criminal background check and all fees associated with the check.


TRANSFER STUDENTS
Intercampus Transfer
Students wishing to transfer between campuses should check for the process on the campus to which they are transferring. To transfer to the IU South Bend campus, the student must submit an intercampus transfer request through the registrar’s office. Intercampus transfer requests are evaluated individually by the program advisor or program director on the basis of the student’s academic record in general education course work and didactic, clinical laboratory, and clinical experience courses (if applicable).
Transfer from Non-Indiana University Medical Imaging Technology Program
Students in good academic standing at another university who wish to transfer should contact the program advisor or program director. Radiography courses completed at another university or clinical education institution must be evaluated by the program director for transfer equivalents and student placement. Students must supply documentation, including an official transcript or validation of course completion, and copies of the syllabi for each radiography course completed at another university or clinical education institution. These syllabi will be evaluated in comparison to the IU South Bend radiography courses. Students are encouraged to contact the IU South Bend radiography program at least three months prior to the semester they wish to begin at IU South Bend.


SPECIFIC QUANTITATIVE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE B.S.M.I.T. CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Admission for the B.S.M.I.T. clinical professional program is competitively based. All didactic, clinical, and clinical laboratory course work will be evaluated by the program director of the IU South Bend radiography program to ensure that course curriculum standards are met.

  • GPA for all clinical professional course work completed at any associate degree level in a radiography program or approved equivalent program (75 percent)
  • GPA for all clinical experience course work completed at an associate degree program in radiography or approved equivalent (25 percent)

PROGRAM PLANNING
All provisions of this Bulletin are in effect as soon as a student begins the radiography program. Preradiography and clinical/professional students, however, are subject to policy and curriculum changes as they occur. Curriculum changes during progress toward the degree may resultin the revision of degree requirements.


GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The B.S.M.I.T. is designed to provide the student with both a liberal education and a concentration in clinical professional course work with an orientation toward a specific career. The general education courses may be taken on a full- or part-time basis; however, to be eligible for application to the clinical professional portion of the B.S.M.I.T., students must complete all courses listed in the four work areas with a minimum grade of C or better.
For a more detailed description of the IU South Bend general education curriculum, including lists of approved courses please see pages 33-37 in this Bulletin. All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
General education courses help lay the foundation for radiography courses and serve to provide the student with a well-rounded education. The campuswide general education requirements are incorporated into the program of study. All courses required for the degree must be taken for a grade. Certain courses may require prerequisite or developmental courses, which are not listed here.


CAMPUSWIDE CURRICULUM (33-39 Cr.)
I.             FUNDAMENTAL LITERACIES (13-19 Cr.)
                A.            Writing
                                ENG-W 131         Elementary Composition
                                                                (with a grade of C or higher)
                B.            Critical Thinking
                                Select from approved course list, page 34
                C.            Oral Communication
                                SPCH-S 121         Public Speaking
                                                                (with a grade of C or higher)
                D.            Visual Literacy
                                Select from approved course list, pages 34-35
                E.            Quantitative Reasoning
                                MATH-M 111      Mathematics in the World
                F.            Information Literacy
                                COAS-Q 110        Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)
                G.           Computer Literacy
                                CSCI-A 106          Introduction to Computing
II.            COMMON CORE COURSES (12 Cr.)
Complete one course from each of the following four areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes. At least one of the areas must be completed at the 300-level.
A.            The Natural World
                Select from N 190 or N 390 offerings, page 36
B.            Human Behavior and Social Institutions
                PSY-B 399            Human Behaviors and Social Institutions
C.            Literary and Intellectual Traditions
                Select from T 190 or T 390 offerings, page 36
D.            Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
III.           CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL VALUES (8 Cr.)
Students must complete one course from each of the following three areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes.
A.            Non-Western Cultures
                Select from approved course list, page 36
B.            Diversity in United States Society
                Select from approved course list, pages 36-37
C.            Health and Wellness (2 cr.)
                Select from approved course list, page 37
MEDICAL IMAGING CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (30 Cr.)
AHLT-R 404         Sectional Anatomy*
AHLT-R 405         Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II*
AHLT-R 406         Advanced Diagnostic Imaging III*
AHLT-R 407         Advanced Medical Imaging Techniques*
AHLT-R 408         Topics in Radiologic Sciences
AHLT-R 409         Senior Program in Medical Imaging*
CLINICAL PRACTICUM (12 Cr.)
AHLT-R 482         Computed Tomography Practicum (12 cr.)*
AHLT-R 483 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practicum (12 cr.)*
AHLT-R 484         Ultrasound Practicum (12 cr.)*


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Satisfactory completion of the general education, didactic, clinical laboratory, and clinical experience course work. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and schools’ academic and professional policies.
______________________________
*Course pending approval for the South Bend campus.


PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
Several preprofessional programs in allied health sciences are available at IU South Bend. If you complete prerequisite courses and application requirements, you are eligible to apply for acceptance to the clinical/professional programs located at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis and other Indiana University regional campuses. Preprofessional programs currently available at IU South Bend include:
Clinical Laboratory Science
Cytotechnology
Health Information Administration
Medical Imaging
Medical Laboratory Technology
Nuclear Medicine
Paramedic Science
Respiratory Care
Respiratory Therapy
Radiation therapy
Radiologic Sciences
Surgical Technology (in collaboration with Ivy Tech—Michigan City)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy


ENROLLMENT AND ADVISING
All students interested in pursuing an allied health preprofessional program should contact the radiography/allied health director or program advisor for orientation and advising sessions. The director or program advisor helps the student choose the appropriate courses and semester sequence to complete the prerequisites.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Following the completion of the required prerequisite course work, students may apply for admission into the clinical/professional program of the degree.
  • The minimum grade requirement in a prerequisite course is C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). Students must achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5, or higher, to apply for the clinical/professional program of their degree. Grades from developmental courses are not calculated into the grade point average of the prerequisite courses.
  • A minimum mathematics/science grade point average may also be required to apply for admission into a specific clinical/professional program. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Program sheets which explain application requirements are available at the radiography/allied health office. If a student is unable to meet the required standards for the desired allied health program, they are advised of alternate educational programs available to them on the IU South Bend campus and throughout Indiana University.