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RTE 1000 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology

2 Credit Hours
(Fall, offered as needed)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the history of radiography and the role and scope of practice of the practitioner in the healthcare delivery system. Organizations, accreditation, federal agencies, regulatory agencies (including OSHA) and professional credentialing will be discussed. Content includes a fundamental background in medical law, ethics, human diversity and patient consent. The student will examine a variety of ethical issues and dilemmas found in clinical practice, as well as developing a better understanding of patients, the patient’s families, and professional peers through comparison of diverse populations based on value systems, cultural and ethnic influences, communication styles and socioeconomic influences. Radiographic medical terminology and pharmacology will be covered. Site specific clinical education paperwork will be completed. Background check, drug screening, training and clinical site approval mandatory.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Radiography Program.

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