2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 311

D-311 2014-2015
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D–CourseDescriptions
PSYCHOLOGY
Special Topics
PSY 299
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Research from any field of psychology inwhich the student is adequately prepared.May be repeatedwith study of a new problem.
RADIOLOGICTECHNOLOGY
Explorationof Radiology
RAD 101
0.50
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for those studentswho have an interest in becoming a radiological technologist. It is an introductory directed study
course designed togive the student a greater knowledge ofwhat a radiological technologist does andwhat career opportunities are open in
this field. The goal of this course is to aid students inmaking a career choice that is right for them.
Medical Ethics
RAD 103
1.00
Prerequisite: Selection to theRadiological TechnologyProgram and concurrent enrollment in all semester I courses.
This course is an introduction to themedical profession, the patient and paramedical personnel, regarding professional ethics and
medical-legal responsibilities. This coursewill also provide the studentwith respect for interpersonal relationships, alongwithmoral and
ethical responsibilities to increase effective communication and empathy for the patient. One (1) hour of class time perweek required. This
coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education
(NSHE).
Fundamentalsof Clinical Radiography I
RAD 110
2.00
Prerequisite: Selection to theRadiological TechnologyProgram and concurrent enrollment in all semester I courses.
Aplanned clinical experience is providedwhich gives the student the opportunity to observe and apply theoretical principleswhile
performing radiographic procedures under supervision of the clinical staff. Progression in the program is dependent on the student
demonstrating clinical competence on a specified number of competency evaluations (the number to be identified in the syllabus). This
coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education
(NSHE).
Patient CareandMedical Terminology
RAD 112
2.00
Prerequisite: Selection to theRadiological TechnologyProgram and concurrent enrollment in all semester I courses.
This course covers nursing procedures and practices relative to radiological technologywith emphasis on patient handling, safety, comfort
and communications as employed by the radiological technologist. Aseptic techniques and procedures used tomaintain a sterile field are
explained. Etymology of disease terms, nomenclature of surgical procedures and use of prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms and
plurals ofmedical terms are covered.Two (2) hours of class time perweek are required. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate
degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Radiography I
RAD 116
3.00
Prerequisite: Selection to theRadiological TechnologyProgram and concurrent enrollment in all semester I courses.
Radiological positioning, related anatomy, considerations for the various problems encountered during positioning and pediatric
radiography are discussed. This course covers chest, abdomen, upper extremities to include shoulder girdle and lower extremities to
include hip; the study and identification of anatomical structures onX-ray film. Radiation safetymeasures concerning both patient and
technologist are covered. Five (5) hours of class time perweek are required. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art
or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
RadiologyPhysics andCircuitry
RAD 118
3.00
Prerequisite: Selection to theRadiological TechnologyProgram and concurrent enrollment in all semester I courses.
Coursewill establish a knowledge base of atomic structure and terminology, x-ray unit circuitry, radiation production, the nature and
characteristics of radiation, and the photon interactionswithmatter. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science
within the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
RadiographicPhotoandTechniques
RAD 124
3.00
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all semester I courses.
Fundamentals of photographic processes, darkroom equipment, darkroom chemistry, processing solutions and their functions.Types and
uses ofX-ray film and film holders.Manipulation of exposure factors, principles and practices in technique chart construction and
appropriate radiation safetymeasures. Five (5) hours of class time perweek are required. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate
degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Clinical Radiography I
RAD 125
2.00
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all semester I Radiological TechnologyProgramand support courses.
Aplanned clinical experience is providedwhich gives the student the opportunity to build upon previous clinical experience and apply
theoretical principleswhile performing radiographic procedures under supervision of the clinical staff. Progression in the program is
dependent on the student demonstrating clinical competence on a specified number of competency evaluations (the number to be identified
in the syllabus) and demonstrating continued competence on examinations inwhich competence has already been demonstrated. This
coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education
(NSHE).

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