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Blinn College • Health Science Center • Health Sciences • Radiologic Technology - RADR


Advanced Radiographic Procedures RADR-2331

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 300 CRN-11423
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 09/05/2018

Meeting Times


Tuesday Lecture:  1330-1520

Thursday Lab:   0900-1300

Contact Information


Lab Instructor:  Amanda Featherston, RT(R)

                           Email:  [email protected]

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor:  Debra Allbritton, M.Ed, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

Email:  [email protected]

Office:  2511

Phone:  979-691-2403

Please note office hours here and outside my office door (2511).  Face-to-Face meetings will need to be scheduled.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

0800

OFFICE

 

LAB

 

OFFICE & BLINN MEETINGS

0900

 OFFICE

CLASS

 LAB

OFFICE

 OFFICE

1000

 OFFICE

 CLASS

 LAB

 OFFICE

 OFFICE

1100

 OFFICE

 CLASS

 LAB

 OFFICE

 OFFICE

1200

LUNCH

 CLASS

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1300

OFFICE

CLASS

OFFICE

LAB

OFFICE & BLINN MEETINGS

1400

 OFFICE

 CLASS

 OFFICE

 LAB

 OFFICE

1500

CLASS

 CLASS

 OFFICE

 LAB

 OFFICE

1600

 CLASS

 CLASS

 OFFICE

 LAB

 OFFICE

1700

 

 

 

 LAB

 

1800

 

 

 

 LAB

 

Description


Continuation of positioning; and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology. The study of standard radiographic procedures of the vertebral column, thorax, skull and trauma radiographic procedures will be discussed and demonstrated. Completion of RADR curriculum with 75% or higher in all RADR courses is required. Two lecture hours; four lab hours per week – Total Contact hours: 96. Lab fee required.

Requisites

Prerequisites:

Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program

Completion of RADR 2301 with 75% or higher.

Corequisites:

RADR 2366

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


  1. Describe standard positioning terms.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of positioning aids.
  3. Discuss general procedural considerations for radiographic exams.
  4. Explain radiographic procedures to patients/family members.
  5. Adapt general procedural considerations to specific clinical settings.
  6. Identify the structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images.
  7. Adapt radiographic procedures for special considerations.
  8. Simulate radiographic procedures on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  9. Evaluate images for positioning, centering, appropriate anatomy and overall image quality.
  10. Discuss equipment and supplies necessary to complete advanced radiographic procedures.
  11. Explain the routine and special positions/projections for all radiographic procedures.
  12. Describe the general purpose of radiographic studies.
  13. Apply general radiation safety and protection practices associated with radiographic and examinations.

Materials


Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning &; Procedures, Vols I, II, & III.

  • Author: Frank, E., Long, B., & Smith, B.
  • Publisher: Mosby/ Elsevier
  • Edition: 13th
  • ISBN: 9780323312028

Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop with internet connection capabilities is needed for classroom and lab activities.

Course Requirements


1. Achievement of all lab Check-off and Simulation competencies with an 80% or higher.

One re-test per failed competency will be allowed. A minimal of 80% must be obtained by student on re-test in order for progression into next procedures course.

2. Completion of all daily assignments, quizzes, and projects.

3. Completion of all major exams and lab practicals.

4. Complying with professional behavior requirements.

5. Compliance with the RADR Program Student Handbook.

6. Must obtain a minimal score of 75 on all course requirements, with the exception of Lab Simulation Competencies (see #1 of Course Requirements).

7. May transfer to any higher institutions that offer a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences.

8. Articulation agreement exits with Midwestern State University.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Participation/Homework 5%
Quizzes 15%
Major Exams 25%

There are 3 major exams.

Lab Competencies 25%

Check-Offs = 15% of total 25%

Simulation Exams (with Comprehensive Final) = 10% of total 25%

Comprehensive Final Exam 30%

Breakdown

90-100% = A

80-89% = B

70-79% = C

60-69% = D

50-59% = F

*(Course average below 75% means failure w/ no progression in the program.)

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Criminal Background

Per Texas HB 1508, effective 9/1/2017:

"For students in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.”

Counseling

The counseling experience is designed to help you facilitate growth and change in your life. Counseling Services provides short-term counseling services to students within the limits of its resources. Counseling can help improve self-awareness, relationships, decision making and your overall well-being.

Many students encounter various challenges throughout their college career that require personal counseling. Blinn College provides free and confidential counseling by professional counselors to all currently enrolled Blinn students.

Please visit, https://www.blinn.edu/counseling/index.html for more counseling and contact information.

Office of Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides a variety of accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities.

Blinn College encourages students to overcome challenges and attain personal and academic success.

Blinn’s mission is to ensure students with disabilities have equal access in their educational pursuits. Blinn College provides students an opportunity to obtain their academic goals by fostering inclusion and support.

It is the responsibility of the student to request services for each semester you are going to need accommodations. Every semester, Disability Services will create new accommodation letters for student’s current schedule. College policy allows instructors one week to set up accommodations once presented with letters of accommodations. With that in mind, students need to submit documentation and schedules early in order to obtain services.

Please visit, http://www.blinn.edu/Disability/index.html for more service and contact information.

Financial Aid

There are many factors that determine your financial eligibility, awards, and disbursement. Most are based on federal and state regulations. All grant awards other than the Pell grant have limited funds available and are awarded to students who are eligible and complete all requirements first.  All federal and state grant programs are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  All students are reviewed for all grant programs when they are awarded and will be awarded if funds are available to award.

Financial Aid Awards - Your financial aid award will be based on an attendance of 12 or more hours a semester. If you are going to attend less, and you know well in advance, please contact [email protected] so adjustments can be made ahead of time.

*Rad Tech students will attend less than 12 hours a semester. It is your responsibility to contact the financial aid office for any necessary adjustments.*

Please visit, http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/index.html for more financial aid information.

Course Policies


Late Assignment Policy

Lab Competencies:  A 5 point penalty will be assessed per each tardy for lab Check-offs and Simulations.

Assignments:  A 10 point deduction will be assessed the first day an assignment is late with additional 5 points every day thereafter.

Make-Up Policy

Quizzes:  There are no make-up quizzes given.  A grade of zero will be recorded for each missed quiz.

Lab Check-offs & Simulations:  Lab check-offs and simulations may be made up within 10 days of the initial scheduled date with and an excused absence.  It is the students' responsibility to contact instructor to make the necessary arrangements. A grade of zero will be recorded for a competency not completed within the 10 day time period. 

Exams:  Major exams may be made up within 10 days of the initial exam date with an excused absence.  It is the students' responsibility to contact instructor to make the necessary arrangements. A grade of zero will be recorded for an exam not completed within the 10 day time period. 

Classroom/Lab Policy

Lab Times:  Please note on the schedule the weeks in which both labs meet together on the same day. If the student needs to change a lab day or will be absent, they must arrange to switch with another student and inform the instructor at least one day prior to the lab.  Please refer above for policy on tardiness to lab competencies.

Lab Upkeep/Cleanliness:  There will be a posted schedule in the lab indicating which students will be responsible for keeping the lab and all supplies tidy & clean on a weekly basis. Failure to perform these duties during the assigned weeks will result in 5 point deduction from Lab Competency category for each student and each infraction.

Absolutely no exposures allowed, nor control panels & DR system turned on, without an instructor present.  Absolutely no actual exposures of patients, students, other people or animals are allowed. Violation of these two policies will result in a written citation with a 5 point deduction from overall grade in course and/or possible review for dismissal from program. All laboratory equipment (phantoms, electronics, computer systems, patient care items, etc.) are to be treated with the utmost care. Any type of equipment or room malfunction or damage noted or observed by students must be reported to instructor. This is to insure that the proper protocols and steps to fix equipment are taken, which then assures the safety and security of all students and faculty utilizing the lab.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (DR) SYSTEM AND OPERATOR CONSOLE BE TURNED ON OR UTILIZED WITHOUT INSTRUCTOR PRESENCE IN THE LABORATORY IN ANY CLASS. Violation of this policy will result in a written citation and 5 point deduction from overall grade in course.

Technology:  Please turn off or silence any watches, cell phones, etc. prior to entering class or lab. Cell phones must be kept in bags at all times, unless instructed otherwise by professor.

You are responsible for obtaining information from your classmates on material missed when you are not present in class or lab, as well as notifying the instructor of absence and scheduling a make-up date and time (refer to above Make-up policy).

Student Class & Laboratory Participation

Students must role-play as a professional radiographer and patient during class and/or lab times.  Students are expected to have physical contact with other students and standardized patients while participating in radiographic/medical learning and grading activities.

Schedule


Course: ADVANCED RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES – RADR 2331 (3 credit hours)

                                  Class: Lecture=Weekly 2 hours/Lab=Weekly 4 hours (except Holidays)

                                                   WECM: Workforce Education Curriculum Manual

CIP

Rubric

Number

Course Title

Status

Semester Credit Hrs.

Minimum Contact Hrs.

Maximum Contact Hrs.

51.0911

RADR

2331

Advanced Radiographic Procedures

Active

3

64

96

 

 

WEEK/DATE

LECTURE

Tuesdays

H

LAB

Thursdays

H

READING/HW

For Lecture

1

 Aug 28 & 30

Syllabus & Course Outline

Anatomy Assessment: Vertebral Column

2

Both Labs AM

Procedure: L-Spine

Practice: L-spine

4

V1 Ch8

pgs. 366-375

 378-381

413-424

Tegrity Video: Vertebral 8/28

2

 Sept 4 & 6

Procedure: C & T-Spine

2

Check-Off: L-Spine

Practice: C & T Spine

4

V1 Ch8

pgs. 383-398

402-412

3

 Sept 11 & 13

Positioning & Film Review

2

Check-Off: C & T Spine

Production #1:

C/T/L Spine

4

 

4

 Sept 18 & 20

EXAM 1

2

Simulation Exam #1: Spine

4

 

5

 Sept 25 & 27

Procedures: Sacrum, Coccyx, & SI Joints

2

Practice: Sacrum/Coccyx & SI Joints

Production #2:

Sacrum/Coccyx & SI Joints

4

V1 Ch8

pgs. 425-434

6

 Oct 2 & 4

Anatomy Assessment: Bony Thorax

Procedures: Ribs & Sternum

2

Check-Off: Sacrum/Coccyx

Check-Off: SI Joints

Practice: Ribs & Sternum

4

V1 Ch9

pgs. 447-463

468-476

TV: Bony Thorax

7

 Oct 9 & 11

EXAM 2

2

Check-Off: Ribs & Sternum

Production #3:

Ribs & Sternum

4

 

8

 Oct 16 & 18

Anatomy Assessment: Skull

2

Simulation Exam #2: Sacrum to Sternum

4

V2 Ch20

pgs. 257-290

TV: Skull

9

 Oct 23 & 25

Procedures: Cranium & Sinuses

2

Practice: Cranium & Sinuses

4

V2 Ch20

pgs. 291-311

355-367

10

 Oct 30 & Nov 1

Procedures: Facial/Nasal/Orbit Bones

 

2

Check-Off: Cranium & Sinuses

Practice: Facial/Nasal/Orbit Bones

 

4

V2 Ch20

pgs. 312-332

11

 Nov 6 & 8

Procedures: Zygomas/Mandible/TMJ’s

2

Check-Off: Facial/Nasal/Orbit Bones

Practice: Zygomas/Mandible/TMJ’s

4

V2 Ch20

pgs. 333-352

 

12

 Nov 13 & 15

Positioning/Film Review

2

Check-Off: Zygomas/Mandible/TMJ’s

Production #4: Cranium to TMJ’s

4

 

13

 Nov 20 & 22

EXAM 3

2

Holiday

 

 

14

 Nov 27 & 29

CL Content Testing

2

Simulation Exam #3: Cranium to TMJ’s

4

 

15

 Dec 4 & 6

Final Review

2

Comprehensive Lab Final

4

 

16

 Dec 11

FINAL EXAM 1245-1500

2

Total Contact Hours=88

 

 

This course outline is subject to change (dependent on variables such as; how fast or slow the student’s learning process is (may be on target or may not), emergency meetings faculty may have to attend or other situations that are not in the control of the instructor.  If class is missed by the student, it is the student’s responsibility to get with their classmates to get caught up on notes or any instructions that they might have been given by the instructor. See your syllabus for other detailed instructions pertaining to tests, quizzes, etc….