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Master Course Syllabus · Health Sciences · Radiologic Technology - RADR

Introduction To Radiography And Patient Care

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/09/2018 to 05/10/2019
  • Modified 01/09/2019

Meeting Times

Distance Education Lecture

  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM, eCampus

This class is offered strictly via distance education. Students will have open access to the course until semester end.

Contact Information

Instructor: Tina Kocurek

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, office 2523

please email [email protected] to arrange a meeting


An overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals, and an orientation to the program and to the health care system. Patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology are also included. 

Semester Credit Hours: 3

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Define basic radiography medical terms

2. Identify ethical and legal standards as related to radiography

3. Understand general radiation protection practices

4. Assess patient condition and recognize emergency situations

5. Identify relevant pharmaceuticals and their applications.

6. Discuss components of radiologic science education and profession


Introduction to Radiologic Imaging Sciences and Patient Care

  • Author: A. Adler & R. Carlton
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Edition: 6th
  • ISBN: 9780323315791

Computer Access

Students must have access to a computer throughout the course. Lectures and assignments are delivered via eCampus and require submission through the portal. All grades are accessible via eCampus only. 

Course Requirements

Student must be a Pre-Radiologic Technology Student.



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Homework/Participation 10%

Various topics and homework assignments from the weekly chapters.

* For Distance Education: Students must post your discussion AND respond to at least one other classmate's post for full credit.

Quizzes 20%

Typically 2 quizzes from the weekly chapters.

Major Exams 40%

There will be at minimum, three major exams.

Final Exam 30% Comprehensive

The Final will be comprehensive of all course information.


Grading Scale:

A        100 – 90%

B         89 – 80%

C         79 – 70%

D         69 – 60%

F         59 and below

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.

Student Services


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.

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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.

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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.*

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Course Policies


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Module Schedule

Access the course schedule in eCampus.

Found under the Table of Contents called "Module Schedule" and also found as a link in the Overview tab.