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RELLIS · Health Sciences · Radiologic Technology - RADR

Advanced Radiographic Procedures
RADR-2331

  • Fall 2021
  • Section 201 CRN-21858
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/30/2021 to 12/16/2021
  • Modified 09/08/2021

Meeting Times

Lecture (Online)

  • Completed before Monday each Week

Lab (F2F)

  • Monday, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Academic Alliance Bldg. Rm 229B

Contact Information

Clinical Coordinator/Professor: Debra Allbritton M.Ed. RT(R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)

You can reach me through Yammer message as well.

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, F2F or Zoom
  • Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Zoom Only
  • Friday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, F2F or Zoom

Program Director: Tina Kocurek M.Ed. RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)

You can reach me through Yammer message as well.

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

Goal 3: Student will model professionalism.

3.2 Student will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.

Collect ‘yes’ or ‘no’ value for each student from:
Randomly selected a Simulated Check-off with standardized patient using the Radiology Student Evaluation form – Demonstrated respect with me (both emotionally & physically)

Goal 4: Student will demonstrate effective communication skills.

4.1 Student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Collect ‘yes’ or ‘no’ value for each student from:
Randomly selected a Simulated Check-off with standardized patient using the Radiology Student Evaluation form - Explained exam and movements to me in manner I could understand

Materials

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

  • Author: Long, B., Rollins, J., & Smith, B.
  • Publisher: Mosby/ Elsevier
  • Edition: 14th
  • ISBN: 9780323566674

Technology

Students will need laptop with camera and internet connection capabilities for classroom/lab activities and testing.

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).

Evaluation

Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Reviews/Participation 15%
Lab Assignments 25%
Major Exams 30%

There is a minimum 3 major exams.

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.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

Criminal Background

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

For students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Blinn College Radiologic Technology Program, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.

The state licensing authority for a Medical Radiologic Technologist in Texas is the Texas Medical Board.

Any student enrolled or planning to enroll in the Blinn College Radiologic Technology Program with reason to believe they are potentially ineligible for an occupational license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for felony or misdemeanor offense may request a criminal history evaluation by the Texas Medical Board to determine eligibility.

The Application to Request Criminal History Evaluation Letter is at the following link:  https://www.tmb.state.tx.us/idl/719666D1-DC3B-2331-EAC5-A05CAABBE52C.

Visit https://www.tmb.state.tx.us/ for more information regarding the Texas Medical Board requirements.


Per the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT):

For students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Blinn College Radiologic Technology Program, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

ARRT emphasizes ethics requirements for certification and registration. Individuals with a previous charge or conviction of a misdemeanor or felony should contact the ARRT Ethics Requirements Department for a Pre-Certification Application at www.arrt.org or (651) 687-0048 concerning eligibility requirements. 

Course Policies

Make-Up Policy

Lab Reviews/Activities:  All missed Lab reviews and/or activities may be made up within 3 days of the missed lab date with a 10 points grade deduction for each review/activity.  It is the students' responsibility to contact instructor to make the necessary arrangements.  A grade of zero will be recorded for any assignments completed post the 3 days late time frame.

Lab Check-Offs & Simulations:  Any missed lab check-off and simulation with instructor excused absence may be made up within 10 days of missed lab date. 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. 

Exams: Major exams may be made up within 10 days of the initial exam date with an instructor 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 Upkeep/Cleanliness: Absolutely no food or drink in the designated x-ray rooms or control area. ALL students will be responsible for keeping the lab and all supplies tidy & clean on a weekly basis. Every student is expected to clean up after themselves and help maintain a clean and safe environment in all areas of labs used on campus. Failure to perform these duties will result in 5 points deduction from course Lab category for every 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).

All Radiology courses must be successfully completed with a minimum of 75% for advancement to the next semester. 

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.

COVID Absence Policy

Students MUST use Campus Clear to report COVID exposure, symptoms, positive test, etc.

Using #CampusClear

Register with your Blinn email address and each day you will receive an email or push notification asking you to indicate whether you are symptom-free, experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Based on your response, the app either will invite you to join us on campus or ask you to stay home.

How often do you need to self-certify?

Blinn expects that all students and employees should self-certify every day, even on days that they do not plan to come to campus. You don't need to follow up with questions, you read that correctly.

If you suspect COVID exposure or need a related absence, the program REQUIRES that you submit the CampusClear email that you will receive after reporting, that establishes your quarantine period and return-to-campus date to instructor.

Per the Back-to-Blinn policy, if a student is required to quarantine per Campus Clear, the student will be provided a Zoom link to the lecture portion of the course, or a recorded session of the material covered.  Students must inform the instructor immediately once they have been notified by Campus Clear that they cannot come on campus so that COVID accommodations can be granted.  Instructor will make every effort to fulfill the student's request within 24 hours.  If a student misses the laboratory portion of the course, the student will be expected to practice on their own after reviewing assigned readings, videos, etc.  Zoom links will not be provided for the laboratory portion of the course.