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Idaho State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.
OverviewThe Radiographic Science Program is designed to facilitate the development of professional radiologic technologists who have acquired the technical skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill the needs required in the medical imaging setting. The radiologic technologist plays a vital role in the health care team. Due to the rapid growth of technology in the health care setting, there is an increased demand for qualified personnel.
In keeping with the mission of Idaho State University as the lead institution in health sciences education in the state of Idaho, the Radiographic Science Program educates radiographers for today and tomorrow through baccalaureate education. This educational emphasis prepares students to meet the demands in an ever-evolving healthcare industry.
This is accomplished by:
· Academic - the faculty and staff are dedicated to pursing excellence in all academic endeavors.
· Technology – to provide application of new technology in a profession that is predisposed to change while maintaining traditional values and emphasizing the needs of the patient.
· Access – to help meet the statewide and regional needs by providing access to quality education to prospective students located in Idaho and beyond.
· Community – to help meet the needs of the community in the health care setting by providing competent, qualified, technologists who are eligible upon graduation to sit for the national certification examination in radiography sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Admission to the Radiographic Science Program is competitive. Students will be evaluated using grades in pre-professional courses, and overall grade point average. A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required. Procedures for admission to the program include:
- Complete procedures for admission to the University.
- Complete and return the radiographic science application form and $30 fee.
- Complete the necessary prerequisite course work.
- Submit transcripts of all college and/or university courses completed.
The above admission procedures must be completed and submitted to the Department of Radiographic Science prior to February 15 of the year the student is seeking admission. The first professional year begins in the Fall semester.
Idaho State University Radiographic Science Program Policy for Transfer of Credit from Hospital-Based and Vocational-Technical Radiography Programs
The Idaho State University Radiographic Science Program will award up to 44 credits in radiography for programs completed at accredited hospital-based and/or accredited vocational-technical schools. To be eligible to receive credit, the student must:
- be a currently registered radiographer ((RT(R)).
- have worked as a radiographer during the past three years (amount of time to remain proficient to be determined by evaluating committee).
- submit evidence of experience and curriculum including:
- certificate of successful completion of registry.
- certified list of courses and descriptions of curriculum from accredited hospital-based and/or accredited vocational technical programs.
- copies of all college transcripts.
- certification of completion of continuing education courses. Proficiency examinations or regular enrollment will be required of students when evidence of proficiency is lacking or inadequate.
Graduates of the associate or bachelor degree program in radiographic science at Idaho State University are eligible to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Degree ProgramsThe radiographic science program at Idaho State University offers both an associate and a bachelor's degree option.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiographic Science
The Associate of Applied Science degree program is a three-year curriculum which consists of one pre-professional year, followed by two years in the program. The student studies and practices the clinical applications of radiography at the University's energized laboratory and at affiliated hospitals. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for registration (ARRT).The full curriculum is listed below for both the Bachelor and Associate degrees.
Bachelor of Science in Radiographic Science
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiographic Science is a four-year curriculum. During the first two years the student takes general education, basic science, and business courses at the University. During the two professional years the student studies and practices the clinical application of radiography at the University's energized laboratory and at affiliated hospitals. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for registration (ARRT).
The radiographic science program is designed to develop the technical skills and knowledge necessary for the student to satisfactorily function as a radiographer. Learning experiences enable the student to demonstrate competency in the technical aspect of the profession as well as human relations. The program further seeks to develop student interest in the professional societies as well as continuing education.
The student, upon completion of the program, will be able to work as a radiographer in a hospital, clinic, or private office and effectively perform his/her duties with patients in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Because of the rapid growth of the medical field, there is an ever-increasing need for well-trained radiographers.
The full curriculum is listed below for both the Bachelor and Associate degrees.
PREPROFESSIONAL YEAR I
Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science
BIOL 101/101L Biology I and Lab (Goal 4) 4 cr
BIOL 301/301L Anatomy and Physiology and Lab 4 cr
BIOL 302/302L Anatomy and Physiology and Lab 4 cr
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr
ENGL 101 English Composition (Part of Goal 1) 3 cr
COMM 101 Principles of Speech (Goal 2) 3 cr
HCA 110 Introduction to the
Allied Health Professions 2 cr
HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
MATH 143 College Algebra 3 cr
PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics (Goal 5) 4 cr
PSYC 101* Introduction to General Psychology 3 cr
(Goal 12) 3 cr
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 cr
TOTAL: 36 cr
PREPROFESSIONAL YEAR II
Bachelor of Science
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 3 cr
HCA 350 Organizational Behavior
in Health Care (Spring only) 3 cr
MGT 312 Individual
and Organizational Behavior 3 cr
HCA 375 Health Care Law (Spring Only) 3 cr
HCA 384 Human Resource Management in Health Care
Organizations (Fall Only) 3 cr
MGT 473 Personnel Management 3 cr
ART 100* Survey of Art (Goal 6) 3 cr
CHEM 101 Introduction to General Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 5 cr
ECON 201* Principles of Macroeconomics
(Goal 11) 3 cr
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr
HIST 112* U.S. History II (to Present) (Goal 9) 3 cr
MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics
(Goal 3) 3 cr
PHIL 101* Introduction to Philosophy (Goal 8) 3 cr
TOTAL: 33 or 35 cr
*These courses are suggested to fulfill University requirements; other courses may be substituted to satisfy University goal requirements.
PROFESSIONAL YEAR I
R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 cr
R S 320/320L Radiographic Processing (with Lab) 2 cr
R S 325 Patient Care in Radiography 3 cr
R S 330 Radiographic Exposure (with Lab) 3 cr
R S 340 Laboratory Practicum I 1 cr
R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 cr
TOTAL: 15 cr
R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 cr
R S 341 Laboratory Practicum II 1 cr
R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 cr
R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 cr
R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 cr
BIOL g470 Sectional Anatomy 2 cr
PHYS 300 Medical Electronics 2 cr
PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics (with Lab) 2 cr
TOTAL: 15 cr
PROFESSIONAL YEAR II
R S 488 Applied Radiography III 5 cr
R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 cr
R S 342 Laboratory Practicum III 1 cr
R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 cr
(B.S. degree only)
R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities
and Radiation Therapy 1 cr
R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic
Quality Assurance 2 cr
R S 489 Applied Radiography IV 6 cr
TOTAL: 13 cr
BIOL 307 Radiobiology (with Lab) 3 cr
R S 430 Radiographic Pathology 2 cr
R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 cr
R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 cr
R S 481 Independent Study (Optional) 2 cr
R S 490 Applied Radiography V 6 cr
TOTAL: 14 or 16 cr
A grade of "C" or better is required in all radiographic science, biology, physics, math, business, chemistry, and health care administration courses in the curriculum.
A student who fails to achieve a minimum of a "C" grade in a course designated Radiographic Science (R S) will be dismissed from the program and prohibited from taking any further courses with the R S designation until the course(s) in question has/have been completed with (a) minimum grade(s) of "C."
The student is required to reapply to the program, in writing, at least one (1) month prior to the first day of classes of the semester in which readmission is sought.
Additional details regarding readmission can be found in the current Radiographic Science Student Handbook.
Radiographic Science Courses
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 credit. History of the profession, responsibilities of the technologist, professional development, radiation protection, areas of specialization. F, S, W
R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 credits. Theory and principles of radiographic examination of the extremities, shoulder girdle, and the pelvic girdle. F
R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 credits. Introduces the student to basic theory and principles of radiographic procedures of the abdomen and the chest. Emphasis is placed on radiographic examinations of visceral organs requiring the use of contrast media. S
R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 credits. Continuation of 311 emphasizing theory and principles of radiographic examinations of the vertebral column, cranium, and the facial bones. S
R S 320 Radiographic Processing 1 credit. Photographic technique including developing methodology and the chemical effects on radiographic film. F
R S 320L Radiographic Processing Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory experience with photographic technique including developing methodology and the chemical effects on radiographic film. F
R S 325 Patient Care in Radiography 3 credits. Introduction to patient care principles and procedures utilized in radiography including vital signs, body mechanics, catheterization, sterile procedures, drug administration, isolation techniques and medical emergency procedures. F
R S 330 Radiographic Exposure 3 credits. Determination of radiographic exposure values with emphasis on radiographic quality and equipment used in the production of radiographs. F
R S 340 Laboratory Practicum I 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. F
R S 341 Laboratory Practicum II 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of xray equipment. COREQ: R S 311 and R S 389. S
R S 342 Laboratory Practicum III 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of xray equipment. COREQ: R S 31 and R S 390. S
R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 credit. Study of the theory and clinical application of pediatric radiography. S
R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 credit. Topics include: x-ray interaction with matter, quantities and units of radiation, biological effects of ionizing radiation, MPD, radiation detection instruments, methods to minimize radiation exposure to patients and personnel, and U.S. Government radiation control standards. S
R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 credits. Clinical applications of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the upper extremity, shoulder and chest. Graded S/U. F
R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 credits. Clinical applications of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the lower extremity, hips, pelvis and absomen. Graded S/U. S
R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 credit. Organization and operation of a radiology department. Emphasis on management, design, record systems, equipment, personnel and budgets. F
R S 430 Radiologic Pathology 2 credits. Study of the pathological processes of various diseases and disorders with emphasis on the demonstration of pathology on radiographs. F
R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 credit. Advanced methodology, theory and principles of radiographic procedures. Designed to develop proficiency in performance of specialized radiographic examinations. PREREQ: R S 312 and R S 342. S
R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities and Radiation Therapy 1 credit. An introduction to nuclear medicine, computerized axial tomography, ultrasonography, and radiation therapy. F
R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance 2 credits. Study and application of equipment maintenance procedures to assure consistency in the contrast, density, and sharpness of radiographic films. F
R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 credits. In-depth study in establishing radiographic exposure values in new installations or when equipment is changed. F
R S 481 Independent Problems in Radiography 1-2 credits. Study of topics in radiography selected by students and faculty. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. D
R S 488 Applied Radiography III 5 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the abdomen, especially examinations requiring use of contrast media to include the esophagus. Graded S/U. Su
R S 489 Applied Radiography IV 6 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinationsof the vertebral column, ribs and cranial structures. Graded S/U.F
R S 490 Applied Radiography V 6 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinations including portables and surgical procedures as well as tomography and arthrography. Graded S/U. S
R S 491 Seminar-Selected Topics 1-3 credits. Group studies of topics not covered in regular offerings. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
R S 495 Internship in Special Diagnostic Imaging 2 credits. Eight week internship providing opportunity to participate in diagnostic examinations requiring a special modality, e.g. peripheral or cardiac angiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
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Revised: July 2006