Chair and Associate Professor: Francis
Associate Professors: Moore, Watkins
Clinical Faculty: Boniface, Harmon, Howser, Madden, Merrell, Miller, Wells
Bachelor of Science in Radiography
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiography 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 in the role of a radiographer. Learning experiences enable the student to demonstrate competency in the technical aspect of the profession as well as the human relations aspect. The program further seeks to develop the students' interests in the professional societies as well as the possibilities for 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.
Courses Which Fulfill Both Major Requirements and General Education Goals
MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr OR BIOS 100* Introduction to Biology 1 cr BIOS g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 100* will not count toward General Education Requirements. Other Required Courses in Liberal Arts BIOS 307 Radiobiology 3 cr BIOS g470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1 cr CHEM 107 Essentials of Chemistry 5 cr OR CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 300 Medical Electronics 2 cr PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics 2 cr TOTAL: 17 cr
Business Core Requirements
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr HCA g484 Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations 3 cr OR MGT g373 Personnel Management 3 cr TOTAL: 9 crAllied Health Core Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 cr OR MGT g312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr HCA g375 Public Health Law 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Radiographic Science Core Requirements
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 cr R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 cr R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 cr R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 cr R S 320 Radiographic Processing 2 cr R S 325 Nursing Principles in Radiography 2 cr R S 330 Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 340 Laboratory Practicum I 1 cr R S 341 Laboratory Practicum II 1 cr R S 342 Laboratory Practicum III 1 cr R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 cr R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 cr R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 cr R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 cr R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional 2 cr R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 cr R S 430 Radiologic Pathology 2 cr R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 cr R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities and Radiation Therapy 1 cr R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance 2 cr R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 480 Special Radiographic Techniques 2 cr R S 488 Clinical Internship in Radiography 2 cr R S 489 Applied Radiography I 6 cr R S 490 Applied Radiography II 6 cr TOTAL: 53 cr
Associate of Science in Radiography
The Associate of 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).
Allied Health Requirements 4 cr Business Requirement 3 cr General Education Requirements 8 cr Math and Science Requirements 22-24 cr Professional Requirements 50 cr TOTAL: 87-89 cr
Allied Health Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 crBusiness Requirement
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr Goal 12 3 cr
Math and Science Requirements
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr OR BIOS 100 Introduction to Biology 1 cr BIOS g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 307 Radiobiology 3 cr BIOS g470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1 cr MATH 111 Algebra 4 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics 2 cr
Same as for B. S. degree 50 cr
(except R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional, 2 cr.; and RS 420 Radiologic Facility Organization, 1 cr., not required)
Admission to the Radiographic Science Program is competitive. Students will be evaluated using grades in pre-professional/prerequisite courses, and overall grade point average. A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required. Procedures for admission to the radiographic science program include:
1. Complete procedures for admission to the university.
2. Complete and return a radiographic science application form.
3. Complete the necessary prerequisite course work.
4. Submit three (3) original and recent letters of reference.
5. 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 during the summer session.
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 (RS) will be dismissed from the program and prohibited from taking any further courses with the RS 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 on pages 1 and 71 of the 1990 Radiographic Science Student Handbook.
ISU 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:
1. be a currently registered radiographer (RTR).
2. have worked as a radiographer during the past three years (amount of time to remain proficient to be determined by evaluating committee).
3. submit evidence of experience and curriculum including:
a. certificate of successful completion of registry.
b. certified list of courses and descriptions of curriculum from accredited hospital-based and/or accredited vocational technical programs.
c. copies of all college transcripts.
d. 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.
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, Su
R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 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. Su
R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 credits. Continuation of 310 emphasizing theory and principles of radiographic examination of the extremities, shoulder girdle, and the pelvic girdle. F
Health ProfessionsRadiographic Science/Speech Pathology and
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 2 credits. Photographic technique including developing methodology and the chemical effects on radiographic film. Su
R S 325 Nursing Principles in Radiography 2 credits. Introduction to nursing 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 2 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. Su
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 389 AND R S 311. F
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 390 AND R S 312.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 application of radiographic examinations of the abdomen and chest with special emphasis on examinations requiring contrast media. F
R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 credits. Continuation of R S 389 with emphasis on radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities. S
R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional 2 credits. Educational methods employed in the allied health professions. Emphasis on objectives, course design, lesson planning, testing, teaching skills. Essentials of accreditation, continuing education requirements, new innovations in allied health education reviewed. 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. S
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. F
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 480 Special Radiographic Techniques 2 credits. Theory and clinical experience in specialized radiographic procedures. F
R S 481 Independent Problems in Radiography 1-2 credits. Study of topics in radiography selected by students and faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. D
R S 488 Clinical Internship in Radiography 2 credits. Students actively participate in all phases of general radiography in an approved radiology department. PREREQ: R S 390. Graded S/U. Su
R S 489 Applied Radiography I 6 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinationsof the vertebral column, and portable radiography.F
R S 490 Applied Radiography II 6 credits. Designed to develop advanced radiography proficiency in performance of specialized radiographic examinations and advanced cranial radiography. S
R S 491 Seminar-Selected Topics 1-3 credits. Group studies of topics not covered in regular offerings. May be repeated under different titles for a maximum of six credits. 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
Revised: April 17, 1996