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Conversational Spanish

Students learn to communicate effectively in familiar, conversational Spanish. This course stresses listening and speaking rather than grammatical structures. Lab Fee

Field Investigation in Environmental Studies

This course will provide the student with a multi-integrated education in environmental studies. The students will be investigating life systems in the environment, testing the life support systems, and analyzing the environment to see what impact man’s progress has had and will have on it. [16-48-64] Lab Fee

Intermediate Spanish

Comprehensive oral and written reviews of grammatical structures through varied short stories, conversations, and presentations. Lab Fee

Introduction to Service-Learning

This course examines service in the local community and its connection to diverse disciplines. The major objective of this class is the practical application of concepts being learned in college disciplines. Students practice and apply concepts, while developing citizenship, social responsibility skills, and an understanding of working with diverse populations. The course requires students to participate in a 15 hour community based service-learning project, related to a discipline(s) they are studying in a college class and to complement their community work with written and oral reflections.

Intermediate Spanish

Extensive reading to further develop vocabulary and mastery of the language. Advanced prose selections from varied masters of the Hispanic world as cultural appreciation. Lab Fee

Service-Learning

This course examines volunteerism from historical and contemporary perspectives. It provides students with an opportunity to study and experience volunteerism in the community and to discover how communities address issues with diverse populations. This course has as its major objective the encouragement of critical thinking and practical experiences with respect to the concepts of citizenship and social responsibility. The course requires students to participate in a community based service-learning project and to complement their community work with written and oral reflections.

Comprehensive Clinical Experience 1

The student will participate in clinical education three days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital different from the hospital they have been assigned to thus far in the program. This change in clinical assignment will allow the student to learn in a new environment resulting in an opportunity to increase clinical skills, critical thinking ability, and self-confidence. Under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and /or physician, it is expected the student will learn new ways to accomplish exams already mastered, while continuing to learn and achieve competency in more advanced radiologic exams and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee

Introduction to Imaging Principles

The intent of this course is to provide some basic imaging concepts and information in an effort to prepare the student for entry into the first clinical course of the fall semester. Focus is placed on radiation safety as dose reduction methods are presented and demonstrated. Other areas of emphasis are the common features of radiographic equipment, and image quality characteristics. Students will also explore terminology unique to medical imaging.

Radiobiology and Protection

This course is intended to identify and justify the need to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure to humans. Students will review the principles of cellular biology and identify the sources of electromagnetic and particulate radiations. They will learn about radio sensitivity and the effects of ionizing radiation on human cells, tissues and organs. Radiation units of measurement, as well as dose limits for both the public and the occupational worker will be presented. Students will learn how as radiologic technologists, they can employ various means to produce high quality diagnostic images at a dose as low as reasonably achievable.

Radiologic Positioning, Procedures and Pathology 1

Students will learn radiographic imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, and extremities. Focus on anatomical positioning with attention to various patient needs and abilities will be emphasized. Students will learn to critique images for diagnostic quality, as well as develop the ability to identify normal anatomical structures from common abnormal pathological processes. Students will participate in small group skill-building lab activities. [48-16-64] Lab Fee