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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.

Patient Care in Radiologic Science

The focus of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for providing safe and compassionate patient care. Addressing the needs of a diverse population presenting for care in a hospital setting will be explored. Effective communication methods will be emphasized. Students will examine several patient care skill sets required of the radiologic technologist within their daily responsibilities. Basic pharmacology as it relates to the medical imaging department will be presented. Lab Fee

Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care

This entry course is intended to provide necessary information to encourage student success in the Radiography Program, as well as in their chosen career. Values, attitudes, and behaviors conducive to professional growth are conveyed as students investigate the role of the radiologic technologist within the medical imaging profession and, within the health care delivery system as a whole. Principles, practices and policies of health care organizations are examined in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiologic technologist. A study of the historical and philosophical basis of ethics and the elements of ethical behavior are discussed, as well as an introduction to legal terminology, concepts, and principles and how they relate to the role of the radiologic technologist.

Clinical Exploration

Note: criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervision of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ response to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required. Lab Fee

Coordinated Clinical Experience 2

Note: criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervisor of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ response to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required. Lab Fee

Coordinated Clinical Experience 1

Note: criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervisor of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ response to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required. Lab Fee

Seminar in Physical Therapist Assisting

A course designed to foster integration of concepts and skills from previous courses with those gained in the clinical setting including a forum for discussion of clinical experiences. The course includes units on employability skills; communication; geriatrics; cultural diversity and its effects on health care; and the relationship of law, the code of ethics for the profession and standards of practice to the role of the physical therapist assistant. Current trends and issues in physical therapy are discussed along with the role of the professional organization for physical therapy. Assignments include considerable review, research and writing related to clinical experiences and evidenced based practice with emphasis on the psychological and sociological aspects of illness and injury. A cumulative final exam covering the Physical Therapist Assistant program content is included. Lab Fee

Clinical Experience

Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervision of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ responses to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experiences is required. Criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Lab Fee

Concepts in Physical Therapist Assisting

This course is an introduction to the methods of referral, reporting, recording and record keeping in the clinical situation. The role of the physical therapy administrator and issues surrounding reimbursement are discussed. Students will be introduced to special equipment and procedures used in the hospital setting with special emphasis on the critical/intensive care unit. Applications of first aid in the physical therapy field are discussed. Students have an opportunity to discuss the clinical experiences in which they are participating (PTA 221), particularly with emphasis on the physical therapist assistant interactions with staff and patients. Assignments involve considerable review, research and writing related to clinical experiences. Lab Fee

Advanced Intervention Techniques

This course introduces the student to many advanced treatment interventions utilized in a variety of physical therapy settings. The course includes units of study on exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics. Basic and advanced soft tissue mobilization theory and techniques will be presented. The students will be introduced to select manual therapy techniques employed in the clinic. The students will take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply the skills.