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RT 100 Introduction to Radiologic Technology

2 CR

This course provides information related to the role of the radiologic technologist within the healthcare team and the department of medical imaging with an emphasis on physical requirements of the radiologic technologist, professional roles, inter-departmental/peer relationships and medical communication used in radiologic technology.  An introduction to the profession will include:  history of radiologic technology, medical law and ethics in healthcare, basic principles of radiation protection, the production of ionizing radiation, positioning examinations, leadership practices, critical thinking, learning styles, and conflict response and resolution.  In addition, college and program policies will be introduced and students will be required to complete a job shadow experience in the hospital and clinic setting. 

Note: The student is required to successfully pass this course with a grade of B or higher to apply to the program.
Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER Reading (247) or higher OR RDG 85 with a C or higher. ACCUPLACER Writing (245) or higher OR ENGL 092 with a C or higher. ACCUPLACER Arithmetic (230) or higher OR MATH 098 with a C or higher.

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