BS in Medical Technology - Concentration in Radiologic Science

The Medical Technology program prepares students for a professional career by exposing them to the theoretical foundations and practical skills involved in various disciplines. The Department offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Technology with concentration in: Radiologic Science

 

 
 
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION (105 credits)
COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
CSI 200 Computer Literacy ENG 000
3
ENG 201 Composition & Rhetoric I ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
ENG 202 Composition & Rhetoric II ENG 201
3
ENG 205 English Communication Skills ENG 202
3
HMS 201 Active Learning & Research Methodology ENG 001
3
FREE ELECTIVES (6 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
ENG 200 Writing Skills ENG 001
3
MAT200X College Algebra PLACEMENT
3
GENERAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (26 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
BIO 213 Introduction To Physiology ENG 001
3
BIO213L Introduction To Physiology Laboratory Co. BIO 213
1
BIO 217 Sectional Anatomy BIO 213
3
BIO 320 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (ENG 001 & MAT200X) OR (ENG 001 & MAT 105)
3
BIO360L Histopathology Laboratory NONE
1
BIO 420 General Pathology BIO 213 & BIO 220
3
BIO210H Cells & Molecules ENG 001
3
CHE 200 Introduction to Chemistry ENG 001
3
CHE 301 Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences CHE 200
3
BIO220H Cytology & Histology NONE
3
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (55 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
FHS 200 Introduction to Health Sciences Professions ENG 200 OR ENG 105
3
RAD 201 Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences ENG 201
3
RAD 210 Radiologic Imaging and Processing RAD 201
3
RAD210L Radiologic Imaging and Processing Laboratory Co. RAD 210
1
RAD 301 Physics of Medical Imaging I RAD 201
3
RAD301L Physics of Medical Imaging I Laboratory Co. RAD 301
1
RAD 302 Physics of Medical Imaging II RAD 301
3
RAD302L Physics of Medical Imaging II Laboratory Co. RAD 302
1
RAD 304 Contrast Agents and Radiopharmaceuticals RAD 210
3
RAD 305 Imaging Procedures I RAD 301
3
RAD305L Imaging Procedures I Laboratory Co. RAD 305
1
RAD305P Clinical Imaging Practicum I NONE
3
RAD 306 Imaging Procedures II RAD 305
3
RAD306L Imaging Procedures II Laboratory Co. RAD 306
1
RAD306P Clinical Imaging Practicum II RAD305P & RAD 306
3
RAD 310 Radiological Pathology BIO 420
3
RAD 402 Computer Applications in Imaging CSI 200
3
RAD 405 Imaging Procedures III RAD 306
3
RAD405P Clinical Imaging Practicum III RAD306P
3
RAD 406 Special Procedures in Radiological Sciences RAD 405
3
RAD410L Quality Assurance Laboratory RAD 402, Co. RAD 405
3
RAD 470 Process of research CSI 200 & ENG 202 & BIO 320
1
RAD 472 Special Topic in Radiologic Sciences NONE
1
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (3 credits)
To be selected from the following courses
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
BME 340 Computer-Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering CSI 201 & JUNIOR STANDING OR CSI 200
3
CLS 485 Biotechnology CLS 320 & CHE 220
3
FST 310 Forensic Science NONE
3
RAD 482 Risk Management in Radiology NONE
3
RAD 485 Molecular Imaging Senior Standing
3
RAD 487 Clinical Decisions in Radiology NONE
3
RAD 490 Special Medical Diagnostics Studies Senior Standing
3
RAD 495 Biotechnology for Radiological Sciences NONE
3
Course Descriptions
CSI 200
Computer Literacy
This course is an introductory Non-Technical survey of Computer Systems and a study of the social impact of computers. Topics include introduction to the Hardware components of a computer system, input and output devices, storage devices, communications and connectivity, Internet, security, information systems and deep exposition to software applications such as text editors, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Prerequisite: ENG 000
ENG 201
Composition & Rhetoric I
This is the students' first major encounter with critical thinking, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to themes from different disciplines and are expected to discuss them, read and write about them. The essay of all its types is the writing format dealt with in the first half. A research paper, 5-10 pages in length, follows in the second half.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
ENG 202
Composition & Rhetoric II
In this course, students are expected to engage in deep critical thinking and to construct written arguments in which they decide on a controversial issue. They are helped to think of argument in terms of having an opinion, voicing it persuasively, and supporting it adequately. Hence, they will be analyzing debatable issues appearing in writing and will be introduced to the elements and structure of argument, including the Toulmin model, the rhetorical situation, the traditional categories of claims, the types of proof, logical fallacies and the Rogerian argument. Reading, critical thinking, and writing are taught as integrated processes. There will be essays for analysis, as well as essay topics for development.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
ENG 205
English Communication Skills
Students' communication competence is enhanced by learning the techniques and strategies of public speaking. No other skills are so closely tied to a student's professional success as communication skills. Using what they have learned in other English language courses, students practice and communicate, guided by the fundamental principles of public speaking, and provided with a forum for applying these principles, through a variety of instructional strategies - discussion, class workshops.
Prerequisite: ENG 202
HMS 201
Active Learning & Research Methodology

This is an introductory course that aims at bridging the gap between school and college and develops the student's skills in three areas related to active learning and research methodology. In the first area, the student is introduced to the university's rules and regulations and general guidelines. In the second area, the student hones his/her study skills, namely, developing schedules, improving concentration, developing time-saving test-taking strategies, taking good notes, improving listening and reading skills, and applying strategies to avoid test anxiety. In the third area, the student is introduced to research, armed with the theory, methodology, and techniques of the research process, starting with conceptualization and ending with report writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 001
ENG 200
Writing Skills
This course covers the major components of effective communication in English. Students practice paragraph and essay writing and go over the main grammar rules. In addition, they are expected to participate in oral debates and presentations.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
MAT200X
College Algebra
This is a remedial math course for graphics design students and/or students whose entrance exams indicate the need for a refresher math course. The course content includes solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions, and an introduction to logarithms and exponentials.
Prerequisite: PLACEMENT
BIO 213
Introduction To Physiology
This is an introductory course to Medical Physiology. Its objective is to offer to the student a general introduction into the basic aspects of physiology. The material covered in the course can be used as stand-alone, or to lead on to more detailed studies of physiology. The course will take a largely systemic approach to the study of the human body. Emphasis is on the function, regulation and integration of organs and organ systems of higher animals emphasizing human physiology.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
BIO213L
Introduction To Physiology Laboratory
This course consists of a set of exercises accompanied by experiments, models and computer simulations designed to provide students with a better understanding of the structure and function of the human body.
Prerequisite: Co. BIO 213
BIO 217
Sectional Anatomy
A detailed study of the human sectional anatomy in transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes with emphasis on the organs of interest in radiography, Computed Tomography, SPECT, PET, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging; study of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
Prerequisite: BIO 213
BIO 320
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
This is an introductory course in the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology. Type sand sources of data in measuring population health, data analysis and descriptive epidemiology will be included. The course covers both theory and applications in the form of problem solving and laboratory sessions.
Prerequisite: (ENG 001 & MAT200X) OR (ENG 001 & MAT 105)
BIO360L
Histopathology Laboratory
Application of data acquired in the CLS 360 Histopathology course with emphasis on techniques of pathological tissue handling, preparation, staining, reading and interpretation.
Prerequisite: NONE
BIO 420
General Pathology
This course is designed to provide the student with instructions in the structure of the immune system: Immunity, inflammation and infection, diagnosing and understanding the physiopathology of general and systemic diseases that could affect the eye: Diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, immune system disorders.
Prerequisite: BIO 213 & BIO 220
BIO210H
Cells & Molecules
This course deals with cells and their molecules. Its main goal is to provide knowledge on the basics of the cell structure and function, with emphasis on the evolution and chemistry of the cell, membranes, organelles and cytoskeleton, cell signaling and regulation, and the flow of genetic information.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CHE 200
Introduction to Chemistry
An introductory course to the fundamental principles of inorganic and organic chemistry. Topics include: stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to organic chemistry, periodic properties of elements, states of matter and solution chemistry.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CHE 301
Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
CHE 301 is an introductory course in biochemistry. Its objective is to offer to the student a firsthand description of the principles and practices of biochemistry. Students will be exposed to the basic structures of major classes of biologically important molecules and metabolic activities of major importance in living organisms.
Prerequisite: CHE 200
BIO220H
Cytology & Histology
The Histology and Cytology course presents a review of cellular organization and normal histology of various human organs, techniques of tissue handling, preparation of sections or smears and staining material.
Prerequisite: NONE
FHS 200
Introduction to Health Sciences Professions
Provides an orientation to the profession in health care system through a combination of classroom and clinical instructions; covers the history, basic, and applications of different profession, patient care, body mechanics, infection control practices, and medical terminology.
Prerequisite: ENG 200 OR ENG 105
RAD 201
Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences
An introduction into radiologic sciences profession and provides an orientation to different medical imaging modalities. Emphasis is placed on principles of radiation production and protection, interaction of radiation with matter, and patient care in medical diagnostic imaging.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
RAD 210
Radiologic Imaging and Processing
Physical principles involved in producing a radiograph/digital image of diagnostic quality; control of scatter radiation, film/screen combination and film processing, digital image processing, and image quality evaluation: density, contrast, recorded detail/resolution and distortion. It also provides students with required knowledge to practice different medical imaging equipment and accessories.
Prerequisite: RAD 201
RAD210L
Radiologic Imaging and Processing Laboratory
Practice the student to produce medical image and demonstrating the effect of different physical principles on diagnostic image quality. It also involves practice to operate different medical imaging and processing equipment and accessories with proper technical factors and radiation protection techniques.
Prerequisite: Co. RAD 210
RAD 301
Physics of Medical Imaging I
Study the instrumentation; physical principles and engineering. Topics include equipment function and image formation of different medical imaging modalities; conventional and computed radiography, fluroscopy, radionuclide imaging, and ultrasonography. Emphasis is placed on safe use of ionizing radiation.
Prerequisite: RAD 201
RAD301L
Physics of Medical Imaging I Laboratory
Laboratory demonstration of physical principles of medical radiation equipment with emphasis on required parameters to produce an image of a diagnostic quality.
Prerequisite: Co. RAD 301
RAD 302
Physics of Medical Imaging II
Continuation of RAD 301. Emphasis on advanced medical imaging modalities; tomography: CT, SPECT, PET, and MRI.
Prerequisite: RAD 301
RAD302L
Physics of Medical Imaging II Laboratory
Laboratory demonstration of physical principles of advanced medical radiation equipment
Prerequisite: Co. RAD 302
RAD 304
Contrast Agents and Radiopharmaceuticals
Study of contrast agents, drugs, and radiopharmaceuticals commonly used in medical imaging with emphasis on pharmacokinetics and pharmaco-dynamics. The course provides students with the basic principles and methods of preparation and administration of contrast media (oral, intravenous, intraarterial, intraductal and intrathecal routes), radiopharmaceutical including production and labelling (oral, aerosol, and intravenous), and medical drugs used with different medical imaging techniques.
Prerequisite: RAD 210
RAD 305
Imaging Procedures I
The course provides knowledge and skills to radiologic sciences students to practice medical imaging in a clinical environment and focuses on patient positioning and proper operation of imaging equipment. Emphasis is placed, throughout the course, on the radiography of extremities, spine, chest, abdomen, and skull, ultrasonography, and radionuclide imaging; planar and whole body.
Prerequisite: RAD 301
RAD305L
Imaging Procedures I Laboratory
Laboratory practice designed to reinforce lecture in RAD 305. This course takes place in the University medical imaging lab and a hospital/clinical environment.
Prerequisite: Co. RAD 305
RAD305P
Clinical Imaging Practicum I
This course correlates the academic concepts into the clinical environment, dealing directly with patients. Under supervision, students will observe and perform medical imaging of different human body parts. Clinical competency evaluations are utilized to document clinical performance.
Prerequisite: NONE
RAD 306
Imaging Procedures II
The course provides knowledge and skills to radiologic sciences students to practice advanced medical imaging techniques in a clinical environment and focus on indications and contraindication of different procedures. Emphasis is placed, throughout the course, on methods of administration of contrast media and radiopharmaceuticals, digital imaging, angiography, and tomography.
Prerequisite: RAD 305
RAD306L
Imaging Procedures II Laboratory
Laboratory practice designed to reinforce lecture in RAD 306. This course takes place in the University lab and a hospital/clinical environment.
Prerequisite: Co. RAD 306
RAD306P
Clinical Imaging Practicum II
Students continue in the clinical setting to perform medical imaging examinations of patients under supervision. In addition to those examinations previously performed, students will learn to perform with skills the advanced medical imaging techniques.
Prerequisite: RAD305P & RAD 306
RAD 310
Radiological Pathology
Study the pathophysiological basis of diseases with a focus on their physical manifestations in the various imaging modalities. Topics include the required technical and/or procedural variations for an optimal study. Emphasis is placed, throughout the course, on the functional and morphological changes of the pathologies on images.
Prerequisite: BIO 420
RAD 402
Computer Applications in Imaging
The course provides the students with the principles and applications of computer in digital imaging. Topics include: acquisition of digital images in different modalities, image processing and reconstruction techniques used in various digital imaging modalities and digital tomography; CT, SPECT, PET, and MRI. Management of data, archiving and transmission of digital images in a medical environment is also covered.
Prerequisite: CSI 200
RAD 405
Imaging Procedures III
Students will gain knowledge of specialized imaging modality procedures used in diagnostic imaging of different human systems and organs (Central Nervous, Cardio-vascular, Gastro-intestinal, Urinary Tract, Lymph, Joints, Bone, and Breast). Emphasis is on sectional anatomy as it relates to computed tomography (CT, PET, SPECT, and MRI).
Prerequisite: RAD 306
RAD405P
Clinical Imaging Practicum III
Students are able to continue to perform medical imaging examinations with emphasis on advanced modalities and techniques. Continuity of procedural area is achieved with this five-day-per-week clinical practice and allows senior students to achieve competencies appropriate to this semester
Prerequisite: RAD306P
RAD 406
Special Procedures in Radiological Sciences
An overview of the special clinical application of medical radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Introductions to the medical modalities used in molecular imaging (SPECT/CT, PET/CT, PET/MRI, US and Optical) and Radiation Therapy.
Prerequisite: RAD 405
RAD410L
Quality Assurance Laboratory
This course is designed to provide the students with the basic principles and concepts of quality assurance as applied to diagnostic imaging equipment. Radiologic technologists need to understand detailed operational parameters and limitations of such imaging equipment. Emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge of quality assurance program and practical skills required in quality control tests.
Prerequisite: RAD 402, Co. RAD 405
RAD 470
Process of research
This course is designed to familiarize students with the wide range of research purposes and methods. It involves both understanding and application of skills, such as evaluating sources and formatting the finished paper following the latest APA directives and requirements.
Prerequisite: CSI 200 & ENG 202 & BIO 320
RAD 472
Special Topic in Radiologic Sciences
The course is open to senior students. Each student chooses a specific topic during the first few weeks of the semester and works on it independently throughout the semester. Students will investigate or review the topic and present their ongoing research during class hours. Midterm and final presentations are required. The specific topics covered should be related to advanced subjects of current interest in the radiologic sciences.
Prerequisite: NONE
BME 340
Computer-Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering
This is a junior-level course in the biomedical engineering program. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology to aid in the design and especially the drafting, whether technical drawing or engineering drawing, of a part or product. CAD is not only a visual, or drawing, method of communication but also symbol-based whose principles are particular to a specific technical field. The objective of this course is to provide the student with hands-on experience with computer-aided design in biomedical engineering using modern CAD/CAE tools. The course covers the following topics: Representation of surfaces in space; 3-D display methods and hardware; 3-D boundary tracing and texture; bio-sterometry and stereo-photogrammetry in biomedicine; and some aspects of computer-aided manufacturing of prostheses and other topics.
Prerequisite: CSI 201 & JUNIOR STANDING OR CSI 200
CLS 485
Biotechnology
This course is for students who have interest in a career in the applied sciences. Students in this hands-on course will complete lectures and activities in the following areas: electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, tissue culture, transgenesis, bioremediation, genetic engineering, cloning, gene sequencing, forensics, and other topics in the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology.
Prerequisite: CLS 320 & CHE 220
FST 310
Forensic Science
This course aims to give students an understanding of forensic science. It places emphasis on the role of the trace material as a clue in criminal investigations. The importance of critically evaluating the information content and the means by which they were obtained in the process of criminal cases is also discussed. Students are introduced to a range of trace types, to the scientific methodology applied to the collection, analysis and interpretation of these traces and to the analytical methods that are used in relation to case studies.
Prerequisite: NONE
RAD 482
Risk Management in Radiology
This course is intended to diminish the gap between best practice and common practice for radiologists in the area of communication, documentation, and informed consent. Communication failures are among the top reasons that patients sue. An analysis of national as well as physicians insurance claims reveals that a significant number of lawsuits are lost or settled on the basis of poor communication, incomplete documentation, or a definite process of informed consent. Special attention is devoted to the applications and issues in health planning as well as the work environment of the hospitals. This course includes reading material related to malpractice claims in which radiologist are named as defendants, the impact of teleradiology, informed consent, and communication issues. Learning objectives: Implement a policy for communication of diagnostic imaging findings; Cite each step in the process of informed consent. List strategies for increasing compliance in regard to recommended tests.
Prerequisite: NONE
RAD 485
Molecular Imaging
The course is an introduction to molecular imaging principles and modalities. A noninvasive in vivo investigation enables the visualization, characterization, and quantification of biologic processes taking place at the cellular and subcellular levels of normal and pathologic processes within intact living subjects including patients. Modalities include: SPECT, PET, MRI, Optical fluorescence imaging.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
RAD 487
Clinical Decisions in Radiology

This course includes pharmacology, patient assessment, management and education.
Pharmacology topics include sources and effects of drugs, consumer safety and drugs regulations, and safe dose preparation. Principles of drug administration and classifications of drugs related to body systems will be implemented. Patient assessment, management and education will include the application of normal anatomy and physiology to injured and ill patients. There will be an emphasis on patient education, communication and post procedural care and prop charting and documentation.

Prerequisite: NONE
RAD 490
Special Medical Diagnostics Studies
The course is an interactive lecture series with emphasis on the correlation between different medical imaging modalities and the clinical laboratory studies of special pathologic entities and histopathology. Special imaging modalities include plain film, SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, US, and angiography/fluoroscopy.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
RAD 495
Biotechnology for Radiological Sciences
This course is for students who have interest in research in advanced medical biotechnology in radiological sciences. The course covers interactive lecture series with emphasis on the correlation between different medical imaging modalities and the clinical laboratory studies implementing recent advances in biotechnology. The course will cover basic concepts in the following area: electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, tissue culture, transgenesis, bioremediation, genetic engineering, cloning, gene sequencing, and other topics in the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology.
Prerequisite: NONE

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