2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

RAD 100 - Foundations of Radiologic Science

Description: Foundations in radiography and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system. Includes an examination of the healthcare establishment, radiography education and related organizational topics, ethical and legal considerations, basic radiation protection and patient care principles.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Reading Proficiency.

Corequisite: RAD 110  and RAD 120  and RAD 170 .

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. Health science professions
  2. The health care environment
  3. Hospital organization
  4. Radiology organization
  5. Accreditation
  6. Regulatory agencies
  7. Professional credentialing and organizations
  8. Professional development and advancement
  9. Ethics & ethical behavior
  10. Ethical issues in healthcare
  11. Legal issues
  12. Patient consent
  13. Radiation protection

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify health science professions and describe their relationship to each other in the delivery of patient care. (1)
  2. Identify various settings in health care delivery. (2)
  3. Describe relationships and interdependencies of departments within a healthcare institution. (3)
  4. Discuss the responsibilities and relationships of all personnel in the radiology department. (4)
  5. Differentiate between programmatic and institutional accreditation. (5)
  6. Identify regulatory agencies and their role in quality management and improvement. (6)
  7. Define credentialing and identify the professional agencies involved. (7)
  8. Identify the benefits of continuing education as related to improved patient care and professional enhancement. (8)
  9. Discuss the origins of ethics and the role of ethical behavior in healthcare. (9)
  10. Explain individual and societal rights, and cultural and economic conditions that may contribute to ethical dilemmas in healthcare. (10)
  11. Explain legal issues in health care including parameters of legal responsibility in radiography, confidentiality, torts, negligence and malpractice. (11)
  12. Describe the components, conditions and implications of informed consent with documentation. (12)
  13. Outline the basic principles of radiation protection including potential biologic damage, and safe radiation practices. (13)