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Radiologist Assistant

These classes are part of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in radiation and imaging sciences which is a career oriented bachelor degree completion program for those with national certification in radiologic technology, diagnostic ultrasound, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine.

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RADA 306 Patient Care & Assessment I • 3 Cr.

Reinforces the use of the clinical thinking model to aid in patient assessment including interviewing skills and assessment techniques. Focus is on the application of anatomy and physiology knowledge to assist in patient assessment and management. Content includes specific assessment and examination procedures for the abdomen, thorax and lungs. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 308 Patient Care & Assessment II • 3 Cr.

Reinforces use of the clinical thinking model to aid in patient assessment including interviewing skills and assessment techniques. Focuses on the application of anatomy and physiology knowledge, assisting in patient assessment management. Includes assessment and examination procedures for the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, peripheral vascular and nervous systems, breast and axillae. Prerequisite: RADA 306 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 311 Imaging Procedures I • 4 Cr.

Establishes a framework for radiologist assistants performing fluoroscopic patient examinations in upper gastrointestinal, esophagus, small bowel, and barium enema studies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 312 Imaging Procedures II • 4 Cr.

Establishes a framework for radiologist assistants performing cystogram, T-tube cholangiogram, hysterosalpingogram, retrograde urethrogram, naso and orenteric feeding tube placement, port injections, fistulosinogram, loopogram, and swallowing studies. Prerequisite: RADA 311 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 313 Imaging Procedures III • 3 Cr.

Establishes a framework for radiologist assistants performing lumbar puncture under fluoroscopy guidance, myelograms, joint injections, joint aspiration, arthrograms, conventional, CT and MRI, breast needle localization and ductogram. Prerequisite: RADA 312 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 314 Imaging Procedures IV • 3 Cr.

Establishes a framework for radiologist assistants performing PICC line placement, non-tunneled venous central line placement, paracentesis, thoracentesis with appropriate image guidance, venous catheter placement for dialysis, lower extremity venography. Prerequisite: RADA 313 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 321 Radiologist Assistant Observation I • 1 Cr.

Job shadowing in a diagnostic imaging department for eight hours per week. Observation of procedures accomplished by a radiologist, physician assistant, radiologist assistant that are included in RADA 311. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 322 Radiologist Assistant Observation II • 1 Cr.

Job shadowing in a diagnostic imaging department for eight hours per week. Observation of procedures accomplished by a radiologist, physician assistant, radiologist assistant that are included in RADA 312. Prerequisite: RADA 321 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 323 Radiologist Assistant Observation III • 1 Cr.

Job shadowing in a diagnostic imaging department for eight hours per week. Observation of procedures accomplished by a radiologist, physician assistant, radiologist assistant that are included in RADA 313. Prerequisite: RADA 322 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 324 Radiologist Assistant Observation IV • 1 Cr.

Job shadowing in a diagnostic imaging department for eight hours per week. Observation of procedures accomplished by a radiologist, physician assistant, radiologist assistant that are included in RADA 314. Prerequisite: RADA 323 and acceptance into the program.

RADA 330 Physics of Imaging • 2 Cr.

Presents an overview of CT. MRI, and fluoroscopy instrumentation and terminology. Course includes image post processing procedures for CT and MRI. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 335 Radiation Biology and Safety • 2 Cr.

Presents radiation safety for the occupational worker and patient. Topics include radiation biology, medical and legal implications, professional, and governmental standards, regulatory, malpractice, and ethical concerns. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 375 Pharmacology • 3 Cr.

Topics include consumer safety and drug regulation, sources and effects of drugs and safe dose preparation. Types of drug preparations, principles of responsible drug administration including routes and techniques are examined. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 411 Clinical Internship I • 10 Cr.

Radiologist assistant clinical internship under the supervision of a board certified radiologist in a diagnostic imaging department facilitating the development and documentation of required clinical competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 412 Clinical Internship II • 10 Cr.

Radiologist assistant clinical internship under the supervision of a board certified radiologist in a diagnostic imaging department facilitating the development and documentation of required clinical competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 413 Clinical Internship III • 10 Cr.

Radiologist assistant clinical internship under the supervision of a board certified radiologist in a diagnostic imaging department facilitating the development and documentation of required clinical competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 414 Clinical Internship IV • 11 Cr.

Radiologist assistant clinical internship under the supervision of a board certified radiologist in a diagnostic imaging department facilitating the development and documentation of required clinical competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

RADA 421 Case Study Capstone I • 2 Cr.

Requires documentation of two cases the student performed in the daily work experience during the radiologist assistant clinical internship. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADA 422 Case Study Capstone II • 2 Cr.

Requires documentation of two cases the student performed in the daily work experience during the radiologist assistant clinical internship. Prerequisite: RADA 421 and acceptance into program.

RADA 423 Case Study Capstone III • 2 Cr.

Requires documentation of two cases the student performed in the daily work experience during the radiologist assistant clinical internship. Prerequisite: RADA 422 and acceptance into program.

RADA 424 Case Study Capstone IV • 2 Cr.

Requires documentation of two cases the student performed in the daily work experience during the radiologist assistant clinical internship. Prerequisite: RADA 423 and acceptance into program.