MONTGOMERY COLLEGE Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS RT 201 Course Title: Radiologic Technology III Course Number: 20726 Instructor: Patricia Gorski,BS, RT(R)(M) Prepared: Fall 2007 (240) 567-5566 Office Hours: T,R 11:10-12:20 Patricia.email@example.com www.montgomerycollege.edu/rt Prerequisite: RT 102 Radiologic Technology II Course Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 - 1:45 P.M. Credits: Textbook: 3 Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, Bontrager, Kenneth (required) Radiologic Science for Technologists, Bushong, Stewart. Patient Care in Radiography,6th Edition Ehrlich
*Please note that these references will be referred to in class throughout the semester Course Description: Continuation of RT 101 and RT 102 in greater depth with the addition of special procedures and radiographic imaging in examinations. Studies included are mammography, lymphography, bronchography, angiography, arthrography, myelography, sialography, body section radiography, and various other special studies. Pediatric radiography, special techniques, equipment, anatomy, and projections used in the studies will be presented. This knowledge should aid the student radiographer to realize his/her role
in the care and preparation of patients as well as the imaging procedures themselves. Cross sectional anatomy will be presented with the student having the opportunity to work individually on the Dissector software which is loaded on all computers in the classroom as well as in the Medical Learning Lab. Review of film and filmless objectives as well as Quality Control objectives will be integrated into this course. Medicolegal aspects as it pertains to radiographers will be reviewed. In addition, mock registries will be given monthly to further prepare students for the ARRT National Registry.
Course Outcomes: The student will be able to: At the completion of the course the student: 1. Recognize the purpose, list component parts, and describe the steps necessary in utilizing specialized interventional equipment 2. Differentiates between the generations of CT scanners 3. Recognizes and identifies the components of a CT scanner 4. Describes the steps to data acquisition 5. Reviews artifacts, resolution (spatial and contrast) of a CT scan 6. Identifies the post processing procedures in CT 7. Identifies and explains contraindications and indications for special radiographic procedures and typical physiological functions in the body systems; 8. describes procedural methods or steps in these special radiographic procedures; 9. Identifies anatomy from actual radiographs, CT and MRI scans 10. Demonstrates knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of major body systems 11. Demonstrates knowledge of advanced imaging modality principles and their applications 12. Review strategies of pediatric patient care 13. Recognizes and applies medicolegal terms as they relate to imaging studies and professional behavior Classroom Behavior:
Each and every student is expected to behave in ways which promote a teaching and learning atmosphere. Students have the right to learn; however; they do not have the right to interfere with the freedom of the faculty to teach or the rights of other students to learn. Students will be treated respectfully in return for respectful behavior. All in-class discussions should be carried out in a way that keeps the classroom environment respectful of the rights of others. This means that, for example, students should not interrupt someone else who is talking regardless of whether that person is the instructor or another student. Students should not monopolize class time by repeatedly interrupting and asking questions in a manner in which hinders the learning process of others. Students are also expected to conduct themselves in ways which create a safe learning and teaching environment that is free from such things as violence, intimidation, and harassment, including sexual harassment. Should a student be disruptive in class, then he/she will be asked to leave. The instructor reserves the right to have the student removed by Security if refusal occurs. Cell phones and pagers should be kept on vibrate mode and students who must speak on a cell phone, must do so outside of the classroom to prevent disruption to the rest of the class. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND MISCONDUCT Students are expected to maintain the integrity of the test taking environment by doing their own work and not allowing others to copy one’s work. Talking and referring to texts are strictly prohibited during an examination. Noncompliance to these standards may result in a failing grade of the examination. In addition, the program maintains a strict adherence to the student code of conduct which may be accessed through Montgomery College’s Home page at www.montgomerycollege.edu. Once you enter the home page, click on the Current Student tab on the top of the screen. Click on the Quick Link entitled Codes and Policies. This will direct you to the Student Code of Conduct which is a word document.
HOUSEKEEPING: All students are responsible for putting equipment away, keeping equipment clean and in order at the end of each class session. Students are expected to report unsafe and/or broken equipment to the instructor. It is not necessary to report who is responsible for breaking the equipment. Drinking or eating in the classroom and laboratory is not allowed at any time. Course Methodologies: The course material will be presented in an interactive lecture manner. Students are encouraged to be active learners by participating in the presentation of course objectives through lecture, small group activities and hands-on activities. Students should review material to be covered in advance and should bookmark the Radiologic Technology Web page (www.montgomerycollege.edu/rt) to access outline of power point presentations Some audio-visuals and radiographs will be utilized as well as demonstrations. Guest lecturers may present some areas of specialty. Should a student require any special resources to be more successful in the course, please let the instructor know so that the College can make accommodations. Parking At Takoma Park: Parking is at a premium on this campus. Because this class begins at 12:30 in the afternoon, all students should park in the Bonifant Dixon Street Public Parking garage on the designated levels and take the garage shuttle to campus. Please note that the shuttle from this garage begins running at 8:00 am. Parking is also available at parking meters around the campus. Students have to pay at the meters, the student parking permit does not allow for parking at meters without paying. If a student chooses to park at a meter, student must put a sufficient enough of money on the meter so as not to leave class in order to feed the meter. If a student leaves the class or lab to do so (except during a break), the attendance grade will be reduced for that day’s attendance. Please give yourself at least an extra 30 minutes to get to class on time. If a student is continually late for class, the attendance grade will be reduced.
Cancellation of Class:
You will be able to determine the College's operational status during inclement weather or other emergencies through the following means: Check the College's Web site at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu or log on to MC e-mail. A college-wide e-mail will be sent to announce closures or delays. Call the College’s main phone number, 301-279-5000, to hear an updated message, in the event of closures or delays. Tune in to area radio or television stations, including Montgomery College Television, cable channel 10, in Montgomery County. Dozens of commercial radio and TV stations are also notified. Among the stations with most frequent updates are: Television -- NBC Channel 4/WRC; Fox Channel 5/WTTG; Channel 7/WJLA; Channel 9/WUSA; and cable News Channel 8. Radio -- WTOP (1500 AM and 107.7 FM), WMAL (630 AM),.
Students With Disabilities: Any student who may need an accommodation due to a disability, please make an appointment to see Cathy Wilson (240-567-1475) during my office hour. A letter from Disability Support Services(R-CB122; G-SA175; or TP-ST120) authorizing your accommodations will be needed. Any student who may need assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation must identify to the Disability Support Services Office; guidelines for emergency evacuations for individuals with disabilities are found at: www.montgomerycollege.edu/dss/evacprocedures.htm.
Attendance: The attendance policy is stated in the Montgomery College Catalog. The student is urged to review the last sentence relative to the "Administrative Drop" for unexcused absences. Punctuality is stressed and any unexcused lateness will be factored into the final grade. (Four points per tardy arrival/unexcused absence). Grading: 93-100 A 86-92 B 78-85 C 77 and below F A student receiving a grade below a “C” in this course, must satisfactorally repeat it before progressing to the next course. Grades will be determined by: 1. Unit Exams* (approximately 3) 55% 2. Comprehensive Final Exam * 25% 3. Research Assignment/Rad Tech Week Assignment/ Critical Thinking portfolio 15% 4. Attendance 5% Total: 100% There are no make-up exams! If a unit exam is missed, it must be made up on the same day as the final, following the final exam. Examinations (55%) A minimum of three examinations will be given to assess student comprehension of presented materials. The dates and objectives covered in examination form are noted in the class schedule in this syllabus. Examinations will include multiple choice questions and may include matching, sequencing, true or false, fill in the blank, film identification and/or short essay questions. The point value is indicated on the examination. Multiple choice, true or false, matching questions are worth one point. Grades are calculated based on the number of points earned divided by greatest possible points. For example if the test has a total of 89 points and a student earns 79
possible points (79/89) the student’s score would be 88.7% which will be rounded up to an 89%. All examinations are reviewed in class after graded and open for discussion of content only. Concerns about calculation of grade or possible misgrading may be addressed individually with the instructor after class. Tests are kept in the student file. Students are not given them to keep.
Comprehensive Final Examination
The final examination is given on the date as dictated by the collegewide final schedule found in each semester’s Montgomery College Credit Course Schedule and noted in the class schedule. The examination covers all material reviewed in the semester. Questions are primarily designed in multiple choice fashion although some other forms of questions may be designed. Critical Thinking Portfolio A portfolio for Radiologic Technology students should allow the student to self-assess their progress in critical thinking. In the article Portfolios and Critical Thinking written by Myke J. Kudias, BS RT (R, QM) Director of the Mayo Clinic Radiography (Radiologic Technology Journal, Vol. 74, No. 6 July/ August 2003) maintenance of a portfolio allows the student and instructor to assess the journey through radiographic concepts. As Kudias noted “Exams often show the end result of what a student has learned but tell very little about what was necessary to achieve that result….The strength of portfolios is that they show things that are difficult to assess both other means” Therefore, a portfolio, with guidance from the instructor as to the objectives needed to be met, can allow trouble shooting, self assessment and the opportunity for the student to take ownership of their education. To this end, critical thinking assignments and assessment rubrics will be incorporated into each RT course. Students will be required to file these assignments and assessment tools into their critical
thinking portfolio. A guideline for the portfolio will be presented to the student in the first week of class.
Special Procedures Presentation/ Assignment(5%)Critical Thinking Assignment #1 Students are to choose either a modality, procedure or a piece of equipment that we will be studying during the course of this semester. Some suggestions and the directions for this assignment and the rubric are in the back of this syllabus. This presentation can be anywhere from 3-10 minutes, as long as the guidelines are followed. Research Assignment (10%)Critical Thinking Assignment #2 Students will be required to research one pathology and advanced imaging procedures for this pathology and submit a paper (5-10 pages double space 12 font plus reference page. The cover page and reference page do not count as the 5-10 pages required) which should address the following objectives: Name of pathology, why the student chose this pathology A brief description of the pathology, patient symptoms, conservative treatment options Diagnostic imaging procedures used to identify, monitor and/or possibly treat this pathology. Your pathology should address more than one imaging modality to diagnose the pathology A description of how the procedures are performed, if contrast is used, number and type of images produced. Radiographic findings of the pathology and radiographic findings in terms of resolution of the pathology (if any) once treatment begins or is completed to address the pathology
The pathology, as noted in one of the objectives above, should be one that more than one imaging modality may be used to identify this pathology. Students MUST use at least three literary references. In addition, students are encouraged to interview imaging professionals at their site as part of their research. These professionals are NOT considered one of the three required references but should be recognized in the reference page and given proper recognition in the paper. APA style for the reference page is recommended but the following information in the following style is accepted: Author(s) last name, Name of Book, Article, Year and date, publisher Suggestions and hints (These are not mandatory)
Pick a pathology that interests you. It might be something that you have read about or know someone who has been diagnosed with. Divide your paper into sections: For example.
Introduction/History of Pathology/Patient symptoms etc. DUE DATE: December 4, 2008
SPELLING AND CORRECT GRAMMAR STRUCTURE DOES COUNT. IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE READING AND WRITING CENTER FOR ASSISTANCE. An example of a research paper will be provided for perusal upon request.
Attendance: (5%) The attendance policy for this course is the same as that stated in the Montgomery College Catalog. The student is urged to review the last sentence concerning unexcused absences and administrative drop from the course. If a student cannot make class, it is their responsibility to call the College and relay that message to the faculty. For every unexcused absence in the lab portion, two (2)
points per absence and/ or tardiness will be taken off the final grade. Punctuality is stressed and all unexcused latenesses will be factored into the final grade (4 points off each tardy arrival). Should a student not have submitted results of their physical and TB test by the first day at the clinical site, the students has not met the requirements as described by the College Catalog and will be able to complete course requirements and will be administratively withdrawn . Disruptive or unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated in the classroom. Should such an incident arise, the student will be asked to leave the class or security will be called to remove the student from the classroom.
New College e-mail Accounts: Student e-mail ( Montgomery college.edu) is an official means of communication for the College. It is expected that you check your student e-mail regularly and frequently, as you are responsible for information and announcements that will be sent to you from the College. For this class, student e-mail will be used only for situations where timing is essential. Most information is discussed in class and all assignments will be turned in as hard copy during regular class times. If you contact me through e-mail, you must use your student e-mail account (rather than a yahoo account) so that I can recognize you as a student. If you e-mail me, please follow-up with a voice mail message using the following number: 240-567-5566.
Course Outline I. INTRODUCTION A. Definition of Special Imaging Procedures (Patient Care) B. Identification of some of these procedures to be covered. C. Medicolegal considerations II. EQUIPMENT A. Radiographic B. Accessory C. Seldinger Technique III. CONTRAST PROCEDURES A. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Cardiovascular/Circulatory System Anatomy Cardiac catherization Angiocardiography Visceral angiography Lymphangiography CT/MRI/US/NM
B. Digestive System 1) Anatomy 2) Common alimentary procedures 3) Sialography 4) Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 5) Gallbladder/ T-Tube/OR Cholangiogram 6) CT/MRI/US/NM C. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Respiratory System Anatomy Bronchoscopy Lung biopsy VQ Scan CT/MRI/NM
D. Genito-urinary System 1) Hysterosalpingography 2) Urethrography 3) Retrograde pyelography 4) Cystography 5) MRI/US/NM
E. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)
Central Nervous System Anatomy Myelography Discography C-Arm spinal procedures /Laminectomy Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty Cerebral angiography X-ray, CT, MRI
F. Skeleto-muscular System 1) Anatomy 2) Arthrography 3) Bone Densitometry 4) Bone Scan 5) CT/NM/ DEXA IV. NON-CONTRAST PROCEDURES 1) Mammography 2) Pediatric Radiography RADIATION PROTECTION PROCEDURES FILM/ FILMLESS REVIEW References Instructor has many references available as does the media center. Please contact Rose Aehle for program references or visit the media center for reference material
RT 201 Weekly Class Schedule
WEEK Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 SUBJECT Distribution of Syllabus /Distribution of Clinical Syllabus Mock Registry Film/Filmless Review Legal Implications (Handouts/Ch 2 Ehrlich)
Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8
Advanced Imaging Equipment CT room, MRI room Bontrager, Ch. 21, 22,24 Advanced Imaging (CONT.) Interventional Radiography Seldinger Technique Ch. 21
Image Review Seldinger/Interventional Catheters CH 21 Class 9 TEST # 1 (Chap 21,22,24 and Chap. 2 Ehrlich and Handouts) Class 10 Class 11 Class 12 Class 13 Class 14 Class 15 Class 16 Class 17 Class 18 Class 19 Class 20 Class 21 Class 22 Class 23 Class 24 Presentations Presentations or Mock Registry Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems Digestive System CH 16 CH 21
Imaging the circulatory and Digestive System CH 16,22,23 Medical Learning Center TEST # 2 ( CH. 16,21,22,23,24 and handouts) Pediatrics CH 20 and handouts (CH 21, 22 and Handouts) CH. 17,23,24
Genito-Urinary System Medical Learning Center
TEST # # (CH 17,22,23,24 and handouts) Clinical Competency evaluations Mock Registry in MLC Clinical Competency evaluations Mock Regisrty in MLC Holiday
Class 25 Class 26 Class 27 Class 28 Class 29 Class 30
Presentations Mammography Imaging of CNS CH 18 CH 21,22,24 RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Presenters/ Review for Final Review for Final FINAL EXAM (To include chapters 18, Mammography, CNS and Musculo-Skeletal System)
Instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus and course outline as becomes necessary. Revised 04/08