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Course descriptions apply to both program locations

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
MCC-Maple-Woods | St. Joseph

Contacts:
MCC-Penn Valley: Nicole Fuller

Application Deadline: February 15


RATE 160 - Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program. This course provides an overview of the foundations of radiography and the practitioner’s role in health care delivery. Principles, practices and policies of health care organizations will be examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiographer.

RATE 165 - Patient Care - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in RATE 160. This course provides the concepts of optimal patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education is identified.

RATE 172 - Radiographic Procedures I - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 with a C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 187 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course provides the knowledge base necessary to perform imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder girdle, lower limb, pelvic girdle, vertebral column, and bony thorax. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images.

RATE 187 - Clinical I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 172 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course is designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

RATE 188 - Clinical II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 165, RATE 186, RATE 172, and RATE 187 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 176 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course is designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

RATE 176 - Radiographic Procedures II - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 172 with a C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 188 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course provides the knowledge base necessary to perform imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder girdle, lower limb, pelvic girdle, vertebral column, and bony thorax. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images.

RATE 273 - Digital Image Acquisition - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 171, RATE 186 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Content imparts and understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impart image acquisition, display, archiving, and retrieval are discussed. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

RATE 189 - Clinical III - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: RATE 171, RATE 176, and RATE 188 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course is designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

RATE 270 - Radiation Biology and Protection - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 271, RATE 273 and RTCT 200 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course provides an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues, and the body are presented. Factors affecting biologic response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. The course also presents an overview of the principles of radiation protection, including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel, and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies and health care organizations are incorporated.

RATE 278 - Pathology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 271, RATE 273 and RATE 274 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course introduces concepts related to disease and etiological considerations with emphasis on radiographic appearance of disease and impact on exposure factor selection.

RATE 279 - Radiographic Procedures III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 176, RATE 189 RATE 273 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in RATE 271, and RATE 285 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Anatomy, radiographic procedures, patient positioning and image evaluation of the skull, facial bones, paranasal sinuses and procedural adaptations for trauma patients.

RATE 271 - Clinical IV - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 189 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course is designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

RATE 186 - Radiation Physics & Equipment - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 160 and RATE 165 with a grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment with RATE 165 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Content establishes a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology, the nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. Content also establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design. Also provided is a basic knowledge of quality control.

RATE 272 - Clinical V - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 273, RATE 271, and RATE 274 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. This course is designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

RATE 283 - Final Seminar - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 271, RATE 273 and RATE 274 with a grade of C or better & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Preparation for the National Registry examination. Simulation of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.

RATE 285 - Imaging Modalities - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: RATE 176, concurrent enrollment in RATE 271 and RATE 279 & Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Exploration of advanced modalities within the radiologic sciences.