Curriculum

First Year      Second Year
Semester I    Semester IV
Semester II   Semester V
Semester III  Semester VI

Orientation (1.00, Semester I)
Course consists of presentations and activities designed to acquaint students with general GHS and school policies and procedures. An introduction to basic departmental procedures is provided.

Introduction to Radiologic Procedures (1.01, Semester I)
This course provides a general introduction to the field of medicine and allied health with special emphasis on radiologic technology. Course content will concentrate on professional development, professional organizations, accreditation, certification, licensure, basic radiation safety, and introduction to infection control.

Patient Care (1.02, Semester I)
Course content addresses level of patient care that radiologic technologists are expected to provide. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described. Infection control procedures utilizing standard precautions are covered. Basic skills such as taking temperatures and blood pressures are practiced.

Pharmacology (1.03, Semester II)
This course is designed to provide basic concepts of pharmacology that covers basic principles, drug administration, drug categories, and initiation and management of intravenous drug therapy. Lesson content focuses on preparing students to function within the scope of practice for radiologic technologists who require basic pharmacology knowledge to be an effective member of a health care team.

Radiographic Equipment (1.04, Semester III)
Course content provides a basic knowledge of the function of major components associated with imaging equipment as well as introduces practical ways to evaluate machine performance.

Quality Concepts in Radiologic Technology (1.05, Semester IV)
Quality Concepts in Radiologic Care teaches basic improvement skills and knowledge to radiology technology students. Using an action-learning model and microsystems as the foundational structure, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of care and services as they are provided to patients and family.

Pathology (1.06, Semester IV)
Students are given an introduction to the essential nature of disease, especially of the structural and functional changes in tissues and organs important for a radiographer to know. Discussion will center on origin, disease process, relevance to medical imagining processes, and radiographic appearance of commonly seen pathology.

Radiologic Procedures I (2.01, Semester I)
An introduction to basic principles of radiography, patient care, and terminology. Course material presentation relies heavily on practical examples, illustrations and problem solving.

Radiologic Procedures II (2.02, Semester II)
This course continues with a study of routine procedures excluding the skull.

Radiologic Procedures III (2.03, Semester IV)
Lesson content includes cranial radiographic procedures and contrast studies.

Radiologic Procedures IV (2.04, Semester V)
Lesson content is focused on basic cross-sectional anatomy and a review of radiographic procedures in preparation for the ARRT Registry examination.

Laboratory Exercises I (3.01, Semester I)
A practical application of routine radiologic procedures in a supervised setting using non-energized equipment. The purpose of the laboratory exercises is to practice application of knowledge and begin to develop psychomotor skills.

Laboratory Exercises II (3.02, Semester II)
A continuation of Laboratory Exercises I

Laboratory Exercises III (3.03, Semester IV)
The practical application of routine radiologic procedures in a supervised setting using non-energized equipment concludes with skull radiography.

Radiographic Image Evaluation I (4.01, Semester I)
An introduction to the process of evaluating diagnostic quality and characteristics of radiographic images, and practice determining changes required improving subsequent images.

Radiographic Image Evaluation II (4.02, Semester II)
The study of evaluating image quality continued from Radiographic Image Evaluation I.

Radiographic Image Evaluation III (4.03, Semester III)
The study of evaluating image quality continued from Radiographic Image Evaluation II, with emphasis placed on student cases.

Radiographic Image Evaluation IV (4.04, Semester IV)

In conjunction with Radiologic Procedures III, evaluating image quality is practiced.

Radiographic Image Evaluation V (4.05, Semester V)
Student review own cases, or those of interest.

Radiographic Science I (5.01), Semester II)

This course follows information presented in Radiation Physics by describing radiographic processes, image production, radiographic accessories use and function. Instruction focuses on practical application of knowledge through examples and illustrations. Prerequisite course: Physics I

Radiographic Science II (5.02, Semester IV)

This course presents advanced topics in mammography processes and quality control, digital radiography, and an introduction to computed tomography, spiral computed tomography, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Prerequisite courses: Radiographic Science I

Radiographic Science III (5.03, Semester V)

This course is lab-based class. Students will be assigned various projects throughout the semester relating to quality control, image formation, and image quality. Prerequisite course: Radiographic Science II

Radiation Physics (6.01, Semester I)
This course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Also presented are the nature and characteristics of radiation, X-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter.

Radiation Protection (7.01, Semester II)
This course examines the methods of protection measures and measurement of occupational exposure in radiology. Topics include: sources of radiation, levels of exposure, principals of protection, maximum permissible dose equivalents (MPDEs), monitoring techniques, design of facilities, personnel protection in radiology, and missions of regulatory agencies. Prerequisite course: Radiation Physics

Radiation Biology (7.02, Semester IV)
Course content is designed to provide an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation.

Registry Review I (8.01, Semester V)
Review lessons and exercises are utilized to help students prepare for the ARRT Registry examination. Tests similar to the ARRT examination are practiced. Instructors provide support.

Registry Review II (8.02, Semester VI)
Following Registry Review I students are required to successfully complete a minimum of four simulated ARRT registry examinations to satisfy the course requirements.

Senior Project (8.03, Semester VI)
Students will present the results of research in the form of a paper, presentation or poster as determined by the program director.

  • Clinical Education I (9.01)
  • Clinical Education II (9.02)
  • Clinical Education III (9.03)
  • Clinical Education IV (9.04)
  • Clinical Education V (9.05)
  • Clinical Education VI (9.06)

College Courses
The following courses which have not been completed prior to enrollment will be completed at Bloomsburg University during the semesters indicated

English Composition 20-101 (Semester II)
Medical Ethics 28-290 (Semester IV)
Interpersonal Communication 25-104 (Semester V)