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RTC 107 CONTRAST MEDIA (Pharmacology)

RTC 107 – Contrast Media (Pharmacology)

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 107 Contrast Media (Pharmacology)

Credit Hours:  1.0      Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0               Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:   Grade of “C” or better in RTC 101

Co-requisites:  RTC 106 and RTC 108                  Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  Students are further acquainted with procedures in radiography involving the use of contrast media. Detailed information is provided on the equipment and media used, and on the reactions and contradictions to these media. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted in the classroom/laboratory.

Course Goals:   Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss and apply the concepts of pharmacology nomenclature, classifications, actions, and indications and contraindications of drugs used in radiographic procedures;
  2. identify specific drugs used in given radiographic procedures in relationship to routes of administration;
  3. apply the necessary knowledge and skills to identify clinical signs and symptoms and level of treatment associated with contrast media use; and
  4. identify the classifications, terminology, and pharmacologic action of specific pharmaceutical agents