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RTC 200 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY

RTC 200 – Radiographic Pathology

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 200 Radiographic Pathology

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in RTC 112

Co-requisites:  RTC 201, RTC 202, RTC 203, RTC 204, and RTC 205          Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course deals with application of X-ray technology on seriously ill or injured patients to produce informative radiographs.  Students learn about anatomical changes resulting from disease and/or injury and how to take radiographs that are most informative for diagnosis and treatment.  Critiques of radiographic films are conducted at the classroom and clinical sites.

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

  1. identify common radiographic pathology, indicated imaging procedures, and imaging techniques;
  2. define terminology and classifications associated with the disease process;
  3. identify the radiographic appearance of the diseases; and
  4. recognize the signs, symptoms, etiology, target areas of the disease, prognosis, and common treatments.