RTC 200 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
RTC 200 – Radiographic Pathology
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:
- identify common radiographic pathology, indicated imaging procedures, and imaging techniques;
- define terminology and classifications associated with the disease process;
- identify the radiographic appearance of the diseases; and
- recognize the signs, symptoms, etiology, target areas of the disease, prognosis, and common treatments.