RTC 204 – Pediatric/Geriatric Radiography        

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 204 Pediatric/Geriatric Radiography

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 202

Co-requisites:  RTC 203 and RTC 205                        Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: Pediatrics and geriatrics are specialized fields. It is important that the technologist follows definite procedural methods with young and elderly patients. Advantages include saving time, film, and energy, as well as minimizing the amount of radiation on the patient.  This course provides detailed instruction in radiographic positioning, procedures, and equipment for pediatric and geriatric patients. Lecture is supplemented with demonstrations and opportunities for students to practice the skills in the radiographic room. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted.

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

  1. recognize pediatric and geriatric patients as special populations;
  2. discuss disease processes unique to pediatric and geriatric populations; and
  3. demonstrate and/or describe the required compensations and alterations required to image or manage these populations.
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