Curriculum: Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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The bachelor of medical radiation science degree features a multidisciplinary curriculum designed to develop your technical skills, theoretical knowledge and leadership abilities. Our radiation therapy degree program goes beyond the basics, exploring law, economics, research, communication, diversity and ethics to give you a leader’s versatility. The course content is intended to be applied immediately in the workplace to help you reach new heights in your career.

Our online radiology degree program includes an internship that gives you the option to focus on either management or education. The internship in radiation science helps to ensure that your education is real-world ready, while also providing you with valuable experience and networking opportunities.

  • Management Internship — Work on projects in the field with a direct supervisor to hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Enhance your team building and communication abilities to fortify your ability to lead.
  • Education Internship — Work with a faculty member to devise and execute a teaching plan. Create student outcomes, teach in classroom and lab settings, formulate student evaluations and explore the educational institution environment to gain valuable perspective.
  • Professional Practice — Work in the clinical setting in a post-primary modality to learn and refine clinical skills and gain experience. Enhance patient care and teamwork skills needed within the clinical environment.

Accreditation: The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

General Requirements

Our program ensures that a student’s well-rounded education includes a variety of courses, including core courses required for this program. Students admitted into the program who come with an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution have the opportunity to transfer in their already-earned credits towards the bachelor’s program.

Students must also meet UC requirements for courses in English Composition and Quantitative Reasoning. Students who do not transfer in these course requirements, will be required to complete them prior to graduation (9 credit hours).

*General education electives – Students must choose two courses from FA (Fine Arts), HP (Historical Perspectives), HU (Humanities and Literature) or SS (Social Science) and from SE (Social and Ethical Issues), DC (Diversity and Culture) or TI (Technology and Innovation).

Interpersonal Connections in the Workplace

This course examines and builds on major interpersonal theories and principles related to businesses, and helps students apply their theoretical knowledge to practical experiences in the workplace.

Pathophysiology for Health Professions

A survey of pathology and pathophysiological processes with emphasis on applications for patient care.

Healthcare Delivery Systems

Includes history of and orientation to the healthcare delivery system, healthcare planning, dynamics of the healthcare team, and future implications. Note: This course has a pre-requisite that you are a student in the RDSC-BRST Radiation Science program. If you are not, please contact the course instructor to request permission to enroll in ALH4021.

Applied Administrative Practices in Health Care

Provides an overview of the health care economy and financial environment. This is an applied economic/financial course to the field of radiation sciences. Topics include general influencing factors, reimbursement models, fiscal oversight, quality improvement processes, and daily operation of a health care organization.

Leadership Strategies in Healthcare

A survey of theoretical concepts and practical skills for use in healthcare leadership positions.The student will develop professional leadership and supervisory skills to include presentation strategies, educational methods, communication and assessment techniques.

Research and Writing in the Health Professions

Students are introduced to qualitative and quantitative research methods, basic statistical analysis and interpretation, and institutional research policies. This course will have a significant writing component in which the students' grasp of course materials will be evaluated.

Current Topics in Healthcare

This course will emphasize the social, financial, legal, economic, educational, ethical and political issues currently affecting the healthcare system.

Computed Tomography Science and Procedures

Patient care, CT instrumentation and application concepts including patient assessment, preparation, and positioning; imaging system components; procedure protocols; radiation protection; image quality; and image post-processing and archival.

Diversity in Medical Imaging

This course presents the challenges encountered when imaging patients of diverse backgrounds. Topics include the role of race/ethnicity/culture,religion, lifestyle, socioeconomics, disability, age, as related to the imaging of disease and pathology across the lifespan.

Internship in Radiation Science I

An experience in the performance of leadership activities relating to management or education at a healthcare, proprietary, or educational institution.

Foundations of Imaging Modalities

Various medical imaging modalities will be discussed with respect to anatomy, physiology, andpathology. This course will emphasize the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of ionizing radiation, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography. Distinctions between normal and abnormal with respect to anatomy and physiology will be determined.

Radiation Science Capstone

A course designed for students to research and deliver a project and associated presentation regarding the latest applications within radiation science professional practice.

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