BS Radiation Science Technology

July 01, 2019
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August 26, 2019

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The Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology features a multidisciplinary curriculum designed to develop your technical skills, theoretical knowledge and leadership abilities. Our 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 promote on-the-job visibility and help you reach new heights in your career. Our online radiology 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.

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 health care delivery system, health care planning, dynamics of the health care team and future implications.

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 health care leadership positions. The student develops professional leadership and supervisory skills to include presentation strategies, educational methods and 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 has a significant writing component in which students’ grasp of course materials will be evaluated.

Current Topics in Healthcare

This course emphasizes the social, financial, legal, economic, educational, ethical and political issues currently affecting the health care system.

Computed Tomography Science and Procedures

Covers 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 and 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 health care, proprietary or educational institution.

Foundations of Imaging Modalities

Various medical imaging modalities will be discussed with respect to anatomy, physiology and pathology. This course emphasizes 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 for students to research and deliver a project and associated presentation regarding the latest applications within radiation science professional practice.

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