NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 240 - RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect the radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the appearance of pathological findings on a radiographic image. The distinctive signs of abnormal studies are viewed in some detail, that the student may more effectively and knowledgeably assist the radiologist in obtaining the best possible diagnostic information.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Admission into the Radiography Program, to include: BIO 141-142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II and RAD 121-221 Radiographic Procedures I-II or equivalent.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course the student will be able to:

      A. Describe the general classifications and causes of disease.

      B. List and describe the gross radiographic signs of common pathologies in the following body systems:

        1. Skeletal System
        2. Respiratory System
        3. Abdominal Region
        4. Gastrointestinal System
        5. Biliary System
        6. Urinary System
        7. Reproductive System
        8. Cardiovascular System
        9. Central Nervous System
      C. Identify the radiologic methods and procedures which best demonstrate specific disease conditions, to include:
    1. Routine Radiography
    2. Fluoroscopy
    3. Angiography
    4. Computerized Tomography
    5. Diagnostic Medical Sonography
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
      A. Introduction to Pathology

      B. Diseases of the Skeletal System

      C. Diseases of the Respiratory System

      D. Diseases of the Abdominal Region

      E. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System

      F. Diseases of the Biliary System

      G. Diseases of the Urinary System

      H. Diseases of the Reproductive System

       I. Diseases of the Cardiovascular system

       J. Diseases of the Central Nervous System

EXTRA TOPICS TO BE COVERED
      A. Review of radiographic archives with Board-Certified Radiologist.

      B. Unusual or rarely encountered radiographic signs of pathology.

March 1988

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