NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 231 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PROCEDURES I (5 CR.)
Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Clinical 25 hours per week.
General Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to expand the studentís knowledge in the continued practice of radiology. It is the third in a series of five clinical education courses that will take place in the hospital setting. The student will learn to master skills required for advanced radiographic procedures. The student will increase the skills needed to work under limited supervision.
Entry Level Competencies
Successful completion of RAD 132 with a grade of "C" or better
The student will upon completion of RAD 231:
A. Continue to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
D. Continue developing competencies and working toward advanced skills.
E. Continue to master all routine exams in each area of rotation with minimum supervision.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
Required clinical objectives and competencies.