Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology (3)
This course is comprised of several units dealing with various topics such as: an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery, a fundamental background in ethics and ethical behavior in a health care setting, and the biological damage produced by radiation and necessary radiation protection as it relates to patients and personnel. The student will be prepared to assume the role of a practitioner in the health care delivery system and the radiology profession as a whole. Principles, practices and policies of the health care organizations(s) will be examined and discussed within the framework of professional practice for the Radiologic Technologist. Legal terminology, concepts and principles will be presented and topics will include misconduct, malpractice, legal and professional standards and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists scope of practice. The importance of proper documentation and informed consent will be emphasized.