Curriculum: Radiography Courses

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Excellent technical skills and knowledge are essential for a career in the radiologic sciences. At Adventist University of Health Sciences (formerly Florida Hospital College), we believe that skills such as leadership, effective communication, and an understanding of the world’s religions are every bit as important and make the difference between adequate and extraordinary patient care.

If your goal is to move into management, education, consulting, or industry, the Adventist University of Health Sciences’ Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences curriculum has courses to help you succeed, such as Finance, Legal, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior.

This totally online curriculum provides working professionals with the convenience and flexibility to help them complete a degree while continuing to work.

Course Requirements (66 credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours each.

General Education Requirements (33 credits)

DBIO 144 Sectional Anatomy 3

Prerequisites: DBIO 102 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
Study of human anatomy, primarily emphasizing axial planes, but also including sagittal, coronal, and oblique planes. Designed to aid imaging modality students in recognizing, locating, and identifying normal anatomy on various computer images.

DBSA 354 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
An exploration of the nature of individual and group behavior as it relates to the workplace. Attention will be given to motivation, performance, and morale, as well as the supervision and leadership of employees.

DBSA 385 Marketing and Healthcare 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
A study of the nature and function of marketing within the healthcare setting. Topics include strategic planning, competitive analysis, conservative behavior, marketing communication, and public relations.

DBSA 388 Components of Healthcare Financial Management 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
Explores the concepts of managerial accounting including an understanding of the accounting cycle and the presentation and interpretation of financial statements.

DENG 250 Technical Writing 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Techniques of written communication within a professional setting. Includes writing reports, proposals, case notes, and charts. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin).

DSTA 205 Introduction to Applied Statistics 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite: Two semesters of high school algebra with a minimum grade of "B" (3.00) or a college-level math course with a minimum grade of "C"(2.00).
An introduction to statistics and its applications, this course is designed to prepare students to interpret and evaluate statistics and statistical methods used in published research papers and to make decisions about the appropriateness of specific statistical methods in a variety of settings. Areas of emphasis will include descriptive statistics; analysis of graphs; sampling methods; binomial, z, t, and chi-square; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing. This course will not fulfill the math requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.

DREL 379 Lessons on Living: Biblical Perspectives 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite Note: DENG 102 may replace ENGL 102. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Attention to the wisdom books of the Old Testament, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Parables of Jesus.

DREL 305 Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102
A survey of ethical issues facing the allied healthcare professional from a Christian perspective. Topics include: confidentiality, conflict of interest, autonomy, culturally appropriate health practice, reproductive issues, end of life care, and issues in the allocation of health care. The student will have the opportunity to draw upon clinical practice.

DBSA 343 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
An introduction to general law and its interpretation, including various aspects of personnel law, contract law, and those laws regulating the relationship of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with governmental and non-governmental agencies.

DENG 101 English Composition I 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite: A minimum English ACT score of 19, or a passing score the English Composition Placement Test, or ENGL 091 with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Focuses on writing as a means for authentic expression and exploration. Emphasis is on the writing process, especially revision. Students write several expository essays organized according to prescribed modes and learn specific writing skills and principles which readily apply to most writing tasks. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin). *May require placement testing

DENG 102 English Composition II 3

Prerequisites: DENG 101 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Applies the writing skills developed in ENGL 101 or DENG 101 while focusing on rhetorical and reasoning skills necessary for various persuasive and research writing activities. Students write several persuasive papers and a major research paper. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin).

DREL 368 World Religions for the Healthcare Professions 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Prerequisite Note: DENG 102 may replace ENGL 102. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
A study of the major world religions, including their history and development. This course will also familiarize the student with the major tenets and practices of these religions. Teachings and practices that impact the practice of health care are emphasized.

Radiologic Science Requirements (33 credits)

Required Core Classes for all Tracks

DADI 300 Principles of Quality Management 3

The most up-to-date information available on the quality management aspects of darkrooms, processing, equipment and accessories, fluoroscopic and advanced imaging equipment, artifacts, repeat analysis, and silver recovery.

DADI 400 Management Principles for Imaging Professionals 3

The course explores the multiple dimensions of the role of the imaging professional in the healthcare arena. Emphasis is placed on the management responsibilities needed to foster and promote quality outcomes. Topics will focus on aspects of the following: patient engagement and communication, recruitment and retention, emotional intelligence, creating effective committees and teams, and coaching and mentoring skills.

DADI 485 Medical Imaging in the Digital Environment 3

Covers Picture Archiving and Communicating Systems (PACS), Computed Radiography, Direct Digital Radiography, Networking, and DICOM.

DADI 494 Issues and Trends in the Healthcare Arena I 3

Explores the dynamics of the healthcare marketplace, including changing demographics, increasing demands of the aging population, healthcare workforce, and new medical technology and research. Emphasis will be placed on health behaviors including smoking, poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, alcohol abuse, and workplace violence.

DADI 495 Issues and Trends in the Healthcare Arena II 3

Emphasis is placed on the medical imaging environment. Examines the challenges that shaped the field of imaging technology and current innovative strategies.

DADI 490 Case Studies in Healthcare 3

Prerequisites: DBSA 343; DBSA 354; DBSA 385; DBSA 388; DENG 315 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
A capstone course that integrates business strategies for current and future operations within the field of Radiologic Sciences. Applying concepts previously learned, students will create and deliver a strategic plan that encompasses the field of Radiography. This course is the final course of the BSRS program sequence and can only be taken in the student's final trimester. Graduating Seniors Only!

Multi Modality Track

DADI 322 Principles of Mammography 3

Explores the principles and technical components that are essential for quality imaging of the breast. Topics identified include patient education, breast assessment, positioning principles, MQSA standards, skin exposure, and mean glandular dosage. In addition, identification and recognition of pathology and physiology of the breast are included.

DADI 371 Physics and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
This course provides an overview of the physical principles and instrumentation associated with computed tomography. Topics include methods of data acquisition and manipulation, CT systems and operations, and image processing and display. Quality management and artifact recognition will also be discussed.

DADI 372 Computed Tomography Imaging Procedures 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
An overview of scanning techniques related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis, vascular (CTA), spine and musculoskeletal regions. Anatomy, positioning criteria, and various protocols will be studied. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

DADI 381 Physics and Instrumentation of MRI 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
This course provides the student with the physical principles of image formation, data acquisition and processing related to magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include electromagnetism, gradients, pulse sequences, imaging parameters, and image analysis. Quality management and artifact recognition will also be discussed.

DADI 382 MRI Imaging Procedures 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
An overview of scanning techniques related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, breast, abdomen and pelvis, vascular (MRA/MRV), spine and musculoskeletal regions. Anatomy, positioning criteria, coil selection, and various protocols will be studied. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

CT Track

DADI 371 Physics and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
This course provides an overview of the physical principles and instrumentation associated with computed tomography. Topics include methods of data acquisition and manipulation, CT systems and operations, and image processing and display. Quality management and artifact recognition will also be discussed.

DADI 372 Computed Tomography Imaging Procedures 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
An overview of scanning techniques related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis, vascular (CTA), spine and musculoskeletal regions. Anatomy, positioning criteria, and various protocols will be studied. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

DADI 373 Computed Tomography Pathology and Case Studies 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
This course is designed to introduce the various pathological disorders that can be seen while performing CT scans on the various anatomical sections of the body. Clinical manifestations and radiographic appearance of pathological conditions will be discussed. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

DADI 420 Advanced Procedures and Technology in CT 3

Prerequisites: DADI 371; DADI 372; DADI 373
Students are introduced to the principles of 3D formatting, multi-slice advancements and considerations, computer software innovations, and post-processing techniques. Advanced imaging procedures, such as CT-guided biopsy, calcium scoring, and PET/CT, will also be covered.

DADI 425 Computed Tomography Registry Review 2

Prerequisites: DADI 420
Provides a comprehensive review of CT in preparation for the National Certification Examination. Numerous simulated registry examinations will be administered during the course.

MRI Track

DADI 381 Physics and Instrumentation of MRI 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
This course provides the student with the physical principles of image formation, data acquisition and processing related to magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include electromagnetism, gradients, pulse sequences, imaging parameters, and image analysis. Quality management and artifact recognition will also be discussed.

DADI 382 MRI Imaging Procedures 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
An overview of scanning techniques related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, breast, abdomen and pelvis, vascular (MRA/MRV), spine and musculoskeletal regions. Anatomy, positioning criteria, coil selection, and various protocols will be studied. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

DADI 381 Physics and Instrumentation of MRI 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
This course provides the student with the physical principles of image formation, data acquisition and processing related to magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include electromagnetism, gradients, pulse sequences, imaging parameters, and image analysis. Quality management and artifact recognition will also be discussed.

DADI 383 MRI Pathology and Case Studies 3

Prerequisites: DADI 310; DBIO 144
This course is designed to introduce the various pathological disorders that can be seen while performing MRI scans on the various anatomical sections of the body. Clinical manifestations and radiographic appearance of pathological conditions will be discussed. Research paper and case studies will be presented.

DADI 430 Advanced Procedures and Technology in MRI 3

Prerequisites: DADI 381; DADI 382; DADI 383
Students are introduced to the principles of 3-D post-processing techniques, scanner and magnet advancements, computer software innovations, and dynamic imaging. Special procedures and techniques, such as diffusion/perfusion scanning, spectroscopy, and MRI, will also be discussed.

DADI 435 MRI Registry Review 3

Prerequisites: DADI 430
Provides a comprehensive review of MRI in preparation for the National Certification Examination. Numerous simulated registry examinations will be administered during the course.

Bridge Courses (Non AS Degree Students)

DENG 101 English Composition I 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite: A minimum English ACT score of 19, or a passing score the English Composition Placement Test, or ENGL 091 with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Focuses on writing as a means for authentic expression and exploration. Emphasis is on the writing process, especially revision. Students write several expository essays organized according to prescribed modes and learn specific writing skills and principles which readily apply to most writing tasks. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin). *May require placement testing

DENG 102 English Composition II 3

Prerequisites: DENG 101 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Applies the writing skills developed in ENGL 101 or DENG 101 while focusing on rhetorical and reasoning skills necessary for various persuasive and research writing activities. Students write several persuasive papers and a major research paper. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin).

DBIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I 3

This course is the first of a two-trimester course. It focuses on the study of the typical structure and function of the human body utilizing digital and electronic media. It includes a study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, along with their cytology, histology, and chemistry. Lab exercises are included in this course, therefore, a lab kit and webcam are required. Prerequisite: High school or college chemistry taken prior to enrolling in this course, or a minimum ACT standard composite score of 19, or permission from the department chair.

DBIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4

This course is the second of a two-trimester course. It includes further study of the typical structure and function of the human body utilizing digital and electronic media. The course covers endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Lab exercises are included in this course, therefore, a lab kit and webcam are required. BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L or DBIO 101. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00).

DMAT 120 College Algebra 3

This course is a study of the concept of function, as well as other advanced algebra concepts. Following a brief review of algebra topics covered in previous courses, the topics covered in this course will include an extension of intermediate or high school algebra topics, number systems including complex numbers, equations, and inequalities involving linear and quadratic models, polynomials, absolute values, radicals and rational expressions, matrices and determinants, solutions of systems of equations, and inequalities, sequences, series, limits, and logarithms. Emphasis is placed on pertinent applications of these topics as well as the use of appropriate support technologies, such as graphing calculators. Two years of high school algebra with a minimum grade of C (2.00) and one of the following: A minimum score of 19 on the math portion of the ACT, a minimum Math score of 470 on the SAT, or successful completion of MATH 105 with a minimum grade of C (2.00), or successful completion of the Mathematics COMPASS Placement test. All prerequisites must have been completed within five years. *May require placement testing

DPSY 124 General Psychology 3

This course is a survey of psychology, including human development, sensation and perception, learning and thinking, emotions, motivation, personality, and stress, as well as psychological disorders and their treatment.

DPHY 121 Survey of Physics 4

This course is a series of lectures and demonstrations aimed at an understanding of the physical principles of mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and modern physics. The course satisfies the requirement for various imaging programs, but does not satisfy the requirements for science majors. Lab required. Lab exercises are included in this course, therefore, a lab kit and webcam are required. Prerequisites: DMAT 120 (or equivalent)
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30 Responses to “Curriculum: Radiography Courses”

  1. victor says:

    Your outline does not have any courses relating to Interventional Radiology. I have seen that IR is the future of radiology just as CT has replaced many of the diagnostic imaging. Text books are not mentioned is that in addition to the tuition fees and unit fees?

    • dbernard says:

      We currently do not include the topic of Interventional Radiology (IR) as a specific course in the program. Through our assessments we have found that the majority of students do not have access to IR in their facilities. Students who are interested or who are working in IR often submit their research papers and projects on the topic. Courses such as Issues and Trends in Healthcare I and II and Management Principles for Imaging Professionals lend themselves to exploring IR.

      Textbooks can range between $200 – $400 per trimester in addition to tuition and matriculation fees. This cost can vary depending on whether they are rented, purchased new, or purchased used. You can speak with a Distance Enrollment Specialist at 1-888-768-6276 for more information regarding cost and the book list.

  2. Amanda says:

    If I have an Associate’s Degree and I have completed English Composition I and II at my community college, will those credits transfer over?

    Also, at the top of this page you say “At Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, we believe that skills such as leadership, effective communication, and an understanding of the WORLD’S RELIGIONS are every bit as important and make the difference between adequate and extraordinary patient care.” I can agree with that statement completely, but I was a little disappointed because the two ethics/religion classes mentioned in the curriculum (DREL 379 and DREL 305) appear to only be Christian based. I hear you guys have a great online program, but I am uncomfortable with the thought of applying because I am not a Christian. Do you offer any classes that teach a wider variety of cultural sensitivity and ethics that can be used toward this B.S. degree instead?

    Thank you.

    • dbernard says:

      As long as the classes you took are titled “English Composition I” and “English Composition II,” you should receive credit for these classes, however an official transfer credit evaluation will need to be completed.

      While Florida Hospital College is a Seventh Day Adventist organization, we realize that not all of our students share the same beliefs. The goal of our religion courses is to provide students with an understanding of the types of patients they will encounter in their careers. Only on of the two Christian-focused courses you mentioned is required, as is DREL 368, a broader-focused World Religions course.

      If you’d like more in-depth information, you can speak with a Distance Enrollment Specialist by calling 1-888-768-6276.

  3. LEO says:

    I have an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology, A certified MRI Technologist by ARRT, have a California X-ray and Fluoroscopy license and close to getting my CT Tech certification. I am also a 22 year Navy veteran and still fully employed at a local hospital in our area as an MRI Tech. I am interested in getting a BS in Radiology. I would like to get the information I need as to what and where in the program do I start, financing and other relevant information i will need to get this BS degree.

    • dbernard says:

      A Distance Enrollment Specialist will be following up with you to discuss your specific situation and answer your questions about getting started in the program. If you’d like to call us directly, you can reach us at 1-888-768-6276 and Press 2 for the Radiologic Sciences department.

  4. farouq herfi says:

    i am radio logic tech with 17 years experience, had my associate in 1990, from tcjc Texas, i am living in Saudi Arabia can i get in the program

    • dbernard says:

      As long as you are certified with the ARRT or NMTCB and meet our regular admissions requirements, you should be eligible for our program. As it is completely online, we have students from all over the world. I have passed your email address along to a Distance Enrollment Specialists who will follow up with you to discuss your eligibility in more detail, or if you would like to speak with someone immediately you can call 1-888-768-6276 and press 2 when prompted.

  5. Jeff says:

    In the CT and MRI Track programs can you qualify to sit for the registry exams after completion? I have been performing CT procedures for 15 years, at a small hospital, and have not had the opportunity to perform enough of the rare exams that the ARRT requires to sit for the registry.

    • dbernard says:

      Unfortunately, our program will not help you become registered. In order to enter the program, we require that all of our students currently be registered with the ARRT in Radiography. You can contact the ARRT directly at 651-687-0048 x8560 and they will be able to let you know what you need to do to be eligible to sit for the exam.

  6. johnny says:

    I’m an RT (R)(CT) and looking at the curriculum the CT Track consists of 16 credits since i am ARRT certified am i required to take those courses?

    • dbernard says:

      If you completed CT classes at a regionally accredited college, we would be able to review those transcripts and determine if the classes that you took are equivalent to the courses in our curriculum. Unfortunately, if you became CT registered through self study and on the job training then you would need to complete the classes with us. You can call us at 1-888-768-6276 to speak with a Distance Enrollment Specialist in detail about your transfer credits.

  7. Lavon says:

    If I am already a technologist…how many credits are given if I hold the ARRT for radiology and mammography.
    Thank you in advance…..

    • dbernard says:

      40 credits are given for being ARRT registered, leaving an additional 84 credits to complete the BS degree. However, if you have completed your AS degree or have some college credits, the number of needed credits would decrease. You can speak with a Distance Enrollment Specialist by calling 1-888-768-6276 to go over your specific circumstance.

  8. OWood says:

    I am a nuclear med tech and the only tracks that you have are MR and CT, am I going to have to choose one in order to get a BS in Radiologic Sciences?

    • dbernard says:

      There is also a multi-modality track that allows you to learn about MR, CT, Mammography and QM. You can choose to take the multi-modality track instead of one of the specializations.

  9. Rahim says:

    Hey,

    I am from a middle east country…. I can apply for your online program…?

    • dbernard says:

      As long as you are registered with the ARRT or NMTCB and meet our general admissions requirements, you may be eligible for our program. If you would like to speak to an enrollment specialist about your specific qualifications, call 1-888-768-6276.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I already have 3 A.S. including an AS in Nuclear Medicine, and I have a complete BS in General Natural Sciences. I am a currently registered with both NMTCB as a CNMT and with AART as a AART(N). After the completion of your BS program in Radiology would I be eligible to sit for any of the CT, MRI, QM, CI, VI, or any other modalities since I am not an RT?

  11. Anna says:

    Is it required to take the multi track, mri, or ct track courses?

    • jrodriguez says:

      You would need to select 1 of the 3 tracks that are available to you. If you have access to clinical hours and want to become registered in CT or MRI then I would suggest taking one of those tracks. Otherwise, the Multi-Modality track provides a great overview of CT, MRI and Mammography

  12. Stephanie says:

    I obtained my Radiologic Technology certification and my Associate Degree in 1997. Now, will my credits transfer over? I am also an unemployed CT Tech I would like to gain more training in this modality. Do I have to be a working Technologist to attend your facility? Is this a 2yr or 4yr program?

    • jrodriguez says:

      We are able to grant you with a bulk number of credits for having an AS Degree in Radiography. We will also be able to evaluate your college transcripts to determine if you have any additional classes to transfer into our program. You do not have to be a working technologist in order to be accepted to our program. The pace of the program is somewhat up to you and what course load you feel comfortable with. The fastest you can complete the program is 18-months, and you have up to 5 years to finish. Our average student who works full time completes the program in 2.5 years. You can probably handle a faster pace if you aren’t currently working. Hopefully you will find a job soon and with our program being flexible, you can reduce your course load and continue to finish your Bachelors while working full time.

  13. fred says:

    i have no knowlege about radiology . Can i apply for this program as a fresh student?

  14. Amber, RT (R)(CT) says:

    I am a registered technologist with the ARRT and have an Associate’s degree from a JRCERT-accredited university. I also have my advanced certification in CT from the ARRT. Do you award credit for prior advanced certifications?
    Thank you.

    • jrodriguez says:

      Amber, We are able to grant you with a bulk number of credits for having an Associate’s degree in Radiology. We will also evaluate all college transcripts you have, so if you have any of the classes that we require they are eligible for transfer. We don’t grant additional credit for additional registries unless there are college classes that we can evaluate.

  15. Cylvia S says:

    I was wondering if I applied for the bachelor program, when i graduate, will I be certified in CT or MRI?

    • jrodriguez says:

      Cylvia, Within our Bachelor’s Degree we do offer a CT track or an MRI that that you are able to choose. These tracks are designed to help prepare you to pass the CT or MRI registry exam with the ARRT. However, we do not arrange the clinical hours that the ARRT requires of you. If you are able to arrange clinicals on your own; that combined with our coursework should prepare you to pass the registry exam.

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