RADT151MC: Patient Care for the Radiographer

Radiologic Technology
Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 2
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Teaches patient care and safety skills necessary for a radiographer in a hospital setting. Topics covered include hospital organizational structure, ethics, patient assessment, safety, medical emergencies, infection control, asepsis, medical terminology, pharmacology, and venipuncture. Students will learn proper patient communication and care through a variety of lectures and interactive exercises.

Communicating Mindfully Capstone
This capstone course will review and build upon key elements of mindful communication that students have been studying throughout their degree program. Students will practice applying mindful communication skills in the workplace and reflect on those experiences to improve interactions with colleagues, customers, clients, and others. Students will work in groups with peers from different majors. Through online discussion posts, students will use mindful communication techniques to practice attending to others, confirming understanding, and providing feedback that is respectful, insightful, and useful in meeting others’ needs. Students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to engage in regular contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.
  • Identify the needs of various types of patients according to age group, status, and patient type; and how to appropriately interact and communicate with those patients and their families.
  • Describe the role of the radiographer in taking patient history and the skills necessary to obtain an appropriate patient history.
  • Discuss the establishment of infectious disease and factors involved in the spread of disease and chain of infection.
  • Describe standard precautions and relate types of transmission-based precautions with clinical situations.
  • Differentiate between systems of ethics, law, and morals, and explain ethics of the radiologic technology profession.