RAD 100 - Introduction to Clinical Education
Overview of radiologic technology through the study of its historical development, its placement in the medical field today, the organization of a modern radiology department, professional ethics, medicolegal aspects of radiology, and medical terminology. This course is designated as a service learning course. The service learning component of the course requires the completion of 50 hours of approved volunteer/service learning experience in a hospital diagnostic imaging department prior to the start of the course.
Prerequisite: 50 volunteer/service learning hours in a hospital diagnostic imaging department
2.5 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Communicate with patients in a compassionate and caring manner.
2. Define basic medical terms, medical abbreviations and symbols.
3. Apply medical/professional ethics in the context of a broader societal ethic.
4. Explain concepts of personal honesty, integrity, accountability, competence and compassion as ethical imperatives in health care.
5. Identify legal and professional standards and relate each to practice in health professions.
6. Explain the legal implications of professional liability, malpractice, professional negligence and other legal doctrines applicable to professional practice.
7. Identify the benefits of contining education as related to improved patient care and professional enhancement.
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