AS Radiologic Science Program Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
Anatomy & Physiology I (3cr)
This course will give the student an overview of human anatomy and physiology using a body systems approach. Topics included are anatomical and directional terminology and the study of various body systems, emphasizing the skeletal system. This course is aimed at an audience of non-physician medical professionals.Required:
The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7/e.
Kevin T. Patton, Ph.D. and Gary A. Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Elsevier (2018)
ISBN: 9780323402101
Retail Price: $75.95
Anatomy & Physiology II (3cr)
This course is a continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology concepts and focuses heavily on pathologies and/or physiological effects of radiation and commonly imaged/treated conditions.
Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL150)
The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7/e.
Kevin T. Patton, Ph.D. and Gary A. Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Elsevier (2018)
ISBN: 9780323402101
Retail Price: $75.95
Nutrition (3cr)
This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of nutrition, including the micro and macronutrients found in food and how the body processes them. The relationship between diet and health is also discussed. Students will learn principles of planning a balanced diet and how to make healthier food choices.Required:
Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 12/e.
Ruth A. Roth; Kathy L. Wehrle
ISBN-10: 1-305-94582-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-94582-1
Retail Price: $86.95
Chemistry (3cr)
This course provides a survey of basic facts and principles of general, organic and biochemistry.  Topics include measurement, molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, and the structure, properties and reactions of major organic and biological groups.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts.Required:
Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, 13/e.
Karen Timberlake
Pearson (2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0134421353
Retail Price: $94.00
Introduction to College Math (3cr)
This course is designed to help you review, learn, and retain the fundamentals of basic arithmetic and basic algebra.  The mathematical principles are designed to prepare students entry-level positions including allied health professions.Required:
Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R Learning
Sherri Messersmith, Lawrence Perez, and Robert Feldman
McGraw-Hill Education, 1/e. (January 15, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0073406244
Retail Price: $284.84

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Applied Mathematics (3cr)
This course focuses on an introduction to real analysis. Geometry, trigonometry, systems of equations and matrices will be discussed along with linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
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Algebra I (3cr)
This course reinforces and develops basic algebra skills. The instructional content will focus on rational expressions, exponents, order of operations, variables, equations and inequalities, and graphs of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, systems of linear equations, integer exponents, polynomial expressions, and factoring. All topics include applications and problem solving techniques.Required:
Intermediate Algebra for College Students
Robert Blitzer, 6/e. 2013,
PEARSON, ISBN 10: 0-321-75893-5, ISBN 13: 978-0-321-75893-4
Retail Price: $105.94
Algebra II (3cr)
This course teaches an introduction to linear algebra. Topics will include complex numbers, geometric vectors in two or three dimensions and their linear transformations, the algebra of matrices, determinants, and solutions of systems of equations, Eigen values an eigenvectors.Required:
Elementary Linear Algebra – Applications Version, 10/e.
Howard Anton and Chris Rorres
John Wiley & Sons (2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0470559925
Retail Price: $69.50
Introduction to Psychology (3cr)
This course provides a general introduction to psychology as the scientific study of behavior and the mind. Sample topics include the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, emotion and motivation, development, abnormal behavior, personality, and social behavior.Required:
Invitation to Psychology. 8/e.
Wade, Carolyn et al.
Pearson (2022)
ISBN-13: 978-0134999210
Retail Price: $197.99

Invitation to Psychology (Subscription)
ISBN-13: 9780135179420
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Invitation to Psychology [RENTAL EDITION]
ISBN-13: 9780134999210
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Introduction to Sociology (3cr)
This course provides a broad introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the fundamental concepts of sociological study. Sociological perspectives will be emphasized to allow for critical analysis of research and theories pertaining to culture, society, inequalities in society, and social institutions.Required:
Essentials of Sociology: a Down-To-Earth Approach
James M. Henslin, PhD
©2018 |Pearson
ISBN-13: 978-0134738390

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English Composition (3cr)
This course is designed to equip students with the foundational writing skills necessary to succeed in the academic and professional communities. In this course, students will be introduced to writing as a process, gain an understanding of the structure of an essay, learn editing and proofreading techniques, an become proficient in research and documentation methods. The primary focus of this course is writing development with integration of critical thinking, active reading, grammar and punctuation rules, and research documentation.Required:
Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide, 15/e.
Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell
ISBN:9781319330194 (E-Book, Retail price: $58.99)
ISBN:9781319243791 (Paperback, Retail price: $86.99)
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Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3cr)
This course provides an introduction to the practical skill of public speaking to prepare students for success in academic and professional environments. In this course, students will engage in the public speaking process, learn techniques to overcome speaking anxiety and the use of visual aids, and gain an understanding of the development, organization, and research required to delivery effective speeches. This course will help students connect public speaking to their own lives and find ways to make meaningful and ethical connections with their audiences.Required:
Speech Craft, 2/e.
Joshua Gunn (University of Texas, Austin)
Bedford/St. Martin’s
ISBN: 978-1319343873 (E-Book, Retail price: $43.99)
ISBN: 978-1319201562 (Paperback, Retail price: $44.99)
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Information Systems/Computer Science (3cr)
This course provides an introduction to computers and information systems. Hardware and software concepts will be discussed, along with programming, operating systems, cloud computing, system life cycle, communication, and security.Required:
Computing Essentials 2021. 28/e.
Timothy O’Leary and Linda O’Leary and Daniel O’Leary
ISBN 978-1-260-32399-3 (bound edition)
ISBN 978-1-264-08276-6 (loose-leaf edition)
Retail Price: $70.50
RS112 Review of Radiologic Procedures (3cr)This course is designed to correlate scientific components of radiography to entry level knowledge required by the profession.No text required. Materials will be provided as needed.
RS114 Clinical Practice Review (3cr)This course prepares students for medical practice management.  Topics include staff member roles, regulatory compliance, and personnel management, including skills and techniques for training existing and new personnel and auditing daily procedures.Lange’s Q & A Radiography Examination, 9/e.
Dorothy Saia
Appleton & Lange (2018)
ISBN-13: 978-1259863578
Retail Price: $51.25
RS202 Ethics and Law for Advanced Modalities (3cr)This course provides an introduction to law and ethics concepts in the health care setting.Required:
Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals, 2/e
Doreen Towsley-Cook and Terese A. Young.
Mosby; (March 20, 2007)
ISBN: 0-323-04599-5.
Retail Price: $57.95
RS204 Radiation Biology and Protection (3cr)This course focuses on introducing fundamental radiation biology and radiation protection concepts. Emphasis is placed on radiation interactions, cell damage, cell survival curves, cell sensitivity and response, factors affecting cell response, tissue kinetics, effects on the fetus, biological models, radiobiological risk assessment, and human radiation protection.Required:
Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 6/e
Eric Hall and Amato Giaccia
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (Dec. 1, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0781741514
Retail Price: $89.06
Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 7/e
Eric Hall and Amato Giaccia
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1608311934
Retail Price: $96.51
RS230 Leadership and Communication (3cr)Introductory course in understanding the characteristics of leadership, the different forms in which it appears, and how it is applied and communicated.Required:
Leadership: Theory and Practice, 6/e
Peter Northouse
SAGE Publications Inc. (Feb. 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1452203409
Retail Price: $81.97
RS220 Human Resource Management (3cr)This course will provide the techniques necessary for organizing businesses, hiring personnel and training individuals for a career.Human Resource Management in Health Care: Principles and Practices, 2/e.
L. Fleming Fallon, Charles R. McConnell
Jones and Bartlett Learning (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1449688837
Retail Price: $90.48
RS233 Fiscal and Budgetary Management (3cr)This course will offer a wide range of valuable knowledge and skills to enable staff and organizations to operate more effectively. The course will provide students with the understanding of how to work more effectively across functional areas, reduce improper payments, make ethical decisions, and navigate healthcare organizations.Required:
Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications, 4/e.
William N. Zelman, Michael J. McCue, Noah D. Glick, Marci S. Thomas
Jossey-Bass, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1118466568
Retail Price: $90.71
RS222 Operational and Organizational Theories (3cr)Students will be introduced to a way of seeing, describing, analyzing, understanding, and improving organizations based on patterns of organizational design and behavior. This course will provide learners with models, principles, and methods with which to diagnose and fix organizational structure, design, and process problems.To Be Determined
RS224 Communication and Information Management (3cr)This course focuses on the study of information management. The course covers the background, history, issues, and barriers to communication and health information management. Topics include healthcare settings, the patient record, electronic health records, (EHRs), data collection standards, and legal aspects of health information.Required:
Six Key Communication Skills for Records and Information Managers
Kenneth Neal
Chandos Publishing;
ISBN: 9781843347828 (paperback)
ISBN: 97817806634630 (ebook)
Retail Price: $78.95
RS216 Productivity and Assessment in Radiation Sciences (3cr)In this course, the student will be introduced to concepts of productivity and assessment in healthcare. This will include an understanding of health care productivity which typically defines output as spending on health care goods (e.g. drugs, hospital services, physician’s services) deflated by an appropriate price index to get a real measure of output over time.
Medical Office Administration, 5/e.
Brenda A. Potter, BS, CPC-I, CPC 
Saunders 2022
ISBN: 9780323763837 
Retail Price: $87.00