BS Radiologic Science Program Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
RS300 Orientation to Advanced Modalities (1cr)This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of advanced imaging technologies such as Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).Required:
No text required. Materials will be provided as needed.
RS306 Patient Care in Advanced Modalities (3cr)This course will focus on evidence-based nursing management of patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic radiation procedures. General patient management topics will also be addressed.Required:
No text required. Materials will be provided as needed.

Torres’ Patient Care in Imaging Technology (Paperback). 9/e
Andrea Guillen Dutton, MEd AART (R) CRT (R F), et al.
LWW 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1451115659
Retail Price: $45.00
BIOL352 Imaging and Sectional Anatomy (4cr)This course provides a detailed study of the central nervous system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system as demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Anatomy will be demonstrated in transverse, sagittal, and coronal sectional imaging planes. Homework exercises and quizzes are provided weekly in order to prepare for the midterm and final examinations.Required:
Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals, 3/e
Lorrie L. Kelly and Connie M. Petersen
Elsevier Mosby (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0323082600
Retail Price: $89.00

CT and MRI of the Whole Body, 5/e
Haaga, John, et al.
Elsevier Mosby (2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0323053754
Retail Price: $380.00

Recommended Atlases:
Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems, 7/e
Duane E. Haines
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0781763288
Retail Price: $58.45

Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5/e
Weir J., Abrahams P., Spratt J., and Salkowski L.
Elsevier Mosby (2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0723438267
Retail Price: $55.82

Sectional and MRI Anatomy of the Human Body: A Photographic Atlas Marinkovic S., Schellinger D., Milisavljevic M., and Antunovic V. Cic Edizioni Internazionali (2000)
MI310 Pathophysiology (3cr)This course provides a detailed study of illness, pathology, and disease in the human body. Basic terminology used in pathology and disease management will be introduced. Classification and causes of disease in body systems including nervous, gastrointestinal, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, and muscular will be discussed. Radiologic pathology will be emphasized.Required:
Radiographic Pathology for Technologists, 7/e
Nina Kowalczyk
Mosby 2017
ISBN: 9780323416320 ISBN: 9780323544122 eBook
Retail Price: $72.95

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9/e
Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster
Elsevier 2014
ISBN: 9781455726134
Retail Price: $92.54
RS312 Radiation Physics (3cr)This course serves as a basic introduction to the Medical Physics field, covering all four of its subspecialties. The student will be introduced to radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, and health physics/radiation safety. These topics will include measurement and calculation of radiation dose in humans, radiation biology, and modern technologies. Upon completing this course, the student will have a broad understanding of the widespread applications of physics in the medical field.Required:
The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 3/e
Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (May 31, 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0781730655
Retail Price: $47.70
The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 5/e
Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1451182453
Retail Price: $153.35

The Physics of Radiology, 4/e
Harold Elford Johns and John Robert Cunningham
Charles C. Thomas Publisher (Feb. 1983)
ISBN-13: 978-0398046699
Retail Price: $95.95

Khan’s Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy
Faiz M Khan PhD, John P. Gibbons PhD, et al.
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (July 5, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1605476810
Retail Price: $40.97
RS390 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
RS302 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
MI330 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
RS314 Pharmacology (3cr)This course will include an introduction to the biology of pharmacology and interventional pharmaceuticals. It will also focus on safety and the use of pharmaceuticals.Required:
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 9/e
Constance Visovsky, Cheryl Zambroski, and Shirley Hosler
Mosby; (March 22, 2018)
ISBN: 9780323529112
Retail Price: $48.58
RS316 Professionalism and Workplace Experience (2cr)This course is for licensed Radiation Therapists and imaging professionals. This course will introduce the learner to professional development, professional ethics, and workplace relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the healthcare work environment.Required:
No text required.
RS400 Orientation to Leadership (1cr)This course will introduce the skills required to manage and lead people in effective ways. This course is designed for those currently in management roles or those aspiring to be leaders.To Be Determined
RS402 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
RS406 Generational Leadership (2cr)This course is designed to provide students with a new perspective on the generation gaps and generational differences that exist in healthcare today and their impact on the workplaceRequired:
Next Generation Leadership
Adam Kingl
HarperCollins Leadership
ISBN: 9781400215478
Retail Price: $30.60
RS408 Conflict Resolution (2cr)This course introduces positive conflict management processes, including active listening and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the underlying models and practical skills involving mediation and conflict resolution in a healthcare setting.Required:
Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professionals
Barsky, A. (2014)
Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0190209292
Retail Price: $83.04
RS410 Billing, Coding and Accreditation (3cr)Students learn that medical billing is a process to submit claims to those covering the cost of medical services or treatment. Also addressed is an introduction to medical coding in which a process of applying correct codes for medical diagnoses are incorporated into the medical record. Requirements and standards for institutional accreditation of healthcare organizations will also be covered in this course.Required:
Understanding Hospital Billing and Coding, 3/e.
Debra P. Ferenc
Saunders (2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1455723638
Retail Price: $77.99
RS412 Virtual Leadership Practicum (3cr)The Leadership Practicum is an integral part of experiential learning for all radiation sciences students. This course will build upon core competencies and principles of radiation sciences leadership and management.Required:
No text is required for this course. Materials will be provided as needed.
RS418 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
RS420 Professional Leadership Practice (3cr)This course will provide simple and efficient ways to enhance key leadership skills. The course will explore leadership styles and the art of delivering feedback and constructive criticism; students will engage in tips and techniques for time-management, preventing burnout, and promoting recognition.
Leadership: Theory and Practice.
Northouse, P. G. (2018)
Sage Publications
ISBN-13: 978-1544351599
Retail Price: $63.99
RS422 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
RS424 Research Methods and Capstone (3cr)This course focuses on introducing a verity of research methods in healthcare. Emphasis will be placed on defining the research problem, performing a review of current literature, designing and implementing research processes to answer to research questions, and evaluating research outcomes.To Be Determined
RS404 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
RS318 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.Required:
Medical Office Administration, 5/e. 
Brenda A. Potter, BS, CPC-I, CPC 
Saunders 2022
ISBN: 9780323763837 
Retail Price: $87.00