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2018-19

Radiological & Health Professions

Kayla Valentino
Chair of the Department

The Radiological and Health Professions Curriculum

Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiological and Health Sciences is a four year program conducted in affiliation with hospitals and medical centers. Students will chose a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) or a major in Radiation Therapy Technology (RTT). These programs are for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and wish to prepare themselves for a career in one of these fields. To satisfy the degree requirements in these programs students must fulfill all the academic and clinical hours which are specified by national and state agencies for professional certification, registration and licensing.

This program also includes a concentration in Health Care Administration, which helps the student’s understanding of the health care industry.

Program Learning Goals

Nuclear Medicine Technology

 
Goal#1: Students will be competent in radiation protection.
 
Goal#2: Students will be competent in radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals.
 
Goal#3: Students will be competent in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation and Quality Control.
 
Goal#4: Students will be competent in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Nuclear Medicine.

Goal# 5: Students will be competent in patient care and education.

Program Learning Goals

Radiation Therapy Technology

Goal #1: Students will be academically and clinically competent as entry-level radiation therapists.                                                                                                         

Goal #2: Students will demonstrate communication skills of a competent entry-level radiation therapist.                                                                                 
 

Goal #3: Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to perform independently within the radiation therapists’ scope of practice.                                  

Goal #4: Students will develop professionalism and ethical and moral practices congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and pursue lifelong learning.          

Program Requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology)

This is a full-time program designed for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

 First Year

BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
MATH 155Calculus for the Life Sciences I3
ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
English Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
Total Credits32

Second Year

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHIL Elective3
General Elective3
Humanity Elective3
Total Credits32

Third Year

RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS Concentration6
RELS Elective 3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
General Elective3
Total Credits30

Summer

RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4

Fourth Year

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS Concentration9
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3
Total Credits29

 Total Credits for Graduation:                                                                                127

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology)

This is a full-time program designed for students who have no previous experience in Radiation Therapy Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

First Year

BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
MATH 155Calculus for the Life Sciences I3
ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
ENGL Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
Total Credits32

Second Year

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHIL Elective3
Total Credits32

Summer

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4

Third Year

RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS Concentration6
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
Total Credits29

Summer

RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4

Fourth Year

RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS Concentration9
RELS Elective3
Humanities Elective3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3
Total Credits29

Total credits for Graduation:                                                                                 130

Concentration Health Care Administration

 Third Year

AHS 205US Health Care System3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3

Fourth Year

RHS 472Financial Management in Health Industry3
AHS 420Ethics in Health Care3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3

NOTE: In the Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy Technology some evening courses are required.

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, which have Clinical Internship courses as prerequisites and co-requisites, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses which have Clinical Internship courses as prerequisites and co-requisites marked with an * below).

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student must repeat the course and earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student must repeat the course and earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall & Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

 The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation *3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection (**)3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II *3
RHS 404CT Imaging *3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III *3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium *1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II *3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III *3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation *3
RHS 358Treatment Planning *3
RHS 404CT Imaging *3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium *1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

A grade of C or better must be obtained in RHS 315 Radiation Physics in order to take RHS 320 Radiation Detection and Protection.

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.

Allied Health Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Allied Health is a four-year program designed to prepare the student for employment or graduate study in the allied health field. Multidisciplinary in nature, this program provides the student with a broad understanding of health and illness from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Course work is designed to develop critical thinking skills and a humanistic approach to health care delivery. An internship experience in the senior year consists of a placement in a setting relevant to the student’s chosen area of concentration and career goals.

All students are required to fulfill the college-core courses and complete the major course requirements. Additionally, students will select an area of concentration that more specifically prepares the student in his/her area of interest. The concentrations include Health Care Administration or General Science. 

Program Learning Goals

Allied Health

Goal #1: Students will have a basic understanding of the US health care system.

Goal #2: Students will have a basic understanding of patient care procedures.

Goal #3: Students will have a basic understanding of health related knowledge.

Program Requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Allied Health

Students wishing to prepare for immediate graduate study or entry-level employment in the health care industry should follow this program of study. The area of concentration should be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.

First Year

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
KIN 110Personal Wellness3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
ENGL 110First Year Composition3
ENGL Elective3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics *3
BIOL 115Principles of Biology I **2
BIOL 116Principles of Biology II **2
BIOL 117Principles of Biology Laboratory I **2
BIOL 118Principles of Biol Lab II **2
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
Total Credits32

 Second Year

AHS 205US Health Care System3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
BIOL 221Introductory Nutrition3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
Area of concentration6
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
Total Credits32

Third Year

AHS 420Ethics in Health Care3
KIN 430Stress Management3
SOC 335Culture, Health, and Illness3
SOC 317Anthropology of Drugs3
Area of concentration12
General Elective3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
AHS 403Introduction to Addiction, Alcohol & Other Substances of Abuse3
Total Credits31

Fourth Year

EDUC 406Human Relations in the Educational Process3
AHS 425Practicum in Allied Health ***3
RELS Elective3
Area of concentration15
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
Total Credits30

Total for Graduation: 125

The following areas of Concentration are available in the Allied Health program.

Health Care Administration

ECON 204Macroeconomics3
ECON 203Microeconomics3
MKTG 201Essentials of Marketing3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3
RHS 472Financial Management in Health Industry3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
MGMT 320Human Resource Management3
PSYC 374Organizational Psychology3
Suggested Electives
PSYC 373Industrial Psychology3
AHS 206Introduction to Public Health3
Total Credits33

General Science

CHEM 101General Chemistry I3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I *4
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II *4
or PHYS 107 Introduction to Physics I
or PHYS 108 Introduction to Physics II
MATH 155Calculus for the Life Sciences I3
Suggested Electives **14
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Calculus for the Life Sciences II
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits31

NOTE:
General Science Concentration

A grade of C or better in all Concentration courses is required for Graduation and also in the following courses:

BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 113General Biology Laboratory I0
BIOL 112General Biology II4
BIOL 114General Biology Laboratory II0
or BIOL 115 Principles of Biology I
or BIOL 116 Principles of Biology II
or BIOL 117 Principles of Biology Laboratory I
or BIOL 118 Principles of Biol Lab II
AHS 205US Health Care System3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
AHS 420Ethics in Health Care3
AHS 425Practicum in Allied Health3

Health Care Administration Concentration

A grade of C or better in all Concentration courses is required for Graduation and also in the following courses:

AHS 205US Health Care System3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
AHS 420Ethics in Health Care3
AHS 425Practicum in Allied Health3

Certificate Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of nuclear medicine technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below*. The certificate program takes approximately 21 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during the summer session.

First Year

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
Summer Session RHS 341 *4
Total Credits28

Second Year

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
Total Credits20

Total Credits:                                                                                                     48

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program
Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                      6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology         6 Credits           
Chemistry                                                 3 Credits           
Physics                                                     8 Credits
Computer Science                                 3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                           3 Credits
Statistics                                                  3 Credits
 

Certificate Program in Radiation Therapy Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of radiation therapy technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below*. The certificate program takes approximately 29 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during the summer sessions.
First Year

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
Summer Session RHS 280 *4
Total Credits20

Second Year

RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
Summer Session RHS 362 *4
Total Credits26

Third Year

RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI *2
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
Total Credits11

Total Credits:                                                                                                 57

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program
Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                       6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology         6 Credits         
Chemistry                                                  3 Credits           
Physics                                                      8 Credits
Computer Science                                  3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                            3 Credits
Statistics                                                    3 Credits

 NOTE: In the Certificate programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy Technology some evening courses are required.

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, which have Clinical Internship courses as prerequisites and co-requisites, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses which have Clinical Internship courses as prerequisites and co-requisites marked with an * below).

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student must repeat the course and earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student must repeat the course and earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty’s and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall & Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation *3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II *3
RHS 404CT Imaging *3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III *3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium *1
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II *3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III *3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation *3
RHS 358Treatment Planning *3
RHS 404CT Imaging *3
RHS 412Healthcare Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium *1
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

A grade of C or better must be obtained in order to take RHS 315 Radiation Physics in order to take RHS 320 Radiation Detection and Protection.

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.

Allied Health Courses

AHS 205. US Health Care System. 3 Credits.

This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the US Health Care System from its inception to modern day. The significance of each type of care and the methods of delivery will be reviewed. The current state of reimbursement, long term care, and public health will be discussed. Students will examine the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the US Health Care System. Career opportunities will also be explored.

AHS 206. Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credits.

This course will present the student with an introduction to the multifaceted discipline of public health for the purpose of enhancing an understanding of the topic and providing a knowledge base for further studies. The definition of public health will be presented in the context of its history, system structure, and responsibilities in protecting human health in society. The social-ecological model of the interactions between physical/social environments with the individual biological/behavioral factors as determinants of population health will be emphasized/ The public health focus on disease prevention, measuring the health of populations, creating population-wide interventions, assessing outcomes, and informing policy will be discussed. Basic concepts in the five core public health knowledge areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, and health policy and management will be introduced. Historical and contemporaneous examples and case studies will be used to demonstrate principles and issues. Students are expected to exhibit knowledge of the role and responsibilities of public health and demonstrate some facility in using basic public health methods in addressing population health issues.

AHS 403. Introduction to Addiction, Alcohol & Other Substances of Abuse. 3 Credits.

An overview of the etiology and treatment of various addictive disorders. Attention will be given to alcoholism, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, etc., and how they affect the brain, individual cognitive functioning, attitude, behavior, perception, and the family nucleus. Physical illness commonly found among this population, such as AIDS, will be discussed. Specific emphasis will be placed on the pharmacological effects of alcohol and substances of abuse.

AHS 404. Relapse and Recovery. 3 Credits.

This course examines the bio-physical-social variables of relapse and recovery, physical (compulsion), physiological (obsession), family codependency, denial and enabling. Self-sabotaging behavior (anger, fear, guilt, isolation, anger, depression, dearth of support, grandiosity, unresolved issues, erroneous cognition, low self-esteem, etc.) as to why individuals relapse. Emphasis will be placed on comprehensive relapse prevention theories, principles and models of integrated treatment and the basis of relapse (dry drunk) syndrome. Exploration of bio-psych-social rehabilitation, behavior modification and cognitive restructuring, pharmacotherapies and the spiritual philosophy of the "Fellowship" of 12-step anonymous (self-help) concept used as components of effective treatment modalities for recovery. Case studies will be discussed in a group dynamic setting. Educational recovery movies, icebreaker group activity and guest speaker will be employed to enhance the learning experience.

AHS 420. Ethics in Health Care. 3 Credits.

A study of ethical issues in allied health with emphasis on the individual's and society's concerns, responsibilities, and actions. The case study method is emphasized. Fall.

AHS 425. Practicum in Allied Health. 3 Credits.

One hundred hours of supervised field work in a professional setting and a written paper on the experience.

Radiological and Health Sciences Courses

RHS 205. Concepts Allied Health. 3 Credits.

In the course, the students will receive basic information that health care workers would need to work in any level of the health care environment. This will include an orientation to the health care system, hospital and department structure. Different occupations will be identified and discussed. Students will develop a comprehensive foundation of basic medical terminology, anatomy, radiation safety, medical ethics and law, and quality assurance for use in health care careers. The multi-disciplinary skills needed for success in the health care environment will be established.

RHS 275. Patient Care Procedures. 3 Credits.

This course is intended to provide the students with foundational concepts in assessment and evaluation of patients; essential elements of providing quality patient care will be covered. The psychological and physical needs of patients will be considered and their possible effect on procedures will be identified. Routine and emergency care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the health care provider in patient education will be discussed. Basic fundamentals of ethics and law will also be presented.

RHS 276. Radiation Therapy I. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the foundations of radiation therapy with an overview of the profession and the practitioner's role in the healthcare delivery system. Ethical and legal professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined. Oncology and pathology will be introduced and the treatment options of a cancer patient will be identified. Basic policies and procedures of radiation therapy will be explored and assessment of radiation therapy patients will be acknowledged.

RHS 280. Radiation Therapy Internship I. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320. Only offered during summer session.

RHS 286. Radiologic Technology I. 3 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to the specifics of radiologic technology, radiologic positioning, and radiologic image production.

RHS 290. Radiologic Technology Internship I. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologies in the department of radiologic technology at an affiliated hospital. Only offered during summer session.

RHS 301. Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

Scintillation spectrometry. Scintillation camera. Rectilinear scanner. Tomographic systems. Well-type scintillation detector. Quality control. Counting statistics. Computer systems. Spring. Prerequisite: RHS 331. Corequisites: RHS 340, RHS 332.

RHS 315. Radiation Physics. 3 Credits.

Concepts of introductory physics. Atomic and nuclear structure. Processes of radioactive decay. Production of artificial radioactivity. Fall. Prerequisite: MATH 100 for advanced standing students. Prerequisites: MATH 100, PHYS 105/PHYS 106 for NMT and RTT students.

RHS 317. Radiation Biology. 3 Credits.

The effect of ionizing radiations on biological samples including survival, repair of damage, dose-rate effects, linear energy transfer, oxygen effect, radiobiological effectiveness, hyperthermia, cell cycle effects, molecular check points, mitotic block, repopulation, cancer and mutation risks, tumor and normal tissue effects. Fall. Prerequisite: RHS 315.

RHS 320. Radiation Detection and Protection. 3 Credits.

Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter. Units of exposure and dose. Ionizing radiation and Public Health. Gas-filled and scintillation detector systems. Radiation safety and regulations. Spring. Prerequisite: RHS 315.

RHS 321. Diagnostic Radiology. 3 Credits.

Interaction of radiation with matter, X-ray apparatus, the radiologic image and information retrieval systems. CT techniques. Prerequisite: RHS 315.

RHS 322. Radiotherapy. 3 Credits.

Radiation dose and delivery systems, interaction of X and gamma rays in the body, dosimetry and implant radiation therapy.

RHS 323. Nuclear Medicine. 3 Credits.

Radioactivity and radiopharmaceuticals. Principles of radioactive decay. Imaging instrumentation and systems. Invitro and invivo procedures. Prerequisite: RHS 315.

RHS 324. Diagnostic Ultrasound. 3 Credits.

Physics of ultrasonics as applied to biological systems. The transducer and the ultrasonic field. Pulse-echo and Doppler techniques. Other modes.

RHS 325. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 3 Credits.

Physical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance. Imaging techniques and pulse sequences. Instrumentation and site planning.

RHS 326. Cross-Sectional Anatomy. 3 Credits.

Explores cross anatomical, cross-sectional relationships of human tissues, organs and organ systems, including interpretation of CT and MR imaging. Fall.

RHS 331. Nuclear Medicine I. 3 Credits.

Basic introduction to nuclear medicine. Theory of invivo procedures in clinical nuclear medicine. Prerequisite BIOL 207, BIOL 208. Prerequisite or Corequisite: RHS 205, RHS 275 and RHS 315.

RHS 332. Nuclear Medicine II. 3 Credits.

Theory of invivo procedures in clinical nuclear medicine. Radio-pharmaceuticals. Radio-immunoassay theory. Spring. Prerequisite: RHS 331. Corequisites: RHS 301, RHS 340.

RHS 340. Nuclear Medicine Internship I. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 315 and RHS 331.

RHS 341. Nuclear Medicine Internship II. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 315 and RHS 331. Only offered during summer session.

RHS 350. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

RHS 351. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

RHS 352. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

RHS 353. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

RHS 355. Radiation Therapy II. 3 Credits.

In this course the student will examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease starting with how radiation kills cancer cells. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. Different treatment techniques and modalities will be explored.

RHS 356. Radiation Therapy III. 3 Credits.

In this course the student will examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. Different treatment techniques and modalities will be explored.

RHS 357. Radiation Therapy Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

In this course, the student will discuss the principles of the design and operation of radiation therapy instrumentation and equipment. The student will also be analyzing the components of quality management programs which develop a culture of safety in radiation oncology.

RHS 358. Treatment Planning. 3 Credits.

Principles of treatment planning, dosimetry and calculations. Spring. Prerequisites: RHS 355, RHS 357, RHS 360. Corequisites: RHS 356, RHS 361.

RHS 360. Radiation Therapy Internship II. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320.

RHS 361. Radiation Therapy Internship III. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital.Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320.

RHS 362. Radiation Therapy Internship IV. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320. Only offered during summer session.

RHS 365. Radiologic Technology II. 3 Credits.

This course provides an environment in learning general Radiologic Technology Positioning.

RHS 366. Radiologic Technology III. 3 Credits.

This course provides an environment in learning general Radiologic Technology Advanced Image Production and Practices.

RHS 367. Radiologic Technology Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

This course provides an environment in learning general Radiologic Equipment and its operations.

RHS 368. Advanced Radiographic Procedures. 3 Credits.

This course provides an environment in learning general Radiologic Technology Advanced Imaging, Quality Management & Related Pathology.

RHS 370. Radiologic Technology Internship II. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologies in the department of radiologic technology at an affiliated hospital.

RHS 371. Radiologic Technology Internship III. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologies in the department of radiologic technology at an affiliated hospital.

RHS 372. Radiologic Technology Internship IV. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologies in the department of radiologic technology at an affiliated hospital. Only offered during the summer session.

RHS 404. CT Imaging. 3 Credits.

Basic physics and instrumentation of diagnostic radiology, especially related to CT (computerized tomography) in diagnostic radiology. Basic CT procedures, patient preparation and seup. Fusion Imaging.

RHS 412. Healthcare Research Methods. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to focus on the principles of research relevant to the health fields and increase the awareness of the importance of of disseminating information. Students will learn to apply research methodology to problems within their specific health fields as well as review literature related to a research project. An introduction to quantitative, qualitative, mixed method and participatory approaches to research, as well as ethical issues in conducting research will be discussed. Students will build the skills necessary for conducting research and will be able to design a research project.

RHS 430. Radiologic Technology Colloquium. 1 Credit.

Presentation of advanced topics, special procedures and changing developments in radiologic technology. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the curriculum.

RHS 435. Radiation Therapy Internship V. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320.

RHS 436. Radiation Therapy Internship VI. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320.

RHS 440. Radiation Therapy Colloquium. 1 Credit.

Presentation of advanced topics, special procedures and changing developments in radiation therapy. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the curriculum.

RHS 442. Nuclear Medicine III. 3 Credits.

Theory of advanced and miscellaneous invivo imaging procedures in nuclear medicine. Fall. Prerequisites: RHS 332, RHS 301, RHS 341. Corequisite: RHS 450.

RHS 445. Radiologic Technology Internship V. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologies in the department of radiologic technology at an affiliated hospital.

RHS 446. Radiologic Technology Internship VI. 2 Credits.

RHS 450. Nuclear Medicine Internship III. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satifactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 315 and RHS 331.

RHS 451. Nuclear Medicine Internship IV. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 315 and RHS 331.

RHS 460. Nuclear Medicine Colloquium. 1 Credit.

Presentation of advanced topics, special procedures and changing developments in nuclear medicine. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the curriculum.

RHS 470. Hospital Accounting. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic accounting theory and techniques. Fund accounting applicable to hospitals. Payroll accounting, bank reconciliations. Internal control safeguards. Fall.

RHS 471. Healthcare Organization and Management. 3 Credits.

This course will present the student with an overview of how healthcare institutions are organized and governed. The design of management systems will be examined including the roles of management staff, physicians and nurses, and other clinical and support staff in operation.

RHS 472. Financial Management in Health Industry. 3 Credits.

Source and application of revenue. Cost analysis. Rate setting. Role of the comptroller. Financial impact of ambulatory and innovative health delivery systems. Legislation and future trends. Spring.

RHS 474. Health Care Labor Organization. 3 Credits.

Personnel management for the line supervisor. Labor relations. Salary administration. Continuous quality improvement. Principles of selection, retention, separation. Motivational theories. Task and people foci. Human resource models. Spring.

RHS 480. Planning for Health Care Services. 3 Credits.

Criteria and planning principles for institutional and community personal health care services. Rationale and methods used in developing short and long range plans. The role of the individual health, facility, inter-hospital affiliations, city, state, and federal health agencies, and professional organizations in the community planning process. Spring.

RHS 481. Legal Aspects in Health Care. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic principles of law and administrative codes applicable to hospitals. Topics include: legal liability of health care institutions, staff, and personnel of injuries to patients; malpractice and negligence law. Patients rights; consent to medical and surgical procedures, medical and surgical procedures, medical records, disclosure of information and confidential communications. Legal death, autopsy, and organ donation. Spring.

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