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Course Sequence and Curriculum

COURSE SEQUENCE

FALL ODD YEAR

Credit Hours

1st 8 Weeks, 2nd 8 Weeks, Entire Semester

RAD 345

Introduction to Radiology Management

3

1st 8 Weeks

RAD 355

Teaching Strategies in Radiology

3

2nd 8 Weeks

SPRING EVEN YEAR

RAD 482

Legal Aspects and Current Issues in Health Care

3

2nd 8 Weeks

RAD 425a

Readings in Radiology Education

3

Full Semester

SUMMER EVEN YEAR

RAD 415

Research Methods

3

Full Semester

RAD 475

Internship

4

Full Semester

RAD 476

Research Project

4

Full Semester

RAD 415 must be taken in the students first summer semester.  Students will take EITHER RAD 475 or 476 the second summer in the program.

FALL EVEN YEAR

RAD 481

Organizational Behavior and Management in Health Care Organizations

3

2nd 8 Weeks

RAD 425b

Readings in Radiology Management

3

Full Semester

SPRING ODD YEAR

RAD 480

U.S. Health Care Systems

3

2nd 8 Weeks

RAD 435

Problems in Radiology Education/Management

3

Full Semester

SUMMER ODD YEAR

RAD 415

Research Methods

3

Full Semester

RAD 475

Internship

4

Full Semester

RAD 476

Research Project

4

Full Semester

RAD 415 must be taken in the students first summer semester.  Students will take EITHER RAD 475 or 476 the second summer in the program.

COURSE CURRICULUM 

FALL ODD YEAR

345-3 Introduction to Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Management. This course focuses on the unique management issues involved in diagnostic imaging. These problems include accreditation, federal law unique to radiology, and medical-legal issues of patient care. Additionally, state and local licensure laws pertinent to ionizing radiation and radiation safety will be explored. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

355-3 Teaching Strategies in Radiology. This course is designed to introduce the prospective radiology educator to philosophies and strategies required to successfully instruct students in the various fields of allied health, including radiography. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

SPRING EVEN YEAR

482-3 Legal Aspects and Current Issues in Health Care. (Same as HCM 388) Principles of law and the U.S. legal system are applied, in part through case study and an exploration of current events, in the areas of health care management. Legal issues include malpractice, contracts, corporate liability of health care organizations, liability by health care professionals, and patient rights, along with a specific focus on legal aspects of managed care. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

425A-3 Readings in Radiology Education. Supervised readings of the student’s primary area of interest will be conducted under the direction of a faculty member. This is a writing intensive, independent study course. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

SUMMER EVEN YEAR

415-3 Research Methods. (Same as DH 411) This course will introduce the student to the various mechanisms by which scholarly and professional research are conducted. These include quantitative and qualitative methodologies, historiographical, and a mixed methods approach. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

475-4 Internship. (Same as DH 475) This course is designed to give real-world experience to future radiologic technology managers and educators by exposing them to classroom or departmental management styles and real-life situations. This is accomplished through an integrated internship at either an educational program or a diagnostic imaging related facility. 40 clock hours shall equal 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: RAD 481 or RAD 355.

476-4 Research Project. This course requires the selection and investigation of a research topic culminating in a paper to satisfy the research requirement for the MGT/Ed option. Prerequisite: RAD 415.

FALL EVEN YEAR

481-3 Organizational Behavior and Management in Healthcare Organizations. (Same as DH 481, HCM 364) An evaluation of relationships in healthcare organizations. Study of the motivational factors of those focused on patient care vs. those focused on profits and how to modify behaviors to achieve proper balance. Environmental factors to the healthcare field are evaluated for their impact on the behavior and employee management relations of healthcare professionals and patient care providers. Promotes effective planning and organizing within the complex and highly regulated healthcare industry and assures alignment of organizational goals with the missions/visions/values as related to quality of patient life and organizational success. Restricted to SHS major/minor or with consent of SHS Academic Advisor.

425B-3 Readings in Radiology Management. (Same as DH 425B) Supervised readings of the student’s primary area of interest will be conducted under the direction of a faculty member. This is a writing intensive, independent study course. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

SPRING ODD YEAR

480-3 The U.S. Health Care System. (Same as DH 408, HCM 360) A study of the major components which comprise the U.S. health care system. This course will focus primarily on basic terminology, history, settings, personnel, utilization of services, and managerial epidemiology. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

435-3 Problems in Radiology Management and Education. (Same as DH 435) The purpose of this course is to identify problems/issues within Radiology Management and Education and to present viable solutions to those problems/ issues. Utilizing scholarly research and correlative research from other fields, the student will engage in integrated problem solving. This is an independent study course, conducted under the direction of a faculty member, and is a writing intensive course.

SUMMER ODD YEAR

415-3 Research Methods. (Same as DH 411) This course will introduce the student to the various mechanisms by which scholarly and professional research are conducted. These include quantitative and qualitative methodologies, historiographical, and a mixed methods approach. Restricted to the major or consent of school.

475-4 Internship. (Same as DH 475) This course is designed to give real-world experience to future radiologic technology managers and educators by exposing them to classroom or departmental management styles and real-life situations. This is accomplished through an integrated internship at either an educational program or a diagnostic imaging related facility. 40 clock hours shall equal 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: RAD 481 or RAD 355.

476-4 Research Project. This course requires the selection and investigation of a research topic culminating in a paper to satisfy the research requirement for the MGT/Ed option. Prerequisite: RAD 415.