BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Radiography
Degree Program Description
Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical imaging professionals who work closely with physicians to perform procedures used to diagnose, monitor, and treat disease. They provide patient services using a variety of imaging modalities such as general x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CT-scan), cardiovascular-interventional technology, mammography, bone densitometry, and quality management. Students finish their general education requirements and program prerequisites (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and statistics) during their freshman and sophomore years. The professional phase of the program begins summer semester between years two and three of undergraduate study, and consists of six consecutive semesters of classroom courses integrated with clinical experiences at several facilities in Columbia, MO. The program places an emphasis on active learning and provides many opportunities to develop skills needed for future education and career advancement. Upon graduation students are well-prepared to sit for the national registry exam in general diagnostic imaging. An advanced imaging clinical externship is available to students who wish to gain competency and become registered in MRI or CT. Graduates may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, mobile services, research centers, and industry as staff technologists, specialty technologists, supervisors, managers, applications specialists, researchers, or educators. Hospital settings give technologists an opportunity to choose working hours around the clock, throughout the entire 7-day week and may require on-call hours.
Major Program Requirements
Accreditation of the program is granted by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Students transferring from other institutions should contact the program director to identify appropriate pre-requisite courses for admission. All pre-requisite courses require a grade of C- or higher, and students must make a separate application to begin the professional phase and earn a BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Science with an emphasis in Radiography. Students must complete pre-requisite courses in addition to major, degree and University requirements, including University general education requirements.
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
& PTH_AS 2203
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|Major Core Requirements|
|RA_SCI 3110||Radiography Procedures I||2|
|RA_SCI 3120||Fundamentals of Radiography||3|
|RA_SCI 3130||Basic Radiographic Skills||2|
|RA_SCI 3140||Principles in Radiographic Exposure I||3|
|RA_SCI 3150||Radiologic Pharmacology||3|
|RA_SCI 3160||Radiologic Physics||3|
|RA_SCI 3170||Imaging Modalities||2|
|RA_SCI 3180||Radiography Procedures II||2|
|RA_SCI 3190||Radiography Procedures III||3|
|RA_SCI 4110||Sectional Anatomy||3|
|RA_SCI 4140||Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures||5|
|or RA_SCI 4150||Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures|
|RA_SCI 4947||Radiography Overview||3|
|RA_SCI 3941||Clinical Education I||3|
|RA_SCI 3942||Clinical Education II||3|
|RA_SCI 4943||Clinical Education III||3|
|RA_SCI 4944||Clinical Education IV||3|
|RA_SCI 4945||Clinical Education V||3|
|RA_SCI 4980||Imaging Pathology||3|
|CDS 3460W||Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications I - Writing Intensive||3|
|CDS 4328||Radiation Safety and Biology||4|
|CDS 4440||Organization and Administration||3|
|CDS 4460||Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications II||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive||3|
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certifying exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
& BIO_SC 1020 (or BIO_SC 1500)
|HLTH_SCI 1000||3||COMMUN 1200||3|
|MATH 1100||3||PSYCH 1000||3|
|CDS 2190||3||Behav / Social Science||3||RA_SCI 3110||2|
|HIST 1100 or POL_SC 1100||3||MPP 3202||5||RA_SCI 3120||3|
|Humanities||3||STAT 1200 or ESC_PS 4170||3||RA_SCI 3130||2|
& PTH_AS 2203
|RA_SCI 3140||3||CDS 3460W||3||CDS 4460||3|
|RA_SCI 3150||3||RA_SCI 3170||2||RA_SCI 4943||3|
|RA_SCI 3160||3||RA_SCI 3190||3|
|RA_SCI 3180||2||RA_SCI 3942||3|
|RA_SCI 3941||3||RA_SCI 4110||3|
|RA_SCI 4944||3||RA_SCI 4140 or 4150+||5|
|CDS 4328||4||RA_SCI 4945||3|
|CDS 4440||3||RA_SCI 4947||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||3||RA_SCI 4980||3|
|Total Credits: 123|
Course is taught solely on the internet.
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