R T 54C: RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||R T 54B.|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in R T 51D.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Determine proper exposure factors, patient care and anatomical positioning based on manifestations of pathological conditions related to respiratory, osseous, fractures, urinary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems
- Evaluate radiographic images of pathology of the respiratory, skeletal, urinary, gastrointestinal, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems in order to recognize the clinical manifestations while in the clinical setting.
The student will be able to:
A. Define basic terms related to pathology.
B. Describe the basic manifestations of pathological conditions and their relevance to radiologic procedures.
C. Describe the various systemic classifications of disease in terms of etiology, types, common sites, complications and prognosis.
D. Describe the radiographic appearance of selected diseases.
E. Identify radiologic procedures and interventional techniques appropriate for diseases common to each body system.
F. Describe the bone densitometry procedure, anatomy, terminology, and associated pathology.
B. Manifestations of pathology and relevance to radiographic procedures
1. Causes of disease (process, examples)
2. Procedural considerations
a. Technical considerations
b. Patient considerations
C. Disease classifications and examples associated with each
1. Hereditary conditions
D. Radiologic appearance of pathology
1. Skeletal and articular
7. Reproductive (female)
E. Radiologic procedures
1. Modality type
1) Procedural steps
b) Lumbar spine
2. Body system
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Comprehensive final exam
Method(s) of Instruction
Cooperative learning exercises
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Eisenberg, Ronald. Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 7th ed.. 2020.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Research and planning of group creative projects, oral presentation.
B. Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources, approximately 20-30 pages.