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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: R T 53D.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct extensive research on a selected medical imaging topic and create a scientific display utilizing the research.
  • Groups will submit their projects to the annual ACERT educational conference.


Collaborative research project on a highly specialized area of radiography or other imaging modality. Submission of scientific poster display board at ACERT conference is required. Selected research topics to be approved by the instructor. This course is part 1 of 2 of the research project for students in the Radiologic Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Develop research and literary skills by performing an in-depth research project.
B. Collect and synthesize research data.
C. Collaborate in the composition and preparation of the project.
D. Design and construct a scientific display board using research presentation material.
E. Develop a referenced bibliography in APA format.
F. Submit project for display and evaluation at ACERT conference.

Course Content

A. Selection of advanced radiology modality topic
1. Group selection
2. Topic discussion
B. Review project guidelines as outlined by checklist
1. Research methods
a. Internet
b. Library
c. Books/journals
d. Other sources
2. Collection and management of data
3. Data entry
C. Project composition
1. Structure
2. Responsibilities
D. Display board discussion
1. Materials inventory
2. Board construction
3. Visual aids
E. Bibliography
1. Format
2. Currency
3. Multiple sources
F. Project submission and presentation
1. Conference application
2. Submission of project

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Classroom with multimedia equipment with internet access.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Evaluation of research project and oral presentation using a project grade checklist.

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture, discussion, demonstration.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor created materials.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Perform independent literary research.

B. Display board assembly.

C. Application for submission of project to conference.

D. Prepare a group contract to guide the collaboration process in order to develop essential communication skills while working in a team oriented setting.



Radiological Technology