Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RADS 1160 - Imaging Science 1

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Radiological Sciences

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the radiographer’s role in the healthcare delivery system. The course introduces concepts related to the profession, patient care assessments, radiation protection, basic radiographic equipment and image analysis standards. The lab setting will permit application of these skills. UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS 1120  RADS 1140 , RADS 1160L  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take STAT 1010  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Demonstrate /earn BLS certification CPR skills test and written test – week 6-8
2. Demonstrate quality patient care skills. Patient care rubric, Week 13-14

3. Recognize and provide appropriate actions in a

medical emergency

Lab simulations Week 10 -12
4. Describe practice standards for the radiographer. Discussion / HIPAA video/test Week 2-4

5. Explain the use of various communication techniques with patients.

Lab simulations -Week 1-3

6. Describe vital signs and lab values used to assess patient condition and perform vital signs.

Test -Week 5-6 Rubric Week 12
7. Define and identify radiation units and terms Test Week 3-5

8. Explain and utilize radiation protection measures to reduce exposure to self, patients and general public.

Lab simulations Week 5, 7, 9
9. State image appearance standards. Lab exercise Week 10-12

10. Analyze selected radiographic images for diagnostic quality.

Lab activity Week 14-15


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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