Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RADS 2520 - Clinical Practicum 5


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Radiological Sciences


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
Clinical Practicum is designed to provide students with practical application of material learned in didactic courses. In this course students will continue to perform radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of qualified radiographers. Students will be completing all required mandatory and elective competencies and objectives prior to completion of the program. In addition, students will be gathering medical images and reports (following HIPAA requirements) to complete their capstone case study. Introductory clinical rotations will be scheduled in the modalities of angiography, cardiac catheterization lab, echocardiography, EKG, ultrasound and radiation therapy to help students gain an understanding of the role these special imaging modalities play in the diagnosis of diseases. P/NP
21 Practicum Hour(s);

Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take RADS 2460  

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS 2560  

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. Use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public and members of the health care team in the clinical setting.

Observation and evaluation of students obtaining a patient history, providing instruction and oral feedback to patients during examinations, presenting cases to physicians, and by interacting with other medical staff each clinical day weeks1-3, 4-6,7-9,10-12,13-15. Clinical instructor evaluation weeks 8 and 15. Clinical notebook check weeks 8 and 15.

2. Perform medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15. Tally sheet week 15

3. Provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender,disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15.

4. Demonstrate competency in the principles of radiation protection standards.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15. Clinical exam week 16

5. Demonstrate knowledge of correct positioning skills on patients.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15. Trauma radiology objectives week 15. Clinical exam week 16
6. Operate medical imaging equipment correctly. Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15.
7. Provide patient safety. Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15.

8. Enter data correctly into the clinical facility’s HIS/RIS system.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15

9. Select technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15. Clinical exam week 16

10. Evaluate images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification.

Radiographer evaluations weeks 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15, clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15, clinical competencies 5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14 and 15. Clinical exam week 16

11. Integrate the appropriate personal and professional values into clinical practice.

Clinical instructor evaluations weeks 8 and 15 (Section 1).

 



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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