RDG-101 - Introduction to Clinical Practice2 credits
This introductory course will deal with the essentials for patient/technologist interaction. The relationship between clinical education and the theory component of the R.T. curriculum as well as defining the clinical competency evaluation system are covered. Students will learn definition of terms, titles of organizations, and abbreviation/phrases used in a radiography department. They will also discuss personal obligations, what is meant by professional confidentiality and effective communication techniques. The nature of ionizing radiation and its biological effect on the human, risk versus benefit, radiation detection equipment, and instrumentation. The class will also discuss the NCR and Commonwealth of Massachusetts rules and regulations relating to protection and monitoring of personnel.
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