bsrst dao course descriptions

RSTE 305R Special Projects in Radiation Science (1 cr) FALL
This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific essay on selected special topics in Radiologic Technology.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Temme and Jones

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 332S Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (3 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of gastrointestinal sonography.  The student is provided with instruction in sectional anatomy, scanning techniques, physiology, and pathophysiology of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, and spleen.  Various instructional techniques are used to aid the student in the learning process.  Each class consists of lectures and film presentations on the topics listed in the course syllabus.  Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images.  The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation.  Exams are given to evaluate the student’s knowledge and progress.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2-Volume Set by Carol Rumack, Stephanie Wilson, J. William Charboneau, Jo-Ann Johnson, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2011. ISBN: 978-0323053976

RSTE 401S Ultrasound Physics I (1 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to provide the student with basic information necessary to understand the principles of ultrasound physics as it applies to diagnostic imaging.  Topics to be covered include sound parameters, interaction of sound with media, resolution, transducers, instrumentation, real-time imaging, and image storage and display.  Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbooks: Understanding Ultrasound Physics: Fundamentals and Exam Review by Sidney K. Edelman, 4th Ed., 2012 ISBN: 978-0962644450

RSTE 407S Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound (2 cr) SPRING
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of obstetrics as it relates to ultrasound scanning.  The student is instructed on fetal embryology, normal anatomy, gestational age assessment, anomalies of each organ system, uteroplacental anatomy and physiology, and maternal and fetal complications associated with pregnancy.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbooks: Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2-Volume Set by Carol Rumack, Stephanie Wilson, J. William Charboneau, Jo-Ann Johnson, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2011. ISBN: 978-0323053976

RSTE 408S Gynecological Ultrasound (1 cr) SPRING
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of patient care preparation, normal female pelvic anatomy, reproductive physiology, gynecological pathology and scanning techniques.  Clinical application of gynecological sonography will be emphasized in this course.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbooks: Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2-Volume Set by Carol Rumack, Stephanie Wilson, J. William Charboneau, Jo-Ann Johnson, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2011. ISBN: 978-0323053976

RSTE 409S Genitourinary Ultrasound (1 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the genitourinary system. Clinical application of genitourinary Sonography will be emphasized in this course. Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images. The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbooks: Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2-Volume Set by Carol Rumack, Stephanie Wilson, J. William Charboneau, Jo-Ann Johnson, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2011. ISBN: 978-0323053976

RSTE 410R Sectional Anatomy and Pathology I – CT/MRI (4 cr) FALL
Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to CT/MRI/PET images will be covered. Basic terminology, instrumentation, and safety of CT and MRI will be included. This is the first semester of a two-semester course.

Prerequisites: Advisor approval; basic anatomy

Instructor: Custer/Araujo

Textbooks: Introduction to Sectional Anatomy by Michael E. Madden, 3rd Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013. ISBN: 978-1609139612 and Pathology for the Health Professions by Ivan Damjanov, 4th Ed., Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 978-1437716764.

Optional Review Book: Introduction to Sectional Anatomy Workbook and Board Review Guide by Michael E. Madden, 2nd Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. ISBN: 978-0781769761

RSTE 411R Sectional Anatomy and Pathology II (CT/MRI) (4 cr) SPRING
This is a continuation of Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to CT/MRI/PET imaging.

Prerequisites: RSTE 410R

Instructor: Custer/Araujo

Textbooks: Same texts as RSTE 410R

RSTE 413R Radiologic Contrast Agents (1 cr) SUMMER
This course presents the physical principles of contrast media related to imaging, the physical and chemical properties of contrast media solutions, classification/chemistry/pharmacology of contrast agents, pharmacodynamics, the pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics of contrast media, routes of drug administration, infection prevention and control, anxiety/phobia/conscious sedation, pharmacology of emergency medications, contrast-related nephrotoxicity, mechanisms of contrast media reactions, radiographic contrast media terminology, and the economic and legal issues involving contrast media and radiographic procedures.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Ahmad

Textbook: Pharmacology and Drug Administration for Imaging Technologists, by Steven C. Jensen and Michael P. Peppers, 2nd Ed., Mosby, 2005. ISBN: 978-0323030755 

RSTE 414S Introduction to Sonography (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the allied health professions student an introduction to the field of sonography. The course will begin by covering the physics and instrumentation of ultrasound. Students will also learn sonographic anatomy, exam preparations, scanning techniques, and pathology in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: Clinical Guide to Ultrasonography: Exercises for Critical Thinking by Charlotte Henningsen, Kathryn Kuntz, Diane Youngs, 2nd Ed., Mosby, 2013. ISBN: 978-0323091640 

RSTE 414T Sectional Anatomy and Pathology I – Oncology (2 cr) FALL
Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to Radiation Oncology will be covered. Basic terminology, instrumentation, and safety of Radiation Oncology will be included. This is the first semester of a two-semester course. Prerequisite: RSTE Advisor approval.

Prerequisites: Advisor approval; basic anatomy

Instructor: Custer/Bartenhagen

Textbooks: Introduction to Sectional Anatomy by Michael E. Madden, 3rd Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013. ISBN: 978-1609139612 and Pathology for the Health Professions by Ivan Damjanov, 4th Ed., Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 978-1437716764.

RSTE 415T Sectional Anatomy and Pathology II – Oncology (2 cr) SPRING
This is a continuation of Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to Radiation Oncology.

Prerequisites: RSTE 414T

Instructor: Custer/Bartenhagen

Textbook: Same texts as RSTE 414T

RSTE 419R Introduction to MRI (2 cr) FALL
This course is an introductory MRI physics and instrumentation. This course is Blackboard based, and is designed for use within a magnetic resonance imaging program (MRI), or related health science profession. Course content will include an introduction to basic MRI Physics, Instrumentation, Control Parameters, Imaging Options, and Patient Safety. Specified topics will include magnetism, ACR White Paper on MRI Safety, TE, TR, spin spin interactions, spin lattice interactions, T2*, permanent magnets, electromagnets, superconducting magnets, shim coils, RF coils, fringe fields, and SNR.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Vas

Textbook: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physical & Biological Principles, 3rd ed., Stewart C. Bushong, 2003: ISBN:  978-0323014854 and MRI in Practice 4th ed., Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot; ISBN: 978-1444337433

RSTE 419S Professional Projects I (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course will allow the DMS student to conduct an in-depth investigation into the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will research, identify and form a differential diagnosis for pathologic cases imaged by ultrasound. Written communication skills will be advanced through completion of a scientific paper and poster exhibit related to the field of sonography.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 420R MRI Physics & Systems (2 cr) SPRING
This course provides an in depth look at MRI physics, instrumentation, pulse sequences, patient safety, and various other MRI specific topics.

Prerequisites: RSTE 419R suggested

Instructor: Vas

Textbook: Same as RSTE 419R - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physical & Biological Principles, 3rd ed., Stewart C. Bushong, 2003: ISBN: 978-0323014854 and MRI in Practice 4th ed., Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot; ISBN: 978-1444337433

RSTE 422S Introduction to Vascular Technology (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed for registered diagnostic medical sonographers who are preparing to take their vascular technology examination. The course will cover hemodynamics, anatomy, and pathology of the cerebral, extremity, abdominal and pelvic vessels. Students will also learn exam preparations and scanning techniques. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include clinical experience.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography by William Zwiebel, John Pellerito, 6th Ed., Saunders, 2012. ISBN: 978-1437714173

RSTE 424S Breast Sonography (1 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer or radiographer for the Breast Sonography Certification Exam offered by ARDMS or ARRT. The course will offer a comprehensive review of the sonographic principles and instrumentation, sonographic anatomy and pathology of the breast, and interventional procedures/treatment. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include a clinical component.

Prerequisites: Current credentialing by ARDMS or ARRT, or Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols (2 cr) FALL
This course is intended as the first semester in a two semester course. Students will learn about MRI protocols, MRI anatomy, and MRI scanning techniques. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments. 

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Vas

Textbook: Handbook of MRI Scanning: by Geraldine Burghart, Carol Finn, 2010. ISBN:  978-0323068185 
Optional Textbook: MRI in Practice 4th ed., Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot; ISBN: 978-1444337433

RSTE 438N Advanced Radiation Biology (2 cr) SPRING
This course utilizes a qualitative and quantitative approach to study the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation upon life systems with special emphasis upon the human population.

Prerequisites: College biology & chemistry strongly recommended.

Instructor: Custer

Textbook: Radiobiology for the Radiologist by Eric J. Hall, Amato J. Giaccia, 7th Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. ISBN: 978-1608311934

RSTE 440R Case Studies & Journal Review (2 cr) SUMMER
This is an upper-level course designed for radiation science seniors in a baccalaureate degree program to facilitate analytical and critical thinking skills, apply their written and oral communication skills, and foster professional development and growth. Students will research, identify, and form a differential diagnosis for clinical cases imaged by various diagnostic modalities. Students will study and critique medical cases and professional peer-reviewed journal articles. Students will review clinical cases to gain a better understanding of their scope of practice/role as a radiation science professional in an integrated health care system.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Custer

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 441R MRI Positioning & Protocols II (2 cr) SPRING
This course is a continuation of RSTE 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols I. Students will learn about MRI protocols, MRI Anatomy, and MRI Scanning techniques. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments.

Prerequisites: RSTE 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols I

Instructor: Vas

Textbooks: MRI in Practice 4th ed., Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot; ISBN: 978-1444337433

RSTE 451S Ultrasound Physics II (1 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This clinical course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Topics to be covered include hemodynamics, Color Doppler, artifacts, quality assurance, and bioeffects. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbooks: Understanding Ultrasound Physics: Fundamentals and Exam Review by Sidney K. Edelman, 4th Ed., 2012 ISBN: 978-0962644450

RSTE 456S Neurosonography (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the embryologic development, anatomy, and physiology of the CNS, CSF formation and circulation scheme, blood supply to the brain, scanning techniques, pathology of the neonatal brain and spine, and medical care of the neonate during scanning. Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images. The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Michael

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 460R Computed Tomography Protocols and Cross Sectional Anatomy (2 cr) FALL, SUMMER
Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Vas and Gregg

Textbooks: Computed Tomography for Technologists: A Comprehensive Text by  Lois Romans, 1st Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010: ISBN: 978-0781777513

RSTE 461R CT Physics (1 cr) FALL, SUMMER
This course will cover the fundamental physic principles, quality control, and instrumentation needed for a CT technologist.

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval

Instructor: Vas and Gregg

Textbook: No text required

RSTE 462R Applied Computed Tomography (3 cr) FALL, SUMMER
This clinical course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set-up (protocols), for Computed Tomography examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies, which may be applied towards ARRT CT certifying examination eligibility. 

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Instructor: Jones and Vas

Textbooks: No text required.
Suggested Textbook: Mosby's Exam Review for Computed Tomography by  Daniel N. DeMaio, 2nd Ed., Mosby, 2010: ISBN: 978-0323065900

SAHP 310 Medical Terminology (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
Students planning on entering a health care career need to be introduced to medical language. The course will serve as such an introduction as it teaches students to analyze the basic word structure of medical terms. Students will learn the meaning of individual parts, common prefixes and suffixes, as well as combining vowels. Students will be able to understand new terms knowing the meanings of individual parts, prefixes, suffixes, and how medical terms are structured. Students are required to have a webcam, computer microphone and Microsoft PowerPoint for course assignments and exams.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Bartenhagen, Custer

Textbook: Medical Terminology: A Short Course by Davi-Ellen Chabner, 6th Ed., Saunders, 2011. ISBN: 978-1437734409

Companion online resources at http://evolve.elsevier.com

SAHP 415/515 Cultural Competence & Communication (2 cr) SUMMER
Communication and Cultural Competency is an upper-level course for allied health professions students to facilitate understanding of the role of cultural competence in the healthcare arena and explore the ethical and legal implications of this topic. The course will begin by helping the student understand the value of diversity in our society. Secondly, the course will allow the student to make self-examination of their own beliefs, values and biases. This will be followed by understanding the dynamics involved when two cultures interact. Students will examine specific cultural characteristics as they apply to health care and propose ways of adapting diversity to the delivery of healthcare. The course will include an in-depth assessment of the CLAS standards and cultural competency information available to healthcare organizations.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Tompkins

Textbook(s): The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege by Robert Jensen, City Lights Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 978-0872864498

Select one of the following: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998 or 2012. There are two additions of this book and either edition is fine for this course. ISBN: 978-0374267810 or 978-0374533403, or

The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town by Mary Pipher, 1st Ed., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. ISBN: 978-0151006007, or

The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community by Mary Pipher, Mariner Books, 2003. ISBN: 978-0156027373

SAHP 420 Computers in Health Care (2 cr) FALL
This course is an introduction to computer sciences where emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of computers in healthcare. Students will be exposed to the MS-DOS and windows systems and various applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and networks. This course is an introduction to computer processes to include general terminology, data processing, and computer language. The application of HIS and RIS processing is presented.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Moser

Textbook: No text required

SAHP 422 Principles of Education for Health Care Professionals (2 cr) SPRING
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of education for the purposes of preparing health care professionals to fulfill the role of clinical instructor and/or program director for their specific clinical discipline.  The topics to be covered include curriculum development, the use of terminal objectives, developing test questions, preparation of lesson plans and assignments, and the development of audiovisual materials for didactic instruction.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Honeycutt

Textbook: No text required

SAHP 423 Principles of Critical Inquiry (2 cr) FALL
This course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts of research methods in allied health professions. The topics include literature review, statistical analysis, analytical reading and writing, research and proposal design, protection of human/animal subjects, limitation and justification of the research question and also quality assurance and method selection. Students will design a research proposal based on information presented.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Koth

Textbook: Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation  by Kris E. Berg, Richard W. Latin, 3rd., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. ISBN: 978-0781770361.

SAHP 426 Health Care Ethics & Critical Thinking (3 cr) FALL
This upper level course introduces ethical issues that Allied Health professionals can expect to encounter during their education and career. It covers such areas of concern as confidentiality, informed consent, responsible practice, professionalism, cultural differences, handling mistakes, difficult cases, and key legal aspects of these issues. To assist students in resolving issues, the course identifies and applies key principles of critical thinking. The course trains students in the use of these principles in ethics and professionalism. The course is designed to improve the ability of students to reason soundly in professional ethics, to be familiar with the health professional ethics literature, and to communicate clearly about ethical values, integrity, and judgment.

Prerequisites: None

Instructors: Huckabee and Dart

Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.
Recommended Textbooks: Purtilo R., 2010. Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th Ed. Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-1437708967.
Pozgar, George D., 2012. Legal and Ethical Issues For Health Professionals, 3rd Ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1449672119.
Fletcher, John C., Lombardo, Paul A., Spencer, Edward M., 2005. Fletcher’s Introduction to Clinical Ethics, 3rd Ed. University Publishing Group. ISBN-13: 978-1555720278.

SAHP 430/530 Scanning the Health Care Environment (1 cr) FALL
This is an 8-week course (August-October). This upper level course in the School of Allied Health Professions is designed to provide allied health professions students with an overview of health care delivery in the United States.  The course will explore many factors that influence the delivery of health care, including the determinants of health, the financing of health care, and various health care settings.  The course will examine the evolution of health care in the United States and will project issues that will affect health care in the future.  Allied health professionals are affected by such changes in both their personal and professional lives.   It will be the challenge of health care professionals of the future to consider the value of Medicare and Medicaid, the handling of insurance issues, the creation of policy governing health care delivery and the reduction of health care disparities.  This course is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of why change is occurring, recognizing trends in their particular professional environment and identifying strategies to affect the changes to assure the patient’s access to quality care in an economical environment.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor:Tompkins

Textbook: Shi, Leiyu, Singh, Douglas, (2008) Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach, Jones and Bartlett, Fourth Edition, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-4512-7.

SAHP 431/531 Management in Health Care (2 cr) SPRING
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the concept of organizational theory and behavior, and several management applications. The topics to be covered include the principles of motivation, team building, leadership, management, organizational culture, and individual responses to organizational changes. Since change is a constant in today's organizations, the student will learn basic methods for planning and implementing organizational change. Additionally, the student will learn the basic concepts of continuous quality improvement, the application of quality tools, financial management, as well as the process for hiring, coaching, evaluating and dismissing employees. The student is expected to complete a simple quality improvement project and to prepare her/his own resume for an entrance level professional position (discipline specific).  Prerequisite: SAHP 430 and/or permission of the Instructor.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Tompkins

Textbook: No text required

SAHP 433 Professional Projects in Health Care Management (1 cr) SUMMER
This is an independent study course focusing on management projects in specific allied health disciplines. Included in this course are required literature reviews and individual or team-focused work relating to management functions and performance improvement. Students' work will be supervised and evaluated by RSTE faculty advisor and/or departmental administration.

Prerequisites: SAHP 431

Instructor: Tompkins

Textbook: No text required



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