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87 Radiography

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Prince Edward Island School of Radiography Faculty
Wayne McKenna, RTR, ACR, CAE, Coordinator/Instructor
Cindy Fisher, RTR, BScR, MEd – Instructor
Julie Hall, RTR, BSc, BScR, MEd – Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
Stacey MacEwen, RTR, BScR – Instructor

NOTE: For academic regulatory purposes in the Radiography program, Radiography students’ Dean is the Dean of Science, and the Radiography Program Coordinator has the authority of a Department Chair.

THE BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM
In 1997, in cooperation with the Prince Edward Island School of Radiography, the University of Prince Edward Island and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Charlottetown entered an articulation agreement to enable the offering by the University of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography. Students admitted to the program are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University, whether while taking courses offered by the University of Prince Edward Island or taking courses offered by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The QEH has its own regulations governing the behaviour of staff and students while on QEH premises.

COURSE SEQUENCING

NOTES:
1. Radiography courses must be taken in the prescribed sequence.
2. Students are required to maintain satisfactory certification in CPR, as required by the QEH, throughout their program.

First Year (recommended first year course schedule – see Admissions Criteria for details)
Biology 1310/1320 Introduction to Organisms /Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology
Physics 1110/1120 General Physics OR Physics 1210/1220 Physics for Life Sciences
Chemistry 1110/1120 General Chemistry
Mathematics 1120 Calculus for Life Sciences OR Math 1910 Single Variable Calculus I
UPEI 1010 or 1020
Psychology 1010/1020 Introduction to Psychology I & II
Total Credit Hours = 31

Second Year (after admission to the program)
FN 2610 Communications
QEH Orientation Compulsory
QEH 2010/2020 Anatomy & Physiology I & II
QEH 2110/2120 Radiographic Technique I & II
QEH 2210 Patient Care I
QEH 2310 Radiography Physics
QEH 2420 Digital Imaging
QEH 2510 Clinical Experience I
QEH 2520 Clinical Experience II
QEH 2720 Image Quality
QEH 2820 Apparatus
QEH 2920 Clinical Rotation
1 Free Elective
Total Credit Hours = 32

Third Year
QEH 3110 Clinical Rotation
QEH 3210 Radiographic Technique III
QEH 3310 Pathology I
QEH 3420 Radiation Protection
QEH 3530 Computed Tomography
QEH 3620 Sectional Anatomy
QEH 3510 Clinical Experience III
QEH 3910 Clinical Radiography I
Statistics 1210 Introductory Statistics
Elective Philosophy 1010, 1020 or any course at the 2000 plus level in the Faculty of Arts
3 Free Electives
Total Credit Hours = 31

Fourth Year
Writing Intensive Course
1 Free Elective
An approved general elective at the 2000 plus level
Foods and Nutrition 3310 Introduction to Research Methods
Elective – Any Psychology course at the 2000 plus level
QEH 4030 Quality Management
QEH 4120 Patient Care II
QEH 4320 Pathology II
QEH 4520 Clinical Experience IV
QEH 4920 Clinical Radiography II
Total Credit Hours = 27

  1. In order for any student to advance to the next semester of the program, the student must obtain a grade of at least 70% in each QEH-designated course taken in the previous semester.
  2. Attendance in all activities related to clinical/laboratory components of Radiography courses is mandatory. A student who is absent repeatedly from clinical/laboratory sessions may be required by the Dean to withdraw from a course. The Program Coordinator may prohibit a student from attending a clinical session if there is reasonable evidence that the student’s physical or psychological health may be detrimental to patients or patient care.
  3. Once admitted to the program, students must complete all of the required Radiography (QEH) courses in the following three academic years. Any exceptions are by special permission of the Dean.
  4. Because Radiography has a strong clinically-based component, radiographic course work does not necessarily fit within the formal academic calendar. Certain second semester Radiography courses may continue until the summer months, with completion as late as August. Students are encouraged to consult with the School of Radiography.

RADIOGRAPHY COURSES

NOTES:
-Radiography courses must be taken in the program sequence.
-No Radiography course may be taken unless the student has first completed the Program Orientation, offered by the QEH after admission and prior to the beginning of the program.

2010/2020 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I & II
These courses provide students with a comprehensive review of skeletal anatomy, and with a review of the organ systems involved with the regulation, control and the continuity of the human organism.
LECTURES/DEMONSTRATIONS: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

2110/2120 RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE I & II
These courses provide students with the theory and practical skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographs of all body parts with and without contrast media. Students learn to operate radiographic equipment, position patients, set technical factors, prepare and administer and/or assist with administration of contrast media, deliver radiation within the diagnostic range as prescribed by physicians, and use radiation protective devices.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 4 hours, plus approximately 6 hours a week of “hands on” clinical experience.
Three hours of credit

2210 PATIENT CARE I
This course places emphasis on the technical and interpersonal skills needed in meeting the physical and emotional needs of patients. Students learn techniques of therapeutic communication; clinical, legal and ethical responsibilities; infection control, and medical assistance in certain areas.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

2310 RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS
This course begins with fundamental physics principles such as the atom, properties of photons, electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism and discuss how they apply to radiography. The circuitry and equipment required to produce radiation is covered. It concludes with knowledge of the x-ray tube, its safe use and how radiation is actually produced.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 4 hours
Three hours of credit

2420 DIGITAL IMAGING
This course introduces students to the principles of digital image acquisition and processing with its applications in radiography. Topics include a comparison of film-based radiography to digital radiography, structure of a digital image, digital image quality and a comparison of storage and flat panel digital radiography.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Three hours of credit

2510 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
Commencing immediately after program orientation, students in year two of the Radiography Program will do 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This is in addition to all 2000 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.

2520 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
In the second semester of year two, students will spend 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This is in addition to all 2000 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.

2720 IMAGE QUALITY
This course provides students with background in the operation of the x-ray tube and with in-depth knowledge of the factors that determine a good quality image.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

2820 APPARATUS
This course builds on knowledge acquired in Digital imaging 242 and Radiographic Physics 231. This course further explores the x-ray tube and circuitry and their relationships to automatic exposure controls and digital imaging receptors including digital fluoroscopy, mammography, nuclear medicine, Ultrasonography, and Bone Mineral Densitometry. A brief overview of SPECT, PET, MRI and hybrid imaging is also covered. Several guest speakers from each modality will be utilized.
Three hours of credit

2920 CLINICAL ROTATION
At the end of second semester in year two students will spend 10 weeks in mandatory clinical practice at various hospitals. This will involve rotating shifts and weekends.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.
Non-credit course

3110 CLINICAL ROTATION
At the end of the second semester in year three students will spend 14 weeks in mandatory clinical practice at various hospitals. This will involve rotating shifts and weekends.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.

3210 RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE III
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Technique II, QEH 2120, and focuses on the clinical aspects of body systems. Emphasis is placed on invasive, therapeutic, and specialized contrast procedures performed in an imaging department. The course also familiarizes students with procedure protocols, and contrast media preparation with indications and contraindications.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

3310 PATHOLOGY I
This course examines the terminology used in the study of disease. Emphasis is placed on means of recognizing signs and symptoms of specific diseases in which radiography offers a major contribution in reaching a diagnosis. The radiographic appearance of these diseases and the effect played in diagnosis by the correct selection of technical factors are considered.
LECTURES/DEMONSTRATIONS: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

3420 RADIATION PROTECTION
This course provides students with a comprehensive review of the biological risks associated with ionizing radiation, and instruction in the methods and practices which ensure that radiation doses are held to the lowest practical levels.
LECTURES/SEMINARS: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

3510 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
In first semester of year three students will spend 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth and Prince County Hospitals. This is in addition to all 3000 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.

3530 COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
This course provides students with a good foundational knowledge in the physics, apparatus, protocols and applications of Computed Tomography and its ancillary equipment.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

3620 SECTIONAL ANATOMY
This course places emphasis on the physical relationships among anatomic structures. Teaching materials provide a learning aid for students to better understand anatomy in sectional images. Students learn to recognize and identify cross-sectional anatomy that is needed for technology advances in diagnostic imaging.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

3910 CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY I
In this course, students enhance their skills in clinical Radiography with hands-on clinical experience, advanced image analysis and critique, and with labs focused on special topics.
Three hours of credit

4030 QUALITY MANAGEMENT
This course examines the principles of total quality management, including a review of pertinent radiographic equipment and quality-control testing procedures. A laboratory component allows students to become familiar with the testing equipment and to understand corrective action that may be required.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

4120 PATIENT CARE II
This course is a continuation of Radiography 2210, and focuses on patients with special needs such as infection, altered body image, unconsciousness, and critical illness or terminal illness. Students learn basic nursing skills, the pharmacology of common drugs and reactions, and basic first aid.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

4320 PATHOLOGY II
This course is a continuation of Pathology I, and emphasizes the characteristics and radiographic significance of pathological conditions and their impact on producing a radiographic examination.
LECTURES/DEMONSTRATIONS: 3 hours
Three hours of credit

4410/4420 DIRECTED STUDIES IN RADIOGRAPHY
This course is designed for the student who wants to delve deeper into a Diagnostic imaging modality by taking an additional course or doing research on a relevant topic of special interest. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
Three hours of credit

4520 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
In second semester of year four students will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This is in addition to all 4000 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar.
This is a compulsory 0 credit clinical component with a Pass/Fail grade mode.

4920 CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY II
This course provides final clinical preparation for writing national certification examinations. Time is spent in the clinical setting with a didactic component focused on advanced image analysis and special topics of interest.
Three hours of credit

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