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Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography

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Careers:
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Computed Tomography Technologist
  • Interventional Radiographer

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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 Radiography program are subject to many of UPEI's Academic Regulations except as indicated in the student handbook available online. These exceptions are for QEH-designated courses only, and can be viewed in our online handbook.

Want more information about Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Computed Tomography Technologist
  • Interventional Radiographer

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 (required courses for admission to the program)

  • Biology 1310/1320
  • Physics 1110/1120  OR
    Physics 1210/1220 
  • Chemistry 1110/1120
  • Mathematics 1120  (alternatively, Math 1910/1920)
  • UPEI 1010 or UPEI 1020 
  • 2 Free Electives (depending on Math requirement)

Second Year (after admission to the program)

  • QEH Orientation
  • QEH 2010/2020
  • QEH 2110/2120
  • QEH 2210
  • QEH 2310
  • QEH 2420
  • QEH 2510
  • QEH 2520
  • QEH 2720
  • QEH 2820
  • QEH 2920
  • Psychology 1010
  • 1 Free Elective

Third Year

  • QEH 3110
  • QEH 3210
  • QEH 3310
  • QEH 3420
  • QEH 3530
  • QEH 3620
  • QEH 3510
  • QEH 3910
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Mathematics 2210)
  • Psychology 1020
  • Group II Elective (Philosophy 1010, or 1020 or any course above the first year level in the Faculty of Arts)
  • 2 Free Electives

Fourth Year

  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Family Science 2610
  • Physics 2410 or 3420
  • Family Science 3310
  • Group I Elective (Any Psychology course above first year level)
  • QEH 4030
  • QEH 4120
  • QEH 4320
  • QEH 4520
  • QEH 4920
  1. All facets of the clinical requirements (as determined by the clinical coordinator) must be met before advancing to the next semester or academic year.
  2. 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 all QEH-designated courses taken in the previous semester.
  3. 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 Co-ordinator 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
Want more information about Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Computed Tomography Technologist
  • Interventional Radiographer
  • Wayne McKenna, RTR, ACR, CAE, Coordinator
  • Cindy Fisher, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Julie Hall, RTR, BSc, BScR, Clinical Coordinator
  • Stacey MacEwen, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Colleen Nicholson RTR, Clinical Instructor
Overview

Photo by US Army Africa, used by Creative Commons agreement.

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 Radiography program are subject to many of UPEI's Academic Regulations except as indicated in the student handbook available online. These exceptions are for QEH-designated courses only, and can be viewed in our online handbook.

Degree Program

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 (required courses for admission to the program)

  • Biology 1310/1320
  • Physics 1110/1120  OR
    Physics 1210/1220 
  • Chemistry 1110/1120
  • Mathematics 1120  (alternatively, Math 1910/1920)
  • UPEI 1010 or UPEI 1020 
  • 2 Free Electives (depending on Math requirement)

Second Year (after admission to the program)

  • QEH Orientation
  • QEH 2010/2020
  • QEH 2110/2120
  • QEH 2210
  • QEH 2310
  • QEH 2420
  • QEH 2510
  • QEH 2520
  • QEH 2720
  • QEH 2820
  • QEH 2920
  • Psychology 1010
  • 1 Free Elective

Third Year

  • QEH 3110
  • QEH 3210
  • QEH 3310
  • QEH 3420
  • QEH 3530
  • QEH 3620
  • QEH 3510
  • QEH 3910
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Mathematics 2210)
  • Psychology 1020
  • Group II Elective (Philosophy 1010, or 1020 or any course above the first year level in the Faculty of Arts)
  • 2 Free Electives

Fourth Year

  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Family Science 2610
  • Physics 2410 or 3420
  • Family Science 3310
  • Group I Elective (Any Psychology course above first year level)
  • QEH 4030
  • QEH 4120
  • QEH 4320
  • QEH 4520
  • QEH 4920
  1. All facets of the clinical requirements (as determined by the clinical coordinator) must be met before advancing to the next semester or academic year.
  2. 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 all QEH-designated courses taken in the previous semester.
  3. 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 Co-ordinator 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
Faculty
  • Wayne McKenna, RTR, ACR, CAE, Coordinator
  • Cindy Fisher, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Julie Hall, RTR, BSc, BScR, Clinical Coordinator
  • Stacey MacEwen, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Colleen Nicholson RTR, Clinical Instructor

Overview

Photo by US Army Africa, used by Creative Commons agreement.

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 Radiography program are subject to many of UPEI's Academic Regulations except as indicated in the student handbook available online. These exceptions are for QEH-designated courses only, and can be viewed in our online handbook.

Degree Program

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 (required courses for admission to the program)

  • Biology 1310/1320
  • Physics 1110/1120  OR
    Physics 1210/1220 
  • Chemistry 1110/1120
  • Mathematics 1120  (alternatively, Math 1910/1920)
  • UPEI 1010 or UPEI 1020 
  • 2 Free Electives (depending on Math requirement)

Second Year (after admission to the program)

  • QEH Orientation
  • QEH 2010/2020
  • QEH 2110/2120
  • QEH 2210
  • QEH 2310
  • QEH 2420
  • QEH 2510
  • QEH 2520
  • QEH 2720
  • QEH 2820
  • QEH 2920
  • Psychology 1010
  • 1 Free Elective

Third Year

  • QEH 3110
  • QEH 3210
  • QEH 3310
  • QEH 3420
  • QEH 3530
  • QEH 3620
  • QEH 3510
  • QEH 3910
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Mathematics 2210)
  • Psychology 1020
  • Group II Elective (Philosophy 1010, or 1020 or any course above the first year level in the Faculty of Arts)
  • 2 Free Electives

Fourth Year

  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Family Science 2610
  • Physics 2410 or 3420
  • Family Science 3310
  • Group I Elective (Any Psychology course above first year level)
  • QEH 4030
  • QEH 4120
  • QEH 4320
  • QEH 4520
  • QEH 4920
  1. All facets of the clinical requirements (as determined by the clinical coordinator) must be met before advancing to the next semester or academic year.
  2. 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 all QEH-designated courses taken in the previous semester.
  3. 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 Co-ordinator 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Faculty

  • Wayne McKenna, RTR, ACR, CAE, Coordinator
  • Cindy Fisher, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Julie Hall, RTR, BSc, BScR, Clinical Coordinator
  • Stacey MacEwen, RTR, BScR, Instructor
  • Colleen Nicholson RTR, Clinical Instructor
Want more information about Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers: 
Radiological Technologist
Medical Radiation Technologist
Computed Tomography Technologist
Interventional Radiographer
Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201/202 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

211/212 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

221 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

231 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

242 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

251 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
Commencing immediately after Program orientation, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

252 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
In the second semester of second year, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

272 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

282 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

292 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice at the end of 2nd year.
Contact hours:  10 weeks
Non-credit course

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

311 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which student can integrate theory and practice at the end of 3rd year.
Contact hours:  14 weeks
Non-credit course

321 RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE III
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Technique II, QEH 212, 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

331 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

342 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
Three hours of credit

351 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
Students in first semester of the third year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Clinical placements in Clinical Experience III may include weekends and evenings.  This is in addition to all 300 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar.
0 credit hours

353 SPECIALIZED IMAGING
This course provides students with the theoretical background and fundamental principles of operation for several advanced digital modalities, including computed tomography, digital fluoroscopy, digital subtraction, and bone mineral densitometry.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

362 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

391 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

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

403 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

412 PATIENT CARE II
This course is a continuation of Radiography 221, 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

432 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

452 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
Students in second semester of the fourth year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Clinical placements in Clinical Experience IV may include weekends, evenings and nights.  This is in addition to all 400 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar. 
0 credit hours

492 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

Calendar Courses

201/202 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

211/212 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

221 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

231 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

242 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

251 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
Commencing immediately after Program orientation, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

252 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
In the second semester of second year, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

272 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

282 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

292 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice at the end of 2nd year.
Contact hours:  10 weeks
Non-credit course

311 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which student can integrate theory and practice at the end of 3rd year.
Contact hours:  14 weeks
Non-credit course

321 RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE III
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Technique II, QEH 212, 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

331 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

342 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
Three hours of credit

351 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
Students in first semester of the third year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Clinical placements in Clinical Experience III may include weekends and evenings.  This is in addition to all 300 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar.
0 credit hours

353 SPECIALIZED IMAGING
This course provides students with the theoretical background and fundamental principles of operation for several advanced digital modalities, including computed tomography, digital fluoroscopy, digital subtraction, and bone mineral densitometry.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

362 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

391 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

403 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

412 PATIENT CARE II
This course is a continuation of Radiography 221, 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

432 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

452 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
Students in second semester of the fourth year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Clinical placements in Clinical Experience IV may include weekends, evenings and nights.  This is in addition to all 400 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar. 
0 credit hours

492 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

Calendar Courses

200 Level

201/202 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

211/212 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

221 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

231 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

242 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

251 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
Commencing immediately after Program orientation, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

252 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
In the second semester of second year, students in the second year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 1.5 days per week, in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  This is in addition to all 200 level QEH courses listed in the Program calendar.
0 credit hours

272 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

282 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

292 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice at the end of 2nd year.
Contact hours:  10 weeks
Non-credit course

300 Level

311 CLINICAL ROTATION
This course provides a clinical experience in which student can integrate theory and practice at the end of 3rd year.
Contact hours:  14 weeks
Non-credit course

321 RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE III
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Technique II, QEH 212, 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

331 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

342 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
Three hours of credit

351 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
Students in first semester of the third year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Clinical placements in Clinical Experience III may include weekends and evenings.  This is in addition to all 300 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar.
0 credit hours

353 SPECIALIZED IMAGING
This course provides students with the theoretical background and fundamental principles of operation for several advanced digital modalities, including computed tomography, digital fluoroscopy, digital subtraction, and bone mineral densitometry.
LECTURES/LABORATORIES: 2 hours
Two hours of credit

362 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

391 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

400 Level

403 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

412 PATIENT CARE II
This course is a continuation of Radiography 221, 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

432 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

452 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
Students in second semester of the fourth year of the Radiography Program will spend approximately 2.5 days per week in mandatory clinical practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Clinical placements in Clinical Experience IV may include weekends, evenings and nights.  This is in addition to all 400 level QEH courses listed in the program calendar. 
0 credit hours

492 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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