Curriculum and Course Descriptions

*HSCU2001

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This introductory course will lay the groundwork for successive radiography courses. The course provides information on radiographic anatomy of the upper and lower extremities, the history of imaging and an introduction to radiation, an introduction to radiation protection, and professionalism. Extensive orientation and certification in CPR are also included in this course.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2002

CLINICAL EDUCATION I

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides orientation to radiographic equipment, procedures, department policies, and patient care and safety. Competency based clinical instruction is provided in examination of upper and lower extremities.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2003

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY II

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

HSCU 2003 provides information on the formation and recording of the radiographic imaging regarding computed radiography and digital radiography design and function.  Imaging regarding grids, scatter control, exposure selection and technical exposure.  Patient care components such as history taking, patient handling and transport, vital signs, oxygen administration, cardiac monitoring, infection control, and patient assessment are presented. Radiographic anatomy of the thoracic viscera, abdomen, shoulder girdle and bony thorax is included.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2004

CLINICAL EDUCATION II

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides competency based clinical instruction in examination of the chest, abdomen, shoulder girdle, and bony thorax.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2005

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY III

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides instruction and investigation into Medical Ethics & Law as well as Radiographic Technique. Information is provided on the controlling and influencing factors of radiographic technique formation, comparison, and conversion. An introduction to radiographic physics is included in this course.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2006

CLINICAL EDUCATION III

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides competency based clinical instruction in examination of the pelvis, hips and spine.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2007

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY IV

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

The biologic hazards of radiation are emphasized in the Radiobiology portion of this course. The Radiation Protection segment provides in-depth information on the concepts of radiation detection, measurement, patient and radiographer protection, agencies, and regulations. The Patient Care portion of the course focuses on contrast media, radiographic pharmacology, medical emergencies, and venipuncture instruction and certification.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2008

CLINICAL EDUCATION IV

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides competency based clinical instruction in examination of the skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2009

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY V

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

HSCU 2009 provides information on radiographic equipment and the production and characteristics of radiation (radiation physics), as well as the requirements of radiographic quality control.  Special radiographic modality imaging methods and alternate imaging equipment are also presented.  Digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, digital imaging and digital technique and artifacts will also be included.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2010

CLINICAL EDUCATION V

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides competency based clinical instruction in radiographic examinations of the digestive, urinary, hepatobiliary, and respiratory systems as well as the soft tissues of the neck. Formal film critique is also presented.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2011

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY VI

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

Information on various pathologic conditions and their impact on the radiographic process is presented in this summer session.

PREREQUISITES:

Radiologic Tech Students Only

*HSCU2012

CLINICAL EDUCATION VI

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This course provides competency based clinical instruction in radiographic examinations of the endocrine, circulatory, nervous, and reproductive system, as well as on arthrography.

*HSCU2013

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY VII

Credits (Min/Max): 2/2

This final course in the radiography program provides a comprehensive review of all of the radiographic material that has been presented to prepare the student for the registry exam.  Clinic sessions will focus on demonstration of competency in all ARRT required radiographic procedures.

The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography is proud to partner with La Roche University for our Radiologic Technologist Program. Students are able to enjoy a hands-on experience through clinical studies at our hospital campus, while having the opportunity to gain a true college experience through La Roche’s McCandless location. This partnership allows students to also complete their bachelor’s degree, if they wish. Twenty-six credits must be completed on Ohio Valley Hospital’s campus.

Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography Course Schedule

Semester Period Theory Courses Theory/Clinical Courses
Fall  I August to December

HSCU 2001

(Radiologic Technology I)

HSCU 2002

(Clinical Education I)

Spring I January to May

HSCU 2003

(Radiologic Technology II)

HSCU 2004

(Clinical Education II)

Summer I May to August

HSCU 2005

(Radiologic Technology III)

HSCU 2006

(Clinical Education III)

Fall II August to December

HSCU 2007

(Radiologic Technology IV)

HSCU 2008

(Clinical Education IV)

Spring II January to May

HSCU 2009

(Radiologic Technology V)

HSCU 2010

(Clinical Education V)

Summer II

May to June

 

HSCU 2011

(Radiologic Technology VI)

 

HSCU 2012

(Clinical Education VI)

 Summer II June to August

HSCU 2013

(Radiologic Technology VII)

 

 

For more information, please visit the La Roche Program Guide below.