Course Descriptions

RISP 2121—Basic Patient Care Lab
Practice and application of common patient care theories, procedures, and techniques emphasizing the physical and psychological wellness of the patient during diagnostic imaging procedures.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

RISP 2123—Radiographic Procedures I Laboratory
Laboratory session to accompany Radiographic Procedures I. Guided practice in principles of radiographic positioning.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

RISP 2212—Radiologic Anatomy
An investigation of human anatomy of the skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems as demonstrated on radiologic images.  (2 Credits, Lecture and Online)

RISP 2226—Clinical Practicum I
Supervised clinical experience emphasizing radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, and extremities.  (2 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 2322—Radiographic Procedures I
A study of radiographic positioning of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and vertebral column.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 2331—Imaging Foundations I
A study of the fundamental concepts related to electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic generators and transformers, and basic circuitry of the x-ray unit; to culminate in an understanding of x-ray production, filtration, spectral analysis, interactions and x-ray energy and matter, and fluoroscopy.  (3 Credits, Lecture and Online)

RISP 2332—Radiographic Procedures II
A study of radiographic positioning of the cranium, gastrointestinal structures, and genitourinary structures.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 2334—Imaging Foundations II
This is a study of the digital imaging capture system, image characteristics including density/IR exposure, contrast, spatial resolution, distortion and the prime factors that affect them; and an introduction to the specialty certification areas CT, MRI, mammography, sonography, nuclear medicine, therapy, interventional (vascular and cardiovascular) radiography, and fusion imaging.  (4 Credits, Online)

RISP 2335—Clinical Practicum II
Supervised clinical experience emphasizing radiographic procedures of the extremities and vertebral column.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 2421—Basic Patient Care
A discussion of common patient care theories, procedures, and techniques emphasizing the physical and psychological wellness of the patient during diagnostic imaging procedures. Ethical and legal principles are included.   (4 Credits, Online)

RISP 3213—Radiographic Sectional Anatomy
A study of human sectional anatomy in transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes with an emphasis on the organs of interest in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  (2 Credits, Online)

RISP 3242—Professional Development
Interactive course focusing on critical job search skills and professional development in healthcare.  This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to find and attain a job in the imaging sciences. The course will also serve as guidance for students preparing for the national registry certification, as well as maintaining licensure.  (2 Credits, Online)

RISP 3253—Radiographic Procedures III
A study of alternate radiographic projections, pediatric radiography, geriatric radiography, and trauma radiographic procedures.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 3351—Special Imaging Procedures
A study of advanced radiologic procedures of the skeletal, cardiovascular, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal systems emphasizing pharmacology, the use of radiologic contrast media, and the equipment used during these procedures.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 3352—Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
A study of the principles and practices of the safe application of radiation and of the responses of biological systems to irradiation.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 3461—Radiologic Pathology
A study of disease processes emphasizing major organ-related and multiple system disease from a clinical and radiologic standpoint.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 3541—Clinical Practicum III
Supervised clinical experience emphasizing radiographic procedures of the cranium, gastrointestinal system, and genitourinary system.  (4 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 3554—Clinical Practicum IV
Supervised clinical experience emphasizing pediatric and trauma radiographic procedures and the refinement of radiographic skills in orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary procedures.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 3663—Clinical Practicum V
Supervised clinical experience emphasizing geriatric and advanced skeletal, cardiovascular, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal radiographic procedures; an introduction to various imaging modalities; and the demonstration of competency on all required clinical skills.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 4102—Independent Study
Guided investigation of a topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Open to students of superior ability who seek special research in the field.  (1-3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4375—Mammographic Fundamentals
The study of mammographic fundamentals includes a detailed introduction to equipment and instrumentation, methods for producing quality images, breast anatomy and physiology, and breast pathology.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4376—Mammographic Procedures & Techniques
This course focuses on advanced mammographic imaging, diagnostic procedures, and breast cancer treatments. Emphasis is placed upon current and upcoming technologies, quality control, and patient care during intensive situations.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4377—Cardiac Interventional I
Advanced cardiac angiographic procedures performed using angiographic equipment.  This course includes an in-depth study of cardiac imaging equipment, the use of sterile technique and supplies, the study of pharmacology, vascular access, cardiac anatomy and cardiac hemodynamics.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4378—Cardiac Interventional II
Advanced cardiac angiographic procedures performed using angiographic equipment.  This course includes an in-depth study of cardiac anatomy, cardiac hemodynamics, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac interventional procedures, cardiac pathologies, and a brief introduction to electrophysiology.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4381—Imaging of Special Populations
Imaging of special populations can be challenging.  This course is designed to review various special populations and discuss imaging techniques for them. (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4382—Advanced Patient Care
A study of advanced patient care skills emphasizing the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4386—Physics of Computed Tomography
A study of the instrumentation of computed  tomography, computed tomographic image formation, and radiation dose and safety concerns.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4387—Computed Tomographic Procedures
A study of computed tomographic procedures of the head, neck, vertebral column, chest, extremities, abdomen, and pelvis. Anatomy, positioning, scanning procedures, post-processing procedures, and patient care are emphasized.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4392—Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A study of the instrumentation of magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance image formation, and magnetic field safety concerns.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4393—Magnetic Resonance Imaging Procedures
A study of magnetic resonance imaging procedures of the head, neck, vertebral column, chest, extremities, abdomen, and pelvis. Anatomy, positioning, scanning procedures, post-processing procedures, and patient care are emphasized.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4394—Current Issues in Health Care
An emphasis on the critical evaluation of ethical, legal, and economic problems associated with health care delivery.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4395—Vascular Interventional I
Advanced vascular angiographic procedures performed using angiographic equipment. This course includes an in-depth study of vascular imaging equipment, cerebral angiography, abdominal visceral angiography, and upper and lower extremity angiography.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4396— Vascular Interventional II
Advanced vascular angiographic procedures performed using angiographic equipment. This course includes an in-depth study of pulmonary and thoracic angiography, cardiac catheterization, the venous system, and non-vascular special procedures.  (3 Credits, Online)

RISP 4579—Cardiac Interventional Practicum
Supervised clinical experience in cardiovascular interventional imaging.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 4585—Mammography Practicum
Supervised clinical experience in mammography.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 4588—Computed Tomography (CT) Practicum
Supervised clinical experience in computed tomography.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 4594—MRI Practicum
Supervised clinical experience in magnetic resonance imaging.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

RISP 4597—Vascular Interventional Practicum
Supervised clinical experience in vascular interventional imaging.  (5 Credits, Clinical)