2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHE 225 - Procedures and Pathophysiology: Spine and Orthopedic

3 CR
The course serves to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to practice radiography in ambulatory care settings, such as orthopedic and chiropractic offices. Students will discuss and perform routine procedures of the spine and extremities. In addition students will discuss the common pathologies seen in each procedure. The course requires the student to participate in laboratory exercises.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 240, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the role of a limited scope radiographer in the health care delivery system.
  2. Demonstrate competency in basic patient care skills.
  3. Demonstrate communication with patients, healthcare providers, and families.
  4. Apply proper body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  5. Apply basic principles of radiographic procedures to produce radiographs of the spine and extremities.