RAD212 - Introductory Radiography

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Subject Title
Introductory Radiography

Subject Description
This first radiography course is designed so that you fully understand the hazards of radiation, the operation of the x ray machine, the various accessories, film processing methods, and the positioning of small animals utilising non manual restraint.  Radiographs for diagnostic purposes of superior quality, will thus be obtained with minimum risk to you.
Of the healing arts that use x rays for diagnostic and treatment purposes, veterinary science is unique, owing to the more frequent need for the patient to be restrained and for personnel to be close to the patient.  RADIATION SAFETY is thus of paramount importance in the practice of veterinary radiography.
You will be operating the x ray machine with emphasis on safe methods and techniques to produce high quality radiographic images.

Credit Status
This is a credit for the Veterinary Technician program and is a prerequisite for Advanced Radiography - RAD 312.  To obtain credit, both RAD 212 and CCA 212 must be completed concurrently at a level suitable for promotion.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Safely produce and process diagnostic quality radiographs that demonstrate maximum attention to production detail and minimal technical errors.

2. With emphasis on non-manual restraint, position for the various views commonly radiographed in veterinary medicine so that optimum information is evidenced on the film.

3. Develop and explain a functional technique chart that can be used as a base or to improve the production of quality radiographs.

4. Look at radiographs and either orally or in writing, accurately describe positioning, production and quality information, technical errors, anatomy and methods of improving.

5. Demonstrate proper radiation safety at all times during the lab.

6. Explain the theory as it applies to any practical aspect

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.