Radiologic Sciences


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  • Curriculum

    The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the professional curriculum outlined by the Standards and Guidelines of an Accredited Educational Program for the Radiographer established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The curriculum will include didactic and clinical education in Radiologic Sciences subjects as follows: 

    • Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Health Care   
    • Ethics and Law in the Radiologic Sciences
    • Medical Terminology
    • Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences
    • Human Structure and Function
    • Radiographic Procedures
    • Principles of Imaging
    • Imaging Equipment
    • Image Analysis
    • Radiation Production and Characteristics
    • Radiation Protection
    • Radiation Biology
    • Radiographic Pathology
    • Digital Imaging Acquisition and Display
    • Pharmacology and Venipuncture
    • Introduction to Computed Tomography
    • Structured competency-based clinical practice 

    Candidates for the Radiologic Sciences degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum (below), encompassing 22 continuous months of study, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale on all work at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from the University of Mississippi and are eligible to take the examination for certification offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licensures are usually based on the results of the ARRT certification examination.  Be advised that a misdemeanor or felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the ARRT certification examination or attain state licensure.

    Professional Course of Study

     

    Junior Year

    Fall

    Semester Hours

    RAD 300 Concepts of Radiologic Sciences
    RAD 306 Radiographic Procedures I
    RAD 312 Radiation Protection
    RAD 318 Principles of Image Formation I
    RAD 324 Age Specific Patient Care
    RAD 354 Clinical Practicum I

    2
    3
    2
    3
    2
    2

    Fall Semester Total

    14

     

     

    Spring

    Semester Hours

    RAD 330 Radiologic Physics
    RAD 336 Radiobiology
    RAD 342 Research Methods
    RAD 348 Radiographic Procedures II
    RAD 350 Principles of Image Formation II
    RAD 360 Clinical Practicum II

    3
    2
    2
    3
    3
    2

    Spring Semester Total

    15

     

     

    Senior Year 

    Summer

    Semester Hours

    RAD 400 Legal and Ethical Issues in Imaging Sciences
    RAD 451 Management Issues in Diagnostic Health Care
    RAD 454 Clinical Practicum III
    RAD 472 Seminar I 

    3
    3
    5
    1

    Summer Semester Total

    12

     

    Fall

    Semester Hours

    RAD 406 Radiographic Procedures III
    RAD 412 Advanced Medical Imaging Science
    RAD 436 Radiographic Pathology
    RAD 460 Clinical Practicum IV

    3
    3
    3
    3

    Fall Semester Total

    12

     

     

    Spring

    Semester Hours

    RAD 418 Digital Image Acquisition and Display
    RAD 424 Principles of Computed Tomography
    RAD 430 Pharmacology and Drug Administration
    RAD 448 Radiographic Procedures IV
    RAD 466 Clinical Practicum V
    RAD 475 Seminar II

    3
    2
    2
    3
    3
    1

    Spring Semester Total

    14

     

     

    Total Required Hours

    67