Academics

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

*Please note: This curriculum was effective Fall 2016.

Junior Year

FallSemester Hours
RAD 300 Concepts of Radiologic Sciences2
RAD 306 Radiographic Procedures I3
RAD 312 Radiation Protection2
RAD 318 Principles of Image Formation3
RAD 324 Age Specific Patient Care2
RAD 354 Clinical Practicum I2
Fall Semester Total14

SpringSemester Hours
RAD 330 Radiologic Physics3
RAD 336 Radiobiology2
RAD 342 Research Methods2
RAD 348 Radiographic Procedures II3
RAD 360 Clinical Practicum II2
RAD 418 Digital Image Acquisition and Display3
Spring Semester Total15

Senior Year

SummerSemester Hours
RAD 400 Legal and Ethical Issues in Imaging Sciences3
RAD 451 Management Issues in Diagnostic Health Care3
RAD 454 Clinical Practicum III3
RAD 472 Seminar I1
Summer Semester Total10

FallSemester Hours
RAD 406 Radiographic Procedures III3
RAD 412 Advanced Medical Imaging Science2
RAD 420 Image Evaluation and Critique2
RAD 430 Pharmacology and Drug Administration2
RAD 460 Clinical Practicum IV3
Fall Semester Total12

SpringSemester Hours
RAD 424 Principles of Computed Tomography3
RAD 436 Radiologic Pathology2
RAD 440 Advanced Clinical Management2
RAD 448 Radiographic Procedures IV2
RAD 466 Clinical Practicum V3
RAD 475 Seminar II1
Spring Semester Total13
Total Required Hours64