Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health Training Programs

Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health Training Programs

Programs Reviewed

  • Emergency Medical Technician Program
  • Histotechnician Program (formerly Histologic Technician)
  • Phlebotomy Program
  • Radiation Therapy Program
  • Radiography Program

Credits Available with Dates Valid

Emergency Medical Technician Program
  • EMT-Basic (EMT-B); (4 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I); (3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
Histotechnician Program (formerly Histologic Technician)
  • Anatomy and Histology (Internal Program Only); (6 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Histologic Techniques I (Internal Program: 5 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, lower division level) September 1999 - September 2005
  • Histologic Techniques II (Internal Program Only); (3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Independent Research Project (Internal Program Only); (2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Introduction, Orientation & Laboratory Safety (Internal Program Only); (1 credit, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
  • Medical Ethics/Professionalism (Internal Program Only); (1 credit, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
  • Medical Terminology (Internal and External Programs); (3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Microscopy (Internal Program Only); (6 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Routine Staining (Internal Program: 3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, lower division level) External: September 1999 through September 2005
  • Special Staining (Internal Program: 4 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
  • Special Techniques (Internal Program: 3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
  • Tissue Processing (Internal Program: 5 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005;(External Program: 2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
Phlebotomy Program
  • Clinical Practicum in Phlebotomy (4 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
  • Theory of Phlebotomy (4 credits, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
Radiation Therapy Program
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy for Allied Health I-II); (6 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2008
  • Clinical Labs I-VII (Junior Level); (2 credits, lower division level for Labs I-III) (2 credits, basic level for Labs IV-VII) Fall 1995 through September 2001
  • Clinical Labs I-VIII (Senior Level) (2 credits, lower division level for Labs I-IV) (2 credits, lower division level for Labs V-VIII) Fall 1995 through September 2001
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology I (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology I (3 credits, upper division level) Fall 2003 through April 2018
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, upper division level) Spring 2003 through January 2011
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Computer Application in Radiation Therapy (formerly Computers and Computerized Imaging); (1 credit, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
  • Computer Application in Radiation Therapy (2 credits, upper division level) Spring 2003 - January 2011; (1 credit, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Foundations of Radiation Therapy I (3 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011
  • Foundations of Radiation Therapy I (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Radiation Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through August 2001
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (3 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Introduction to the Health Professions Fields (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this content became part of Foundations of Radiation Therapy I)
  • Mathematics II (1 credit, lower division level) Spring 2003 through January 2011
  • Mathematics for Radiation Therapy (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Medical Imaging and Processing (3 credits, lower division level) 2003 through January 2011
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Oncologic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through 2003
  • Oncologic Pathology (2 credits, upper division level) September 2003 through January 2011
  • Oncologic Pathology (2 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Operations of Treatment & Simulation Units (1 credit, lower division level) Fall 1995 through July 2003 (In July 2003 this course became part of Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I)
  • Patient Care I (4 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this course became part of Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I)
  • Patient Care II (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
  • Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists I & II (4 credits, lower division level) Spring 2001 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I & II (formerly Technical Radiation Oncology Lab);  (6 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011
  • Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I & II (6 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy III and IV (4 credits, lower division level) Fall 2003 through January 2011
  • Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy III and IV (4 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Quality Management (formerly Quality Assurance) (3 credits, lower division level) 1995 through 2003
  • Quality Management (3 credits, upper division level) Summer 2003 through January 2011
  • Quality Management (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Physics II (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Radiation Protection (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
  • Radiation Protection and Radiation Biology (3 credits, lower division level) January 2012 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Equipment (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 the name of this course changed to Radiation Therapy Equipment and Operation)
  • Radiation Therapy Imaging (formerly Medical Imaging and Processing); (1 credit, lower division level) April 2008 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I (2 credits, lower division level) April 2013 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship VI (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship VI (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Equipment and Operation (2 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through January 2011
  • Radiation Therapy Operation (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Therapy Physics (2 credits, lower division level) 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiobiology/Introduction to Hyperthermia (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Radiobiology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) 2004 through January 2011
  • Radiographic Imaging I (Same as Radiographic Exposure & Equipment I in Radiography Program)
  • Radiographic Imaging II (Same as Radiographic Exposure & Equipment II in Radiography Program)
  • Seminar in Radiation Therapy (2 credits, upper division level); 2003 through April 2018
  • Technical Radiation Oncology I: Theory (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Technical Radiation Oncology Lab (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this course was renames Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I and II)
  • Technical Radiation Oncology II (2 credits, intermediate division level) 1995 through January 2006
  • Technical Radiation Oncology III (2 credits, intermediate division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Techniques and Applications of Radioactive Material (formerly Radioactive Material I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 his content was merged with Radiation Physic II)
  • Treatment Planning I (formerly Basic Clinical Dosimetry I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through 2003; (3 credits, lower division level) 2003 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Treatment Planning II (formerly Basic Clinical Dosimetry II); (3 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2011
  • Treatment Planning II (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Radiography Program
  • Advanced Imaging Procedures I (2 credits, upper division level) September 2010 through April 2018
  • Advanced Imaging Procedures II (2 credits, upper division level) April 2008 through April 2018
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy & Physiology); (6 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2008
  • Clinical Radiography I (formerly Radiography Clinical Education I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011
  • Clinical Radiography II (formerly Radiography Clinical Education II); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Clinical Radiography III (formerly Radiography Clinical Education III); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Clinical Radiography IV (formerly Radiography Clinical Education IV); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • START Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (formerly Radiation Protection); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through April 2018
  • Medical Radiation Physics and Quality Assurance (formerly Physics II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists (formerly Patient Care and Nursing Procedures); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging I (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging II (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging III (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Biology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) January 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Biology (formerly Radiobiology); (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
  • Radiographic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1996 through December 2005; (1 credit, upper division level) January 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures I (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures II (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures III (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures IV (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures IV); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiography Seminar (2 credits, upper division level) March 2004 through April 2018

Source of Records

School of Allied Health; Hartford Hospital; 560 Hudson Street; Hartford, CT 06106

About the Training Sponsor

One of the chief goals of Hartford Hospital is to "encourage and support comprehensive educational programs which will provide the community with the skilled personnel necessary to provide efficient, high quality health care." In 1971, the Department of Education was established at the hospital. It includes over 400 residents and interns and approximately 100 allied health students. The Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health, which is part of the Department of Education, provides formal training programs in eight different allied health disciplines. Each educational program within the School of Allied Health employs a permanent educational staff that provides training to students.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Emergency Medical Technician Program

EMT-Basic (EMT-B) (4 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
This is the initial course to prepare students for state certification as a basic level EMT (EMT-B) in CT. The course includes studying illness and injury as seen in patients, providing pre-hospital medical care in the field, and transporting patients to appropriate medical facilities. Both specific knowledge objectives and practical skills are involved. Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take State of CT certification examinations.

EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) (3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
This course is designed to prepare currently certified Emergency Medical Technician-Basics for work as an EMT-Intermediate. The program meets state and federal curriculum requirements, and students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take state and national certification exams. The class emphasizes patient assessment, as well as pathophysiology of conditions commonly encountered by the EMT-Intermediate. Advanced airway management, principles and techniques of intravenous therapy, and application and use of the pneumatic anti-shock garment are also included.

Histotechnician Program (formerly Histologic Technician)

Anatomy and Histology (Internal Program Only); (6 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
This course is designed to instruct basic anatomy and function of the human organ systems. A systematic approach to the human organism will be used including the body as a whole, its major systems, divisions, body planes, tissue identification, staining characteristics, microscopic examination, directional terms and medical terms pertinent to the study of anatomy.

Histologic Techniques I (Internal Program: 5 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, basic level) External September 1999 through September 2005
Students learn detailed description of bone decalcification and methods employed in sectioning of tissue embedded in the following media: paraffin, celloidin, and plastic. Throughout the internal program clinical rotation, the student is instructed in paraffin sectioning techniques.

Histologic Techniques II (Internal Program Only); (3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
This unit of instruction takes place in the histology laboratory, gross cutting room and frozen section room. Under the supervision of an experienced technician, the student performs various routine duties (cover slipping, coordinating routine work, decalcification, and gross tissue handling) and observes rotations in the surgical and autopsy service.

Independent Research Project (Internal Program Only); (2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
The student chooses a histologic topic of interest on which to concentrate. This project involves laboratory experimentation, slide preparation, library research and oral and written presentation of the histologic topic.

Introduction, Orientation & Laboratory Safety (Internal Program Only); (1 credit, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
Course orients students to hospital policy and organization; introduces students to available laboratory facilities; safety procedures, policies, and pre-cautions given in the Laboratory Safety Manual are explained and/or demonstrated during the laboratory instruction.

Medical Ethics/Professionalism (Internal Program Only); (1 credit, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
In this course students will learn the importance of medical courtesy and discretion. Emphasizes responsibilities of the student and technician in a medical environment.

Medical Terminology (Internal and External Programs); (3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
Students will learn Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots of terms frequently used in medicine.

Microscopy (Internal Program Only); (6 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005
Theoretical and practical aspects of the following microscopy techniques are presented and performed: light, electron, polarizing, fluorescent, enzyme histochemical techniques, and immunohistochemistry.

Routine Staining (Internal Program: 3 credits, lower division level) September 1995 - September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
This course teaches the theoretical and practical aspects of routine nuclear and cytoplasmic stains. Quality control of routine staining is also involved.

Special Staining (Internal Program: 4 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
The special staining lectures closely coincide with topics presented in the Anatomy course. Topics include connective tissue and muscle, carbohydrates, microorganisms, nerve tissue, and lipids. In addition, staining concepts, techniques, ingredients and results are covered.

Special Techniques (Internal Program: 3 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
This course is a description of demonstration techniques for special cells; tissues; pigments and minerals; micro incineration; eye techniques; photo-microscopy; hematopathogy; and preparation of museum specimens.

Tissue Processing (Internal Program: 5 credits, intermediate division level) September 1995 through September 2005; (External Program: 2 credits, intermediate division level) September 1999 through September 2005
This course teaches detailed analysis and use of fixatives, methods and instruments employed in fixation, dehydration, clearing, and embedding.

Phlebotomy Program

Clinical Practicum in Phlebotomy (4 credits, lower division level) September 1995 through September 2005
This course provides students with actual clinical experiences in performing phlebotomy in a patient setting. Students will experience the processing and handling of specimens and gain experience in the operation of a clinical laboratory.

Theory of Phlebotomy (4 credits, lower division level) September 1999 through September 2005
This course is designed to prepare the student for a role as a phlebotomist in a variety of clinical settings. Covers all aspects of specimen collection and handling including proper techniques, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, quality assurance, safety, universal precautions, interpersonal skills and trouble shooting and problem solving as related to phlebotomy.

Radiation Therapy Program

Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy for Allied Health I-II); (6 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2008
This course is designed to instruct basic anatomy and function of the human organ systems. A systematic approach to the human organism is used beginning with the body as a whole, its major systems, divisions, body planes, directional terms and medical terms pertinent to the study of anatomy. The course is broken down into approximately twenty-five units based on the body systems and their complexity.

Clinical Labs I-VII(Junior Level) (2 credits, basic level for Labs I-III) (2 credits, basic level for Labs IV-VII) Fall 1995 through September 2001
Supervised field-work in therapeutic applications including treatment, simulation, treatment planning, nursing and fabrication. Students gain experience in a variety of technical methods and procedures in the management of patients undergoing radiation therapy at local radiation oncology facilities.

Clinical Labs I-VIII(Senior Level) (2 credits, basic level for Labs I-IV) (2 credits, basic level for Labs V-VIII) Fall 1995 through September 2001
Supervised fieldwork in therapeutic applications including treatment, simulation, treatment planning, and quality assurance. Students gain experience in a variety of technical methods and procedures in the management of patients undergoing radiation therapy at local radiation oncology facilities.

Clinical Radiation Oncology I (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
Fundamentals of clinical radiation oncology will be discussed including malignant conditions and their etiology, methods of treatment, prognosis, treatment results and effects of combined modality treatments such as chemotherapy, and intraoperative irradiation. Fundamentals of various procedures and their relationships to human structure will be discussed with special attention paid to the application of medical imaging in radiation oncology. Each of the following sites will be discussed: The Thorax, Gynecologic Cancer, Lymphomas, Breast, Pediatric Neoplasms will be highlighted.

Clinical Radiation Oncology I (3 credits, upper division level) Fall 2003 through April 2018
Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The thorax, gynecologic cancer, lymphomas, breast, and pediatric neoplasms will be highlighted.

Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
This course is a continuation of Clinical Radiation Oncology I. Fundamentals of clinical radiation oncology will be discussed including malignant conditions and their etiology, methods of treatment, prognosis, treatment results and effects of combined modality treatments such as chemotherapy, and intra-operative irradiation. Fundamentals of various procedures and their relationships to human structure will be discussed with special attention paid to the application of medical imaging to radiation oncology. The genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and leukemia, skin cancer, endocrine system, head and neck cancer, eye and orbit, central nervous system, bone and soft tissue tumors will be discussed.

Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, upper division level) Spring 2003 through January 2011
This course is a continuation of Clinical Radiation Oncology I. Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The thorax, gynecologic cancer, lymphomas, breast, and pediatric neoplasms will be highlighted.

Clinical Radiation Oncology II (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This is a continuation of Clinical Radiation Oncology I. Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and leukemia, skin cancer, endocrine system, head and neck cancer, eye and orbit, central nervous system, bone and soft tissue tumors will be discussed.

Computer Application in Radiation Therapy (formerly Computers and Computerized Imaging); (1 credit, lower division level) Fall 1995 through Fall 2003
This course is designed to introduce RTT students to the history, terminology, theory, and technology of digital computers, digital imaging modalities (digital radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging), and applications of computers in radiation therapy.

Computer Application in Radiation Therapy (2 credits, upper division level) Spring 2003 through January 2011; (1 credit, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course will introduce RTT students to the history, terminology, theory, and technology of digital computers, digital imaging modalities (Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and applications of computers in radiation therapy.

Foundations of Radiation Therapy I (3 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011
Content will provide students with an overview of the foundations in radiation therapy and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of the educational program and professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined. The management of neoplastic disease will be examined and evaluated including epidemiology, etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis.

Foundations of Radiation Therapy I (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Content will provide student with an overview of the foundations in radiation therapy and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of the educational program and professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined. The management of neoplastic disease will be examined and evaluated including epidemiology, etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis.

Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course will discuss various radiation therapy treatment techniques and beginning treatment planning. Course will include radiographic and CT anatomy.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Radiation Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through August 2001
This course covers: measurement, general principles, structure of the atom, structure of matter, electrostatics, magnetism, electrodynamics, electro-magnetism, rectification, production of x-rays, properties of radiation, x-rays.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (3 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
The purpose of the course is threefold: to convey a working knowledge of radiologic physics; to prepare radiography and radiation therapy students for the certification examination by the AART; and to provide a base of knowledge from which practicing radiographers and radiation therapists can make informed decisions about technical factors, diagnostic image quality and radiation management for both patient and personnel.

Introduction to the Health Professions Fields (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this content became part of Foundations of Radiation Therapy I)
This course introduces the new student to the hospital environment and the radiation therapy technology program. Policies pertinent to both will be discussed. This course is instructed during the orientation phase of the program to allow the student a gradual introduction to the hospital and program. The material being instructed will prepare the student for the clinical environment that they will be involved in during their clinical education that will begin immediately following orientation.

Mathematics II (1 credit, lower division level) Spring 2003 through January 2011
Students will be able to solve problems involving Interpolation (linear), Variation, Exponents, Logarithms, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry and Statistics. Students who obtain a level of mastery in these topics will have the background necessary for the courses to follow.

Mathematics for Radiation Therapy (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course involves the study of basic geometry, trigonometric functions, interpolation, word problem solving, exponents, logarithms, probability and statistical data measurement, angular measure and frequency distributions. This course is open to students who have successfully completed college algebra.

Medical Imaging and Processing (3 credits, lower division level) 2003 through January 2011
Content will provide factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images for patient simulation, treatment planning and treatment verification in radiation oncology. Radiation oncology imaging equipment and related devices will be emphasized.

Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
Instruction in the use and application of medical terms will be provided along with their application to hospital procedures and human body systems. The construction and analysis of medical terms will be introduced along with symbols and abbreviations necessary to understand medical communication.

Medical Terminology (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Medical Terminology is designed to teach the students basic vocabulary as necessary for the entry-level comprehension for both Radiography and Radiation Therapy classes. Topics are separated by body systems but universally include word construction, abbreviations, and medical procedures.

Oncologic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through 2003
Principles of pathology including inflammation, pigmentation, disturbance of circulation, disturbance of growth, repair and replacement tissues and processes, and neoplasia are discussed. Emphasis is placed on factors relating to and providing a basis for tumor pathology and normal tissue repair.

Oncologic Pathology (2 credits, upper division level) September 2003 through January 2011
The course is presented in two parts: general pathology and neoplasia. General pathology introduces basic disease concepts, theories of disease causation and system-by-system pathophysiologic disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice. Neoplasia provides an in-depth study of new and abnormal development of cells. The processes involved in the development and classification of both benign and malignant tumors and site-specific information non malignant tumors is presented.

Oncologic Pathology (2 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
The course content is presented in two parts: general pathology and neoplasia. General pathology introduces basic disease concepts, theories of disease causation and system-by-system pathophysiologic disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice. Neoplasia provides an in-depth study of new and abnormal development of cells. The processes involved in the development and classification of both benign and malignant tumors and site specific information on malignant tumors is presented.

Operations of Treatment & Simulation Units (1 credit, lower division level) Fall 1995 through July 2003 (In July 2003 this course became part of Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I)
This course will instruct new program students on the topic of radiation therapy equipment. Students will be instructed regarding components, hazards and appropriate student response to such hazards, and operation of all equipment. Students will also be instructed in emergency procedures at all facilities used for instruction.

Patient Care I (4 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this course became part of Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I)
This course will provide the student with concepts and practices of patient care that the radiation therapist can be expected to provide to the patient. Students will become certified in CPR; be able to adapt oxygen tanks with tubing and apply to patient; demonstrate proper body mechanics when lifting or transferring; transfer patients from stretchers and wheelchairs; state and practice infection control and universal precautions; robe and disrobe using sterile or contaminated garments; demonstrate equipment sterilization used in the department; and state alternate methods and assist in a sterile procedure in the simulator.

Patient Care II (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
This course will further instruct the radiation therapy technology student in the patient assessment and non-radiation treatment skills for the profession. Course content will provide the student with advanced concepts of patient care, including an overview of physical and psychological needs. It is expected that each student will become knowledgeable in the area of assessment of those needs.

Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists I & II (4 credits, lower division level) Spring 2001 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists instruction begins at the start of the program and is designed to teach students the basic patient care and nursing procedures necessary of the entry-level radiographer and radiation therapist. Topics covered include caring for the physical and emotional needs of the patient and family, emergency care procedures, infection control, medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with medication administration and contrast media, body mechanics and patient transfer techniques, medical ethics and law and professionalism.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I & II (formerly Technical Radiation Oncology Lab); (6 credits, lower division level) September 2001 through January 2011
This course will provide the new program student with the fundamental operation and potential hazards (and expected student response) of the treatment and simulation units at the clinical education centers. Patient set-up will be examined, demonstrated, and applied by the course participants. Students will apply material instructed in the Anatomy for Allied Health course to anatomy displayed on simulation and port films. Patient positioning, immobilize action devices, and set-up requirements and techniques will be examined for treatment goal and patient comfort. Information provided in this course will be the theory necessary for the student to challenge the basic competencies in the clinical education. Students will be able to apply and relate theory to clinical activities. Demonstrations and practica will follow certain classes to increase the student's grasp of direction, accuracy, and problem-solving, as well as to increase consistency and demonstrate competence in the utilization of equipment and resources. This course will further instruct the radiation therapy student in the patient assessment and non-radiation treatment skills for the profession. Course content will deal with advanced concepts of patient care, including an overview of physical and psychological needs. It is expected that each student will become knowledgeable in the area of assessment of these needs: acute/late site-specific effects of radiation therapy, skin care, blood studies, nutrition and dietary counseling, radiation oncology emergencies, medications and their administration, pain management, care of the patient receiving brachytherapy treatments, and sexuality and the cancer patient.

Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I & II (6 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Content is designed to provide knowledge bases for assessing, comparing, contrasting and recommending the type of radiation therapy equipment, procedure and technique, patient positioning and immobilization for appropriate tumor localization and treatment delivery. The roles and responsibilities of the radiation therapist, the treatment prescription, the documentation of treatment parameters and delivery, emergency procedures and patient condition and education needs will be presented, discusses, examine, recommended and evaluated.

Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy III and IV (4 credits, lower division level) Fall 2003 through January 2011
This course will be actively involved in identifying current treatment modalities for cancer in specific sites including its pattern of spread and Radiation Oncology treatment regimens. Data on outcome, complications and follow-up care will be discussed. Students will investigate and research various treatment techniques and implications of treatment for specific anatomic sites. Students will also examine the topographical and radiological anatomy for each specified area.

Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy III and IV (4 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course revisits anatomy specifically from an imaging perspective related to each specific disease site. Specific radiation therapy techniques and treatment borders will be discussed. Students will learn to identify structures on X-rays, CT and MRI scans
and locate landmarks on simulation films. The radiation therapist's responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be presented and discussed. The thorax, gynecologic cancer, lymphomas, breast, and pediatric neoplasms will be highlighted.

Quality Management (formerly Quality Assurance); (3 credits, lower division level) 1995 through 2003
This course is designed to provide the second-year radiation therapy student with the knowledge and performance to evaluate the operational effectiveness of equipment utilized in the radiation oncology department. The student will receive ACR operational standard recommendations as well as Hartford Hospital's required levels. Equipment examined in this course will be the treatment unit, simulator, film processor, and patient records. Periodic assessment testing and its recording systems will be discussed and evaluation tools as a method to obtain and maintain baseline studies. Upon completion of this course, the student will be capable of participating in a radiation oncology department quality assurance program, maintaining the evaluation of the operational standards, summoning the appropriate personnel for reporting and intervention, and recognizing the importance of quality assurance programs as a method to increase the accuracy and effectiveness of current practices.

Quality Management (3 credits, upper division level) Summer 2003 through January 2011
The content of this course provides a core curriculum that will establish a protocol for a quality management program, which incorporates all operations and functions of a radiation oncology facility or service. The comprehensive nature of a quality management program will be presented, examined and discussed within the context of professional standards of care. The interrelatedness of accreditation, certification, licensure and service delivery standards will be demonstrated and discussed. In addition to the core curriculum, the course is designed to provide the Hartford Hospital Radiation therapy student with the knowledge and performance to evaluate the operational effectiveness of systems and equipment utilized in the ARRT Scope of Practice for the Radiation Therapist. Reference to operational standards will follow those outlined in the ACR Radiation Oncology Practice Standards and the Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 40. On completion of this course, the student will be capable of participating in the Hartford Hospital Total Quality Management program.

Quality Management (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Content is designed to focus on the components of quality improvement (QI) programs in radiation oncology. Topics will include quality control and assurance checks for the clinical aspects of patient care, medical records, treatment delivery and localization equipment and treatment planning equipment. The role of the various radiation therapy team members in continuous quality improvement will be discussed as well as the legal and regulatory implications for maintaining appropriate quality care.

Radiation Physics II (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
The course provides a broad outline of the physics involved with the nature, generation, and interactions of the various types of radiation used in radiation therapy.

Radiation Protection (2 credits, lower division level) Fall 1995 through September 2001
This course will instruct the student on the basic concepts of radiation protection in order to minimize the risk of unnecessary exposures to themselves, their patients and the general public; radiation interaction with matter; potential radiation exposure hazards and their relative risk; proper instrumentation for use with the proper radiation source; rules and regulations that govern the delivery of treatment with radiation.

Radiation Protection and Radiation Biology (3 credits, lower division level) January 2012 through April 2018
This course is designed to present basic principles of radiation protection and safety for the radiological technologist. Radiation health and safety requirements federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. This course discusses the interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole, and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Discussion of the theories and principles of tolerance dose, time-dose relationships, fractional schemes and the relationship to the clinical practice of radiation therapy will be discussed, examined and evaluated.

Radiation Therapy Equipment (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 the name of this course changed to Radiation Therapy Equipment and Operation)
Part 1: This part of the course will instruct the basic design, purpose and characteristics of common treatment and simulation units used in radiation oncology departments. Part II: This part of the course will provide the student with instruction, demonstration and practice to operate radiation therapy treatment and simulation units. Instruction will also be given in the documentation of patient treatment records. At the completion of this course the student will be capable to operate and record daily radiation therapy treatments under supervision of a clinical instructor.

Radiation Therapy Imaging (formerly Medical Imaging and Processing); (1 credit, lower division level) April 2008 through April 2018
Content will provide factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images for patient stimulation, treatment planning and treatment verification in radiation oncology. Radiation oncology imaging equipment and related devices will be emphasized.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires students to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I (2 credits, lower division level) April 2013 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual's proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires the student to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual's proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III (2 credits, lower division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires the student to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual’s proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires the student to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual's proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires the student to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual's proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly
supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship VI (3 credits, upper division level) 2001 through January 2011
This rotation requires the student to plan each day carefully and capitalize on events in the clinic and hospital that can broaden their exposure to new learning experiences.

Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship VI (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A clinical education course orientating the student to the clinical education process. Each individual's proficiency is measured by performance objectives. Students are directly supervised and their proficiency is measured by performance objectives and professional growth.

Radiation Therapy Equipment and Operation (2 credits, lower division level) September 2003 through January 2011
Content is designed to provide the theory to operate a treatment console and record data in the patient record. Instructed technical standards and legal considerations of documenting in a patient chart will be practiced. Structure and functional operation of the linear accelerator will be discussed in detail. The theory from this course will be practiced in three linear accelerators and two simulators. Incorporated in this course will be the responsibilities of the radiation therapist who will administer the treatment in patient safety, radiation protection, patient monitoring, and the use of accurate treatment verification prior to administration. Recommended quality control issues regarding patient chart, documentation, and patient monitoring will be covered.

Radiation Therapy Operation (1 credit, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Content is designed to provide the theory to operate a treatment console and record data in the patient record. Instructed technical standards and legal consideration of documenting in a particular chart will be practiced. Structure and functional operation of the linear accelerator will be discussed in detail. The theory from this course will be practiced on three linear accelerators and two stimulators. Incorporated in this course will be the responsibilities of the radiation therapist who will administer the treatment in patient safety, radiation protection, patient monitoring and the use of accurate treatment verification prior to administration. Recommended quality control issues regarding patient chart, documentation, and patient monitoring will be covered.

Radiation Therapy Physics (2 credits, lower division level) 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course provides a broad outline of the physics involved with the medical application of ionizing radiation in the field of Radiation Therapy.

Radiobiology/Introduction to Hyperthermia (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
This course provides an overview of modern radiobiology. After a review of selected physics and biology topics, students will be introduced to mammalian cellular radio sensitivity and mechanism of cell kill/damage. Factors that affect radiation response, acute radiation effects and late radiation effects will be discussed. Special topics related to radiation therapy will also be presented.

Radiobiology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) 2004 through January 2011
The following subjects will be discussed: review of cell biology, basic biologic interactions of radiation, cellular response to radiation, tissue radiation biology, modification of cell and tissue response to radiation, radiation pathology, total body radiation response, late effects of radiation, clinical radiobiology, therapeutic radiobiology, the basics of radiation protection, the production of X-radiation, ionizing radiation, interactions of radiation and matter, health physics, protecting the radiographer and protection of the patient.

Seminar in Radiation Therapy (2 credits, upper division level) 2003 through April 2018
This capstone class will include researching and presenting a topic in the field of radiation therapy. Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease while promoting critical thinking skills.

Technical Radiation Oncology I: Theory (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
This course teaches the fundamental practices used in radiation oncology departments. The history of radiation oncology and the radiation therapist are discussed, as well as the competencies necessary to practice as a radiation Therapist. A brief overview of cancer, its spread, classification, and treatment approaches are discussed. Students will learn the functions of staff within the oncology department and theory behind the practices of the radiation therapist.

Technical Radiation Oncology Lab (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 this course was renames Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I and II)
The patient set-up will be examined, demonstrated and applied by course participants. Students will apply material instructed in their Anatomy for Allied Health course to anatomy displayed on simulation and port films. Patient positioning, immobilization devices, and set-up requirements will be examined for patient comfort and treatment goal.

Technical Radiation Oncology II (2 credits, intermediate division level) 1995 through January 2006
The patient set-up specific to disease will be instructed, demonstrated and practiced. Students will evaluate what the objective of the set-up is and the necessary elements required to put the procedure together. The class will advance into treatment borders, nodal considerations, sensitive structures, expected dose related side effects, immobilization devices, patient positioning, and expected difficulties with the daily treatment. Students will also examine the topographical and radiological anatomy for each specified area including: the Thorax, Genitourinary Tract, Gastrointestinal Tract, Lymphomas and Leukemia, Breast, Gynecologic Cancer.

Technical Radiation Oncology III (2 credits, intermediate division level) 1995 through September 2001
A continuation of Technical Radiation Oncology II. The patient set-up specific to disease will be instructed, demonstrated and practiced. Students will evaluate what the objective of the set-up is and the necessary elements required to put the procedure together. The class will advance into treatment borders, nodal considerations, sensitive structures, expected dose related side effects, immobilization devices, patient positioning, and expected difficulties with the daily treatment. The students will also examine the topographical and radio-logical anatomy for each specified area including: Skin Cancer, Endocrine System, Head and Neck Cancer, Eye and Orbit, Central Nervous System, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, and Pediatric Neoplasms.

Techniques and Applications of Radioactive Material (formerly Radioactive Material I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001 (In September 2001 his content was merged with Radiation Physic II)
This course instructs students in: elements and their basic components; different categories of atoms, factors involved in nuclear stability; the concept of half-life and average life; types of radioactivity; methods for production of artificial radioactive sources; reactions that produce artificial radioactive sources; the operating principle of a nuclear reactor; units of activity; relationship of specific activity to decay constant; factors that influence dose determination for brachytherapy sources; principal methods of radiation detection for brachytherapy sources.

Treatment Planning I (formerly Basic Clinical Dosimetry I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through 2003; (3 credits, lower division level) 2003 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
The course will discuss dose and treatment time calculations for linear accelerators, superficial/orthovoltage and Co-60 treatment units. The description and application of isodose chart, central axis depth dose curves and beam profiles will also be discussed.

Treatment Planning II (formerly Basic Clinical Dosimetry II); (3 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2011
This course, a continuation of Clinical Dosimetry I, will discuss methods of calculations as well as techniques used in radiation therapy treatment planning. Comparisons of single field, multiple field and rotational field planning will be made with reference to disease sites and normal tissue/critical structure restrictions. Treatment planning optimizations and the application of beam modifiers will be discussed. Methods of radiation therapy equipment calibration are also covered.

Treatment Planning II (3 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course, a continuation of Treatment Planning I, will discuss methods of calculation as well as techniques used in radiation therapy treatment planning. Comparisons of single field, multiple field and rotational field planning will be made with reference to disease sites and normal tissue/ critical structure restrictions. Treatment planning optimizations and the application of beam modified will be discussed.

Radiography Program

Advanced Imaging Procedures I (2 credits, upper division level) September 2010 through April 2018
Students will gain knowledge of specialized equipment and procedures used for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures of the hepatobiliary system, cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Emphasis is on patient positioning, equipment and contrast media utilized and the anatomical structures demonstrated. This course will also provide students with knowledge of sectional anatomy as it relates to computer generated modalities. The student will identify anatomical structures in axial, coronal and sagittal planes using medical images.

Advanced Imaging Procedures II (2 credits, upper division level) April 2008 through April 2018
Advanced procedures involving joint imaging (arthrography), central nervous system and lymphatic system imaging as well as the principles of venipuncture for contrast media injection will be discussed. In addition, mammography, breast pathology and alternative methods of breast imaging for the purpose of breast cancer detection will be covered.

Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy & Physiology); (6 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2008
This course is designed to instruct basic anatomy and function of human organ systems. A systematic approach to the human organism will be used beginning with the body as a whole, its major systems, divisions, body planes, directional terms and medical terms pertinent to the study of anatomy. Individual units on each body system will be covered in detail.

Clinical Radiography I (formerly Radiography Clinical Education I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011
Students receive supervised clinical experience in general radiography, fluoroscopy, cystoscopy, emergency room and portable radiography and begin to gain competence in routine radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities.

Clinical Radiography II (formerly Radiography Clinical Education II); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
A continuation of Radiography Clinical Education I, this course is taken during the second semester of the program.

Clinical Radiography III (formerly Radiography Clinical Education III); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
During the third semester of the program, students will perform rotations through some of the specialized imaging areas (Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), and a private outpatient radiology office) while continuing to rotate through the previous clinical areas. An Emergency Department evening rotation (1:00-9:30PM) is added to increase students' exposure to trauma imaging.

Clinical Radiography IV (formerly Radiography Clinical Education IV); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
During the final semester of the program, students will gain exposure to additional specialty areas and imaging in the outpatient setting. In addition, observation rotations in the associated imaging modalities of Ultrasound, Cardiac Catheteri-zation lab and Nuclear Medicine will be performed.

Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (formerly Radiation Protection); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
This course interrelates radiation dose ranges in diagnostic and therapeutic medical use, and stress practical methods of protection for Radiologic technologists, patients, and others. Federal and State guidelines for equipment safety, plus the impact of technical factor selection on patient dose are discussed.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005
This course begins in the first semester of the first year and discusses principles of basic physics, fundamental concepts of the structure of matter, production and use of electrostatics, electromagnetism and electrodynamics, and the principles of radiation.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through April 2018
This course will begin in the first semester of the first year and will discuss the principles of basic physics, the fundamental concepts of the structure of matter, production and use of electrostatics, electro-magnetism and electrodynamics, and the principles of radiation. The first 10 weeks of the course will consist of an Algebra Review Session. Students must pass the math review portion of the course with a grade of 75% or higher in order to continue on in this course.

Medical Radiation Physics and Quality Assurance (formerly Physics II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of medical physics as related to diagnostic imaging and equipment and health physics. Subjects covered are: electromagnetism and radiation, review of radiation measurement and protection, x-ray machines and radiation production, x-rays interactions with matter, scatter reduction and collimation, film screens and processing, image quality indicators, geometry and magnification, mammography, fluoro-scopy, introduction to computers and radiology applications, digital fluoroscopy, Computed Tomogra-phy, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Digital Radiography and PACS, Principles of Quality Management, and Quality Control within the Radiology Department.

Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
Instruction in the use and application of medical terms will be provided along with their application to hospital procedures and human body systems. The construction and analysis of medical terms will be introduced along with symbols and abbreviations necessary to understand medical communication.

Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists (formerly Patient Care and Nursing Procedures); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2018
Students learn patient care procedures used in radiologic technology, including first aid, patient evaluation, communication, infection control, medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with medication administration, contrast media, caring for patients with special problems, and topics surrounding aging, death and dying. In addition to the above, separate units on pharmacology and medical ethics and law will be covered. As part of this course, students will participate in a minimum of one community service project. A self-guided component in Medical Terminology where students learn the construction and analysis of medical terms along with symbols and abbreviations necessary to understand medical communication is part of this course. (Students must pass the medical terminology portion of the course with a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the patient care course.)

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is designed to prepare the student to accurately evaluate patient volume and condition in order to set the appropriate technical exposure factors for each examination utilizing a variety of imaging equipment. An introduction to the fundamentals of exposure factor selection and imaging parameters, this course will introduce the student to the equipment and technique utilized for radiographic imaging. Material covered includes image receptors, the x-ray tube and circuitry, x-ray production, prime factors and exposure factor selection and technique chart construction.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A continuation of Radiographic Imaging I, and builds on the foundation of basic equipment and imaging methods to include the specifics of image production and evaluation. Units covered include: Image Quality Factors, beam restriction and filtration, the Image Intensifier tube and fluoroscopy, use of automatic exposure control devices, conventional tomographic principles, and the radiographic grid and scatter control.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging III (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course covers the principles and use of x-ray image receptors and processing devices. Specific units covered include radiographic films, screens and cassettes, automatic film processing, and applications of digital imaging to include digital imaging equipment, archiving, storage, and radiology information systems.

Radiation Biology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) January 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2011 through April 2018
Basic principles of radiation protection and safety for radiologic technologists and basic concepts and principles of radiation biology will be presented. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. The interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole, and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Discussion of the theories and principles of tolerance dose, time-dose relationships, fractionation schemes and the relationship to the clinical practice of radiography will be discussed.

Radiation Biology (formerly Radiobiology); (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
This course will introduce the student to Health Physics and teach the concepts of tissues, organs and organism’s responses to radiation. An introduction to Radiotherapy will also be discussed.

Radiographic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1996 through December 2005; (1 credit, upper division level) January 2006 through April 2018
Students will be provided with an introduction to the study of disease processes and their radiographic appearance. Terminology, etiology, symptoms, complications, prognosis, treatments and diagnostic imaging utilized will be discussed. Radiographic images will be utilized to demonstrate pathologic conditions and their effects on the anatomy and function of various body systems. Students will further their understanding of the importance of obtaining high quality diagnostic images for the diagnosis of disease and develop an understanding of how the radiologist approaches the analysis of images.

Radiographic Procedures I (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
This course prepares students to accurately position patients for diagnostic Radiologic procedures and to prepare the necessary equipment and contrast media for each procedure. The course is divided into two sections, taught simultaneously by two different instructors. One section (entitled Osteology) deals primarily with the skeletal system, and the other section deals with the major organ system positioning and procedures, and special imaging procedures. The anatomy and physiology related to each positioning section, as well as image critique and improvement is also included. The chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities are covered during this course.

Radiographic Procedures II (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I. Covers patient positioning and procedures for contrast imaging of the lower gastrointestinal system and the anatomy, positioning and procedures of the axial skeleton.

Radiographic Procedures III (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures II and covers anatomy and imaging of the urinary system, skull, nasal and facial bones, and non-routine orthopedic imaging.

Radiographic Procedures IV (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures IV); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
Completion of imaging of axial skeleton (sacrum and coccyx), ribs, sternum, s/c joints, temporal bone, skull and sella turcica as well as imaging of the reproductive system, sinus tract injections and venipuncture are covered in this semester.

Radiography Seminar (2 credits, upper division level) March 2004 through April 2018
Students will pursue independent research on a current topic in radiology, physics, or administration, develop a written paper and provide an oral presentation on the topic to program faculty and junior students. Course includes a comprehensive review of the radiography curriculum with testing in preparation for the ARRT examination.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.