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National Park, AR · Health Sciences · Radiologic Technology

Advanced Radiographic Procedures

  • Section
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/24/2020 to 12/21/2020
  • Modified 08/24/2020

Class Information

Class Days:  Tu/Th

Class Time: 9:30 am - 10:50 pm

Class Location: FD 120

Class Format: Blended

Course Description

This course is intended to present an introduction to advanced radiographic procedures, and other special imaging modalities. These include invasive contrast and non-contrast procedures and the environment in which they are performed. Skills lab activities are integrated throughout the class period.

ACTS Equivalent:  None

Prerequisites:  RAD 1803 - Radiographic Procedures III, RAD 2002 - Clinical Education III

Corequisites:  RAD 2302 - Radiation Physics, RAD 2603 - Clinical Education IV

Next Course in Sequence:  RAD 2703 Clinical Education V, RAD 2803 Radiographic Pathology, RAD 2902 Image Quality and Processing


General Education Purpose and Objectives


National Park College (NPC) is committed to its mission statement, "Learning is our focus, student success is our goal."  NPC is dedicated to helping all students develop as communicators, critical thinkers, and professionals who behave ethically and recognize the diversity of the world around them. The General Education Objectives are designed to be an integral component of all courses at NPC.

General Education Objectives (GEO)

It is the expectation that upon successful completion of a certificate or degree program at National Park College, the student will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively using oral, written, and electronic methods.
  2. Use critical and analytical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  4. Exemplify professional demeanor, ethical behavior, and respect for diversity.

Radiologic Technology Program Purpose and Objectives


This program prepares the student with the necessary technical skills of imaging and interpersonal patient care skills to qualify as contributing members in today’s healthcare environment. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology examination to attain professional status as entry-level radiographers.

Program Level Objectives (PLO):

Students who successfully complete the program of study in Radiologic Laboratory Technology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate caring behaviors with patients, families, and other members of the professional health care team. (GEO 4)
  2. Collaborate with members of the professional health care team, patients, families and/or significant others as appropriate in the performance of care. (GEO 1, 3, 4)
  3. Employ critical thinking behaviors when imaging patients having complex health problems. (GEO 2, 3)
  4. Apply imaging techniques, supported by current evidence-based practice standards, resulting in quality and safe care in a variety of health care settings. (GEO 2, 3)
  5. Provide patient care to culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients, families, and/or significant others. (GEO 4
  6. Apply effective communication including verbal, written, and electronic with patients, health care members, peers, faculty and family and or significant others in all clinical and nonclinical settings. (GEO 1)
  7. Demonstrate leadership and accountability when collaborating with other members of the health care team. (GEO 3, 4)
  8. Practice competently within the ethical and legal guidelines for the role of the Associate Degree Radiologic Technologist. (GEO 4)

Course Level Objectives (CLO)

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify medications and related medication information required for invasive procedures. (PLO 6, 7, 8)
  2. Describe emergency responses and acute situations that apply to advanced radiographic procedures. (PLO 6, 7, 8)
  3. Demonstrate surgical asepsis required for invasive procedures. (PLO 3, 8)
  4. Define anatomy visualized and describe the specialized items required for each advanced radiographic examination. (PLO 4, 8)

Required and Recommended Materials

Required Textbook: Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning & Procedures, 13th Ed.

 ISBN: 0323263429

 Author: Long

 Publisher: Elsevier


Required Textbook : Patient Care in Radiography, 9th Ed.

   ISBN:   9780323353762

   Author: Ehrlich

   Publisher: Elsevier

Students are required to have a laptop with camera in the event classes are held online.

LockDown Browser Requirement
This course requires the use of LockDown Browser for online exams. Watch this video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser:

Download Instructions

  • Select the quiz in the course
  • Under Quiz Requirements you will see "To take this quiz you must use the Respondus LockDown Browser"
  • Below this will appear: "You can use the button below if you have not already downloaded LockDown Browser". Click the button to go to the download page and then follow the instructions
  • Use the link to download Respondus LockDown Browser to your computer; follow the installation instructions
  • Return to the Quiz page in Brightspace (it may still be open in another tab) and select the quiz
  • Select "Launch LockDown Browser"
  • The quiz will now start

Note: LockDown Browser only needs to be installed once to a computer or device. It will start automatically from that point forward when a quiz requires it.

When taking an online quiz, follow these guidelines:

  • Select a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and also that you've allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc. and don't have them within reach
  • Clear your area of all external materials - books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted

Getting Help
Several resources are available if you encounter problems with LockDown Browser:

  • The Windows and Mac versions of LockDown Browser have a "Help Center" button located on the toolbar. Use the "System & Network Check" to troubleshoot issues. If an exam requires you to use a webcam, also run the "Webcam Check" from this area
  • Respondus has a Knowledge Base available from Select the "Knowledge Base" link and then select "Respondus LockDown Browser" as the product. If your problem is with a webcam, select "Respondus Monitor" as your product
  • If you're still unable to resolve a technical issue with LockDown Browser, go to and select "Submit a Ticket". Provide detailed information about your problem and what steps you took to resolve it

Course Activities

To accommodate different learning styles, I will employ a variety of teaching methods in this course. Instructional methods may include videos, discussion,peer review/feedback, individual research, and oral presentations.


Interactive Activities:

You will be given the opportunity to interact with one another in a variety of ways.These will include such methods as discussion board postings, peer review/feedback,and other methods as appropriate. It is very important students take advantage of the interactive activities provided.



Your grade this semester will come from a variety of activities. A brief description ofeach is provided here.



Quizzes will be given randomly throughout the semester. Quizzes may be in multiple formats including multiple choice, matching, short answer and essay. Quizzes cannot be made up. A score of zero is recorded for a missed quiz.



Exams will be completed at the completion of each chapter. Exams may be in a variety of formats including multiple choice, matching, short answer and essay. Missed exams must be completed prior to the next class and must be scheduled with instructor. Student must notify instructor that he/she will be absent from an exam. Failure to notify instructor will result in a grade of zero. Failure to complete exam prior to the next class will result in a grade of zero. When the test is made up prior to the next class period, a maximum of 75% of grade made will be awarded. For instance, if you make a100% on a makeup exam, the score will be recorded as a 75%. Quizzes and exams represent 60% of your grade.


Oral Presentation:

An oral presentation will be presented on a specific trauma fracture.  Presentation will be completed the last week of class.


Boot Camp Assignments:

All 674 Procedures questions in Boot Camp must be completed and certificate of completion uploaded into the Boot Camp Assignment. Certificate must include information directly below it which states number of questions completed.  Failure to complete the assignment will result in a grade of zero.  This assignment represents 15% of your grade.


 Final Exam:

 The final exam is comprehensive and represents 25% of your overall grade.



Grading Policy

At the end of the course, the overall numerical grade will be converted from a numerical scale to the following letter grade scale as indicated in the Grading Scale.

Grade Breakdown:





Boot Camp Assignment

Final Exam 25%

Grading Scale:

A    92% - 100%
B     83% - 91%
C     75% - 82%
D       0% - 74%

Course Policies

Late and Make-up Work:

No late work will be accepted. Missed exams must be completed prior to the next class and must be scheduled with instructor. Student must notify instructor that he/she will be absent from an exam. Failure to notify instructor will result in a grade of zero. Failure to complete exam prior to the next class will result in a grade of zero. When the test is made up prior to the next class period, a maximum of 75% of grade made will be awarded. For instance, if you make a 100% on a makeup exam, the score will be recorded as a 75%.

Extra Credit:

No extra credit opportunities are provided in this course. Because of the mastery learning nature of the course, there should be no need for extra credit if you take advantage of opportunities to improve on your work.


I will typically respond within:

  • 24 hours, Monday - Friday, to LMS email or NPC webmail
  • 48 hours, Monday - Friday, with grades and feedback for graded work that is submitted on time.

NPC Policies

Board Policy 6.600 -- NPC Attendance Policy

Instructions to Students regarding attendance:

  1. Students are responsible to know and comply with syllabus attendance and coursework guidelines in each of their courses.
  2. Students are expected to meet all attendance requirements and engage in coursework as outlined in the course syllabus. Failure to maintain satisfactory course participation is the equivalent of excessive absenteeism and may result in the student being dropped. To maintain good-standing in online courses, students are expected to submit assigned coursework in a timely manner per instructor requirements.
  3. Students participating in athletics or a college-sponsored extracurricular activity are required to communicate scheduled absences ahead of time and to make arrangements with their instructors regarding missed coursework, including exams. The instructor determines how academic work associated with a college-sponsored absence(s) can be completed by the student.
  4. Failure to meet a course’s attendance policy does not mean a student will be automatically withdrawn from a course. Students seeking to withdraw from a course should do so either online through the student’s account or in person by visiting Student Affairs.
  5. Students who do not withdraw from a course by the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date will receive an earned grade.
  6. A faculty member may administratively withdraw a student from a course, including online courses, any time during the semester up to the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date if attendance does not meet syllabus guidelines.
  7. Students will not be administratively withdrawn by faculty after the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date except in life-changing circumstances or as a result of military orders.
  8. The withdrawal of a student from all courses may require the student to repay all or a portion of the financial aid received as calculated by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with government grant guidelines.
  9. Only in extraordinary circumstances may a student earn a grade of IP (In Progress) to defer course completion. Please see the Incomplete Grades policy in the Student Handbook located at

The full attendance policy is available by clicking on this link to the Board Policy

Academic Honesty Policy

National Park College considers honesty and integrity as essential qualities of any learning institution. The faculty and staff strive to live up to these qualities in all aspects of their lives and encourage their students to do the same. Integrity and moral values will carry over in to their professional lives and careers. NPC’s goal is to successfully prepare all students for their futures and equip them to handle whatever challenges they may face; therefore, NPC considers academic dishonesty as unacceptable.

Any NPC students who display dishonesty in their behavior while attending classes at NPC will be subject to disciplinary action to help the student first and foremost, but to also protect the rights, dignity, and property of others while maintaining an environment that fosters success and learning.

Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy will not be tolerated on the campus. Violations may range from receiving an “F” on the assignment in question up to permanent removal from the College.

  1. Technology manipulation
  2. Collusion
  3. Deception
  4. Misrepresentation and Lying
  5. Cheating
  6. Plagiarism
  7. Fabrication and Falsification
  8. Stealing, Defacing, and Destruction of Property

Please take time to read the entire policy, which can be found by clicking on this link to the Academic Honesty Policy.

LMS Policy

Brightspace by Desire to Learn (D2L) is the official learning management system (LMS) for the College. All students are expected to complete the LMS Student Training prior to the first day of class during their first semester here. Below you will find various policies relating to the LMS.

Privacy Policy:  Links to the privacy policies for all external tools used in the course are provided in the LMS. You can find the various privacy policies by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Accessibility Statement:  Links to the accessibility statements for all technologies required in the course are provided in LMS. You can find the various accessibility statements by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Netiquette Policy:  The netiquette policy for this course is located in your course in the LMS. You can find the Netiquette policies by clicking on the Netiquette Link by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Flexibility Clause:  The aforementioned requirements, assignments, policies, evaluation procedures, etc., are subject to change. Learners’ experiences and needs, as well as emerging knowledge, will be considered in modifying this course syllabus.

ADA Statement

National Park College (NPC) believes in providing equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. It is our goal to ensure equal and comprehensive access to College programs, services, and campus facilities. It is the policy of NPC that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages or accommodations at the College. National Park College’s ADA statement may be accessed by clicking on this link to ADA statement.

The Disability Services office is located in Room 240 of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center Building. You are also welcome to call us at (501) 760-4227 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Students with disabilities should visit our website using this link to disability services for more information.

Student Resources

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides tutoring and other resources to help students succeed. Visit our webpage at this link to the Academic Success Center.

Computer Services Department

The Computer Services Department provides computing resources for students including password resets. Visit our webpage at this link to the Computer Services Department.

NPC Library

The NPC Library provides a wide variety of services to students. Visit the NPC Library website.

LMS Support

Support for the LMS is available through NPC Online by email to [email protected], phone at 501-760-4292, or visit Charlotte Phelps Room 204.

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides test support for students and faculty. To learn more about the testing center visit our webpage at Testing Center.

Class Schedule

The schedule for this course will be made available in the LMS.  The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule as the semester progresses.

Course Evaluations

Students will be asked to evaluate their instructor and course near the end of the semester. These student evaluations are very important to the improvement in the quality of instruction and course materials. All results are anonymous and shared with the faculty only after the semester is over and grades have been posted.

Legal Disclaimer

The schedule, policies, and assignments in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances or by mutual agreement between the instructor and the students. The instructor will always inform the students of any changes in a timely manner.

In the event of a community crisis the college reserves the right to change the mode of instruction for any or all classes.