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“In Armstrong’s online program, I had the same rapport with my professors as I did when I was a student on campus,” explains Clause. “All of the faculty had a virtual open-door policy that made them accessible. I felt like I was still in the loop even though I wasn’t on campus.”

-Teresa Clause, Clinical Track, 2011

Curriculum - Radiologic Sciences BS Degree Bridge Program

Program of Study

The degree consists of 129 semester hours, 63 hours in the core and 66 hours in the major. Through credit by examination, ARRT and NMTCB registered technologists have earned 33 semester hours (1/2 of required hours) in the major. Post-primary certifications may qualify you for additional credit by examination. The clinical education courses associated with this track document progress towards completion of specific clinical experience requirements for post-primary certification. It is possible to complete clinical education in a facility other than those currently associated with Armstrong, however, students who are outside of Savannah and wish to do clinicals at a facility not currently affiliated with the Armstrong will be responsible for identifying potential clinical education sites in their area. All clinic sites must be identified at least three months prior to beginning clinical courses and approved prior to beginning clinical rotations.

Note: the grading scale for Radiologic Sciences programs differs from the grading scale used by the university as a whole. Coursework will be graded according to the following scale:
  • 100-91 = A
  • 90-82 = B
  • 81-75 = C
  • 74-70 = D
  • 69 -0 = F

Laboratory science requirements in the core are not offered online at Armstrong but may be taken at a regionally accredited institution near you or through Georgia eCore.

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Courses
Credits
Core Requirements

It is recommended students work with their advisors to discuss Armstrong’s Core curriculum, including Areas A-E. See the Core Curriculum Checklist.

Note: Area D "science with lab" sequence courses are not currently available in a fully or partially online format. To fulfill program completion requirements, students have two options for completing their Area D science with lab requirement:
  • Enroll in equivalent science with lab courses at another college/university as a transient student. Note: The course content for each course must be equivalent to the course descriptions provided in Armstrong's Undergraduate Catalog to receive transfer credit.
  • Enroll in Armstrong's on-campus science lab courses.
63 credits
Program Requirements
Courses Credits
HLPR 2000 Introduction to Research in the Health Professions 2 credits
RADS 3100 Medical Communication Skills 1 credits
RADS 3200 Imaging Pathology 3 credits
RADS 3450 Leadership in Healthcare 2 credits
RADS 3451 Leadership Practicum – (this course includes a service-learning requirement) 1 credits
RADS 4410 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3 credits
RADS 4430 Professional Practice Seminar 3 credits
RADS 4175 Advanced Clinical Education (clinical education may be completed in your local area) 6 credits
RADS 4176 Specialized Clinical Education (clinical education may be completed in your local area) 6 credits
Choose one of the following courses: 3 credits
RADS 4111 Advanced Imaging in MRI  
RADS 4112 Advanced Imaging in CT  
RADS 4113 Advanced Imaging in Mammography (limited to radiographers)  
One approved elective from the management track. 3 credits
Total for Program Requirements 33 credits
TOTAL CREDITS
129 credits

Course Descriptions

HLPR 2000 Research in Health Professions
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and MATH 2200 and either MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Introduction to methods of scientific research in the health professions. Steps of the research process, critique of research reports, completion of literature review.
RADS 3100 Medical Communication Skills
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and permission of instructor or department. Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Content is designed to expand the knowledge base and skills necessary for the practitioner to communicate effectively.
RADS 3200 Imaging Pathology
Prerequisite: BIOL 2082 and RADS 3000 or permission of instructor or department.
A survey of human pathology as demonstrated by radiologic imaging. Includes ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and radiographic images of cancer, vascular diseases, trauma, anomalies and other disease processes.
RADS 3450 Leadership in Healthcare
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and permission of instructor or department.
This course introduces leadership concepts, focusing on the contemporary theories of leadership. Instructional areas include servant leadership, moral roots of responsible leadership, and effectiveness. A course component will include a leadership service learning practicum.
RADS 3451 Leadership Practicum – (this course includes a service-learning requirement)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: RADS 3450
Application of theoretical leadership concepts.
RADS 4410 Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department. Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Three-dimensional anatomical relationships of cross-sectional anatomy slices and images produced by computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
RADS 4430 Professional Practice Seminar
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department. Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Examination of major trends and issues affecting present-day radiation and imaging sciences.
RADS 4175 Advanced Clinical Education (clinical education may be completed in your local area)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department head.
A clinical experience in the advanced area of magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, mammography, or cardiovascular interventional radiology.
RADS 4176 Specialized Clinical Education (clinical education may be completed in your local area)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: RADS 4175 or permission of instructor.
Supervised clinical practice in performing specialized imaging procedures.
RADS 4111 Advanced Imaging in MRI
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department and RADS 3090
Instrumentation, operation, and clinical uses of magnetic resonance imaging.
RADS 4112 Advanced Imaging in CT
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department and RADS 3090
Instrumentation, operation, and clinical uses of computed tomography.
RADS 4113 Advanced Imaging in Mammography
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department and RADS 4090
Instrumentation, operation, and clinical uses of mammography.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 129
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$226
Financial Aid  

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