RADR 1309 - Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care

An overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for healthcare professionals, and an orientation to the profession and to the health care system. Patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology are also included.

Grade Basis: L
Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0


  • RADR 1311 - Basic Radiographic Procedures
  • RADR 1313 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging I.


  • General Core Curriculum Course is also Corequisite
  • Acceptable scores in college readiness exam and Program Entrance Exam, completion of the required minimum 11 hours of academic prerequisite courses, attendance at a program information meeting; pre-entrance health exam, documentation of required immunizations, pass drug screen, pass criminal background check, documentation of CPR for Healthcare Providers from American Heart Association.