Description

Program Goals

    • Students will develop requisite skills to function in advanced roles within the imaging community.
    • Students will expand communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate the critical thinking and problem solving skills of a supervisory level professional.

Learning Objectives

    1. Students will be adequately prepared to function within the profession in advanced roles.
    2. Students will develope professionalism through scholarly productivity.
    3. Students will develop pertinent critical thinking skills.
    4. Students will develop a working professional e-portfolio.

Program Outline and Course Descriptions

General Education Courses

General Education Courses Semester Credits
GE 022 - Anatomy & Physiology II (w/o lab) 3
GE 103 - Growth & Development through Lifespan 3
GE 111 - Research Statistics 2
GE 120 - Introduction to Information Systems 3
GE 202 - General Psychology 3
GE 221 - Written Communication for Professionals 3
GE 301 - Spanish I 3
Total General Education Course Credit Hours 20

 

Imaging Informatics Track: BS in Diagnostic Medical Imaging 

Informatics Course Track Semester Credit Hours
DMI 440 - Digital Radiography and PACS 3
DMI 450 - Communication & Education in Imaging Informatics 3
DMI 460 - Systems Management in Informatics 3
Total Informatics Courses Credit Hours 9

 

Professional Courses: BS in Diagnostic Medical Imaging 

Course Number

Title



Semester Credit Hours

DMI 310

Advanced Medical Imaging   4

This course will offer students an understanding of advanced imaging modalities such as, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. The ability to locate and identify structures in the axial sagittal, coronal and orthogonal planes is critical in all imaging modalities. Volumetric data sets and three dimensional reconstructions of the body structures are increasingly important to the critical diagnosis and treatment of diseases. To enhance patient care and assist physicians with the prognosis, radiologic science professionals must understand cross sectional anatomy in each of the imaging modalities. The student will augment their skills in diagnostic imaging through a practical foundation of diagnostic knowledge.

DMI 330

Advanced Radiobiology

 

4

This course will provide the radiologic science professional with theories and principles of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on biologic molecules & organisms and factors affecting biological response are explored. Acute and long-term effects of ionizing radiation exposure are discussed. Applications in diagnostic and therapeutic settings are presented.

DMI 340

Quality Control in Diagnostic Imaging

 

4

Training and managing image quality and patient dose in film screen and digital radiology systems will be presented. This course will introduce new regulations and discuss new challenges for practitioners. Radiographers will learn to ensure that imaging capability and radiation dose management is integrated and maintained in the department. Quality control will be discussed in depth including procedures and protocols, visualization, transmission and archiving of the images.

DMI 360

Health Science Management

 

4

This course is designed to provide entry-level managers with a wide variety of tools and theories from which to choose. A marked focus is offered on evaluation and resolution of personnel issues. An emphasis is placed on the ultimate responsibility of supervisors and managers for the performance of their staff. The text provides information and guidance to obtain maximum results from others. Getting things done through people is a key component of this text.

DMI 370

Professional Capstone Portfolio Project

 

4

This is an independent study project, where students will prepare a professional E- portfolio. This portfolio is to be worked on by the BS DMI students throughout the course of the entire program starting from their first Semester until completion of the BS DMI program and is to be composed of a multitude of individual projects and documents preparing the student for professional practice as an imaging professional with BS DMI. This portfolio serves as the exit project for the Bachelor Degree Program in Diagnostic Medical Imaging at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.

GEH 101

Organization and Function of Health System

 

3

This course focuses on healthcare and delivery of services: identification and function of governmental, private, and voluntary organizations; programs in health protection and promotion at local, state, and national levels.

GEH 301

Ethics & Law in Healthcare

 

3

Health Law and Ethics are important because of their financial and emotional impact on healthcare professionals, patients, and health care facilities. Course content includes legal and adherence issues affecting both, the employee and the employer. Topics include administrative law, professional malpractice, patient rights, risk management, labor law, contract law, and ethical consideration.

Total Gurnick Professional Courses



26