Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a twenty-three month certificate program beginning in July of each year. Program graduates are eligible for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification.

Radiologic technologists perform an important function in the rapidly growing branch of medicine known as radiology. They are assistants to physicians who specialize in the use of X-rays and other forms of radiation to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. As part of the radiologic team, technologists perform a vital role in a science dedicated to saving lives and alleviating human suffering.

On this page you will find program effectiveness data, an application packet, application to the program as well as information on policies, tuition and associated fees, the curriculum, courses, academic calendar and graduation requirements. For more information, please contact Interim Program Director Cecile Williams at (215) 427-6751 or at cecile.williams@tenethealth.com.

Radiologic Technology Program Mission and Goals

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to graduate students who are competent and compassionate radiologic health care providers and provide students with the skills necessary to meet or exceed minimum entry-level requirements to perform radiologic technology.

Goal 1:  Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will utilize radiation protection.  
Goal 2:  Students will practice ASRT Code of Ethics
Student Learning Outcomes:  
  • Student will exhibit Professionalism at all times. 
  • Student will perform using Ethical Patient care skills.
Goal 3:  Students will use problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students choose technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning skills to accommodate non-routine examinations. 
Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:  
  • Students will be able to explain procedures to staff, patients and family members
  • Students will practice effective written communication skills    
Goal 5: Graduate completing the program within the 23 month time frame will be adequately prepared to take ARRT examination.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will pass the ARRT Certification Examination 1st attempt
  • Students pursuing employment will be gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation
  • Graduation (retention) rates will meet or exceed program standards.
Goal 6: Demonstrate program satisfaction for didactic education and clinical performance.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Employers indicate satisfaction with graduate’s performances.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with didactic education and curriculum structure.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with clinical education.

Program Completion Rate

The program is 23 months; completion is calculated as a result of 75% of students starting the program will successfully complete the program.

5 Year Completion Rates for Students 

Disclosure
2011
2012
2013
2014
 2015
5 Year Average
Retention Rate
100%
94%
76%
86%
 92%
90%
Graduation Rate
100%
100%
100%
100%
100% 
100%
Employment Rate
100%
82%
100%
82%
 83%
89%
Registry Pass/Fail
82%
87%
77%
80%
 67%
79%

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About the Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology

The Philadelphia School of Radiology has an articulation agreement with Widener University. The student may take five courses through Widener along with the Radiology courses and receive an Associate Degree from Widener University. Students entering without an Associate Degree must take the following courses through Widener University; these courses will be offered online.

The tuition for Widener University is separate from the tuition for the Radiologic Technology courses.

Program Description

The radiologic technology program is designed to give a well-balanced learning experience in both the clinical and didactic aspects of radiologic technology. Classes are presented by lectures, demonstrations and visual aids. It is a twenty-four month program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination for Certification.

Questions concerning accreditation may be directed to:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606 - 3182
Telephone: (312) 704 - 5300
Fax (312) 704 - 5304
E-mail: mail@JRCERT.org
Website: http://www.jrcert.org

In order to be considered for the program you must:

  • Complete and sign the application form.
  • Include two signed letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or non-family member.
  • Have your official transcript mailed to the School office. (All transcripts must be in a sealed envelope).
  • High school transcript or GED documentation.  
    • College transcript documenting an Associates Degree and credit
    • Technical school transcript
    • Transcript must document the pre-requisites Algebra, Biology, and either Physics or Chemistry.
    • Pre-requisites must be within the past ten (10) years

Return the application to:

Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Fully completed applications must be received by the deadline of February 28th.

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, applications postmarked after February 28th may not be considered for that year.
  • Interviews start late-January.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 must accompany the application when submitted to the school.
  • Acceptance letter will be mailed starting March 1st through March 31st.
  • The tuition for the year is $8,800. Seven hundred dollars must be paid as an acceptance deposit towards your tuition. The $700 acceptance deposited may be divided $350 upon acceptance then, $350 thirty days later. The remainder may be paid in four installments as provided by the school. 

Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology Policies for Prospective Students

Admission Procedure

Admission to the radiography program is selective and interested individuals must follow the application procedure as follows:

  • Associates Degree by June 1st for consideration of admission in July of the same year.
  • Individuals interested in the radiography program must complete an application; provide an official high school and college transcript.
  • The applicant will be contacted in writing concerning the status of the application (complete or incomplete).
  • Upon completion of the admission interview, the Admission Committee will review and score all applicants.
  • The Radiography Program Admissions Committee consists of the following members:
    • Radiography Administrator or Designee/s
    • Radiography Program Director
    • Designated Faculty
    • Designated Clinical Instructors
  • The Radiography Program Admission Committee reviews candidate's application with particular attention to:
    • Strength of high school academic curriculum grades and grade point average
    • Strength of secondary/post-secondary grades and grade point average (if applicable)
    • Strength of college grades and grade point average (if applicable)
    • Community service work experience and extracurricular activities
  • The applicant is notified in writing concerning the decision of the Admission Committee.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Admission into the Radiologic Technology Program sponsored by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is non-discriminatory with respect to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability and national origin.

Technical Standards for Admission Criteria

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for the handicapped and makes public announcement of this law in the published program description.

The technical standards listed herein correspond to the psychomotor objectives stated in the Master Plan and published program description, identifying criteria for successful program completion.

Technical Standards

In addition to the academic standards, the following technical standards are required for admission to the radiography curricula:

  1. The prospective Radiologic Technology student must possess sufficient strength, motor coordination and manual dexterity to be able to:
    1. Reach above shoulder level intermittently for 90% of work time.
    2. Lift up to 25 pounds unassisted.
    3. Transport, move, lift or transfer patients from a wheelchair or gurney to an x-ray table or to a patient's bed and physically place patients in the proper positions for examination according to established standards necessary to diagnostic procedures.
    4. Walk without assistant of canes, crutches, walkers and/or humans.
    5. Twist, bend, stoop/squat, and move quickly.
  2. Language Capabilities:
    • Possess the ability to verbally communicate.
  3. Communication Ability:
    • The student must communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally to elicit information and to translate that information to others. Each student must have the ability to read, write, comprehend and speak the English language to facilitate communication with patients, their family members, and other professionals in health care setting. In addition, the student must be able to maintain accurate patient records, present information in a professional, logic manner. The student must communicate effectively verbally and in writing with instructors and other students in the classroom setting as well.
  4. General Abilities:
    • The student is expected to possess functional uses of the senses of vision, touch, hearing, and smell so that data received by the senses may be intergraded, analyzed, and synthesized in a consistent and accurate manner. A student must also possess the ability to gather significant information needed to effectively evaluate patients. A student must be able to respond promptly to urgent situations that may occur during clinical training activities and must not hinder the ability of others members of the health care team to provide prompt treatment and care to patients.
  5. Observational Ability:
    • The student must have sufficient capacity to make accurate visual observation and interpret them in the context of laboratory studies, medication administration, and patient care activities. In addition, the Student must be able to document these observations and maintain accurate records.
  6. Ability to Mange Stressful Situations:
    • The student must be able to adapt and to function effectively to stressful situations in both the classroom and clinical settings, including emergency situations. These stressors may be (but are not limited to) personal patient care/family, faculty/peer, and or program related.
    • Ability to follow directions effectively and work closely with members of the health care community.

"After initial training" The student must have the ability to review and evaluate recorded images on various radiographs.

Anticipated Tuition and Expenses for 2015 - 2016

Application fee $25.00
Tuition (23 months) $17,650.00
Textbooks $1000.00
Uniforms $300.00
Markers $21.00
Graduation Fee $50.00 (payable 1st week in May of the senior year).

The tuition and expenses listed above are subject to change and do not include transportation, classroom, supplies, housing or meals.

Associate Degree Option five courses may be taken through Widener University. This tuition is separate.

Cost per 1 credit is $200.00 (subject to change).

15 credits - $8,800.00 per year

Program Refund Policy

If written notification of cancellation is submitted to the Program Director within two weeks prior to the program start date, a full refund of the advanced tuition fee $700.00 will be refunded.

Any student who withdraws from the program within the first month of enrollment during the first or second academic school year will be refunded 50 percent of the current tuition paid.

No refunds will be issued following a one-month enrollment period during the first or second academic school year.

Program Transfer Policy

A student requesting transfer into the program from another radiography program:

  • Must submit an application and all transcripts three months prior to the requested entering semester.
  • Will only be exempted from courses determined to be equivalent in content to course in the St. Christopher's Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
  • Must complete a minimum of one year in the St. Christopher's Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from the Program Director from the school in which the transfer is being made prior to acceptance into St. Christopher's Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

Course of Study

Students must participate in the program 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. The first year students are in classes 3 days and clinical 2 days. Second year students are in classes two days a week and clinical three days a week. All classes are held at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Didactics Course Sequence

Curriculum


Summer I Hours
100: Orientation 170 hours
104: Medical Terminology 30 hours




Fall 1st Year Hours

Total 483
101: Methods of Patient Care I 84 hours
102: Image Acquisition andEvaluationI 30 hours
103: Radiographic Procedures I 84 hours
105: Human Anatomy and Function I 45 hours
106: Clinical Practicum I 210 hours
108: Radiologic Physics I 30 hours




Spring 1st Year Hours

Total 480
107: Methods of Patient Care II 45 hours
109: Radiographic Procedures II 60 hours
110: Image Acquisition and EvaluationII 30 hours
111: Clinical Practicum II 240 hours
112: Human Anatomy and Function II 45 hours
113: Medical Ethics and Law 60 hours




Summer II Hours

Total 420
114: Radiologic Technology Physics II 45 hours
115: Cross Section Anatomy 60 hours
116: Clinical Practicum III 315 hours




Fall 2nd Year Hours

Total 524
201: Radiographic Procedures III 60 hours
202: Radiation Protection 30 hours
203: ImageAcquisition and EvaluationIII 30 hours
204: Pathology 60 hours
205: Clinical Practicum IV 260 hours
211: Computerized Radiography CR/DR/QA 84 hours




Spring 2nd Year Hours

Total 475
206: Radiographic Procedures IV 45 hours
207: Image Acquisition and EvaluationIV 60 hours
208: Radiation Biology 45 hours
210: Registry Review I 40 hours
212: Clinical Practicum V 315 hours




Summer III Hours
213: Registry Review II 168 hours
214: Clinical Practicum VI 98 hours

Total Hours 3520
Clinical Hours 1438

Course Descriptions

RAD 100:       Introduction to Radiography: Orientation

An introduction to the program, the profession and healthcare in general. The course explores the role of the radiographer, fundamentals of radiation protection and ethical responsibilities. This course is part of orientation (160 hours)

  • Prerequisite - Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 101:       Methods of Patient Care

This course prepares the student for practical experience in the clinical setting. Includes communication skills, body mechanics, basic infection control, vital signs, routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described. The role of the radiographer will be identified. (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission into the School of Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

RAD 102: Image Acquisition and Evaluation I

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the basic concept of image formations. The general principles and theories of radiographic exposure including: Concepts in radiation production and control understanding the image receptor package, primary exposure factors exposure technique selection for image production. Problem solving skills, including critical thinking skills are reinforced during supervised laboratory experiment assignments. (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission into the School of Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 101, 103, 104, 105, 106

RAD 103: Radiographic Procedures I

Offers a thorough presentation of positioning nomenclature, body planes, and anatomic terms, and then proceeds to positioning principles for routine chests, abdominal studies and upper extremities to include shoulder girdle. All theoretical concepts are presented in correlation with radiographic images. (60 hours - 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission into the School of Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 101, 102, 104, 105, 106

RAD 104: Medical Terminology

Presented during orientation, content is designed to provide an introduction to the origins of medical terminology. A word building system is introduced and abbreviation and symbols are discussed. This course will familiarize the student with the technical, medical and pathological terms pertinent to the medical profession and diagnostic imaging.  (40 hours – 2.5 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission to the School of Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 101, 102, 103 105, 106

RAD 105: Human Anatomy and Function I

Content is designed to establish a knowledge base in anatomy and physiology. Components of the cells, tissues, organs and systems are described and discussed.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission to the Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 101, 102, 103, 104, 106

RAD 106: Clinical Practicum I

The student under direct supervision from a staff technologist or clinical instructor begins observing radiographic examinations. The student participates in a limited fashion commensurate with their knowledge level. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of four radiographic competency examinations to meet the minimum course requirements.  (260 - 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Admission to the Radiologic Technology
  • Co-requisite - RAD 101, 102, 103, 104, 105

RAD 107: Methods of Patient Care II

This course is a continuation of Methods of Patient Care I with emphasis on contrast media, veni-puncuture and pharmacology, drug monitoring, and administration. Direct patient care methods will be learned, individuals will be able to handle physical, emotional and psychological demands with compassion, professionalism, accuracy and discernment.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 105
  • Co-requisite - RAD 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113

RAD 108: Radiologic Physics I

Basic principles of classical and modern physics with a major emphasis on applied radiation physics. Includes: atomic structure, electrostatics, electrodynamics, magnetism, electromagnetic, motors and generators.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - Math
  • Co-requisite - RAD 102, 103, 104, 106, 107

RAD 109: Radiographic Procedures II

This course is a continuation of Procedures I with major emphasis on lower extremities, pelvic girdle, vertebral column and bony thorax. Application of relevant technical factors and protection measure are included.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 103, 104, 105, 106, 108
  • Co-requisite - RAD 107, 110, 111, 112, 113

RAD 110: Image Acquisition and Evaluation II

Continuation of Exposure I with emphasis on the concept of quality radiographs. The impact of grids, collimators, filters, screens and anatomic variants will be discussed. Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills are reinforced during supervised laboratory assignments.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108
  • Co-requisite - RAD 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113

RAD 111: Clinical Practicum II

Under direct supervision from a staff technologist or clinical instructor, the student should actively perform those examinations where competency has been successfully demonstrated during Clinical Education I and Continue to practice preparing for competency on remaining examinations studied during Radiographic Procedures I and II.  (315 hours- 4 credit)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108
  • Co-requisite - RAD 107, 109, 110, 112, 113

RAD 112: Human Anatomy and Function II

Continuation of Human Anatomy and Function I  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 105
  • Co-requisite - RAD 107, 109, 110, 111, 113

RAD 113: Medical Ethics and Law

A course designed to survey ethical and legal consideration in medicine with emphasis on Radiologic Practice.  (45 hours – 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108
  • Co-requisite - RAD 107, 109, 110, 111, 112

RAD 114: Radiologic Technology Physics II

A continuation of Radiologic Technology Physics I provide a detailed study of the characteristics of X radiation, production of X radiation, interactions with matter, exposure and dose consideration.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 108
  • Co-requisite - RAD 115, 116

RAD 115: Cross Section Anatomy

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of computer technology in radiology. Course provides basic principles of cross-sectional anatomy, image acquisition, CT and MRI safety, protection, and image processing. Basic understanding of spiral –helical and multi-slice spiral – helical, artifacts is discussed.  (60 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 107, 111, 112
  • Co-requisite - RAD 113, 114, 116

RAD 116: Clinical Practicum III

A continuation of Clinical Practicum II, the students continue to apply classroom and laboratory knowledge and experiences to the clinical environment. Practical application of all routine procedures, with patients continues. Competency grading continues. Elective assignments and CT assignments may begin.  (320 hours - 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 106, 109, 110, 111, 112
  • Co-requisite - RAD 114, 115

RAD 201: Radiographic Procedures III (Contrast)

This course will provide the student with the knowledge to identify all radiographic cranial and facial anatomy and the skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures of the cranial and facial bones, also included in this course is emphasis on contrast and fluoroscopy studies.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116
  • Co-requisite - RAD 202, 203, 204, 205, 211

RAD 202: Radiation Protection

A course designed to discuss and explore various biologic effects of ionizing radiations causes and considerations of cellular and organism damage and repair will be surveyed and discussed. Protection for patients, their family, technologists, and the staff are studied.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 107, 108, 113, 114
  • Co-requisite - RAD 201, 203, 204, 205, 211

RAD 203: Image Acquisition and Evaluation III

This course will focus on Image Intensification, image critique, various recording system, AEC, C-arm and mobile radiography. Critical thinking skills are reinforced during supervised laboratory experiment assignments.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 102, 103, 110
  • Co-requisite - RAD 201, 202, 204, 205

RAD 204: Pathology

Focus on radiographically important disease processes affecting the skeletal, renal, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological systems will be evaluated. Traumatic injury to the skeletal system will be emphasized.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 101, 102, 104, 106, 112, 116
  • Co-requisite - RAD 201, 202, 203, 205

RAD 205: Clinical Practicum IV

Continuation of Clinical Practicum III emphasis is shifted to indirect supervision relative to areas of define competency. The student continues to gain mastery in all other areas under direct supervision. Competency evaluations continue.  (315 hours 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 116, 201

RAD 206: Radiographic Procedures IV

This course covers interventional Radiology, ultrasound, pediatrics, geriatrics and all aspects of trauma radiology.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 107, 201, 205
  • Co-requisite - RAD 207, 209, 210, 211, 212

RAD 207: Image Acquisition and Evaluation IV

This course presents a complete review of exposure factors. Elements of technique adjustments will be discussed and explored. The students will be required to synthesize theory and practice in the identification and correction of image errors. Test procedures for evaluating equipment will be discussed along with state and federal regulations.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 203, 205
  • Co-requisite - RAD 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212

RAD 208: Radiation Biology

This course provides a detail study of the procedures and devices developed for maximum protection of patients and personnel from radiation. The ALARA concept will be explained and explored. Units of exposure, absorbed dose and dose equivalent will be reinforced. Government agencies along with their regulations will be discussed. Also, the biologic effects of ionizing radiation, cellar and organism damage and repair are discussed.  (45 hours – 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 202, 203, 204, 209
  • Co-requisite - RAD 206, 207, 211, 210, 212, 213

RAD 209: Computerized Radiography and Digital Radiography I

The fundamental concepts of computerized and digital radiography will be discussed to include PACS and Digital Quality Management solutions. (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 106, 111, 115, 116, 203, 207
  • Co-requisite - RAD 206, 207, 208, 212

RAD 210: Senior Seminar / Review I

JCAHO Standards of quality will be presented and review of previous courses during the first half of the Course. The second half will be directed to resume writing, mock interviews, volunteer product.  (80 hours – 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 203
  • Co-requisite - RAD 206, 207, 209, 211, 212, 213 

RAD 211: Computerized Radiography and Digital Radiography II

This course is a continuation of the fundamental concept of computerized and digital radiography with emphasis on PACS, PACS equipment QC, and total quality management of CR and DR systems.  (45 hours - 3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 115, 203
  • Co-requisite - RAD 206, 207, 209, 212, 213 

RAD 212: Clinical Practicum V

Continuation of Clinical Practicum IV with emphasis on mandatory and elective requirements of the A.R.R.T. Competency evaluations continues.  (3 days a week - 2 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 106, 111, 116, 203, 205
  • Co-requisite - RAD 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 209

RAD 213: Registry Review II

A continuation of courses review for all previously taught material is provided in preparation for the student to sit for ARRT examination. Mock Examinations and review lectures will be presented. This is a mandatory course required for graduation.  (168 hours - 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - all didactic courses, excluding co-requisite
  • Co-requisite - 214

RAD 214: Clinical Practicum VI

A continuation of Clinical Practicum V with major emphasis on the measurement of terminal competencies.  (160 hours – 4 credits)

  • Prerequisite - RAD 213

Academic Calendar 201​6-2017

September 6
Fall Classes Begin
November 2​4-25
Thanksgiving Holiday
December 1​3-16
Finals
January ​2, 2017
Spring Classes Begin
January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes)
April 1​0-13
Finals
April 1​7-21
Summer Break
April 24
Summer Classes Begin
June 15
Graduation
July 3
Holiday (No Classes)
August 9-10
Finals
August 1​4-Sept 4
Summer Break
September 5
Fall Classes Begin
 November 23-24Thanksgiving Holiday 
December 12-15 Finals 
 January 2, 2018Spring Classes Begin

Student Advisement Procedure

The Program Director and faculty provide academic advisement.

Dismissal from Program

Failure to meet financial obligations:

  • Students who fail to submit payments by required dates will be dismissed from the program after past due notification has been issued.

Academic Grades

Students who do not maintain a "C" or better in academic courses may remain in the program; however, must repeat the course

Clinical Grades

Students who do not maintain a "C" or better in clinical education may be dismissed from the program following advisement.

Clinical Education Centers

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children currently offers clinical education at the following facilities.

  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • Temple University
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children

 G.P.A.

Students must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above to remain in the program. Any student found guilty of clinical misconduct may face dismissal from the program following due process procedures. A student dismissed form the program may elect to grieve the dismissal by following the grievance procedure.

Due Process In the Event of Disciplinary Action (Dismissal)

  1. The student should first discuss the grievance with the individual faculty member
  2. If the problem is not resolved, the student should make an appointment with the Program Director, who will investigate and attempt to resolve the problem
  3. The student has three weeks after a final course grade is posted to initiate an appeal of that course grade
  4. Decisions made by the Program Director that adversely affects the student's progress in the program, the student may appeal that decision. This appeal must be within 10 days. A committee will be formed and their decision will be final. This committee will be composed of non-radiology personnel.

General Attendance Policies

  • Students are expected to attend all scheduled clinical rotations. The Clinical Coordinator or designee keeps a record of attendance, absence and lateness.
  • Students are granted 3 absent days per semester
  • Lateness is unprofessional and irresponsible. In the event of an unanticipated lateness, the student is required to notify the school office and the designated person in the clinical education area at least 15 minutes prior to assigned time. In the event of an anticipated lateness (i.e., Doctors appointment) the student is expected to notify both the school office and the designated person in the clinical education area one day prior to anticipated lateness.

Health Insurance

The program does not provide health insurance for students. All enrolled students must provide their own health insurance.

Health

  1. Entering students are required to have a physical performed at St. Christopher's Hospital.
  2. Students must provide documentation of up to date immunization, recent PPD and Hepatitis-B Vaccine.
  3. Students must provide documentation of current health insurance coverage. Coverage will be monitored bi-annually. Any change in coverage must be reported immediately to the school office and Program Director.
  4. Students have a responsibility to maintain high standards of health practices since they have direct contact with individuals who suffer a variety of illnesses.

                  When a student is injured while at the clinical education site, he/she must:

  • Report immediately to the Program Director or Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, Faculty or designated person in the clinical area for advisement or go directly to the emergency room if necessary.
  • Complete an incident report or form, which is developed for injuries at the clinical education site with the designated person in the clinical area.

       5.   If a patient under a student’s care is injured in any way the following steps must be followed:

Note: It must be clearly understood that students are under either direct or indirect supervision at all times by a registered technologist.