Radiography

Radiography is an allied health profession that employs x-radiation to produce images of the human body. The radiographer performs x-ray examination while providing patient care and is responsible for providing the physician with high quality diagnostic radiographs for interpretation.

The Bachelor of Science of Radiography is a 2+2 program. Students first complete two years of liberal and pre-professional science education courses at the University of St. Francis, then apply for admission to the program at Swedish American Health System in Rockford, Ill or Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Admission to the professional education component is controlled by the sponsors, Swedish American Health System and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (Note: Completion of the required pre-professional course work will satisfy the admission requirements of the professional programs, but will not guarantee admission.)

Successful completion of the Swedish American or the Northwestern Memorial programs completes the professional education component of the degree, and makes the graduate eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Students can enter the Swedish American or Northwestern Memorial program every fall.

The curriculum of the professional phase of the program is determined by the hospital-based program and requires additional tuition and fees beyond those charged to non-allied health majors. Students enrolled in the clinical program are responsible for paying tuition during the summer terms. Students enrolled in the program at Swedish American are responsible for tuition during Summer Session I and II. Students enrolled in the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are responsible for tuition during their sole summer session. (Please see curriculum breakdown below.)

The programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and include didactic, laboratory, and clinical education.

The curriculum of the professional phase of the program is determined by the hospital-based program and requires additional tuition and fees beyond those charged to non-allied health majors. Students enrolled in the clinical program are responsible for paying tuition during the summer terms. Students enrolled in the program at Swedish American are responsible for tuition during Summer Session I and II. Students enrolled in the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are responsible for tuition during their sole summer session. (Please see curriculum breakdown below.)

 

Curriculum

Liberal Education Requirements (52 semester hours)
CORE I: Speech (4)
College Writing I (3)
CORE II: College Writing II (3)
CORE III: Foundations of Western Thought (3)
Introduction to Literature (3)
Fine Arts approved course (3)
Introduction to Statistics (3)
Principles of Biology (4)
Foundations of Chemistry (5)
Approved History course (3)
General Psychology (3)
Life Span Development (3) or Human Behavior and Social Environment II (3)
Introduction to Philosophical Thinking (3)
Approved Philosophy course (3)
Introduction to Theology (3)
Approved Theology course (3)

 

Pre-Professional Science Requirements (12 semester hours)
Human Anatomy (4)
Human Physiology (4)
Introduction to Radiologic Sciences (1)
Computer Concepts and Applications (3)

 

Radiography at Swedish American Health Systems (69 semester hours)

Summer Session I: (7 hours)
Radiography Clinical Orientation (2)
Intro to Clinical Radiologic Science (2)
Methods of Patient Care (3)

 

Fall Session I: (13 hours)
Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
Radiation Physics I (3)
Radiographic Procedures I (5)
RADG 4Pharmacology (2)

 

Spring Session I: 15 hours
Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
Ethics & Law in Radiologic Sciences (2)
Radiographic Imaging (3)
Radiographic Procedures II (5)
Radiography Pathology I (2)

 

Summer Session II: (10 hours)
Radiographic Clinical Exp III (3)
Sectional Anatomy (2)
Digital Radiography & PACS (2)
Special Procedures (3)

 

Fall Session II: (12 hours)
Radiography Clinical Exp IV (5)
Radiobiology & Radiation Protection (2)
Radiographic Critique I (2)
Radiographic Pathology II (2)
Health Care & Radiology Admin I (1)

 

Spring Session II: (12 hours)
Radiography Clinical Exp V (4)
Radiographic Critique II (2)
Quality Management (2)
Health Care & Radiology Admin II (1)
Radiography Registry Review (3)

 

Radiography at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (73 semester hours)

Fall Session I: (15 hours)
Radiographic Clinical Exp 1 (3)
Intro to Clinical Radiologic Science (2)
Medical Terminology (1)
Methods of Patient Care (3)
Radiographic Procedures (5)
Fluoroscopic Procedures I (1)

 

Spring Session I: (16 hours)
Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
Ethics & Law in Radiologic Science (2)
Radiographic Physics (2)
Radiographic Imaging (3)
Radiographic Procedures II (5)
Fluoroscopic Procedures II (1)

 

Summer Session: (9 hours)
Radiologic Imaging II (3)
Radiographic Clinical Exp III (3)
Radiographic Critique I (2)
Health Care & Radiology Admin I (1)

 

Fall Session II: (16 hours)
Radiobiology & Radiation Protection (2)
Radiography Clinical Exp IV (7)
Radiographic Procedures IV (2)
Special Procedures (3)
Radiographic Procedures V (2)

 

Spring Session II: (17 hours)
Radiographic Clinical Exp (10)
Sectional Anatomy (2)
Radiographic Pathology II (2)
Radiography Registry Review (3)

 

For further curriculum information:

See the USF Catalog