Radiographic Pathology Syllabus for 2021-2022
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West Campus Allied Health 128

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Monday 11-1

Tuesday 9-12

Wednesday 8-1

Thursday 9-1

Friday 11-12

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RADR-2217-001 Radiographic Pathology


Course Description

Disease processes and their appearance on radiographic images.

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(2 sem hrs; 2 lec)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


No additional textbooks are needed for this course. The content will be taken from the Bontrager book Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy.




Laptop Computer with a removable webcam


Student Performance

End-of-Course Outcomes: Classify types of diseases; explain the pathogenesis of common diseases; differentiate between normal and abnormal radiographic findings; and correlate normal and abnormal radiographic findings.


â—† Define basic terms related to pathology.
â—† Describe the basic manifestations of pathological conditions and their relevance to radiologic
â—† Discuss the classifications of trauma.
â—† Describe imaging procedures used in diagnosing disease.
â—† List the causes of tissue disruption.
â—† Describe the healing process.
â—† Identify complications connected with the repair and replacement of tissue.
â—† Describe the various systemic classifications of disease in terms of etiology, types, common
sites, complications and prognosis.
â—† Describe the radiographic appearance of diseases.
â—† Identify imaging procedures and interventional techniques appropriate for diseases common
to each body system.
â—† Identify diseases caused by or connected to genetic factors.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior




Each student  will be responsible for cleaning up any mess created by your drinks being spilled.


Electronic communication devices should be "silenced" upon entering the classroom.





If a student has a concern, the following “due process” protocol will apply.  The student will follow the protocol steps in the order shown.

1.  Make every effort to resolve the concern directly with the course instructor/clinical instructor. The instructor should be contacted by the student before the conclusion of the course.

2. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the course instructor, the student should seek satisfaction from the immediate supervisor of the instructor within one week of the student–instructor meeting.

3. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the immediate supervisor of the instructor, the student should seek satisfaction from the Allied Health Division chairperson within one week of the student–supervisor meeting.

4. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Allied Health division chairperson, the student should seek satisfaction from Assistant Dean of Career Technical programs within one week of the student–division chairperson meeting.

5. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the assistant dean, the student should seek satisfaction from the Vice-President and Dean of Instruction within one week of the the student –Assistant Dean meeting.

6. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Vice-President and Dean of Instruction, the student should seek satisfaction from the college President within one week of the the student–Vice-President meeting.

7. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the President, the student should seek satisfaction from the college Board of Regents at the next regular meeting of the Regents.  The decision of the Regents will be final.


Grading Criteria



Grading Distribution

The final course grade will be computed as follows:

Chapter Exams and Group Project--60%

Comprehensive Final Exam--40%

A grade of "D" is not possible in this class.

It is not possible to raise a grade at the end of this course by asking for extra work to raise your failing grade. I encourage each student to put forth any extra effort from the start of any course.


The following grade scale shall apply throughout this course:


• A = 100 - 92 Percent   • C =  82 - 75 Percent  

• B =   91 - 83 Percent   • F =  anything below 75


A grade of "D" is not possible in this course!

Remote testing rules:

     1. You are required to do an environment check by moving your camera all around your testing area.

     2. No smart technology allowed in the same room, other than the computer on which you are testing. (no tablets, smart watches, etc).

     3. You may not leave the room for any reason during the exam.

     4. If you are booted off the exam, you may retrieve your phone because you must take a screen shot of what it shows when it boots you off and send it to the instructor immediately.

     5. If you are booted off, you must immediately attempt to log back in to the exam.

    6. No two students (or more) may test in the same room at the same time. Each student should find a quiet, empty room in which to test.

    7. If Lockdown Browser does not record your session for review for any reason, you will be required to test on campus for each and every test thereafter. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in a 10 point reduction in the test grade for EACH infraction. For example, if you get booted off and wait 30 minutes to log back in (which the instructor can monitor) and you don't take a screen shot and send it to the instructor, that will result in a 20 point reduction of your test grade. If you are sick and think you may need to leave to go to the restroom, do NOT begin the exam. Contact the instructor to work out a different time to take the exam.

 This class will require each student to perform three hours of community service for whatever human charity you choose. The only caveat is that it must be a charity that somehow benefits human health either physically or spiritually (i.e. ASPCA does NOT benefit human health and is not an approved volunteer site). You will be required to have a form completed by the person in charge of the event that will serve as proof of your required service. This service does not all have to be completed at once or at the same charity. For instance, you may work one hour a week for three weeks at a charity, or you may work one hour at charity A, and two hours at charity B. I have some suggestions available for charities that could use your help if you do not have one you are passionate about or already volunteer through. For all of those who complete their community service and return the required paperwork to the instructor no later than November 19th, they will have 10 points added to their lowest chapter exam score, up to, but not greater than 100.

If you choose not to perform community service of any kind you may choose to do a research paper and project over your favorite pathology. To choose this option you will be required to present your project to the class on December 2nd or 7th. This must be a 10-15 minute presentation and include the project. The research paper will be a minimum of 4 typed pages. Please see the instructor for a full rubric if choosing this option. You must also attend classes on both days to enjoy the presentations of your classmates.  If you choose this option, you will have 5 points added to your lowest chapter exam score, up to, but not greater than 100.

A grade of incomplete will be given until one of the two assignments is completed or 30 days past the end of the semester, at which time the grade will be changed to an F. There will be no extra points offered after the deadlines for these projects.

The group project mentioned above will be done in conjunction with National Radiologic Technology Week. Assignments will be made in October and you will have approximately one month to complete the project (Due date will be November 4th). This project will be judged by members of the AC faculty and staff outside of the Radiography department. They will be on display in the hallway for all students to see and admire. There is also a major exam grade attached to this project. Specific information and a grading rubric will be made available closer to the assignment date.

Major examinations and assignments may be completed for 80% credit provided that the work is submitted within one school day immediately following the original due date. Major exams taken at times other than scheduled times (before or after) will be graded at 80%. e.g. the course meets for lecture on Tuesday and Thursday.  If the student is absent on Tuesday and misses a major exam, the student shall have until the end of the next school day (3:00 pm, Wednesday) to submit arrangements to take the test for 80% credit. The make up exam must be taken within 48 hours of the original test.

If you fail any major exam, you must complete a remediation paper. That paper will be emailed to you and must be returned to the instructor completed correctly prior to the next exam. You will not be allowed to take the next exam until the remediation paper is completed correctly. The above grading policy will apply to any tests not taken at the scheduled time because of failed remediation.

Work not completed according to the above policy will be scored as zero credit and will average as such into the final course grade.

Cheating: Cheating on any assignments, quizzes, or exams will not be tolerated. Having a smart device on your person during an exam is considered cheating. This course has a zero tolerance policy for cheating. If you are suspected of cheating you will automatically be given an F for your final course grade. The instructor also has the option to remove you from the program without the possibility to re-enroll at a later date (per the Student Handbook, "Course Ethics" section).

Each student is encouraged to do his/her best from the start of the course, because "extra work" will not be possible at the end of the course in an effort to raise a failing grade.




Regular and punctual attendance for each class is encouraged for the successful completion of the course.
Students with more than two absences will have three (3) points removed from the FINAL GRADE.
Absences include, regardless of the reason, coming to class 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the class or leaving class 15 minutes before the class is dismissed. Absences relate to lecture or major exams. Leaving the class room frequently on a regular basis will count as an absence. If a remote option is offered, you may attend lectures remotely. However, you must keep your camera on and be in sight of the camera the entire class time to be counted in attendance. Reviews must be done in person in order to engage in the hands-on activities.



Date 8:00-9:00
Thurs, Aug. 26 Intro Review
Tues, Aug 31 Intro Exam
Thurs, Sept 2 Respiratory Lecture
Tues, Sept 7 Respiratory Review
Thurs, Sept 9 Respiratory Exam
Tues, Sept 14 Skeletal Lecture
Thurs, Sept 16 Skeletal Lecture #2
Tues, Sept 21 Skeletal Exam
Thurs, Sept 23 Digestive Lecture
Tues, Sept 28 Digestive Review
Thurs, Sept 30 Digestive Exam
Tues, Oct 5 Urinary Lecture--get project assignment
Thurs, Oct 7 Endocrine Lecture
Tues, Oct 12 Urinary & Endocrine Review
Thurs, Oct 14 Urinary & Endocrine exam
Tues, Oct 26 Cardiovascular Lecture
Thurs, Oct 28 Cardiovascular Review
Tues, Nov 2 Free day to finish up projects
Thurs, Nov 4 Group projects Due/Presentations, Set up
Tues, Nov. 9 Cardiovascular Exam
Thurs, Nov. 11 Party for Rad Tech Week
Tues, Nov. 16 Nervous Lecture
Thurs, Nov. 18 Reproductive Lecture
Tues, Nov. 23 Nervous & Reproductive Review
Thurs Nov 25 Thanksgiving Holiday--No Class
Tues, Nov 30 Nervous & Reproductive Exam
Thurs. Dec 2 Possible Project presentations
Tues, Dec. 7 Possible Project presentations
Thurs, Dec. 9 No class
Tues, Dec. 14

Final Exam




Additional Information




Numerous references to Pathology are located on line and in the Amarillo College libraries.

Allied Radiography

Diagnostic imaging

Radiologic clinics of North America

The Ciba Pathology Collection



If you need help during the semester with any personal issues such as food, clothing, or rent, please visit the following website for resources for help: There are scholarships available to help with gas money, as well as a food pantry and a clothing pantry.


Syllabus Created on:

06/23/21 1:17 PM

Last Edited on:

06/23/21 1:58 PM