Practicum II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

West Campus Allied Health 128

Office Hours

Monday 11-1

Tuesday None

Wednesday 8-1

Thursday None

Friday 11-12

Course Information

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RADR-1267-001 Practicum II


Prerequisite: RADR 1167

Course Description

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

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Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(2 sem hrs; 18 practicum)

Class Type


Syllabus Information


No required textbook


All students will be required to maintain a productivity log in Typhon. A spiral or notebook is required to maintain that productivity log in clinic. A notebook is also required in which to take clinical notes. Uniforms are required as specified in the clinical handbook.


Student Performance

End-of-Course Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.


Given the appropriate textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course materials, the

student should complete each of the following goals as evaluated by the faculty in the program.

1. Apply the knowledge learned in the on-campus didactic courses to the specific clinical assignment rotations.

2. Using critical thinking skills, make those decisions necessary to complete all clinical procedures appropriate to this course level.

3. Evaluate the learning experience from the perspective of the course competencies.

4. Work towards successful completion of clinical competencies.By the end of this course, a total of 11 (20%) clinical competencies should be successfully completed.


The student who satisfactorily completes this clinical course will develop the following competencies as evaluated by the college faculty — including clinical adjunct faculty — using a written evaluation instrument with a minimum passing score of 75 percent:

These same objectives will be used throughout the program with each subsequent practicum course. Students will be evaluated based on their knowledge at this point in the program with the assumption that all skills will continue to be developed as you proceed through the program.

1. Exercise the priorities required in daily clinical practice,

2. Execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision,

3. Adhere to team practice concepts that focus on organizational theories, role of team members and conflict resolution,

4. Adapt to changes and varying clinical situations,

5. Describe the role of health care team members in responding/reacting to local or national emergencies,

6. Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity, or culture,

7. Integrate the use of appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the health care team in the clinical setting,

8. Integrate appropriate personal and professional values into clinical practice,

9. Recognize the influence of professional values on patient care,

10. Explain how a person's cultural beliefs toward illness and health affects his or her own health status,

11. Use patient and family education strategies appropriate to the comprehension level of the patient/family,

12. Provide desired psychosocial support to the patient and family,

13. Demonstrate competent assessment skills through effective management of the patient's physical and mental status,

14. Respond appropriately to medical emergencies,

15. Examine demographic factors that influence patient compliance with medical care,

16. Adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease-specific and cultural needs of patients,

17. Assess the patient and record clinical history,

18. Demonstrate basic life support procedures,

19. Use appropriate charting methods,

20. Recognize life threatening ECG tracing,

21. Apply standard and transmission-based precautions,

22. Apply appropriate medical asepsis and sterile technique,

23. Demonstrate competency in the principles of radiation protection standards,

24. Report equipment malfunctions,

25. Examine procedure orders for accuracy and make corrective actions when applicable,

26. Demonstrate safe, ethical and legal practices,

27. Integrate the radiographer's practice standards into clinical practice setting,

28. Maintain patient confidentiality standards and meet HIPAA requirements,

29. Demonstrate the principles of transferring, positioning, and immobilizing patients,

30. Comply with the departmental and institutional response to emergencies, disasters, and accidents,

31. Differentiate between emergency and non - emergency procedures,

32. Adhere to national, institutional and departmental standards, policies, and procedures regarding care of patients, providing Radiologic procedures and reducing medical errors.

33. Select technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible,

34. Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality, and patient identification,

35. Determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images,

36. Apply the principles of total quality management.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

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

See your clinical handbook for specific student behaviors.

Grading Criteria


The following grade scale applies throughout this clinical course for all activities:

A =91.5-100



F = Anything below a 74.5

A grade of "D" is not possible in this course. Final grades for Practicum II will be determined by the following:

1. An average qualified radiographer evaluation grade is calculated and constitutes 60% of the semester grade.

2. An average faculty supervisor evaluation grade is calculated and constitutes 40% of the semester grade.

Failure to successfully complete the goal #4 outlined in this syllabus will result in a 10 point reduction in the final class grade.



A student who plans to successfully complete all competency requirements for this clinical course must also plan to attend clinical assignments on a regular and timely basis and complete all activities with a final score of not less than 75 percent. Excessive absences and/or tardy arrivals may jeopardize the potential for learning in this course. Specific attendance policies relative to all clinical courses may be found in the "Clinical Course Policies" portion of the clinical handbook.



This clinical course consist of approximately 270 clock hours, divided into three, five week rotations, each rotation consists of two days a week in the clinical area. The daily hours will vary according to the clinical assignment area.

Rotation information will be posted in Typhon.

Additional Information


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 Allied Health division chairperson, the student should seek satisfaction from the Assistant Dean of Health Sciences within one week of the department director meeting.

4.    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 Dean of Health Sciences within one week of the the student -Assistant Dean meeting.

5.    If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Dean of Health Sciences, the student should seek satisfaction from the Associate VP of Academic Services within one week of the the student-Dean meeting.

6. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Associate VP of Academic Services, the student should seek satisfaction from the VP of Academic Affairs within one week of the student-Associate VP meeting.

7. If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the VP of Academic Affairs, the student should seek satisfaction from the President of Amarillo College within one week of the student-VP meeting.

8.  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.

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Syllabus Created on:

12/15/21 1:34 PM

Last Edited on:

01/20/22 8:18 AM