Radiologist Assistant

EDUCATING RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS SINCE 1996!!

There are currently more than 325 graduates from this program.  

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) determined that Weber State University RPA/RA Program was in compliance with the ARRT RA Recognition Criteria in July, 2007.

The graduate of the WSU RPA/RA program will meet eligibility requirements and competencies to qualify for certification through the Certifying Board of the Radiology Practitioner Assistant (CBRPA) RPA examination and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) RA examination.  For details of examination requirements and competencies please go to the following websites: 

    http://www.cbrpa.org

    http://www.arrt.org

During the 1990's, WSU Radiologic Sciences faculty met with several radiologists and designed the curriculum and admission requirements.

In order to pursue this emphasis, you must have three years experience as an ARRT registered technologist, a recommendation from a supervising radiologist, and a health care facility which will allow you to complete the clinical requirements of the RPA/RA program. 

Before students begin the RPA/RA program they must:

Complete General Education Requirements including Computer and Information Literacy Requirements.

 

And

Have a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

This course of study is a Technology Enhanced Learning model.  It is an instructor directed, organized and planned educational experience. You will use learning modules that contain specific educational objectives, learning experiences that are correlated to each objective and detailed instructions for each course.  Courses require computer use including Internet access and e-mail.  To obtain a BS degree, you must also complete the WSU general education requirements, a quality assurance course and RADTEC 4943 Baccalaureate Thesis or equivalent. The required courses below fulfill the major; no minor is required.

You will be required to attend intensive classroom sessions on the WSU campus twice a semester to enhance the learning process and to provide faculty-student interaction. The program is 20 months, or five semesters in length; students will have to attend intensive class sessions on campus approximately 10 times. 

Students come to campus the first time for orientation to the program and for clarification of program requirements; thereafter, the students come to campus twice each semester. Classes are scheduled a year in advance so students can make work and travel arrangements.

Required Courses 

RADT DV 3003 Psycho-Social Medicine (3)
RADT 3043 Medical Ethics and Law (3)
RADT 3253 Patient Care & Assessment III (3)
RADT 3563 Managing Clinical Information (3)
RADT SI 3443 Quality Assurance/Fluoroscopy
RADT 5403 Evaluation/Osseous System (3)
RADT 5413 Evaluation/Chest (3)
RADT 5423 Evaluation/Abdomen& GI System (3)
RADT 5433 Evaluation/Genitourinary Systems (3)
RADT 5443 Clinical Pathways
RADT 5453 Evaluation/CNS System & Facial Structures (3)
RADT 5463 Problem Patient Management (3)
RADT 5473 Invasive Imaging Studies (3)
RADT 5861 Clinical Preceptorship (3)
RADT 5862 Clinical Preceptorship (3)
RADT 5863 Clinical Preceptorship (3)
RADT 5864 Clinical Preceptorship (3)
RADT 5865 Clinical Preceptorship (3)
RADT 5868 Final Competency Assessment (3)

Support Courses

RADT 3123 Sectional Anatomy (3)
RADT 3143 Imaging Pathophysiology (3)
RADT 3243 Patient Care & Assessment II (3)
RADT 3263 Diagnostic Services Pharmacology II (3)
RADT 3403 Radiobiology & Health Physics (3)
RADT 4203 Patient Education in Radiology (3)
RADT 4253 Risk Management (3)
RADT 4303 Cardiology (3) 
RADT 4803 Individual Research (1-3)
RADT 4933 Research Methods (3)
RADT 4943 Baccalaureate Thesis (3)

Electives

RADTEC 4833 Directed Readings & Research (3)
RADTEC 4942 Current Trends and Issues (2)

Based on input from graduates and radiologists, curricular and program requirement changes are made as needed.  Curriculum and program requirements are subject to change without notification.

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert J. Walker, 801-626-7156; rwalker2@weber.edu