Program Curriculum

The curriculum will cover, but is not limited to the following courses:

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Radiologic Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Film to Digital Radiography (Previously Entitled Darkroom Chemistry)
  • Human Structure and Function I
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I Laboratory
  • Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment I
  • Radiographic Technique I
  • Patient Care in Imaging Sciences
  • Clinical Practicum I

 Spring Semester

  • Human Structure and Function II
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II Laboratory
  • Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment II
  • Radiographic Technique II
  • Professional Ethics and Law
  • Introduction to Computers, Digital Radiography & PACS
  • Image Analysis I
  • Clinical Practicum II

 Summer Semester

  • Clinical Practicum III

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III Laboratory
  • Radiation Protection for the Radiographer and Patient
  • Cross-Sectional Imaging
  • Image Analysis II
  • Pathophysiology I
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Clinical Practicum IV

 Spring Semester

  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV Laboratory
  • Radiation Biology and Advanced Radiation Protection
  • Image Analysis III
  • Pathophysiology II
  • Introduction to Mammography
  • Advanced Modalities in Radiography (CT & MRI)
  • Senior Review for the ARRT Certification Exam
  • Clinical Practicum V

 Summer Semester

  • Senior Review for the ARRT Certification Exam
  • Clinical Practicum VI

The school week is broken into two separate segments: clinical and didactic.

  • Didactic Education
    • Each 1st year student will spend a minimum number of 590 hours   in the classroom for the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Each 2nd year student will spend a minimum number of 500 hours in the classroom for the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • The didactic hours are from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.
  • Clinical Education
    • Clinical time will be rotated between Peconic Bay Medical Center and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

The clinical hours at the clinical institutions are:

Peconic Bay Medical Center 8:00-4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 7:00 – 3:00PM

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital 8:00-4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 7:00 – 3:00PM

Mather Memorial Hospital 8:00-4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 6:00 – 2:00PM

 

  • Each 1st year student will spend a minimum number of 800 hours while in their clinical rotations.
  • Each 2nd year student will spend a minimum number of 1200 hours while in their clinical rotations.
  • During the Fall and Spring Semesters of the First Year, students will spend Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the classroom for didactic lessons and Tuesdays and Thursdays at each respective clinical education site.
  • During the Summer Semester (July-August-September) of the First Year, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site.
  • During the Fall and Spring Semesters of the Second Year, students will Tuesdays and Thursdays in the classroom for didactic lessons and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in each respective clinical education site.
  • During the Summer Semester (July-August) of the Second Year, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site.
  • During the months of February for both Junior and Senior Years, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site for select weeks.

 

Academic Guidance and Student Counseling

Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology’s policy states:

Academic guidance is scheduled every three months.

The Program Director meets with each student to examine the academic record and the student’s overall standing in the program. Satisfactory performance is noted on the student counseling form. In the event of a performance discrepancy, the discrepancy is:

1)    Analyzed by both Student and Director

2)    A collaborative effort produces a specific problem statement.

3)    The appropriate action is stated including tutoring, practice, and study skills.

4)    Student feedback is elicited regarding acceptance or obstacles to recommended action.

5)    A time interval is agreed upon and a follow-up

6)    Student and Director sign the form.

The Program Director can refer students to an outside counseling agency to aid the student.

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center may refer students to “ Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)” for counseling outside the hospital.
  • The program is designed to assist students and employees in dealing with problems that may interfere with their health, well-being, and education.

Initial consultation is free.

The Procedure

  • Students are to be made aware of this policy during orientation
  • If a student feels he/she is in need of outside counseling, they are to contact the Program Director.

 

Exit Counseling

  •  Exit counseling is also to be conducted at the exit interview just prior to graduation.

At this time, the student is encouraged:

 1)    To continue their education

2)    To participate in professional seminars and professional workshops.

3)    To participate in professional societies and organization.