RA Course Curriculum

Students may enter the MSRS RA Major either in the Fall Semester or the Spring Semester. 

Semester

 MSRS RA Fall Start

 MSRS RA Spring Start

 Fall 

 5013 Trends 
 5023 Legal

Semester total credits 6

 RA Challenge Exams (if needed)

 Spring 

 RA Challenge Exams (if needed)
 5043 Patient Interactions

Semester total credits 3

 5013 Trends

 5023 Legal

5043 Patient Interactions


Semester total credits 9

 Summer 

 5153 Procedures I (Chest)
 5174 Clinical I

Semester total credits 7

 5153 Procedures I (Chest)
 5174 Clinical I

Semester total credits 7

 Fall 

 5003 Research

 5253 Procedures II (GI/GU)

 5274 Clinical II

Semester total credits 10

 5003 Research

 5253 Procedures II (GI/GU)

 5274 Clinical II

Semester total credits 10

 Spring

 6773 Research Paper II

 5353 Procedures III (MSK)

 5374 Clinical III

Semester total credits 10

 6773 Research Paper II

 5353 Procedures III (MSK)

 5374 Clinical III

Semester total credits 10

 Summer 

 5453 Procedures IV (Invasive)

 5474 Clinical IV

Semester total credits 7

  5453 Procedures IV (Invasive)

 5474 Clinical IV

Semester total credits 7

 Fall 

 5033 Leadership

 5553 Procedures V (Pathways)

 5574 Clinical V

Semester total credits 10

 5033 Leadership

 5553 Procedures V (Pathways)

 5574 Clinical V

Semester total credits 10

RA Program Total Credits: 53


For MSRS Course descriptions please click here.
MSU Clinical Courses


MSU MSRS RA Major clinical competencies meet or exceed the required clinical competencies set by the ARRT.  At least five semesters in the RA Major include clinical preceptorships with at least twenty- four (24) contact hours per week including at least four (4) hours of direct image review with the Radiologist Preceptor. The program currently requires about 1400 total clinical contact hours.

     (Summer 1)  RADS 5174 Clinical I = 216 clinical contact hours

     (Fall 1)         RADS 5274 Clinical II = 336

     (Spring 2)     RADS 5374 Clinical III = 336

     (Summer 2)  RADS 5474 Clinical IV = 216

     (Fall 2)         RADS 5574 Clinical V = 336


Click here to see the MSU RA Clinical Competency Requirements. 

 

MSU MSRS RA Prerequisites & RA Challenge Exams

In addition to the content of the RA courses, the ARRT RA Certification Exam includes information related to several “prerequisite” courses currently in the BSRS curriculum. Students in the RA program need to demonstrate proficiency in these content areas by taking the courses or passing Challenge Exams.

RADS 3203 Pathophysiology

RADS 3773 Radiobiology

RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy

Passing a Challenge Exam for a course does NOT give the student academic credit for the course, but it does decrease the number of courses the student has to take. Passing the Challenge Exam for a course only applies to the MSU RA Program is NOT transferable to any other degree or institution.

Students have to be enrolled in courses at MSU to take RA Challenge Exams. The exams are scheduled with the Radiologic Sciences RA Program Director and there is a minimal departmental fee. The exams are proctored and administered through Desire2Learn. Each exam is comprised of objective-based questions (usually multiple choice or short answer). Students should review the course descriptions, sample syllabi, and textbooks to prepare for the exams. Students will be notified whether they earned a Pass or Not Pass instead of a numerical score. Students may take each Course Challenge Exam only once.

Students must get their proctors and test site approved by MSU faculty before they can use them to take Challenge Exams. Click here for the Proctor Approval Form.

For more information, or to schedule RA Challenge Exams, contact: 

Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA RT(R)(CV)

Vicki.sanders@mwsu.edu