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MSRS Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

RADS 5003 – Research Methods I

Prerequisites: RADS 5013

Explores quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs and statistical analyses appropriate in radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5013 – Contemporary Trends in Radiologic Sciences

Prerequisite: Admission to the MSRS Program

Examines current issues related to administration, education, and advanced clinical practice in radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5023 – Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Radiologic Sciences

Prerequisite: Admission to the MSRS Program

Presents legal and regulatory issues facing the healthcare industry and higher education with an emphasis in radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5033 – Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences

Provides application of various historical and contemporary theories of leadership and change within administration, education, and advanced clinical practice in radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5043 – Advanced Patient Assessment, Management, and Education

Prerequisite: Radiologist assistant majors only

Requires intensive clinical thinking involving patient care, assessment, management, and education. Students acquire skills in conducting patient interviews, performing physical assessments, and analyzing and interpreting physiological data.


RADS 5103 – Management Techniques for Radiologic Sciences Administrators

Prerequisite: RADS 5013 and 5023 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Examines the administrative role in radiologic sciences and medical imaging within healthcare settings. Topics include personnel management, risk management, evaluation methods, policies and procedures, and hiring practices.


RADS 5124 – Financial Management in Radiologic Sciences Administration

Prerequisite: RADS 5013 and 5023 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Explores financial management and fiscal information related to radiologic sciences and medical imaging within healthcare organizations. Topics include budgeting, marketing, cost analysis, cost finding, rate setting, and cost containment.


RADS 5153 – RA Procedures I

Prerequisite: Radiologist assistant majors only

Presents medical imaging of the chest.


RADS 5174 – Clinical Preceptorship I

Prerequisite: Radiologist assistant majors only

Focuses on chest imaging procedures.


RADS 5204 – Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Radiologic Sciences Education

Prerequisite: RADS 5013 and 5023 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Examines curriculum design, instructional strategies, classroom management techniques, and assessment procedures specific to radiologic sciences and medical imaging education.


RADS 5223 – Administration of Radiologic Sciences Educational Programs

Prerequisite: RADS 5013 and 5023 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Explores preparation, administration, and evaluation of radiologic sciences and medical imaging programs. Topics include recruitment and retention of students, accreditation, financial management, personnel management, public relations, and educational policy.


RADS 5233 – Evidence-Based Project in Radiologic Sciences Administration

Prerequisites: RADS 5003, 5013, 5023, 5033, 5103, and 5124

Requires the use of best practices in an administrative or managerial project specific to radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5243 –Evidence-Based Project in Radiologic Sciences Education

Prerequisites: RADS 5003, 5013, 5023, 5033, 5204, and 5223

Requires the use of best practices in an educational project specific to radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5253 – RA Procedures II

Prerequisite: RADS 5043, 5153, and 5174 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Presents medical imaging of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems.


RADS 5274 – Clinical Preceptorship II

Prerequisite: RADS 5043, 5153, and 5174 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Focuses on gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems and non-contrast abdominal imaging procedures.


RADS 5353 – RA Procedures III

Prerequisite: RADS 5253 and 5274 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Presents medical imaging of the musculoskeletal system.


RADS 5374 – Clinical Preceptorship III

Prerequisite: RADS 5253 and 5274 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Focuses on musculoskeletal imaging procedures.


RADS 5403 – Information Management of Electronic Resources in Radiologic Sciences

Investigates the use and management of electronic resources to support administration, education, clinical practice, and research in radiologic sciences and medical imaging.


RADS 5453 – RA Procedures IV

Prerequisite: RADS 5353 and 5374 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Involves patient preparation, fluoroscopy, and imaging for selective invasive procedures.


RADS 5474 – Clinical Preceptorship IV

Prerequisite: RADS 5353 and 5374 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Focuses on invasive imaging procedures.


RADS 5553 – Pharmacology and Clinical Decision-Making in Medical Imaging

Prerequisite: RADS 5453 and 5474 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Presents pharmaceuticals common to medical imaging patients and addresses indications, contraindications, intended uses, and effects on physiology. It also explores appropriate documentation, including patient assessment and monitoring during medical imaging procedures involving pharmacologic agents.


RADS 5574 – Clinical Preceptorship V

Prerequisite: RADS 5453 and 5474 or consent of Graduate Coordinator

Focuses on all imaging procedures with specific attention to advanced modalities and clinical pathways.


RADS 6003 – Special Graduate Topics in Radiologic Sciences Administration

Requires intensive study in a special area of radiologic sciences administration. Course may be repeated for credit with varying content.


RADS 6113 – Special Graduate Topics in Radiologic Sciences Education

Requires intensive study in a special area of radiologic sciences education. Course may be repeated for credit with varying content.


RADS 6223 – Independent Graduate Study

Requires intensive research study in a special area of radiologic sciences and medical imaging. Course may be repeated once for credit.


RADS 6333 – Special Graduate Topics in Advanced Clinical Practice

Prerequisite: Radiologist assistant majors only

Requires intensive study in a special area of advanced clinical practice in medical imaging. Course may be repeated for credit with varying content.


RADS 6443 – Survey Design in Radiologic Sciences

Explores the design and administration of electronic and paper-based surveys as part of a research project.


RADS 6553 – Graduate Data Analysis in Radiologic Sciences

Examines calculating, interpreting, and reporting common statistical tests used in research projects.


RADS 6773 – Research Methods II

Provides opportunities to develop skills in information literacy, including critical analyses of published research. Students develop a substantial, scholarly research paper that demonstrates graduate-level writing. Students must register for this course each semester until the scholarly paper is satisfactorily completed.


RADS 6983 – Thesis I

Requires the preparation and development of a graduate-level thesis.


RADS 6993 – Thesis II

Requires the completion and approval of a graduate-level thesis. Students must register for this course each semester until the thesis is satisfactorily completed and approved.