Student Learning Outcomes
This course combines lecture and laboratory practice to expand on knowledge and skills in dental radiology. Radiation characteristics, the geometry of image formation, biological effects and dosimetry are included. Operator safety, patient safety, and infection control procedures are expanded. Quality assurance and radiology regulations are stressed. Clinical practice is heightened to include patients. The radiographer's role as it pertains to patient relations, education, and patients with special needs are included. Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills to produce diagnostic dental image surveys on patients as indicated by the MN Board of Dentistry.
- Explain the effects of radiation characteristics on an image (density, contrast, sharpness, magnification, and distortion)
- Explain dosimetry, the effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue and protection procedures for the patient, operator and other personnel.
- Demonstrate infection control techniques, quality assurance and describe radiology regulations.
- Explain radiographer expectations including: patient relations, education, management and special needs.
- Demonstrate ethical conduct, moral attitudes and principles essential when treating patients from diverse populations.
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