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The Associate in Applied Science degree program is pending discontinuation. No new students will be enrolled into this program. The Radiography program will now be offered as an Associate in Science degree with the same course requirements beginning in August 2013.


In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Radiography Program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet the physical demands associated with the Radiology profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to the following:
Code: F = frequently           O = Occasionally      NA = Not Applicable



  Physical Demands

Code

Comments

Standing

F

Standing and walking for 4 hours at a time while actively engaged in radiographic procedures.  Pushing and moving stretchers and wheelchairs with patients from patient areas to procedure rooms. Pulling and moving patients to and from radiographic table. Lifting/carrying and attaching extra radiographic table components for specific procedures. Utilize good body mechanics.  Pushing heavy mobile radiographic equipment throughout the hospital.

Walking

F

Sitting

O

Lifting (up to 125 pounds)

F

Carrying

O

Pushing

F

Pulling

F

Balancing

N/A

Reaching up to 6' with the use of a step stool if needed to manipulate equipment.  Gathering items needed for Intravenous injection. Drawing up contrast from vial for intravenous injection.  Palpate external body land marks to precisely line up radiographic tube.

Climbing

N/A

Crouching

O

Crawling

N/A

Stooping

O

Kneeling

N/A

Reaching

F

Manual Dexterity

F

Tactile Sensitivity

F

Talking

F

Communicating in a clear and concise manner to people in various departments. Asking patients questions to obtain appropriate medical history. Listening to responses. Visually assessing patient. Hearing various background sounds during equipment operation.

Hearing

F

Seeing

F

Communicating

F

Individuals applying for admission must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program, for progression to clinical courses and graduation from a program in Nursing and the Health Sciences. In addition, students admitted to the programs in Nursing and Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:

  • The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
  • The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking
  • The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conduct as well as applicable state and federal laws
  • The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public

Because of the unique responsibilities involved in all Health Science professions, each department reserves the right to require that the student who appears to be unsuited for any program therein withdraw from the program and be guided into another curriculum of study at the College.

An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The college’s determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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