Radiologic Science Management - Bachelor of Science

Radiologic Science Management - Bachelor of Science

Our Online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Management advances the career of current diagnostic imaging professionals. It prepares them for roles in leadership as administrators, managers, or supervisors within a diagnostic imaging department. As a leader in diagnostic imaging, you will utilize your already apparent radiology skills to continue providing radiologic services to patients while also implementing managerial and supervisory skills to other members in your department. When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Management online with the College of Health Care Professions, you are setting yourself up for success as a leader in your field. 

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Program Details

Program Length

Online: 112 weeks

Available Locations

Online
Courses

CHCP’s BS in Radiologic Science Management is 112 weeks (28 months).

Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIIIModule IXModule XModule XIModule XIIModule XIIIModule XIV

Diagnostic Imaging Pathophysiology

RADB306

Provides an overview of the pathological processes that occur as a consequence of aging, disease, heredity, and trauma including signs, symptoms, and clinical manifestations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

English Composition

ENGL101

This is a course in the principles of effective writing. This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to write effective sentences, paragraphs and themes to develop the ability to read with understanding of rhetorical forms and devices with critical awareness Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Law & Ethics in the Imaging Science

RADB310

Emphasizes professional, legal, and ethical issues of digital imaging. Topics include administrative law, professional malpractice, patient rights, risk management, labor law, contract law, and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Business Communications and Report Writing

POFT210

Course includes those concepts and information required to develop business communications, including spelling, proofreading, sentence structure and the parts of speech. Also covered in this course is developing effective oral and written communications that are used in business. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction Statistics

POFM207

This course familiarizes students with the basic concepts of statistics and provides a comprehensive overview of its scope and limitations. Students perform statistical analyses of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and interpret these measures for descriptive statistics. Other sections review linear regression, multiple regression, and correlation analysis, as well as model building, model diagnosis, and time series regression using various models. After a review of the basic concepts of probability, students apply discrete and continuous distributions of probability. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis on one and two samples, performing one-way and two-way analyses of variance, and applying nonparametric methods of statistical analysis. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Current Trends in Health Care Delivery

RADB500

The students will learn the essentials of the U.S. health care system including the basic structure and health care operations. Students will learn about the health care delivery system as it relates to the historical overview, technology, financing and reimbursement, hospital and outpatient services, managed care and insurance, long-term care, cost, access and quality, health policy, and the future of the health care delivery system Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Research Methods

RADB325

This course is an introduction to methods and techniques of research in the radiologic sciences. Topics include basic terminology of research, qualitative and quantitative methods, basic research designs, and data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

College Algebra

MATH 1314

The students will identify and operate with absolute value equations and inequalities, will acquire graphing skills, inverse functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, polynomial and rational functions, piece-wise defined functions, theory of equations and matrices. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction in Psychology

PSYT101

This course covers the interrelationship between biology and human behavior. Included in this course are theories involved in sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thought, language, mental abilities, motivation and emotion, effects of stress, personality traits, social psychology, and psychological disorders and their treatments. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Continuous Quality Improvement in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB320

Introduces the principles of continuous quality improvement in radiology. Includes risk management, problem identification and analysis and quality assurance of the imaging systems. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Project Management I

BMGT206

This course will assist students in preparation for the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) exam. Students will learn the terminology, tools, and techniques that are required to take a project from the initiating process to planning, executing, controlling, and closing. In addition to providing students with an overview of key concepts from PMI’s I A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fourth Edition (PMBOK), this course is designed to build confidence and raise the student’s chances of passing the CAPM Exam Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Western Civilization I

IGOV101

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of development of early civilizations from Neolithic times to 1715. Early and contemporary Western cultures are compared and contrasted, as are major religious, social, and political reforms. Other topics include the religious influence in Judaism and the Bible, rise and fall of the ancient Greece, and the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire. The Crusades, the origins of feudalism, and the evolution of Christianity are examined as is the evolution of the European economy during Westward expansion. The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment period are also discussed. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Human Resource Management in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB400

This course is an examination of the latest, most effective best practices in human resource management in the radiology department. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Western Civilization II

IGOV102

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of concepts, people, and events that shaped Western culture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Topics include: the rise of Easter and Western Europe, the Enlightenment era philosophies; the impact of the French Revolution on political, social, and economic world order; and the effects of the industrial revolution on Western Society. Unification era politics; various methods of imperial indoctrination; and major political, economic, and social reforms explored, along with the root causes and strategies that affected the outcomes of WWI and WWII. Social, economic, and political changes that occurred in twentieth are also examined. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Operations Management in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB405

This course is an examination of the protocols, policies, and procedures; customer management and satisfaction; performance improvement tools; and marketing services employed by managers of imaging departments. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Sociology

SCSC303

This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions, such as churches, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Asset Management in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB410

This course addresses a wide variety of issues including capital equipment planning, building and construction planning, project implementation, maintenance, and supplies. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Public Speaking and Presentations

POFT328

The Public Speaking and Presentations course requires the student to develop skills in speech composition, speech delivery and effective listening. The student will develop and refine presentation skills focusing on compiling, organizing and outlining the research material in preparation for assignments. The ability to respond to questions and challenges during presentation situations will also be cultivated. The student will gain skills in the following proficiencies as part of successful completion of this course; clear and logical thinking; including the ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and interpret information and ideas. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Financial Management in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB415

This course addresses important topics ranging from the myriad ethical dilemmas that occur in radiology to budgeting and measuring productivity. Topics addressed include the fundamentals of financial statements and the standards that guide financial reporting; generating revenue; controlling costs, planning for the future; and other organizational issues, such as staying on the right side of the law by using corporate compliance planning and resolving ethical dilemmas. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

American Government

IGOV341

In this course the student will explore how the founders created a democracy based upon the ideals of liberty, equality, and self-government. The students discover how the government is structured and how it operates, and examines the three branches of the United States government that create a system of checks and balances. The learner will be able to carry out the following activities: distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties, and explain how these rights and liberties are achieve d through politics; evaluate how citizens participate in public affairs during elections and through intermediaries such as political parties, interest groups, and the media; analyze the ways Americans think politically, and describe the effect their opinions have on government; differentiate the divisions of political power among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; describe various ways that the public interacts with the government; summarize how politics of the United States reflect the nature of the political system and its people, and why they tend to be piecemeal and reactive; compare and contrast the structures of the federal, state, and local governments. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Diagnostic Imaging PACS

RADB335

This course will investigate the use of picture archival and communications systems and its impact on health care. Topics will include comparison of computer based records to traditional film records, PACS impact on teleradiology, as well as the acquisition of a system, medical-legal, productivity, image compression, and image storage and retrieval issues. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

POFT103

Emphasis on the application of basic psychological principles and the study of behavior as they apply to special populations. Topics include procedures for self-understanding and social adaptability in interpersonal communication with patients, teachers and co-workers in an ambulatory care of hospital setting. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Management and Leadership in Radiologic Sciences

RADB550

This course is designed to provide the student knowledge and information as it related to health care supervision and management. Included in this course is strategic planning, managing decision making, supervisory and management skills, team building, coaching, goal development and goal setting, leadership processes and communication within an organization. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Critical Thinking

CRT100

This course introduces critical thinking skills. Students gain an introductory level experience in deductive/inductive reasoning skills. The student will discuss experiences of everyday life and the repercussions of decision making at various levels. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Patient Safety in Diagnostic Imaging

RADB425

This course focuses on the general patient safety and modality specific concerns a department manager will address through in-service training and policy development and review. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Communication and Information Management

RADB420

This course offers information on the latest, most effective best practices in communication & information management. This course addresses a wide variety of questions associated with the practice of information management in radiology and the communication of information within radiology and between radiology and the medical community in which it resides. Content includes strategic planning, internal and external communications, information technology, image and digital data management, and the organization of information. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Management Capstone

RADB430

Building on the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the program, students will both observe and apply concepts of management and administration in the clinical setting. Each experience will be unique to meet the needs of the student. Objectives will be determined through collaboration of the CHCP faculty member, the student, and the site preceptor. Prerequisite: Successful completion all BSRS required course work

Lecture18hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship90hr.
Total Hours108hr.
Credits3 

What Skills Will I Learn?

Graduates from CHCP's program will be knowledgeable in all necessary areas of diagnostic imaging management. Some of these specific skills include:

  • Diagnostic imaging pathophysiology
  • Health law and ethics in the imaging sciences
  • Business communications and report writing
  • Current trends in health care delivery
  • Research methods
  • Project management
  • Human resource management in diagnostic imaging
  • Operations management in diagnostic imaging
  • Financial management in diagnostic imaging
  • Asset management in diagnostic imaging
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Management and leadership in radiologic sciences
  • Interpersonal and professional communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Patient safety in diagnostic imaging
  • Communication and information management
  • Diagnostic imaging PACS

Diploma and Certification

Upon completion of our program, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science Management. Our BSRS Management curriculum includes coursework to prepare you for the Certified Radiology Assistant (CRA) Exam from The Association for Medical Imaging Management. This exam focuses on all aspects of diagnostic imaging management, including:

  • Human resource management
  • Asset resource management
  • Fiscal management
  • Operations management
  • Communication and information management

Career Opportunities with a BS in Radiologic Science Management

With a BS in Radiologic Science Management, you can work in a leadership role within a diagnostic imaging center. Work environments can include hospitals, private imaging centers, group practices, and many more. 

The job outlook for healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14% from 2018 to 2028. This growth is much higher than the average growth for all other occupations with nearly two million new healthcare jobs being added throughout the decade. With a Bachelor of Science in Radiology Science Management, you will be well-positioned to thrive in the growing healthcare industry.

When you are ready to graduate, CHCP will be there to help. Our Career Services department can assist you with resume writing, job interview tips, and career placement. To learn more, visit our Career Services page.

How Do I Enroll?

If you are ready to move into a leadership role in your radiology career, now is the best time to enroll. In order to apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A completion certificate or an Associates Degree from an accredited and approved imaging program in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Sonography, or Radiation Therapy
  • Hold a current certification/licensure with The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  • Be able to read and write English.
  • Access to a compatible computer. The 100% online format in 8-week continuous terms.

If you meet the requirments, fill out the aplication or form and an admissions advisor will be in touch to begin the enrollment process. 

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