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Curriculum

The Radiography Program is six semesters and designed to be completed in 24 months.

Didactic coursework

Coursework is completed at both Florida State College at Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic. First-year classroom instruction is conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Second-year classroom instruction is conducted Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Clinical rotations

Clinical rotations are scheduled in several areas at Mayo Clinic, including the Department of Radiology and the three Primary Care Centers. First-year clinical rotations are conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Second-year clinical rotations are conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Also, in the second year of the program, students are required to complete five evening and Saturday rotations (11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and four rotations at the three Primary Care Centers (Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine).

The Radiography Program requires 400 didactic hours and 2,317 clinical hours. Clinical and classroom experiences do not exceed 40 hours a week. Weekdays are given off when weekend clinical classes are scheduled.

Course sequence

There are a total of 29 credits at Florida State College at Jacksonville and 63 credits at Mayo Clinic throughout the Radiography Program.

Transfer credit for previous general college coursework may be accepted by Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). This could reduce a student's academic load early in the program, but will not reduce the 24 months required to graduate. Transfer credit from other radiography program coursework that is specific to radiography is not accepted.

The student must complete 13 semester credits from the list below prior to applying to the program. The remaining prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of semester 1.

Prerequisites and semester 1: August through December (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I FSCJ 4
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology FSCJ 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra FSCJ 3
ENC 1101 English Composition I FSCJ 3
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II FSCJ 4
PHY 1020C Physics for Liberal Arts with Laboratory FSCJ 3
CGS 1060 Introduction to Information Technology FSCJ 3
Social sciences elective FSCJ 3
Humanities elective FSCJ 3
Total prerequisite credits 13
Total semester 1 credits 16
Total combined credits 29

Semester 2: January through May (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
RAD 1125 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1175 Skeletal Anatomy Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 1200 Chest and Abdominal Radiography Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 1201 Upper Extremity Radiography Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1105 Clinical I Mayo Clinic 8
Total semester 2 credits 14

Semester 3: May through August (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
RAD 1202 Radiation Physics I Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1203 Skeletal Radiography Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1206 Lower Limb Radiography Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1115 Clinical Radiography II Mayo Clinic 6
Total semester 3 credits 12

Semester 4: August through December (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
RAD 2209 Radiation Physics II Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 1204 Skull Radiography Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 2363 GI and Urology Radiography Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 2369 Computed Tomography Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 2215 Clinical Radiography III Mayo Clinic 6
Total semester 4 credits 12

Semester 5: January through May (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
RAD 2308 Pediatric Radiography Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 2302 Radiation Physics III Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 2306 Quality Control/Radiobiology Mayo Clinic 2
RAD 2315 Clinical Radiography IV Mayo Clinic 8
Total semester 5 credits 13

Semester 6: May through August (16 weeks)

Course No. Title Location Credits
RAD 2447 Specialty Imaging Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 2409 Applied Radiography Topics Mayo Clinic 1
RAD 2415 Clinical Radiography V Mayo Clinic 10
Total semester 6 credits 12

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses student evaluative tools that include:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Students must maintain a scholastic average of C or better throughout the program. All academic policies are in complete detail in the student handbook, which is available in the program office.

Student pregnancy

Should a student become pregnant during the course of the program, she may elect to continue in the program with no interruption, request a partial leave of absence or request a complete leave of absence. This may lengthen the program for the student. Complete details are located in the clinical class syllabus.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

  • Nov 16, 2016
  • ART166605