Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences

Curriculum

Choose one of our track options in: education, management or a clinical area of study.

Note for students in the two-year program: the second-year curriculum may have slight changes to eliminate course duplications from year 1. 

Education Track (30 credits)

Semester One (11 credits)

Course Title Credits
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 540 Program Management 3
RS 550 Principles of Instruction 3
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1

Semester Two (11 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 530 Radiologic & Imaging Sciences 2
RS 610 Advances in Current Technology I 2
RS 630 Faculty Development 3
RS 650 Healthcare Law & Ethics 3
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1

Semester Three (8 credits)

Course Title Credits
RS 560 Program Accreditation 3
RS 620 Advances in Current Technology II 2
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1

Note for students in the two-year program: the second-year curriculum may have slight changes to eliminate course duplications from year 1. 

Management Track (30 credits)

Semester One (11 credits)

Course Title Credits
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 580 Personnel Management 3
RS 640 Financial Management 3
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1

Semester Two (11 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 530 Radiologic & Imaging Sciences 2
RS 570 US Healthcare System 3
RS 610 Advances in Current Technology I 2
RS 650 Healthcare Law & Ethics 3
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1

Semester Three (8 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 590 Accreditation & Quality Management 3
RS 620 Advances in Current Technology II 2
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1

PET/CT Track (38 credits)

Semester One (19 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1
RSPC 500 CT Physics & Instrumentation 3
RSPC 501 Cross-Sectional Anatomy I 2
RSPC 512 PET/CT Clinical I 4
RSPC 516 PET Principles 1
RSPC 531 CT Procedures I 3
RSPC 533 CT Procedures Simulation Lab I 1

Semester Two (12 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1
RSPC 502 Cross-Sectional Anatomy II 2
RSPC 513 PET/CT Clinical II 4
RSPC 515 PET Procedures 1
RSPC 532 CT Procedures II 3
RSPC 534 CT Procedures Simulation Lab II 1

Semester Three (7 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1
RSPC 514 PET/CT Clinical III 4

ICVT Track for Radiographers (48 credits)

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (ICVT) track has options for Radiographers and for Cardiovascular Sonographers. The ICVT program is not available for international applicants.

Semester One (20 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1
RSI 502 Noninvasive Testing Principles & Procedures 1
RSI 511 Cardiovascular Physiology 2
RSI 531 Clinical Invasive I 6
RSI 538 Invasive Procedures I 3
RSI 557 Invasive Principles I 3

Semester Two (15 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1
RSI 512 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 2
RSI 532 Clinical Invasive II 6
RSI 539 Invasive Procedures II 3
RSI 558 Invasive Principles II 3

Semester Three (13 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1
RSI 533 Clinical Invasive III 8
RSI 583 Invasive Review Seminar 2

ICVT Track for Cardiac Sonographers (49 credits)

Semester One (19 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1
RSI 531 Clinical Invasive I 6
RSI 538 Invasive Procedures I 3
RSI 541 Radiographic Physics & Instrumentation I 2
RSI 557 Invasive Principles I 3

Semester Two (17 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1
RSI 513 Radiobiology & Health Physics 2
RSI 532 Clinical Invasive II 6
RSI 539 Invasive Procedures II 3
RSI 542 Radiographic Physics & Instrumentation I 2
RSI 558 Invasive Principles II 3

Semester Three (13 Credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1
RSI 533 Clinical Invasive III 8
RSI 583 Invasive Review Seminar 2

ICVT Track for Vascular Sonographers (50 Credits)

Semester One (20 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1
RSI 502 Noninvasive Testing Principles & Procedures 1
RSI 531 Clinical Invasive I 6
RSI 538 Invasive Procedures I 3
RSI 541 Radiographic Physics & Instrumentation I 2
RSI 557 Invasive Principles I 3

Semester Two (17 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1
RSI 513 Radiobiology & Health Physics 2
RSI 532 Clinical Invasive II 6
RSI 539 Invasive Procedures II 3
RSI 542 Radiographic Physics & Instrumentation II 2
RSI 558 Invasive Principles II 3

Semester Three (13 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1
RSI 533 Clinical Invasive III 8
RSI 583 Invasive Review Seminar 2

CT Track (44 credits)

Semester One (18 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2
RS 690 Capstone Project I 1
RSCC 500 CT Physics & Instrumentation 3
RSCC 501 Cross-Sectional Anatomy I 2
RSCC 512 CT Clinical I 4
RSCC 531 CT Procedures I 3
RSCC 533 CT Procedures Simulation Lab I 1

Semester Two (13 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 691 Capstone Project II 1
RSCC 502 Cross-Sectional Anatomy II 2
RSCC 513 CT Clinical II 6
RSCC 532 CT Procedures II 3
RSCC 534 CT Procedures Simulation Lab II 1

Semester Three (13 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RS 660 Seminar 2
RS 692 Capstone Project III 1
RSCC 514 CT Clinical III 8
RSCC 573 CT Review Seminar 2

Non-Clinical Sonography Track (35 credits)

Semester One (15 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RSS 501 Ultrasound Physics I 2
RSS 502 Abdominal Sonography I 2
RSS 503 Pelvic Sonography 2
RSS 504 Sonography Procedures I 2
RSS 505 Sonography Capstone I 2
RS 510 Research I 2
RS 520 Research II 2

Semester Two (12 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RSS 506 Ultrasound Physics II 2
RSS 507 High Resolution Sonography 2
RSS 508 Sonography Procedures II 2
RSS 509 Abdominal Sonography II 2
RSS 511 Sonography Capstone II 2
RSS 516 Education Seminar 2

Semester Three (8 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RSS 512 Vascular Fundamentals 2
RSS 513  Vascular Techniques 2
RSS 514 Sonography Capstone III 2
RSS 515 Leadership Seminar 2