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RADSC mission and vision statements and program philosophy, goals, and student learning outcomes.

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiologic science program is to continue to provide excellence in education in radiologic science (radiography) by providing students with a diverse clinical and academic background in radiography, thereby meeting the challenges of today’s entry level radiographer.

Vision Statement

The vision of the radiologic science program is to maintain and continuously improve upon its leadership in radiologic technology education, create opportunities and access for individuals to attend and continue high quality advanced degree and certificate programs in radiological sciences.

Program Philosophy

Radiologic Technology is an art and science based upon principles and techniques which are utilized by members of the profession in meeting the needs of patients while carrying out specific responsibilities within a multicultural medical environment.

Learning is a continuous process of assimilation of knowledge and progressive development of the student towards pre-established goals.  Learning is dependent upon the readiness, motivation and active participation of the student, the student's self-determined goals, and progress toward these goals.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program goals are reflected in course outlines for both the didactic and clinical portions of each course.  Student evaluations are performance / competency based to reflect the achievement of program goals. 

During Semesters I-III the student will be assigned clinical education rotations at one clinical center.  During Semesters IV-VI the students will be rotated to a second clinical site, and Semester VII is a clinical internship. 

The objectives of the Clinical Internship Assignment (Semester VII) are to: 

1) Provide the student with a broader clinical knowledge base.

2) Recognize different routines for achieving good quality diagnostic radiographs.

3) Provide for interaction with different radiologists, staff technologists and clinical instructors.

4) Prepare the student for initial staff radiographic responsibilities.

5) Acquaint the student with various types of Radiographic Equipment.

 

Students will be taught the necessary knowledge and skills to: 

Goal 1:  Communicate effectively in the clinical setting

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will use effective oral communication skills.

Students will practice written communication skills.

 

Goal 2:  Demonstrate clinical competence consistent with an entry level radiographer

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will apply radiographic positioning skills.

Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Students will practice radiation protection.

Goal 3:  Gain an awareness of the importance of professional growth and development

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will develop an understanding of the importance of continued professional development.

Students will gain knowledge of new advancements in the field of medical imaging.

                                                               

Goal 4:  Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will adequately perform age appropriate patient care.

Students will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.

Students will successfully complete Trauma and Multi-case competencies.

Revised 7/25/2013