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ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFICATION

Any student who has graduated from the RADSC program is eligible to apply to take the certifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

ARRT Examinations are administered at various cities across the nation through a computer based system. The program director will distribute ARRT testing information to all students meeting graduation requirements from the Radiologic Science Program.

ARRT Rules and Regulations require that candidates must be morally sound and have successfully completed a program of formal education which has been approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or Regional Accreditation. Additional information may be obtained on the ARRT web site: http://www.arrt.org/

RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, (Buckley Admendment ) students have the right to inspect and review any and all records. The program will not permit access to or the release of education records without the student's signature to the University's Privacy Release Form. All student records are kept secure & confidential in the program office. During semesters, clinical records are kept secure at each site. Additional information is available in the University's policy on Confidentiality and Security of Student Records.

PROGRAM PRIVACY POLICY

Information relating to student disciplinary actions and conferences are considered confidential and are not to be discussed outside the program.  Students that discuss program issues with clinical department staff other than clinical instructors, are subject to disciplinary action to include demerits and possible suspension.

JRCERT COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY

Any student with a complaint related to the accreditation standards has the right to contact the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). ( http://www.jrcert.org/)

STUDENT RADIATION SAFETY POLICY

In accordance with 10CFRPart 19, 'all individuals who in the course of their employment, are likely to receive a dose of more than 100 mrem in a year, must receive adequate training to protect themselves against radiation.  Also these individuals have the right to know the amount of radiation to which they have been exposed’.  Since radiography students are considered occupationally exposed, an Effective Dose (EfD) limit for whole body of  5 rem (50 mSv) is applicable.  All students will wear a personnel dosimeter to monitor radiation exposure and will have access to those readings via the Landauer website within 30 days of dosimeter submission.  In addition, a program action limit of 100 mrem (1mSv) / 2 month period is identified.  If the action limit would be reached, the Program Director will meet with the student to discuss the significance of the reading and any follow up activities. All students will practice the acceptable radiation safety techniques of ALARA which means making every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to ionizing radiation as far below the dose limits as practical.  Students are introduced to radiation safety practices prior to clinical participation during the RADSC101 Introduction to Radiography course and are further explored in the RADSC220 Radiation Biology and Protection course. 

 Revised 9/10/2013