Program Mission Statement
The Radiography curriculum is intended to provide qualified students with the educational experiences and practical skills required to function competently in the field of Radiologic Technology as an entry-level Radiographer. In addition, the program will be conducted in a manner which will motivate students to become patient advocates in their field, and to perform their duties with consideration, empathy, and respect toward all patients in all circumstances.
Radiologic Technology Program Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, students will:
1. Apply radiation protection guidelines following ALARA principals to minimize radiation dose to self, coworkers, patients, and the general public based on their knowledge of the biological effects of radiation exposure.
Goal 1: Students will apply appropriate radiation protection practices for patients, staff, self & visitors.
Goal 2: Students will identify the effects of various types of radiation exposure to the human body
Goal 3: Students will explain the various types of radiation protection and monitoring requirements.
2. Operate radiographic equipment safely, including recognizing and reporting safety hazards, based on knowledge of the technical and scientific processes of radiation production and quality control requirements.
Goal 1: Students will explain radiation production in various radiographic systems.
Goal 2: Students will operate radiographic equipment safely
Goal 3: Students will identify quality control requirements and potential safety hazards for various imaging systems.
3. Utilize appropriate technical factors in image acquisition and processing, correctly critique images for diagnostic quality, and identify methods required to improve image quality..
Goal 1: Students will identify factors which affect the diagnostic quality of radiographic images.
Goal 2: Students will calculate technical factors based on changes in distance, equipment used, body habitus, and pathology.
Goal 3: Students will correctly critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
4. Position and prepare patients and equipment appropriately for imaging procedures based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as positioning protocols, making appropriate adjustments for body habitus, trauma, and pathology.
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and positioning requirements for radiographic procedures.
Goal 2: Students will utilize critical thinking skills to modify radiographic procedures based on the patient’s body habitus, ability, trauma, and pathology.
Goal 3: Students will achieve clinical competency in all mandatory ARRT radiographic procedures and at least 15 of the elective radiographic procedures.
5. Display a professional commitment to safe and ethical practices in patient care, and take appropriate actions as needed to provide safe and ethical care.
Goal 1: The student will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Goal 2: The student will demonstrate professionalism.
Goal 3: The student will appropriately assess the patient and utilize critical thinking skills to assure patient safety.
Updated May 2016
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