Program Mission and Goals

Program Mission:

The Radiologic Technology Program seeks to provide each student educational activities to develop the necessary critical thinking, technical, and interpersonal skills of a diagnostic radiographer. The Program provides each student ongoing individual feedback and opportunities for self-directed learning. Professional development is enriched through didactic, laboratory and clinical patient care experiences.

Radiologic Technology Graduate Goals

The graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically when performing radiographic procedures.
  2. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to create quality radiographic images while applying radiation protection practices.
  3. Effectively interact and communicate with the public, patients and members of the health care team.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to properly care for patients.

Radiologic Technology Program Goals

The professional development of the student is enriched through didactic, laboratory and clinical patient care experiences by providing:

  1. A Socratic learning environment for the exchange of professional ideas.
  2. Ongoing and individual student feedback.
  3. Opportunities for self-directed learning.
  4. Laboratory learning activities.
  5. Clinical applications of radiographic procedures.

Philosophy

The foremost concern of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is the ability of the Radiographer to provide high quality patient care. Without this, the Radiographer, the patient, the community, and the entire profession suffers. If the Radiographer does not posses the attributes of providing high quality compassionate patient care, then the medical and technical knowledge obtained will have all gone naught.

Methodology

All didactic courses will be correlated with clinical experience to assist students in understanding the principles of Radiography. Clinical experience will allow you to apply those principles as they relate to medical, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medicine. Emphasis will be placed on developing that ability of application to a variety of patient care requirements. Teaching and service will be directed toward developing the competency of students in the art and science of the radiography, the ability to promote a concept of the health care team, with an appreciation of each member of the team.