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.

Radiologic Technology Program 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.

 

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.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

CT ProcedureA student who successfully completes the Radiologic Technology Program can demonstrate knowledge, proficiency, and dexterity in the following:

  1. evaluation of requisition                               
  2. physical facilities readiness                           
  3. patient care and management                 
  4. equipment manipulation                               
  5. accessory selection and use                         
  6. technical factor selection
  7. positioning skills
  8. centering and alignment
  9. radiation protection
  10. radiographic evaluation
  11. contrast media preparation

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 suffer.  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 for naught.

 

Methodology

All didactic courses will be correlated with the 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 radiography, the ability to promote a concept of the health care team, with an appreciation of each member of the team.

 

Radiologic Technology Program Handbook

If you need a more accessible version of the document linked to below, please e-mail luannhaviland@sunyorange.edu

The Radiologic Technology Program Handbook can be accessed at Student_Handbook_March_2016