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Radiologic Technology School Mission, Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

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Kelly Deneen

Program Assistant

Phone: (608) 263-8338

KDeneen@uwhealth.org

The UWHC School of Radiologic Technology has been dedicated to educating students in the art and science of medical radiography since 1931.

 

For the most up-to-date information about our program and academic policies, please download our Program Bulletin (pdf).

 

Radiologic Technology School Mission, Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

 

Our mission is to instill the knowledge, behaviors, and values required of competent entry-level radiographers.

 

In fulfillment of our mission, students/graduates will achieve the following program goals and student learning outcomes:

 

Program Goals Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will learn and understand the concepts related to the practice of radiography and be able to apply them competently in the clinical setting

  • Provide appropriate patient care
  • Position patients accurately to obtain diagnostic images
  • Practice radiation safety in accordance with currently accepted guidelines

2. Students will communicate effectively in both the clinical and classroom settings.

  • Develop a working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Research a peer reviewed journal article and give an oral presentation on the findings
  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional interactions with patients, staff, and visitors

3. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and apply them in the clinical and classroom settings

  • Understand the complexities of exposure factor selection and demonstrate competency in determining the correct exposure factors in non-routine situations
  • Become proficient in evaluating images for diagnostic quality
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to non-routine clinical situations

4. Students will demonstrate professional behavior, development and growth.

  • Prepare an independent study research project that is eligible for competition at a professional society meeting
  • Explore alternate imaging modalities during elective clinical assignments
  • Demonstrate professional behavior

5. The School will monitor assessment data indicating program effectiveness consistent with JRCERT Standards.

  • Students will graduate from the program
  • Graduates will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with the program
  • Employers will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with graduates of the program
  • Graduates will successfully pass the ARRT examination
  • Graduates will find employment within six months of graduation
  • Program completion rate > 80%
  • Graduate surveys/program evaluations of 3.5 on a 5.0 scale
  • Employer satisfaction surveys of  3.5 on a 5.0 scale
  • > 90% pass rate on ARRT certification exam  for first time examinees
  • Graduate job placement of > 75% within 12 months of graduation

 

The School's mission is achieved when the graduate has successfully completed and achieved all program goals and student learning outcomes. The mission, goals and outcomes endorsed by UW Hospital and Clinics School of Radiologic Technology are evaluated annually. Members of the faculty, student body, radiology department, hospital administration, and the School of Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee participate in the evaluation process, thereby serving as the program's communities of interest.

 

The mission of UW Hospital and Clinics School of Radiologic Technology complements the mission of its sponsoring institution which is to "advance health without compromise through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility."

 

As a part of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics community, UWHC School of Radiologic Technology students participate in the achievement of the mission and goals for the School of Radiologic Technology, UW Health and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.