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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 be clinically competent

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

2. Students will demonstrate communication skills

  • Develop a working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Give a 10-minute oral presentation on the findings from a current research study from a  peer-reviewed medical imaging journal
  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional interactions with patients, staff, and visitors

3. Students will develop critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrate competency in determining the correct exposure factors in non-routine situations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in evaluating images for diagnostic quality
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to non-routine clinical situations

4. Students will model professionalism

  • Students will demonstrate work ethic
  • Graduates will rate their preparation to pursue life-long learning
  • Students will 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 greater than or equal to 80%
  • Graduate surveys/program evaluations of 3.5 on a 5.0 scale
  • Employer satisfaction surveys of  3.5 on a 5.0 scale
  • Greater than or equal to 90% pass rate on ARRT certification exam  for first time examinees
  • Graduate job placement of greater than or equal to 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.