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Radiologic Technology Program

Purpose

The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to educating students in the art and science of medical imaging through an integrated program of liberal arts and sciences courses and hospital-based professional education. Guided by the mission of Mercy College of Health Sciences, the philosophy of the School of Allied Health and in compliance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology the primary purpose is to facilitate the personal and professional development of students. Therefore, the program provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to care for the sick and injured, produce quality diagnostic images, protect self and others from unnecessary radiation exposure, and pursue life-long learning.

Goals

  1. Educate students to be effective communicators

    Student Learning Outcomes – students should be able to:
    1. Effectively communicate through oral methods
    2. Effectively communicate through written methods
       
  2. Educate students to be effective critical thinkers and problem solvers

    Student Learning Outcomes – students should be able to:
    1. Provide appropriate care in response to emergency/trauma situations
    2. Accurately evaluate radiographic images
       
  3. Educate students to be technically skilled in order to provide quality patient care while protecting patients, self, and others from unnecessary ionizing radiation.

    Student Learning Outcomes – students should be able to:
    1. Accurately manipulate radiographic equipment
    2. Accurately position patients
    3. Correctly set radiographic techniques
    4. Correctly use radiation protection methods
    5. Provide quality patient care
       
  4. Encourage students in their professional development and pursuit of life-long learning

    Student Learning Outcomes – students should be able to:
    1. Develop a Personal Philosophy on professionalism
    2. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the clinical arena
       
  5. Meet the needs of the community

    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students entering the program will complete the program
    2. Graduates who take the ARRT National Board Examination within six months of graduation will pass on the first attempt.
    3. Graduates will be satisfied with the educational program
    4. Employers will hire graduates
    5. Of those seeking employment in radiology, graduates will be employed within six months of graduation
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