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Rad Tech student holding an xray

Rad Tech students looking at an xray

Christina Gilliom teaching students

Radiologic Technology

About the Radiologic Technology Department

Mission

The Department of Radiologic Technology at the University of Saint Francis engages diverse, life-long learners in an atmosphere of academic and clinical excellence permeated by Franciscan values. The Department exists to support and serve the profession of radiologic technology in its growth and development within the healthcare community.

Goals

Consistent with the mission statement the specific goals of the program are to:

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Science Degree program in Radiologic Technology will:

Philosophy

The Radiologic Technology faculty's mission is dedicated to the principle that through education, students find realization of their potential as professional radiographers and as individuals. It is the belief of the program's faculty that learing is the process through which students strive to achieve this potential.

The successful learner is someone who possesses a positive attitude and is an active participant in the educational process. Cooperation between instructor and student must exist in order to develop an atmosphere of open communication and trust. The educator is a facilitator of knowledge, functioning as a role model to the student. It is the student who must be responsible for assimilating the knowledge imparted by the faculty and applying it in a competent manner. Success in the program is dependent upon the student's degree of commitment, self-motivation and dedication to this learning process.
Because we are committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the patient entrusted to our care, the students of this program are expected to consider their relationships with the patient to be an essential element of the diagnostic and therapeutic process. Radiographic services will be provided with consideration of human dignity unrestricted by sex, race, creed, social and economic status, personal attributes or nature of health problems. In delivering these services, all radiation protection principles will be implemented in order to protect all individuals from unnecessary radiation.

Throughout the program, students are encouraged to recognize their limitations and to view these limitations as being only temporary. Knowledge is gained by the student through a correlation of technical, general education and clinical conduct, as well as academic performance. It is our belief that to be a viable member of the health care team, the student must develop radiographic expertise, a process of critical thinking, a compassionate and caring nature and a desire to serve others.
Clinical education is an integral part of the Associate of Science degree program in Radiologic Technology at the University of Saint Francis. It helps to integrate the cognitive skills with the psychomotor and effective skills required. The faculty has acknowledged the fact that each student possesses different learning characteristics with the design and implementation of a program of competency-based education. It is a goal of clinical education that graduates will have learned to function in less than optimum conditions, having encountered all types of patients. Therefore, students will be placed on various clinical assignments during the two-year program.

The faculty of the Department of Radiologic Technology provides the foundation upon which students will build their careers and strive to fulfill their professional goals and objectives. Growth and expertise following graduation is dependent upon the graduate's desire to seek education on a continuous basis. Thus, it is our endeavor to graduate students who value the importance of professional growth through further education and development.