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School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Radiation Sciences

The Department of Radiation Sciences is an integral part of the School of Allied Health Professions and shares its values. The department serves as a national leader in the education of students in the radiation sciences and provides learning opportunities that are innovative and educationally sound. Strong linkages with clinical affiliates and their staffs are vital to the department’s success. Faculty and staff work in a cooperative spirit in an environment conducive to inquisitiveness and independent learning to help a diverse student body develop to its fullest potential. The faculty is committed to the concept of lifelong learning and promotes standards of clinical practice that will serve students throughout their professional careers. Faculty members serve as resources for professionals in practice and contribute to an expanded knowledge base in the field of clinical radiation sciences.

The mission of the Department of Radiation Sciences is to enable a diverse student body to develop its fullest potential and to graduate baccalaureate-level radiologic health professionals who demonstrate outstanding technical, communication and critical-thinking skills.

Department of Radiation Sciences’ goals

  1. For entry-level and second modality programs, students will be clinically competent.
    1. Students will attain clinical competence.
    2. Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence while employed in the radiation sciences.
  2. Students will communicate effectively.
    1. Students will demonstrate effective communication during their clinical experience.
    2. Students will demonstrate effective communication through the research project.
    3. Graduates will demonstrate effective communication while employed in the radiation sciences.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills.
    1. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills during their clinical experience.
    2. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills in developing their research project.
  4. Students will model professionalism.
    1. Students will demonstrate professionalism during their clinical experience.
    2. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism while employed in the radiation sciences.
  5. The department will assure program effectiveness.
 

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