Mission, Goals & Student Learning Outcomes | Radiation Sciences Programs
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Mission, Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Education at the University of Iowa is to recruit and provide quality individuals with an ambitious, extensive education that equips them with knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high quality, compassionate medical imaging. The students will be adaptable to varied healthcare settings with diverse patient populations and effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team to provide the best possible patient care.  

Goals & Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Graduate clinically competent radiographers.

  • Students demonstrate quality positioning skills.
  • Students demonstrate quality technical skills.
  • Students apply appropriate radiation safety practices.

Goal 2: Students demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Students demonstrate good written medical communication skills.
  • Students use effective communication to provide quality patient care.

Goal 3: Students successfully apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Students demonstrate the ability to adjust technical factors for nonroutine situations.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to adjust positioning for nonroutine situations.

Goal 4: Students understand and practice professionalism.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of professionalism.
  • Students adapt to human diversity.

Goal 5: Program is effective at graduating entry level technologists.

  • Students graduate from program.
  • Graduates attain ARRT radiography certification.
  • Graduates seeking radiography employment are employed.
  • Employers indicate they would employ another program graduate.
  • Alumni indicate they were adequately prepared to perform all of the required job tasks.