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Mission, goals and student learning outcomes

Mission statement

The Presbyterian Medical Center Radiologic Technology Program serves the community by providing a sound educational program to afford job opportunities for radiologic technologists in hospitals, physician offices, and medical facilities.

If you would like more information about the Presbyterian Medical Center Radiologic Technology Program, call:

704-384-5104


Values

The program is committed to ensure graduates possess the following values:

  • Competence in the performance of radiographic procedures and the delivery of healthcare
  • Knowledge in the principles and practice of radiologic technology
  • Compassion in the delivery of health care
  • Professionalism in actions and communications
  • Commitment to professional development

Objectives

The Radiologic Technology Program has developed the following objectives for the students to attain during their education process in an effort to ensure they are properly prepared to enter the field of radiologic technology. The student will be able to:

  • Perform basic mathematical functions when determining radiographic exposure factors
  • Properly select and operate radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices when performing radiographic procedures and examinations
  • Adjust radiographic exposure factors and routine procedures to accommodate for patient condition and other variables
  • Determine radiographic exposure factors to obtain diagnostic radiographs with minimum radiation exposure
  • Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems; know the safe limits of equipment operation and report malfunctions to the appropriate persons
  • Understand the importance and demonstrate skills in quality assurance
  • Properly develop radiographs utilizing DR and CR equipment
  • Provide radiation protection for patients, guests, personnel and self
  • Demonstrate skills relating to verbal, non-verbal, and written medical communications
  • Anticipate needs of the patient and provide basic patient care and comfort
  • Practice the principles of body mechanics when providing patient care and performing radiographic procedures and examinations
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate first aid and basic life support
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and the administration of drugs as relating to the performance of radiographic procedures
  • Understand and practice the principles of standard precautions to prevent the transmission of disease
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and disease processes in performing radiographic procedures and examinations
  • Utilize problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in the performance in radiographic procedures
  • Apply the principles of medical and legal ethics in the performance of radiographic procedures
  • Evaluate radiographic images to determine diagnostic quality and completeness
  • Properly position patients for radiographic procedures and examinations
  • Recognize the importance of professional growth through continuing education

Goals & student learning outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate a professional attitude.

  • Present self in professional manner
  • Apply the principles of medical & legal ethics
  • Understand & interpret confidential information
  • Summarize professional obligations to maintain good standing with ARRT

Graduates will perform as entry-level competent radiographers.

  • Practice radiation protection
  • Determine exposure factors
  • Properly position patients for procedures
  • Evaluate image quality

Graduates will use critical-thinking skills.

  • Adjust positioning according to non-routine patient condition
  • Adjust technical factors according to non-routine patient condition
  • Solve critical thinking case studies
  • Assess & interpret age-specific data

Graduates will communicate effectively in the healthcare environment.

  • Adjust communication for diverse population
  • Work effectively with others as a team
  • Prepare & present educational lecture