Associate of Science in Radiology

The RSI Department is composed of the ASR and BSDI. While ASR and BSDI Program Outcomes are assessed separately, for the purposes of General Education Assessment, the programs are assessed together as the Undergraduate Nursing Department The ASR program at Cox College measures both programmatic and general education outcomes. Successful completion of this comprehensive classroom and clinical education prepares the graduate for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. The ASR Outcomes are as follows:

Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Demonstrate technical competency by consistently producing diagnostic-quality radiographs using appropriate procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will properly position
  • Students will apply appropriate technical
  • Students will evaluate images for diagnostic

Goal 2: Use critical thinking skills to make appropriate and responsible decisions based on reason and applied knowledge.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate didactic competence as a foundation for critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Students display the use of independent judgment and problem solving in the clinical

Goal 3: Communicate effectively with patients, technologists, and providers. Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication

Goal 4: Demonstrate professionalism. Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate ethical behavior.
  • Graduates demonstrate professional

Goal 5: Students will use the ALARA principle and appropriate procedures to minimize radiation exposure to their patients, coworkers, and themselves.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will analyze and evaluate concepts of radiation
  • Students will apply appropriate radiation safety practices in the clinical

 

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging

The BSDI Program offers an Interprofessional Leadership (IPL) emphasis and five specialty credentialing pathways – Computed Tomography (CTI), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Interventional Radiography (IRI), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography (MAM). A post- baccalaureate certificate is offered in adult echocardiography for registered sonographers.

BSDI Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and
  • Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of diagnostic or therapeutic
  • Record, analyze and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.
  • Obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with accrediting and credentialing
  • Use critical thinking skills to make appropriate and responsible decisions based on reason and applied knowledge to include anatomy, pathology, and physiologic
  • Demonstrate technical competency by consistently producing diagnostic-quality images using appropriate
  • Provide patient education related to diagnostic imaging and promote principles of good
  • Successfully complete the ARRT and/or ARDMS certification exam in the applicable

Below is the schedule of assessment for the RSI Program.

KEY

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communication (C)
  2. Intellectual Awareness (IA)
  3. Lifelong Learning (LL)
  4. Philosophical &/or Ethical Perspectives (PE)
  5. Read with Comprehension (RC)
  6. Scientific Inquiry (SI)
  7. Think Critically (TC)

Think Critically (TC)