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Knack

John Knack, Ultrasound (BPS), Class of 2015, entered Ultrasound after earning his Radiography degree. "The Medical Imaging program here at Upstate is very relevant to the job market out there. The training you receive in class gives you the confidence you need for the clinical setting. The faculty are very caring. They want to make sure you know the material."

Program Effectiveness Outcomes, Student Learning Outcomes

For each goal supporting our Mission Statement, the program has established the following outcomes. The degree to which these outcomes are accomplished by the program and students determines the degree to which our goals are achieved.

Mission Statement:
The primary mission of the Medical Imaging Sciences Program is to educate competent, entry-level medical imaging professionals.

Goal 1: The program will be effective in educating competent, entry-level medical imaging professionals.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes:

  • Enrolled students will complete the program.
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT credentialing examination on the first attempt.
  • Graduates of the program will secure employment in medical imaging.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the education received.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the education of graduates employed.

Goal 2: Students will be clinically competent upon graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective patient care skills.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate use of radiation safety practices.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral presentation skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective patient communication skills.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professional development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional conduct and behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of ethical behavior.
  • Graduates will demonstrate participation in continuing professional education.

Goal 5: Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking/problem solving skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to adapt procedures to patient condition.
  • Students will be able to evaluate image quality.
  • Students will demonstrate a reasonable use of independent judgment.