Outcomes, Missions, and Goals

Outcomes

Graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. 

Outcomes Report (2012 – 2016) 

Listed below is the Nuclear Medicine Program Effectiveness Data for the past 5 years from the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology(JRCNMT).

JRCNMT Effectiveness Data Report 

 

Accrediting Bodies

Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:   

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

 

Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Goals

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to: 
 

  • Provide an academic and clinical environment which leads to:
    • Student development of clinical skills and competence appropriate to an entry-level practitioner.
    • Student demonstration of effective communication with other health care practitioners.
    • Student application of effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Student scholarly activity within the professions.
       
  • Provide avenues for involvement in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession that promote:
    • Student appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Student leadership positions within the professions and medical community.
       
  • Provide didactic and clinical experiences that lead to research and scholarship opportunities.
     
  • (Updated 2015-2020)

 

Undergraduate Nuclear Medicine Program Goals

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to: 
 

  • Provide an academic and clinical environment which leads to:
    • Student development of clinical skills and competence appropriate to an entry-level practitioner.
    • Student demonstration of effective communication with other health care practitioners.
    • Student application of effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Student scholarly activity within the professions.
       
  • Provide avenues for involvement in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession that promote:
    • Student appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Student leadership positions within the professions and medical community.
       
  • Provide didactic and clinical experiences that lead to research and scholarship opportunities.
     
  • (Updated 2015-2020)

 

Undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to:

  • Student will be clinically competent.
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
       
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication.
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
       
  • Students will develop effective critical thinking skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting
    • Graduates demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
       
  • Students will engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic to an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals.
       
  • Students will develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester.
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession.
     
    • Students participate in student governance groups
    • Students participate in professional and community activities.
    • (Updated 2015-2020)

Undergraduate Radiography Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to:

  • Student will be clinically competent.
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
       
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication.
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
       
  • Students will develop effective critical thinking skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
       
  • Students will engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic to an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals.
       
  • Students will develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester.
       
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession.
    • Students participate in student governance groups.
    • Students participate in professional and community activities.
    • (Updated 2015-2020)

 

Graduate Medical Dosimetry Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be clinically competent.
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while creating treatment plans.
    • Students will produce treatable treatment plans.
       
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
       
  • Students will exhibit effective critical thinking skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective thinking skills in the clinical setting.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective thinking skills in the clinical setting.
       
  • Students will engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester to an inter-dispensary group of health care professionals.
       
  • Students will develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester to an inter-dispensary group of health care professionals.
       
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession.
    • Students participate in student governance groups.
    • Students participate in professional and community activities. (1st & 2nd year students)
       
  • (Updated 2015-2020)

 

 

Undergraduate Radiation Sciences Program Goals

  • Program Goal: Provide a career ladder for working professionals who are interested in elevating their educational level as well as the educational level of the profession as a whole. The program meets this standard by:
    • Providing a curriculum that meets the standards of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the College of Allied Health and the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department for obtaining a baccalaureate degree.
    • Offering curriculum prerequisite options for students of many educational backgrounds such as programmatic accredited programs, non-programmatically accredited programs, associate level programs, certificate programs, etc.

     

  • Program Goal: Prepare radiation science professionals for leadership roles in such areas as clinic management, teaching, and professional service. The program meets this goal by:
    • Providing coursework that is accessible and meets the time constraints of a working professional.
    • Allowing 2 elective classes that complement and enhance each individual's interests and future goals.
    • Providing a collaborative experience that allows interprofessional exposure to enhance leadership opportunities throughout their career.

     

  • Program Goal: Provide opportunities for career enhancement. The program meets this goal by:
    • Instilling and strengthening the team approach to healthcare by providing opportunities for interactions between disciplines in the majority of program required classes. Classes that require interaction between disciplines either through discussion, assignments, or feedback loops include MIRS 3193, MIRS 3412, MIRS 3422, MIRS 3432, MIRS 3452, MIRS 3511, MIRS 3802, MIRS 4412, MIRS 4413, MIRS 4422, MIRS 4452, and MIRS 4963. (Refer to section 2 for course descriptions.)

     

  • Program Goal: Facilitate recruitment of radiation science students. The program meets this goal by:
    • Facilitating recruitment strategies that appeal to a diverse group of students in the radiation imaging and therapy field. Website key word searches are used for all modalities so students searching the program can find it regardless of what specialty is searched. Different testimonials are used on the website from different students to attract all imaging and therapy students. 
       
  • (Updated 2015-2020)