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Outcomes, Missions, and Goals

Outcomes

  • Departmental graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and BSRS degree completion.
    Outcomes Report (2017 – 2021)
     
  • Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.
    Graduate Achievement 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 or Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 
  • Educating students through higher education, multiple specialties and/or advanced modalities.  
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity that enhances student learning, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities. 

(2022)

 

Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Goals

The goals for the Sonography program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:  

  • To prepare competent entry-level abdominal sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare competent entry-level obstetric and gynecologic sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare competent entry-level adult echocardiographic sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare competent entry-level vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Provide an academic and clinical environment which leads to:
    • Student demonstration of effective communication with other health care practitioners.
    • Student application of effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Provide avenues for involvement in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage in research and scholarly activities.

(2022)

Undergraduate Nuclear Medicine Program Goals

The goals for the Nuclear Medicine program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:  

  • Demonstrate didactic and clinical competence in the patient care setting.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills which result in effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and other health professionals.
  • Provide responsible and ethical patient-centered care.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills utilizing evidence-based medicine.
  • Demonstrate qualities required for lifelong personal and professional growth.

(2022)

Undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the Radiation Therapy program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:

  • Students will be clinically competent. 
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
    • Students will demonstrate clinical skills proficiency.
       
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication. 
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills with staff, physicians, and patients.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
       
  • Students will exhibit 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 synthesize didactic and clinical information in clinical case studies.
    • Students will develop a useable 3D treatment plan. 
       
  • Students will develop and exhibit professional practices. 
    • Students will demonstrate ethical decision-making principles.
    • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
    • Students will attend/participate in state and national and/or professional meetings.
       
  • 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.

(2022)

Undergraduate Radiography Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the Radiography program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:

  • Students will demonstrate competence in clinical radiography
    • Students will perform diagnostic imaging procedures according to protocol standards
    • Students will demonstrate competence in radiographic advanced modalities
       
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Students will utilize effective written communication skills
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills
    • Graduates of program apply effective oral and written communication skills in the healthcare environment
       
  • Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
    • Students will apply forethought to make logical decisions in the completion of imaging procedures
    • Students will adjust decisions in the completion of diagnostic imaging procedures based on feedback and critique
    • Graduates of program apply effective critical thinking skills in the healthcare environment
       
  • Students will engage in interprofessional scholarly activity
    • Students will submit a scholarly project to an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals
    • Students will engage in interprofessional development
       
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and the profession
    • Students participate in student governance
    • Students engage in state and national professional organizations
    • Students participate in philanthropic community service

(2022)
 

Undergraduate Radiation Sciences Program Goals

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

  • Program Goal: Provide a career ladder for working professionals who are interested in elevating their educational level. 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 different educational backgrounds such as programmatic accredited programs, non-programmatically accredited programs, associate-level programs, certificate programs, etc.
    • Offering all programmatic courses in a 100% online-asynchronous format that is accessible and meets the time constraints of a working professional.
       
  • Program Goal: Prepare radiation science professionals for leadership roles in such areas as clinic management, teaching, and advanced healthcare professions. The program meets this goal by:
    • Providing coursework that challenges and increases skill level in writing, evidence-based medicine research, laboratory accreditation, and administration.
    • Allowing elective classes to complement individual 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 3493, MIRS 4422, MIRS 3422, MIRS 4412, MIRS 4413, MIRS 3432, MIRS 3452, MIRS 3511, MIRS 3802, MIRS 4412, and MIRS 4452. (Refer to course descriptions.)
    • Offering the didactic component that allows individuals to obtain additional credentials in the radiography advanced modalities.

(Updated 2021-2026)