Program Mission: The radiologic technology program prepares competent, entry-level graduate radiographers able to function effectively within the healthcare community.
The faculty believes that Radiologic Technology is the application of principles guiding the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in an imaging setting. The radiologic technologist works with the physician to provide information necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Under the direction of the physician, the radiologic technologist is required to use considerable independent clinical judgment in the care of patients. The radiologic technologist interfaces with members of the interdisciplinary health care team helping to maintain the patient in optimum health while providing baseline and ongoing imaging data.
Radiologic technologists function in acute care or outpatient setting. They communicate effectively with patients, patients’ families, and peers, perform services in accordance with accepted standards of safe practice, exercise appropriate ethical/legal conduct, and are involved in quality assurance activities. Using a problem-solving approach, the radiologic technologist modifies procedure parameters to reach intended outcomes and evaluates imaging procedures to ensure quality images. The radiologic technologist also applies principles from social and biologic sciences and humanities into practice.
The faculty believes the educational process accounts for differences in student aptitude and cognitive style, clearly specifies expected competencies, and provides objective measures of achievement by which student progress can be assessed and outcomes ensured. Based upon these fundamental premises, the Radiologic Technology Program at Brookdale Community College strives to provide learning experiences that are student-centered and competency-based. A student-centered curriculum recognizes the differences in cognitive styles among students, necessitates access to alternate learning resources beyond those traditionally provided, and understands that faculty members are skilled facilitators and managers of the learning process.
- To prepare graduates possessing entry-level knowledge and skills for the practice of Radiologic Technology.
- To provide a broad-based humanistic experience to enable the graduate to attain professional development.
- To prepare students to be productive members of the health care community.
Student Learning Goals
1. Students will develop clinical competence in performing radiography procedures.
- Students will be able to communicate effectively with patients and peers.
- Students will be able to use critical thinking to achieve appropriate procedure outcomes.
- Students will demonstrate professional attributes.