2011 Radiography SLO-student

2011 Radiography SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 22

Source: Student

# of Responses: 21

Program: Radiography
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

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What would you change about this program?

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I like that the teachers are accessible, approachable and always
willing to answer questions, and give help when asked.
I really enjoyed being able to apply what I had learned in class to my
time in the hospital.
The teachers were very helpful and were very Knowledgeable in their
courses. It was great to go to many different sites for clinicals and gain
the information for each place.
The procedures class was ideal. Lab time was used to the fullest lecture involved interaction with skeletal models and other positioning
aspects. It definitely wasn't boring!
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My favorite part about this program were the clinicals I was able to be
apart of. I love the hands on learning and the experience of what it
would feel like to be part of the radiology department as a career.
I liked working one on one with instructors. Lab was one things I liked
the most and also learned the most information from.
I really enjoyed the friendliness of the teachers. I also loved all the
clinical experience. Being in clinicals 16 hours a week was awesome.
There was lots of hands on things and different ways of learning.
I liked how we got into clinicals right away, so we knew this was the
right choice. Also how fast the semesters went the teachers really
made it exciting.
I like that our teachers care about our success. Tricia, Gary, and Patty
go above and beyond as teachers. I feel truly blessed to have had
them as teachers. I hope that someday I will have as much knowledge
about the field of imaging as they do!
I liked that I was able to apply what I was learning in the classroom to
my clinical experiences.
This is a wonderful program and am extremely happy with the
outcome. I'm very glad that I chose this program and feel with the
tools and education I was provided that I will be able to succeed in
this program.
I liked how if you didn't understand something the instructors would
think of other ways to explain it to you until you got it.
I really liked this class. It definantely coodinated with vital information
needed to know to successfully complete this program.
I liked everything espacially the clinical time spent at clinicals.

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The time of some of the classes and clinical rotations. Having class
later in the day would have been nicer.

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I think that it would be nice to have fewer different rotations so that
each person can spend more time in one area to feel a higher comfort
level. Seeing many areas are nice but I feel like things would have
been less stressful to spend a decent amount of time in each place.
Not a thing.
The pathology course is technically a one credit course- I would
rework the course expectations. It seemed to be the work of a three
credit course.
Less students in the program would make clinical experience more
productive. It is hard to cut down the students when there is such a
large waiting list, however, the job market in the area is not in demand
right now for radiographers, so this might be a good time to lessen the
number of students enrolled.
More application assignments in classes such as imaging 1 & 2,
Imaging Equipment Operation, and Modalities. Such assignments
would enhance the learning and remembrance of essential course
material.
I would not change anything.
I would have more clinical hours during the 3rd semester and less the
6th.
I would change the amount of students that is accepted each year. 32
students is way to many students. The job market right now is not
great. Reducing the amount of students is a great way for students to
get more one on one attention in class and ALSO in clinical.
I think that the harder courses such as Imaging 1 & 2 need to be
revamped. I feel that the coursework; while it's what we need to
know, it could be taught in a different way.
I would suggest that there be no summer clinical, but rather 3 clinical
days/week for the last semester (spring), then condense the summer
class (2 credit/review) to 4 hours for 4 days a week for 2 weeks
immediately following graduation.
I would change the waiting list. It took too long to get into the program.
I would also change the credit areas. To only have a one credit course
and then do three credits worth of work is not fair and rude to us, we
then have to take more credits that really have nothing to do with the
program just to have enough credits to be a half or full time student.
I would change the work load for the one credit pathology class.
Revised competency list to not include the rare exams
I wish that we had more clinical sites so we wouldn't have so many
students at sites at the same time. I know that isn't something that can
really be changed.
Nothing
I would make the suggestion to either extend clinical hours from 8-5 or
even do 3 days a week instead of 2 just so that after graduation we
didn't have to do summer clinicals.
One free day every semester for clinicals
There's not much to change that hasn't already been changed, such
as the comp list for next year. I thought everything was pretty good.
Maybe just less work for 1 credit courses, which again has been
constantly changing and adjusting throughout the courses.
I would make clinicals worth more credits. I would also make more
clinical days a week, so as to give students more time to complete
clinical assignment.

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Outcome
Use effective communication skills.

Yes
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Apply mathematical concepts.

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There is a lot of math during the first two semesters and not much
during the second year, It would be helpful to have some review
during the second year to refresh our memories.
There could possibly be more worksheets for the mathmatical
concepts.
In radiography, math is used to an extent. There are formulas and
Gary has explained them very well and gone over them numerous
times. I feel like this was achieved.
Instructors gave out worksheets which were very helpful for upcoming
exams. Give out more in the future. Just for extra practice for
students.
We learned different formulae to apply to our radiographic technique.
I really enjoy the mathematics and physics aspects of the program.
n/a
This was definately drilled into our heads enough.
eww- i don't like math

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I feel like with what my teachers have taught me in the classroom
setting and then utilizing them in the clinical setting has helped me
develop my communication skills.
We were prepaired for interactions with our patients very well.
Communication seemed to be good throughout my time in the
program.
Communication in the program was good. Sometimes it was a little
lacking, but overall it was good.
I have made great strides in professional, effective and organized
communication skills due to dealing with patients of all kinds at clinical.
I learned this skill in Intro to radiography. It has been a great help to
me all year.
Communication skills are very important at clinical seetings so maybe
if there was one chapter in patient care that will adress that issue
would be nice.
Instructors were all very helpful and willing to teach and interact with
students. At times, it would get a little confusing with competencies.
For example, combining comps for sinus exams. One instructor would
say that we could combine two sinus exams but another instructor did
not agree on combining comps.
I have become very comfortable talking and communicating with
patients.
I have learned how to communicate effectively with patients.

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Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

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I think that all of the theories we discussed in class are applied in the
clinical setting.
Instructors had good practical applications in lab which was helpful.
Lab meshed well with the reading chapters

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Demonstrate ability to think critically.

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Lerned a lot of physics that applys to our work today, such as in our
circutry.
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Clinicals helped out a lot in this aspect.
We work with people in this profession and the courses to help guide
us were helpful.

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Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

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The clinical experiences have taught me how to think outside the box.
Clinicals def do that.
We learned to apply our imaging knowledge to position difficult
patients.
In clinical, I have had to make some decisions by thinking critically,
such as how to best image a trauma patient.
Lab and clinical were great opportunities for students to think critically.
Clinical could get a little frustrating. Too many students at one clinical
site.
Again clinicals and labs really helped out with this.
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I believe that critical thinking abilities are shown every time I go to
clinical.
From day one I have been presented with different scenarios of what
we will see out at clinicals. I have been taught to think outside of the
box and that I will be presented with situations that are not textbook
and I feel like I have learned skills to be able to handle difficult
situations.
Everyday we had to think critically to get the job done.
Clinicals have helped me the most, seeing what techs do in certain
situations opens my eyes to things.
We were Constantly chalanged to "think out-side of the box" and use
radiologic sense!

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Clinical was a great experience working with diverse people and using
various communication skills.
When at clinicals you have to be open to everyone even if you do not
want to. Practice makes perfect.
There could def be more positive feedback in this program. Alot of
times you are left unasured on your progress in the clinical setting
I believe we have been taught this outcome and have shown this
during our clinical experience.
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This program definitely made me feel some self worth, especially
when I could apply what I had learned out in clinical.
treat the patient like they're your own family

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Use technology effectively.

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Provide quality patient care.

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Intro to radiology was very useful in teaching patient care as well as
clinical.
This program does a great job with making patient care number 1.
Working one on one with patients is really where the fun and learning
can into play. The only negative in limiting the number of students at
each clinical site.
Absolutely. I have learned from good techs and the not so great tech,
the exact kind of tech I want to become. I give patients the best care I
can.
Decision making really became a lot of clinical. Working with RTR's
and patients. Students really learned a lot.
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Clinicals
Clinicals proves this.
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I know that the patient is my top priority as a radiographer.
Everyone deserves a quality exam and I try my best to provide that.
Patient care is what this program is about. That has been stressed
from my teachers from the beginning of the program.

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I believe we use technology effectivly, I wish that we were taught
some techniques as most places don't have accurate technique
books.
Did a good job of showing me how to use the equipment effectively.
Some more time in the lab during my second year would have been
nice.
The technology in this field of work is amazing and interesting. I
assume it will still change in the future.
The teachers have taught us how use film screen, computed
radiography, and digital radiography. I feel competent working with
various medical equipment.
We spent a lot of time going over the advances in technology for our
area of expertise.
Clinicals again helped.
Technology has very advanced a lot in medical imaging. Lab and
clinical really allowed students to learn various skills.
We had many opportunities to use technology, but it will be better in
the future because of the new DR system.

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Practice radiation safety principles.

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Radiation safety was always stressed and that is what this program is
based around.
Stressed often and taught well.
Shielding is pounded into my head.
This is pounded into us... shield shield shield. Good job here.
Our teachers were always on top of us using the appropriate radiation
saftey measures for us as students as well as our patients. Not to
mention other staff or general population people who may be in the
area.

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Apply critical thinking and problem solving
skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.

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I enjoy evaluating images.
Through my classes I have learned how to evaluate images, how to fix
them, and how to prevent repeats next time.
The clinical environment allows us to do just that.
Analysis should be a first year course since we already cover a lot of it
in rad a&p
With Tricia's guidance and nit-picking ;) I feel I can produce quality
radiographs.
The program did a good job of teaching this outcome, in many
different classes.
Instructors did a great job of this in lab. Lab was VERY helpful.
Yes we even had to learn the processor even though it is out dated.

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Model professional and ethical behavior
consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.

n/a
While we were taught the basics we were encouraged to think outside
of the box.
I have come to learn that not all patients are going to be textbook. I
have become a better "out of the box" thinker when it comes to
positioning.
We barely ever get textbook patients, so problem solving has become
second nature.

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Apply computer skills in the radiographic
clinical setting.

Learning about time, distance and shielding, I have acquired
knowledge about radiation safety and put that knowledge into practice
at clinical.
I have found myself using sandbags and sponges to my advantage!
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Radiation safety is one of the most important things that I have
learned. This is something that I have been taught about for 2 years.
Radiation protection was huge aspect of radiography and should be a
big part of the learning process. Really enforced principles which will
use throughout career.

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Carry out the production and evaluation of
radiographic images.

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We could learn more about the computer systems.
Yes we learned how to window level and window width in lab.
Computer skills were achieved but this can be an area to improve.
Students were pretty limited to the amount of work completed on the
computer. Tracking patients is one area students can help with. Other
than GL main La Crosse, students do not get to track patients.

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Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

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The program did a good job of visiting the code of ethics and
demonstrating what is expected of us.
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We were taught the code of ethis.
Yes this is def. achieved

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