Wayne State University

Mission, goals, and student learning outcomes

Mission

The Radiation Therapy Technology program prepares qualified students for their diverse role in providing quality care to radiation oncology patients. Through an effective recruitment and admission process, progressive curriculum and committed faculty, students acquire the technical and interpersonal skills to meet their current and emerging role in health care. Faculty contribute to the field of Radiation Therapy Technology through scholarly activities and serve as role models for students in their professional growth.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: Students will provide quality care to radiation oncology patients.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to perform as entry-level radiation therapists.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of radiation safety.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance practices. Students will demonstrate development of effective teamwork skills.

Goal: Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of patient needs and concerns.

Goal: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in the application of HIPAA regulations.

Goal: Students and graduates will demonstrate professional development and participate in professional activities.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will participate in professional activities.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging radiation therapy methodologies and technologies.
  • Students demonstrate professional growth throughout the program.
  • Graduates will demonstrate professional growth and participation in professional activities.

Goal: The program will graduate entry-level therapists.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Graduates will be educationally prepared and clinically competent to work as entry level radiation therapists.
  • Program completion rate will be at least 90%.
  • At least 75% of graduates will have employment in radiation therapy within six months.