Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 
    
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, Imaging Concentrations, BS


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Overview of Baccalaureate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program with concentration options in Imaging Sciences prepare students to assume leadership roles in the field of Imaging Sciences. The ASRT recognizes the baccalaureate degree as the professional level of radiologic science education. Typically, a bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level management positions at the departmental level within health care organizations or faculty positions in associate degree programs. Imaging department managers are often responsible for multi-million dollar facilities and equipment and a significant number of employees. Imaging Science educators are responsible for administering educational programs, developing operational budgets, instruction, and maintaining program integrity and accreditation. To make effective decisions, leaders in imaging need to be open to different opinions, analyze contradictory information, understand finance and information systems, and interpret data. Motivating others to implement their decisions requires strong leadership abilities. Tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and communication skills are also essential. The degree programs facilitate matriculation of diploma or associate degree imaging professionals to the bachelor’s level.

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science with Concentrations in the Imaging Sciences is to prepare students to qualify for advanced positions within a health care team dedicated to the conservation of life and the maintenance of health, which includes prevention and treatment of disease by:

  1. Providing a quality education, both clinical and didactic, in the health sciences to prepare health professionals for advanced positions or leadership roles in accordance with professional and accreditation guidelines;
  2. Broadening a student’s knowledge, cognitive skills, and generalize theoretically learning through liberal arts and science studies;
  3. Promoting the health professions by addressing the significance of specific roles and associated professional issues;
  4. Providing competent health practitioners with educational experience beyond an associate degree level with in-depth concentrated learning experiences;
  5. Expanding and enhancing job mobility and promotion for health professionals; and
  6. Providing the health care community with a professional competent and appropriate workforce.

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in any concentration area of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program with concentration in Imaging Sciences areas are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring one of these program options as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:

  1. Have an earned college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (developmental studies grades/quality points excluded);
  2. Meet all admission requirements indicated for the rotation associated with chosen track and obtain admission.

Learning Outcomes

Program Goal 1

The program will provide a quality education, both clinical and didactic, in the health sciences to prepare health professionals for advanced positions or leadership roles in accordance with professional and accreditation guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

The students will demonstrate clinical competence in their selected modality.

Program Goal 2

The program will graduate students who are equipped with communication skills essential for advanced and leadership roles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will present an oral presentation in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Students will demonstrate proper written communication skills.

Program Goal 3

The program will introduce students to research development utilizing research activities and fundamental processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate various research techniques, resources, sampling, and statistical procedures.
  • Students will acquire the skills to prepare a manuscript.

Program Goal 4

The program will meet the needs of the community by monitoring program effectiveness.

Operational Outcomes

The program will provide students with opportunities to obtain clinical exam competencies necessary to sit for post-primary certifications and become entry-level technologists in the modality selected by the student.

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