Mission, vision and goals

Program mission statement

The primary mission of the radiography program is to prepare highly competent, registry eligible professionals in the medical imaging sciences. Our program and curriculum are designed to provide an educational foundation for the advancement into leadership and managerial positions within medical imaging, as well as providing an environment where scholarly activity, professional development, and service are expectations. Our curriculum enables successful graduates to readily interact with a variety of health care and science related fields.

Program vision

The MU Radiography Program will set the standard for radiologic science and medical imaging education, utilizing learner-centered instructional strategies and leveraging the resources of our public, land-grant institution to prepare exemplary health professionals who advance their profession through leadership, engagement and scholarly activity.

Program goals & student learning outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate clinical and didactic competence as defined by the professional standards of the chosen emphasis area.
    • Students will demonstrate good patient positioning skills
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors
  2. Students will provide safe, effective patient care.
    • Students will provide appropriate patient care
    • Students will demonstrate the proper use of radiation safety
  3. Students will engage in effective oral, written and interpersonal communications.
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills
    • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills
    • Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills
  4. Students will employ sound, independent judgment and successful problem-solving in completion of professional tasks, including modification of procedural protocols, effective recognition and action in emergency situations, and application of evidence in the provision of culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.
    • Students will be able to modify standard imaging protocols to non-routine procedures
    • Students will demonstrate an appropriate approach to solving problems.
    • Students will employ culturally-sensitive and patient-centered approaches to the delivery of care
  5. Students will display professional integrity and responsibility to include professional advocacy, life-long learning, teamwork, and a quest for continued professional development.
    • Students will demonstrate professional integrity
    • Students will engage in advocacy, mentorship and professional development
  6. Students will demonstrate independent learning skills, apply current research and technological advances as these pertain to clinical practice, and promote research in their respective emphasis areas.
    • Students will apply current research to clinical practice
    • Students will explore technological advances in medical imaging