General Information

Radiological Technology has developed into a highly technical and specialized sciences. The demands placed on the radiological technologist today require that Radiological Technologyhe/she be a competent specialist with a full understanding of the principles of the diagnostic uses of radiation.

Radiological technologist are an integral part of the health team. They promote the prevention and cure of diseases through the use and correct application of radiant energy. By using X-Rays it is possible to study the living anatomy in its normal form or its deformation as a result of physiologic, pathologic, or structural changes.

The program is occupationally-oriented, whereby upon completion of the requirements for the Associate Degree in Radiological Technology and upon licensure by the Puerto Rico Board of Examiners in X-Ray Technology, the student may be employed in hospitals, physicians’ offices, community health agencies, or in industrial settings where radiation is used for quality control.
The curriculum is a dynamic one in which the students fulfills academic requirements on Campus while participating in practical applications of X-Ray theory at affiliate hospitals. This a three-year program in which students complete 30 semester credits in general education at an accredited college or university during the first year. Professional courses include 65 semester credits taken at the Medical Sciences Campus during the two remaining years.

Mission

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is one of the offerings of the School of Health Professions, Medical Sciences Campus, of the University of Puerto Rico. It is the only program at the University of Puerto Rico higher education public system that prepares this entry level professional

The program mission is to prepare high quality professionals with clinical competence and ethical principles that will contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in accordance with the evolving needs of the Puerto Rico community.

The competency based curriculum facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions through two components, the didactic and clinical component. These will effectively prepare ethical radiologic technologist for clinical competence that can work in interdisciplinary health teams, communicate effectively with diverse audiences and use advance technology. The students are exposed to a variety of educational experiences in order to reinforce educational role and critical thinking skills to solve problems. The selection of accredited clinical affiliations, qualified clinical preceptors and qualified program faculty also contribute to the development of the professional.

As part of its social responsibility, the program develops and promotes professional growth and lifelong learning offering educational activities, such as continued education. The faculty also provides professional consultation and participation in legislative matters related to the profession.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The following goals have been developed to accomplish the mission and philosophy of the Radiologic Technology Program.

Goal 1.0
Students/Graduates will be clinically competent with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables them to adequately meet the radiographer needs of the communities they serve.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1.1 Students will demonstrate competence in positioning skills.
1.2 Students will show skills in the management of radiologic equipment.
1.3 Students will adequately select exposition factors.
1.4 Students will use radiation protection measures.
1.5 Students will evaluate correctly the quality of radiographic images.

Goal 2.0
Students/Graduates will use critical thinking to problem solving.

Student Learning Outcomes:
2.1 Graduates will demonstrate clinical critical thinking and problem solving skills when encounter with new situations.

Goal 3.0
Students/Graduates will communicate to work effectively with patients and other professionals in the interprofessional health care team.

Student Learning Outcomes:
3.1 Students will demonstrate satisfactory communication skills with health care team.
3.2 Student will demonstrate satisfactory communication skills with patients during radiographic procedures.

Goal 4.0
Graduates will have professional values to commit with lifelong learning, professional growth and professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:
4.1 Graduates will pursue continued professional development.
4.2 Graduates will engage in lifelong learning.

 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have completed courses in the following areas with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, in a 0-4 grade point scale. For specific courses within each subject, please contact the program.

Required Courses

CoursesCredits
English6 Semester Credit - Hours
Spanish6 Semester Credit - Hours
Humanities or Social Sciences6 Semester Credit - Hours
Biological Sciences6 Semester Credit - Hours
Mathematics3 Semester Credit - Hours
Electives3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total30 Semester Credit - Hours

Students who wish to be admitted to the program must also meet the following requirements:

  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in required courses
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in specific courses (biological sciences and mathematics)
  • Attend an orientation session with faculty
  • Fluency in Spanish and knowledge and comprehension of English

Course Descriptions

(Please click here to access the Medical Sciences Campus Catalog and look for the Course Descriptions for this Program)

Informative Sheet

(Please click here to download the Informative Sheet of the Program)

Assessment Plan

(Please click here to download the Assessment Plan)

Program Effectiveness Data

(Please click here to download the Program Effectiveness Data)

Radiation Safety Protection Policy

(Please click here to download the Radiation Safety Protection Policy)

Pregnancy Policy

(Please click here to download the Pregnancy Policy)

Repeated Imaging Policy

(Please click here to download the Repeated Imaging Policy)

Acrreditation Information

The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program (JRCERT). The program has full 8 year accreditation with next review date in November 2019. For more information:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
http://www.jrcert.org

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students should satisfactorily complete all didactic and clinical practice courses, as specified by the program. They also must have an overall academic index in the didactic courses and clinical experiences of at least 2.0.

Program Faculty

Dr. Juan Meléndez Sostre
Prof. Sol S. Fuentes Velez
Prof. Gloria Hernandez Quiñones
Prof. Edgardo L. Rosado Santiago

Physical Address

Medical Center Complex
Monacillo Area, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
School of Health Professions Main Building, 6th Floor, Office #611

Telephones
Director: 787-751-4434
Secretary: 787-758-2525, ext. 4608
Fax – 787-764-1760; 787-759-3645