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New Degree Completion Program Offered through Boise State School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Radiological Sciences

Boise State’s Board of Trustees, the Idaho State Board of Education, has approved a Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences online degree completion program that will allow credentialed, associate degree prepared, medical imaging technologists to complete a bachelor’s degree. The program will begin in fall 2015.

The program will allow students to further their education in the field of medical imaging sciences and expand their management potential through a flexible, high quality program of 30 academic credits. The classes will be offered every seven weeks allowing credentialed technologists to transition from an associate to a baccalaureate degree. There are few degree completion programs specific to the field of imaging sciences, yet the demand for baccalaureate prepared technologists is increasing. Students may complete their degree in one year, if enrolled full-time, or two years with part-time enrollment, which provides flexibility for working professionals who wish to earn their bachelor’s degree.

The program learning objectives include:

  1. Promote a safe environment for the patient, self and others by providing useful patient education, contribute with an informed and educated perspective as a healthcare provider, and recognize an imaging technologist’s overall inter-professional and social impact on patient outcomes.
  2. Employ critical thinking and decision-making strategies in leveraging technology to improve quality and efficiencies within the healthcare system.
  3. Apply ethical practice as a professional technologist from a legal, compliance, and systems perspective within the healthcare realm.
  4. Actively lead and/or participate as part of an interprofessional team to decrease patient risk, identify solutions to complex issues, and improve communication amongst healthcare providers.
  5. Effectively analyze resources and advance research within the profession to promote lifelong learning and knowledge sharing.
  6. Demonstrate effective, appropriate, and respectful communication with diverse populations of patients, co-workers, physicians, and the community to improve patient outcomes by performing beyond technical application.

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