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Curriculum

All students enrolled in the Radiography Program participate in the same curriculum during the 21-month program. The challenging, high-quality curriculum for the program is designed with courses in a specific sequence, progressively building students' expertise as they advance through the program. Academic course work is coordinated with clinical rotations to optimize students' learning experiences.

Students should be aware that failure to meet or maintain the academic or clinical standards listed below may necessitate remedial work of subject matter, as well as possible evaluation for probation or dismissal. All such instances are handled according to the due process policies of the program and the Mayo School of Health Sciences. A formal written warning is most often the first step in the process.

Didactic requirements

In order to meet the didactic requirements for graduation, students must:

  • Complete all courses listed in the program curriculum with a grade of C or above.
  • Pass four composite examinations administered by the program — one each at the end of semesters one, two, four and five.
  • Take monthly developmental exams during the third semester of the program. Students must achieve a scale score of at least 50 on the September developmental examination and maintain an average scale score of 50 or higher through the end of the program.
  • Complete all graduation requirements of the baccalaureate-granting university in which the student is enrolled.

Clinical requirements

In order to meet the clinical requirements for graduation, students must:

  • Complete the clinical objectives for all clinical practicum rotations
  • Complete all clinical competencies identified in the clinical handbook

Rotations

Clinical rotations are scheduled in both outpatient and hospital settings throughout the Mayo Clinic campus. Off-site rotations at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Lake City, Minn.; Cannon Falls, Minn.; and Mankato, Minn., also are required as part of the program curriculum.

Course sequence

Junior year

Fall semester — total of 14 credits
Course number Course description
RADI 3011 Foundations of Radiography (3 credits)
HP 3021 Patient Care Techniques (1 credit)
RADI 3101 Radiographic Procedures I (3 credits)
RADI 3111 Radiation Physics (2 credits)
RADI 3301 Clinical Practicum I (5 credits)
Spring semester — total of 14 credits
Course number Course description
RADI 3202 Principles of Radiographic Exposure (2 credits)
RADI 3102 Radiographic Procedures II (7 credits)
RADI 3302 Clinical Practicum II (5 credits)
Summer semester — total of 8 credits
Course number Course description
RADI 3503 Radiographic Factor Analysis (1 credit)
RADI 3603 Applied Radiographic Topics (1 credit)
RADI 4303 Clinical Practicum III (6 credits)

Senior year

Fall semester — total of 13 credits
Course number Course description
RADI 4101 Radiographic Procedures III (3 credits)
RADI 4241 Radiation Protection — Advanced Imaging (3 credits)
RADI 4401 Clinical Practicum IV (7 credits)
Spring semester — total of 13 credits
Course number Course description
HP 4802 Health Economics and Finance (3 credits)
HP 4902 Management and Leadership in Healthcare (2 credits)
RADI 4402 Clinical Practicum V (8 credits)

TOTAL: 62 credits

Note:

  • Clinical practicums include clinical and lab hours.
  • Courses and sequencing are subject to change.

Academic calendar

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews
  • Technologist evaluations

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

All courses taught by the University of Minnesota Rochester, St. Cloud State University, St. Mary's University and University of Sioux Falls faculty are graded according to the methods devised by those universities. All courses taught by Mayo faculty are graded according to methods developed by the Radiography Program:

  • A — 93 to 100 percent
  • B — 85 to 92 percent
  • C — 78 to 84 percent
  • D — 75 to 77 percent
  • F — below 75 percent

Grade points of A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0 and F = 0 for each credit hour earned are assigned on the Mayo School of Health Sciences transcript.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

  • Dec 20, 2013
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