Mission, Vision, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Therapy program at Howard University is to provide quality educational opportunities in a culturally diverse environment to prepare entry-level radiation therapists who are competent, compassionate, and engaged in discovering solutions to human and social problems nationally and globally. Emphasis is placed on the education of individuals from under-represented groups.

Vision Statement

The Department of Radiation Therapy will prepare national and international radiation therapy leaders of excellence in service delivery through undergraduate and graduate education, conducting research in cancer management utilizing state-of-the-art technologies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Goal:  Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
    • Students will demonstrate competence in localization and treatment set-ups.
    • Students will apply the principles of radiation protection.
  2. Goal:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills with patients and clinical staff
    • Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills
  3. Goal:  Students will utilize critical thinking.
    • Students will utilize critical thinking strategies to ensure best patient outcomes.
    • Students will evaluate portal images and make appropriate adjustments.
  4. Goal:  Students will exhibit professionalism.
    • Students will demonstrate values, behaviors, and attitudes consistent with professional standards.
    • Students will adhere to institutional, departmental, and program policies.