Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging
RAD 1127 Patient Care and Management
Activity Description: Provide a brief description of the activity
This is an in-class lab activity which involves patient interaction. Students will create 2 scenarios in groups of 2 or 3 which will be randomly selected. Each member will participate and demonstrate in both scenarios the correct and incorrect way to perform radiographic procedures while interacting with patients of diverse cultural backgrounds, disabilities, language barriers, gender sexualities, mental illnesses, and age groups. Students will need to be creative and simulate real life situations in a clinical setting. After activity students will discuss the scenarios and give feedback. In addition, students are required to volunteer at facility of their choice, which incorporates one the patient types described above. After which, they will be required to write a one page reflection on their experience, with two responses to two student reflections and post on open lab.
Learning Goals: What do you aim to achieve with this activity?
• Students will learn effective methods of communicating various patient types.
• Students will be able to identify qualities needed to be a compassionate radiologic technologist.
• Students will be able to interact with patients of diverse cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations, age groups or illness with the utmost respect and care.
Timing: At what point in the lesson or semester do you use this activity? How much classroom time do you devote to it? How much out-of-class time is expected?
The in-class portion of this activity will be in the beginning of the semester lecture two during lab hour, whereas the place-based learning must be done by mid-semester with no time restraints.
Logistics: What preparation is needed for this activity? What instructions do you give students? Is the activity low-stakes, high-stakes, or something else?
Assessment: How do you assess this activity? What assessment measures do you use? Do you use a VALUE rubric? If not, how did you develop your rubric? Is your course part of the college-wide general education assessment initiative?
The AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric will be used to assess the activity.
This activity includes General Education Learning Goals:
• Communication- communicate in diverse settings and groups, using written (both reading and writing), oral (both speaking and listening), and visual means, and in more than one language.
• Inquiry/Analysis – Derive meaning from experience, as well as gather information from observation. Use creativity to solve problems.
• Integrate Learning – Resolve difficult issues creatively by employing multiple systems and tools.
3. Values, Ethics, And Relationships:
• Global/Multicultural Orientation – Discern multiple perspectives. Use awareness of cultural differences to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers. Demonstrate proficiency and capacities in dealing with a diverse society. Communicate across cultural and linguistic barriers.
This activity also includes High-Impact Educational Practices:
1. Collaborative Assignments and Projects.
2. Diversity/Global Learning
3. Service Learning/Community–Based Learning
Reflection: How well did this activity work in your classroom? Would you repeat it? Why or why not? What challenges did you encounter, and how did you address them? What, if anything, would you change? What did students seem to enjoy about the activity?
This activity was successful in the Lab. It will definitely be repeated but with the addition of place-based learning to help make the experience more realistic and better prepares the students for the clinical phase of the program. Thankfully the only challenge I experienced was time, which I rectified by my expanding the activity to two lab classes. The students were fully engaged, participated without hesitance and this activity was a great icebreaker.
Additional Information: Please share any additional comments and further documentation of the activity – e.g. assignment instructions, rubrics, examples of student work, etc. These can be links to pages or posts on the OpenLab.
Please share a helpful link to a pages or post on the OpenLab