Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs BS) Assessment Rubric for Bachelor of Sciences in Diagnostic Imaging


PLO 1: Develop and demonstrate knowledge in principles of UT, medical terminology, physiology, sonography, and echocardiography.

Score of 4: Clearly identifies and summarizes the main principles of diagnostic imaging and UT, and successfully explains why/how the principles are used in diagnostics. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross and sectional anatomy relative to normal and abnormal sonographic imaging.
Score of 3: Successfully identifies and summarizes the main principles of diagnostic imaging and UT, and successfully explains why/how the principles are used in diagnostics, but fails to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross and sectional anatomy.
Score of 2: Successfully identifies the main principles, but fails to summarize or explain them clearly or sufficiently.
Score of 1: Fails to identify or summarize the main principles.

PLO 2: Demonstrate ability of accurate patient positioning techniques, and use of imaging technology.

Score of 4: Able to make proper landmarks, measurements and any abnormalities are imaged of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Proper labeling of each image with respect to the scanning plane and organ. Proper machine settings are done regarding overall gain, depth, TGC, focal zone and proper transducer placement and selection.
Score of 3: Able to make proper landmarks, measurements and any abnormalities are imaged of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder, but struggles with proper labeling of each image with respect to the scanning plane and organ. 
Score of 2: Makes proper landmarks, measurements and any abnormalities of some but no all of the organs.
Score of 1: Unable to make proper landmarks, measurements and any abnormalities are imaged of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

PLO 3: Adapt imaging procedures based on patient's needs and clinical limitations.

Score of 4: Appropriately positions patient for the sonography study. Uses appropriate UT head. Uses warm gel when possible, assists patient onto bed, keeps patient covered as much as possible, explains exam to patient and introduces self to the patient.
Score of 3: Successfully positions the patient, and uses appropriate UT head, but fails to explain the exam or introduce self to the patient.
Score of 2: Successfully positions the patient but straggles to use the appropriate UT head.
Score of 1: Unable to successfully position the patient.

PLO 4: Practice effective oral and written communication skills in the clinical setting.

Score of 4: Consistently does all or almost all of the following: Accurately interprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc. Identifies the salient arguments (reasons and claims) pro and con. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates major alternative points of view. Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions. Justifies key results and procedures, explains assumptions and reasons. Fair-mindedly follows where evidence and reasons lead.
Score of 3: Does most or many of the following: Accurately interprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc. Identifies relevant arguments (reasons and claims) pro and con. Offers analyses and evaluations of obvious alternative points of view. Draws warranted, non-fallacious conclusions. Justifies some results or procedures, explains reasons. Fair-mindedly follows where evidence and reasons lead.
Score of 2: Does most or many of the following: Misinterprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc. Fails to identify strong, relevant counter-arguments. Ignores or superficially evaluates obvious alternative points of view. Draws unwarranted or fallacious conclusions. Justifies few results or procedures, seldom explains reasons. Regardless of the evidence or reasons, maintains or defends views based on self-interest or preconceptions.
Score of 1: Consistently does all or almost all of the following: Offers biased interpretations of evidence, statements, graphics, questions, information, or the points of view of others. Fails to identify or hastily dismisses strong, relevant counter-arguments. Ignores or superficially evaluates obvious alternative points of view. Argues using fallacious or irrelevant reasons, and unwarranted claims. Does not justify results or procedures, nor explain reasons. Regardless of the evidence or reasons, maintains or defends views based on self-interest or preconceptions.