ERIC Number: ED335503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
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The Relationship between Method of Clinical Instruction in Radiography and Scores on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Examination.
Dowd, Steven B.
An examination was made of the relationship between clinical grade based on simulation and a subsequent outcome measurement, the national certification examination in radiography. Although the new "Essentials" developed by the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology discouraged use of simulation, the method had worked well for the radiography program of Lincoln Land Community College (Illinois). Seventeen graduate radiographers from 1984-89 comprised the sample group. A literature review focused on three concepts: (1) clinical competency in the field of radiologic technology; (2) use of simulation as an evaluative and teaching tool in the health professions; and (3) the relationships between independent variables and the dependent variable of registry score. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) was used to establish the relationship, with a significance of 0.05 set for the study. The calculated value of r was 0.966, which would be significant at a p<0.01. Since the number of cases was under 30, the Spearman rho was also calculated, giving an r of 0.988, also significant at a p<0.01. The relationship between clinical grade based on simulation and subsequent registry score was found to be significant. Retention of simulation as the program's method of clinical evaluation and future study to validate the results were recommended. (Thirty-six references are listed. Distribution scores are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Correlation, Educational Research, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Radiographers, Radiologic Technologists, Scores, Simulation, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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