2018 Volume 5 Issue 3

Evaluating the Curriculum for B.S. of Radiologic Technology in Iran: An International Comparative Study


Mehrdad Gholami
Abstract

Introduction: The present study aimed to conduct a comprehensive study in order to comparatively examine the curriculum for B.S. of Radiologic Technology in Iran and a number of selected countries and introduce the appropriate model for Iran. Methods: Data were collected using the document analysis technique. Using the Internet, the documents related to this field were collected from the curriculum of major world universities, categorized, and analyzed. Results: The findings showed that the duration of study differs across countries. For instance, it is 3 years in most European countries and 4 years in Iran. The title of course is Radiology Technology in Iran, USA, and Saudi Arabia, while it is Diagnostic Radiography in most European countries. The modalities of nuclear medicine radiography and diagnostic ultrasound are also included in the curriculum of the three-year program in British universities. In Iran, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy are taught as a separate course and the ultrasound course which is included in the program is not efficient. Conclusion: The Iranian curriculum does not significantly differ from those of other countries. However, it is necessary to continuously integrate courses, introduce digital image processing subjects, and employ radiography simulation systems in order to enhance the students’ learning in the Iranian curriculum of Radiologic Technology.


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