Learning Preferences and Competencies of Radiologic Technology Interns on General Radiography
Adonis F. Cerbito1,
Kerwin Paul J. Gonzales2,
Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College1,2,3
Quezon City, Philippines
Radiologic Education has substantially changed throughout the years and has certain advancements that have left the country catching on. It has transitioned from analog to digital imaging, which considerably left developing countries behind. Consequently, general radiography practices are assumed to differ from the previous years. Employing a sequential explanatory research design, the study looked into the radiologic interns’ competencies in specific parameters such as preparation, patient care and management; positioning; and image acquisition and processing. Using a researchermade questionnaire, 50 radiologic interns from four academic year batches were invited to participate in the study. Interpreted responses are cross-referenced through the interview data that were gathered from 12 participants, equally representing each batch. The study also probed the interns’ general learning preference using the VARK questionnaire. Both of the questionnaires underwent Cronbach Alpha Test of Reliability. The data was probed and analyzed using Regression Analysis; to which the research findings gave an inference that the learning preferences positively affect the clinical competencies of the radiologic interns, providing the institution a broader perspective on improving the interns’ educative capacity. It also strengthens the Radiologic Technology program, giving importance to the three generated themes: Rehearsals of procedures, Application more than Theories, and Demonstration of Skills.
Keywords: Imaging, Radiologic Technology, Analog, Digital, Radiography