Program Objectives for the
Graduates from the Bloomsburg University Health Physics Program are expected to meet the following objectives:
· This objective will be assessed by observing students during oral presentation and grading of written assignments. Another measure of this objective will be the success of students in publishing and/or presenting their works at professional society meetings such as the Health Physics Society annual meeting.
· This objective will be judged by the student’s successful completion of the required academic program outside of the Health Physics requirements. These academic requirements have been developed by the University as part of its mission to assure excellence in higher education to all graduates.
· This objective will be assessed through interviews with graduates and ongoing relationships with local employers to ensure that the Health Physics graduates have the skills, education, and training needed to fulfill the needs of the professional workplace.
Health Physics program objectives have historically been included within the objectives of the Physics and Engineering Technology Department and reviewed during the five-year department self-study. With the development of program specific objectives, and the formation of a Health Physics Technical Advisory Group, the objectives will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Group on a periodic basis approximately once per year. For this meeting, the Health Physics Program head will prepare a report on the status of the program, changes implemented since the last meeting, recommendations regarding improvements to the program received from students, graduates and others, and the status on recommendation implementation. The Advisory Group will be asked to review this report as well as provide its own input into the needs of the program.
The Advisory Group has been selected from among regional health physicists who frequently meet at local conferences and other technical settings; therefore, additional opportunities are expected to occur throughout the year to discuss the BU Health Physics Program