A Potential Role for Student Portfolios in the Medical Radiation Sciences

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Abstract

There is a recognised need in higher education to develop authentic evidence of student learning outcomes. In Medical Radiation Science, there is demand for a tool for ongoing course quality assurance and authentic evidence of the capabilities, skill base and knowledge base of graduates, with particular reference to the requirements for professional accreditation and the courses prescribed graduate attributes. The student portfolio is considered here as a potential tool for this purpose.As a formative tool, the Medical Radiation Science student portfolio may benefit industry by delivering highly self motivated, self reflective, professional and competent practitioners with retained deep understanding of theory conceptualised to practice. As a summative tool, the student portfolio would provide authentic evidence of student learning outcomes, graduate quality and attributes, and standards of competence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalRadiographer
Volume54
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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