Clinical Radiation Oncology I & II
Epidemiology, etiology, anatomy, patterns of spread, clinical presentation, detection and diagnosis, histopathology and disease classification related to various disease sites. Role of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and the multimodality treatment approach.
Computer Application in Radiation Therapy
Theory and technology of digital computers, digital imaging modalities and their application in radiation therapy.
Foundations of Radiation Therapy
Foundations in radiation therapy and the role of the radiation therapist. Introduction to radiation therapy education and professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist. Management of neoplastic disease.
Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics
Principles of physics, fundamental concepts of the structure of matter, production and use of electrostatics, electromagnetism, electrodynamics and principles of radiation. Structure of the x-ray tube and linear accelerator is introduced.
Mathematics for Radiation Therapy
This course involves the study of basic geometry, trigonometric functions, interpolation, word problem solving, exponents, logarithms, probability and statistical data measurement, angular measure and frequency distributions. This course is open to students who have successfully completed college algebra.
This course is designed to teach students the basic medical terminology necessary for their medical career.
General principles of pathology. Emphasis on factors relating to and providing basis for tumor pathology and normal tissue repair.
Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists I
Basic patient care procedures, including caring for the physical and emotional needs of the patient and family. Routine patient care procedures, communication, safety, legal, ethical, and professional issues.
Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists II
A continuation of Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists II. Emergency patient care procedures, surgical asepsis, pharmacology and radiographic contrast media.
Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I & II
Introduction to radiation therapy equipment and its use in clinical practice. Professional issues and the management of patients with cancer will be addressed.
Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy III & IV
Current treatment modalities for cancer in specific sites including its pattern of spread and radiation oncology treatment regimes. Topographical, radiological, and CT anatomy is covered.
This course discusses the interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole, and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Discussion of the theories and principles of tolerance dose, time-dose relationships, fractionation schemes and the relationship to the clinical practice of radiation therapy will be discussed, examined and evaluated. Students must pass each section of this course with a grade of 75%.
This course is designed to present basic principles of radiation protection and safety for the radiologic technologist. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated.
Radiation Therapy Clinical Internships I -III
Supervised clinical experience with therapeutic applications. Experience in a variety of technical methods and procedures in the management of patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV -VI
Radiation Therapy Physics
Continuation of Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I - III. Includes dosimetry. Under supervision, student assumes full therapist responsibilities.
Radiation Therapy Imaging
Theory and principles governing and influencing the production and
recording of radiographic images. Focus on radiation oncology imaging
equipment and related devices.
The comprehensive nature of a quality management program will be presented, examined and discussed within the context of professional standards of care. Recommended quality control issues regarding patient chart, documentation, and patient monitoring will be covered.
Radiation Therapy Operation
Content is designed to provide the theory to operate a treatment console and record data in the patient record and establish a protocol as part of a quality management program that incorporates all operations and functions of a radiation therapy facility / service.
Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy
This course will discuss various radiation therapy treatment techniques and beginning treatment planning. Course will include radiographic and CT anatomy.
Nature and physical aspects of generation and interaction of radiation used in therapeutic radiology. Conceptual framework for the physics of diagnostic radiology will be presented.
Seminar in Radiation Therapy
Capstone experience researching and presenting new innovations in the field of radiation therapy. Examination and evaluation of the management of neoplastic disease and promotion of critical thinking. Preparation for certification examination.
Treatment Planning I
Dose and treatment time calculations for linear accelerators, superficial/orthovoltage and Co-60 treatment units. Application of isodose chart, central axis depth dose curves and beam profiles.
Treatment Planning II
A continuation of Treatment Planning I. Treatment planning optimizations and the application of beam modifiers. Contouring and the use of single and multiple beam therapies.