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RTH 219 - Radiation Therapy Seminar

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RTH 201 , RTH 218 , RTH 212C  
Co-requisites: RTH 211 , RTH 215 , RTH 220C , RTH 222  

In this course students investigate current literature to gain a deeper understanding of therapeutic techniques, patient care practices and trends in the field of radiation therapy.  Emphasis is placed on a service-learning project that involves active participation, research and presentation.  This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. 
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Investigate current literature for scholarship in the field of radiation therapy. 
  2. Apply effective research and writing techniques for various current topics in radiation therapy. 
  3. Initiate a service-learning opportunity within the healthcare community. 
  4. Reflect on self-learning and growth gained from the service-learning experience. 
  5. Support the analysis of the service-learning experience through current literature research. 
  6. Present a well-organized, reflective analysis of the service-learning experience to classmates. 
Listed Topics
  1. Effective research and writing methods
  2. Psychosocial effects and coping strategies
  3. Complementary and alternative therapies
  4. Challenges in communication
  5. The caregiver
  6. Death, dying and euthanasia
  7. Effects of global diseases
  8. Investigations into future cancer detection and treatment
Reference Materials
Library resources, current literature and videos.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Information Literacy
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/10/2023
Last Reviewed: 2/10/2023

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