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RTT 112C - Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy Clinical


Credits: 1
240 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101  
Co-requisites: RTT 102  

Description
An Introductory clinical course in which students observe radiation therapy personnel in their daily treatment routine and receive hands-on experience with treatment equipment necessary to become a competent and qualified Radiation Therapist. Students are supervised by a certified Radiation Therapist. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. Students will be charged for radiation badges.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Prepare treatment room with correct positioning and immobilization devices.
  2. Perform simple patient set-up techniques.
  3. Utilize proper body mechanics when assisting patients.
  4. Assess patients for side effects.
  5. Assist with fabrication of patient shielding.
  6. Interpret blood value reports.
  7. Utilize radiation safety techniques.
  8. Perform morning warm up quality assurance procedures.
  9. Perform basic knowledge/skills treatment competencies.
  10. Complete patient case studies.
Listed Topics
  1. Evaluations & Competencies
  2. Radiation Safety Techniques
  3. Case Studies
  4. Quality Assurance
Reference Materials
Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society, Clinical forms, logs, outlines.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006


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