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RTT 120C - Applied Radiation Therapy 1

Credits: 4
600 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C  

Ten weeks of practicum in a clinical facility, participating in the duties performed by a radiation therapist. The student observes the initial clinical evaluation of the patient and aids in treatment planning and follow-up. Under supervision, the student positions, plans, and treats the patient, calculates and records dosage, checks the patient’s treatment records, and observes the patient in a routine follow-up. 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. Perform basic knowledge/skills treatment competencies.
  2. Perform advanced knowledge/skills treatment competencies.
  3. Perform basic knowledge/skills simulation competencies.
  4. Differentiate between hand calculations and computer dosimetry.
  5. Utilize proper body mechanics to assist patients.
  6. Construct beam fabrication shields.
  7. Evaluate and assess patient’s daily condition before treatment.
  8. Practice radiation protection and safety techniques.
  9. Perform morning QA warm up procedures.
  10. Complete patient case study reports.
Listed Topics
  1. Evaluations
  2. Treatment and Simulation Competencies
  3. Dosimetry Workbook
  4. Case Study Outline
  5. Clinical Quiz Outline
  6. Quality Assurance & Radiation Safety
  7. Patient Care Review
Reference Materials
Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society, Clinical forms, log sheets, outlines
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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