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RTT 202C - Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum 1

Credits: 4
360 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C , RTT 120C  
Co-requisites: RTT 201  

This is a course conducted in a clinical facility where, under direct supervision the student gains more advanced training and experience in the operation of radiation therapy equipment. 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. Perform advanced knowledge/skills simulation competencies.
  5. Access and interpret patient’s treatment chart.
  6. Utilize good body mechanics in assisting patients.
  7. Utilize radiation safety techniques.
  8. Construct custom beam fabrication shields.
  9. Complete case studies.
  10. Perform hand calculations and correlate computer dosimetry.
  11. Interpret pertinent blood value reports on medical charts.
  12. Perform morning warm up and quality assurance procedures.
Listed Topics
  1. Equipment and Computers
  2. Patient Charting
  3. Evaluations and Competencies
  4. Treatment Planning
  5. Case Studies
  6. Radiation Safety and QA
  7. Dosimetry
Reference Materials
Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society, Clinical forms, logs, case study outlines, quiz outlines, dosimetry workbook.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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