RTT 218 - Radiation Oncology
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: RTT 201 or RTT 203
Co-requisites: RTT 211 or RTT 213
This is a course in the study of malignant disease by anatomical systems with emphasis on the staging and grading of tumors, their site of origin, and their spread and involvement. Multiple modalities of cancer treatment are explored. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Define and describe terminology related to neoplasia and neoplasms.
- Differentiate between benign and malignant neoplasms.
- Define and describe carcinogenesis.
- Differentiate between etiology and epidemiology of malignant neoplasms.
- Define and describe tumor classification based on histology and tumor characteristics.
- Define and describe the multidisciplinary approach to treatment of malignant neoplasms.
- Cancer detection and prevention
- Types of cancer
- Grading and staging of tumors
- Karnofsky performance scale
- Treatment options
- Direct extension, hemopoetic and lymphatic spread
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006
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