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RTT 220C - Radiation Therapy Externship

Credits: 5
385 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C , RTT 120C , RTT 201 , RTT 202C , RTT 211 , RTT 212C  

This course is a combination of classroom lecture/lab and clinical externship for the degree student completing the program in radiation therapy technology. The student will be afforded the opportunity, under direct supervision, to perform the duties and learn the responsibilities of a 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. Perform advanced knowledge/skill treatment competencies
  2. Calculate dosage
  3. Evaluate patient on a daily basis for treatment readiness
  4. Access and interpret patient’s treatment chart
  5. Perform hand calculations and correlate computer dosimetry
  6. Construct custom beam fabrication shields
  7. Utilize radiation protection and safety techniques
  8. Perform quality assurance procedures
  9. Complete case studies.
Listed Topics
  1. Oncology Review
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Brachytherapy
  4. Treatment Planning Techniques
  5. Simulation Competencies
  6. Treatment Competencies
  7. Pt. Care Review
  8. Case Study Outline
  9. Side Effects Review
  10. Radiobiology Review
  11. Dosimetry Workbook
  12. Radiation Protection
  13. Board Review
Reference Materials
Required Textbooks, Handouts, Clinical Forms, Logs, Outlines, Computer Software, Mock Boards.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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