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RTT 221C - Radiation Therapy Externship

Credits: 5
385 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 203 , RTT 204C , RTT 213 , RTT 214C  

This course is a combination of classroom lecture and clinical externship for the certificate student completing the Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Under direct supervision, the student will gain knowledge and experience in advanced/complex techniques utilized in cancer treatment. 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. Treatment Competencies
  3. Pt. Care Review
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Simulation Competencies
  6. Side Effects Review
  7. Brachytherapy
  8. Case Study Outline
  9. Radiobiology Review
  10. Treatment Planning Techniques
  11. Board Review
  12. Dosimetry Workbook
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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