RTT - RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGY

RTT-110 Introduction to Radiation Therapy and Patient Care Management

This course is an exploration of the foundation of radiation therapy practices and variety of roles for the professional in the delivery of health care. Principles of practice, professional responsibilities, medical law and ethics will be addressed. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

RTT-120, RTT-121, RTT-130, RTT-150

RTT-120 Radiation Therapy Practices I

This course introduces the student radiation therapist to treatment equipment and techniques. Topics include patient immobilization, localization, simulation, documentation, patient positioning, treatment delivery parameters, prescriptions, and patient care. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Corequisites

RTT-110, RTT-121, RTT-130, RTT-150

RTT-121 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum I

This course serves as a clinical orientation to radiation therapy where students are afforded an opportunity to develop professional clinical skills and knowledge through structured rotations and assignments in radiation therapy. Treatment competencies and related objectives will be used to measure clinical outcomes. Students will be afforded 352 hours for this clinical experience. Clinical [24.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

RTT-110, RTT-120, RTT-130, RTT-150

RTT-130 Radiation Biology and Safety

This course explores the cellular and systemic effects of radiation exposure. Radiation health, safety, and federal and state requirements will be enforced. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

RTT-110, RTT-120, RTT-121, RTT-150

RTT-150 Principles of Diagnostic Radiation Physics

This course is a continuation of the exploration of radiation physics. Emphasis will be on basic principles of physics, atomic structure, electro-magnetic and particulate radiation, x-ray circuits, radiographic tubes and radiation production. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

RTT-110, RTT-120, RTT-121, RTT-130

RTT-200 Survey of Diseases

This course orients students to disease and disorders that compromise the human body. Emphasis is on cellular, systemic and manifestations. There will be an emphasis on the management of pathologies as well. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RTT-120

Corequisites

RTT-210, RTT-220, RTT-221, RTT-230

RTT-210 Dosimetry and Treatment Practices

This course applies the concepts of radiation physics to therapy practice. Treatment units, scatter radiation analysis, isodose curves, patient contouring, dosimetric calculations, compensating filtration and equipment calibration are introduced. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RTT-110, RTT-150

Corequisites

RTT-200, RTT-220, RTT-221, RTT-230

RTT-220 Radiation Therapy Practices II

This course is an exploration of cancer; its detection, diagnosis, correlation and prognosis. The focus of the course is on the management of neoplastic disease and its mechanism of spreading. Various laboratory experiments will be used to demonstrate the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RTT-120

Corequisites

RTT-200, RTT-210, RTT-221, RTT-230

RTT-221 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum II

This course affords student radiation therapists an avenue to continue their development of professional skills through rotations on various treatment machines, treatment planning, and simulation. Objectives and treatment competencies will be used to assess outcomes. Students will be given 352 hours for this clinical experience. Clinical [24.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RTT-121

Corequisites

RTT-200, RTT-210, RTT-220, RTT-230

RTT-222 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum III

This course affords student radiation therapists with an avenue to continue the development of advanced professional clinical skills through the correlation of didactic theory. Students continue towards competency and mastery and will be given 408 hours of clinical experience. Clinical [34.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Prerequisite[s]: RTT-210, RTT-220, RTT-221, RTT-230

RTT-230 Advanced Procedures

This course explores advanced practices that the student will incorporate into their basic foundation of knowledge. Cross-sectional anatomy will be presented through didactic presentation. Quality control parameters for therapeutic and simulation equipment will be presented through a synchronous didactic and laboratory presentation. There will be an introduction to computing,information processing, computer concepts and various laboratory experiments. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RTT-120, RTT-150

Corequisites

RTT-200, RTT-210, RTT-220, RTT-221