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2022-2023 Catalog 
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RA 100 - Radiotherapy Technology I

Credit Hours: 3

During this course the student gains orientation to the principles underlying radiation therapy treatments, radiation oncology, professional ethics and duties of a radiation therapist. Appropriate handling of the radiation patient from clinical, ethical and technical points of view.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • prepare the radiation treatment room;

  • identify both machine and personnel radiation safety procedures;

  • differentiate between benign and metastatic neoplasms and identify their characteristics;

  • identify short term and long term radiation effects and tissue tolerances;

  • differentiate between various regulatory bodies; and

  • explain patient rights and ethical conduct as a radiation therapist.

Corequisites: RA 101
F (C)

Three (3) 50-minute classes per week for 15 weeks.