Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RA 102 - Lab/Clinical II

Credit Hours: 4

Students will participate in positioning and setting up the patient for the treatment procedure and producing custom shielding devices. Develop and label x-ray films/imaging plates (if applicable). Observing various imaging techniques and modalities. Students will rotate through the exam room and planning/simulation areas, as well as the treatment areas. During this course the student gains familiarity with and builds proficiency in the techniques, terms and tools used for radiation therapy treatments. The observation and clinical experiences of applying radiotherapy principles to patients under direct clinical supervision at all times.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this lab/clinical, the student will be able to:

  • create custom shielding and immobilization devices;

  • demonstrate how to correctly identify, assist and position the patient, pre/post treatment;

  • demonstrate ability to develop and accurately identify and label patient x-ray films/imaging plates (if applicable);

  • demonstrate proper use of the hand controls set machine and treatment bed parameters;

  • demonstrate safe and effective operation of the treatment and simulation machine and bed controls; and

  • evaluate the area of treatment and the radiation reactions.

Prerequisites: RA 101
Corequisites: RA 120
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Two (2) eight-hour days per week for 15 weeks.