RA 150 - Summer Clinical
Credit Hours: 6
During this course the student gains familiarity with and builds proficiency in the techniques, terms and tools used for radiation therapy treatments. The student also is introduced to preparing treatment immobilization devices and completion of calculation assignments.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
demonstrate ability to initiate and administer basic patient treatments;
demonstrate an understanding and explain use of treatment calculations;
demonstrate skill in assisting the physician/nurse with the patient in the exam room;
set and operate the machine and bed controls; and
identify and adhere to personal and equipment safety procedures.
Students will also begin to complete the required clinical and academic competencies consistent with those mandated by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Prerequisites: RA 102, RA 120
Each rotation consists of six-hour days, five (5) days per week for the 12-week period.