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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RA 230 - Radiotherapy Technology III

Credit Hours: 3

Orientation to the various methods of diagnosing and treating malignancies. The signs and symptoms of cancer are discussed, and the indications for treatment by radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy or a combination thereof. The ideal treatment methodology for the various anatomical sites incorporating both the biological and the radiobiological rationale.                                                                                                                                                     

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

  • explain the different etiologic factors that could induce tumors;

  • explain the various epidemiologic factors & be able to identify the population groups with tendencies towards certain tumors;

  • explain the anticipated spread of disease from the various sites that have been discussed; and

  • list and describe the various treatment modalities, e.g. radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy or a combination thereof.

Prerequisites: RA 120
Corequisites: RA 203
F (C)

Two (2) 75-minute classes per week for 15 weeks.