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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RA 240 - Radiotherapy Technology IV Oncology

Credit Hours: 3

Further discussion regarding the various methods of diagnosing and treating malignancies. The signs and symptoms of cancer will be further 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 cancers;

  • explain the various epidemiologic factors and thus be able to identify the various population groups with tendencies toward certain tumors;

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

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

Prerequisites: RA 230
Corequisites: RA 204
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Two (2) 75-minute classes per week for fifteen (15) weeks.