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Radiation Therapy Curriculum

Mission:

The mission of the Radiation Therapy program is to graduate health care professionals who are competent Radiation Therapists through the provision of quality academic and clinical experiences.

Radiation Therapy

Offered at:
Delray Beach Campus - Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology in Palm Beach County, FL
Atlanta Campus - Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology in Atlanta, GA

The curriculum includes instruction and experience in a variety of patient care and education, treatment delivery, radiation protection and quality assurance. The lesson plan also offers clinical concepts in radiation oncology, and treatment planning procedures.

Curriculum

The radiation therapy curriculum at Cambridge includes instruction and experience in a variety of patient care and education, treatment delivery, radiation protection and quality assurance. The radiotherapy lesson plan also offers clinical concepts in radiation oncology and treatment planning procedures. The mission of the radiotherapy curriculum is to provide each student with both the knowledge and skills needed to meet and/or exceed the minimum entry-level requirements to perform as a radiation therapist.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Course Code Course Description Credits
BSC 1085 Anatomy & Physiology 3
BSC 1085L Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
BSC 1086 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BSC 1086L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
HSC 1000 Introduction to Health Science 3
ENC 1101 English Composition 3
PSY 1012 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC 1016 Fundamentals of Speech 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
CTS 1050 Introduction to Computers 3
MEA 1239 Medical Terminology 2
RAD 1006A Clinical Externship I A 5
RAD 1007A Clinical Externship II A 5
RAD 2007A Clinical Externship III A 8
RAD 2008A Clinical Externship IV A 8
RAD 2009A Clinical Externship V 8
RAD 1001A Introduction to Clinical Radiation Theray & Operations 4
RAD 1000A Orientation to Radiation Therapy & Medical Ethics 3
RAD 1002A Radiation Therapy Patient Care 3
RAD 1003A Radiation Therapy Physics I 4
RAD 1004A Radiation Therapy Physics II & Quality Management 4
RAD 1005A Radiation Biology & Protection 3
RAD 1009A Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy I 4
RAD 1010A Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy II 3
RAD 2000A Treatment Planning I 3
RAD 2001A Treatment Planning II 3
RAD 2002A Oncologic Pathology 3
RAD 2006A Radiation Therapy Review Seminar 3
RAD 1008A Sectional Anatomy & Imaging Principles 3
Total Credits 105

 

Goals of the Radiation Therapy Program:

  • Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.
    • Outcome: Students will be able to accurately align and position patients
    • Outcome: Students will apply principles of radiation protection
    • Outcome: Students will demonstrate appropriate patient care
  • Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.
    • Outcome: Students will use effective oral communication skills
    • Outcome: Students will apply written communication skills
  • Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Outcome: Students will interpret prescription/treatment plans
    • Outcome: Students will employ computer skills
  • Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professionalism.
    • Outcome: Students will practice professional behavior
    • Outcome: Students will understand ethics of the profession