Radiation Therapy program graduates will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of written and oral communication
- Demonstrate ability to maintain written records of treatment administered
- Demonstrate ability to perform mathematical calculation of treatment times and radiation
- Demonstrate knowledge of topographical and cross-sectional anatomy and localization
of anatomical structures and treatment sites
- Demonstrate knowledge of radiation physics applied in the practice of radiation therapy
- Demonstrate ability to operate radiation producing equipment in all phases of treatment
set-up and delivery
- Demonstrate capability of interpretation of isodose summations and treatment plans
prepared by hand or by computer for the set-up of the patient and the delivery of
the treatment prescription
- Demonstrate verification of correctness of delivery and provision of consistent daily
treatment set-up and recognition of and corrective action taken for errors in calculation
and/or delivery of a course of treatment
- Demonstrate knowledge of proper utilization of treatment accessories in the delivery
of a planned treatment
- Demonstrate proper utilization of immobilization and beam directional devices
- Demonstrate proper utilization of procedures for protection from sources of radiation
- Demonstrate ability to provide basic nursing care and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
- Demonstrate ability to provide psychological support and awareness of patterns of
physical and emotional stress exhibited by cancer patients
- Demonstrate ability to recognize the patient’s clinical progress, symptoms of disease
progression, the complications and side-effects of a treatment course and initiation
of the processes of consultation with the physician responsible for their care
- Demonstrate the proper use of body mechanics in guiding and/or assisting the patient
to move to and from the standing position, wheelchair, or cart to the treatment table
in a safe manner
- Demonstrate the ability to interact in a professional manner with other health care
personnel involved in the treatment of the patient
Proton Therapy program graduates will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of anatomical structures of the body in radiographic and cross-sectional
- Describe the concepts of basic patient care specific to radiation therapy/proton therapy
with an emphasis on physical and emotional conditions.
- Discuss the physical properties of protons and describe how they influence the principles
of treatment and simulation.
- Discuss specific pathologic conditions and describe the standard treatment and simulation
regimens for each anatomical structure.
- Demonstrate clinical competency in a variety of treatment procedures.
- Describe and discuss quality management procedures standard in a proton therapy facility.
- Practice radiation safety precautions specific to the delivery of proton therapy treatments.
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