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Radiation Therapy

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 Welcome to the HCC Radiation Therapy Program website!

This program is a full-time program offered at the Dale Mabry Campus.

 

Vision Statement

The Radiation Therapy Program strives to offer a high quality learning environment that prepares the students to become leaders in the field of radiation therapy.

 


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Radiation Therapy Program is to prepare and empower graduates with a strong academic, clinical and professional foundation, to meet the needs of patients and the community as an entry level radiation therapist.

 


Program Philosophy:

The field of Radiation Therapy is a health science specialty that educates students in the application of ionizing and gamma radiation administered to patients with neoplastic diseases.  In order for the student to fully understand the treatment delivery process, (s)he must have a thorough knowledge of every aspect of the disease including treatment, simulation,  histology, physics, and tissue reactions with radiation.

Treatments are administered utilizing high energy linear accelerators, with multiple energies, photons, electrons that incorporate the newest technology which include Multi Leaf Collimation, Intensity Modulating Radiation Therapy, Stereotatic Radiosurgery and the Gamma Knife.  Simulation and treatment planning are integral to the overall success of the students.  In depth study of these vital components is presented through didactic classes and labs utilizing hands on experiences in the VERTUAL Lab, CT Simulation and Treatment Planning.

The program faculty believes that educational excellence is central to the delivery of instruction and encourages students to adapt to challenging situations, and employ good communication and problem solving skills.

 


Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes: 

  

Goal # 1:  Students will demonstrate competent clinical skills.    

  

Student Learning Outcome:      

  • Students demonstrate the ability to accurately image patients
  • Students demonstrate competent treatment setup techniques
  • Students demonstrate proficiency in patient care skills

 

Goal #2:  Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills    

  

Student Learning Outcome:

  • Students recognize and resolve discrepancies in patient setups   
  • Students recognize and interpret all CT and patient setup procedures prior to scanning   

       

Goal #3:  Students will be effective communicators    

  

Student Learning Outcome:

  • Students effectively communicate with patients   
  • Students effectively communicate with clinical staff   

      

Goal #4:  Students/Graduates will exhibit professionalism   

  

Student Learning Outcome:   

 

  • Students demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to learn   
  • Students display attributes of professionalism 

 


Accreditation:

The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

20 N Wacker Drive

Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone: (312) 704-5300 

Fax: (312) 704-5304

Email: mail@jrcert.org

 

 


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This page last updated November 17, 2014 eab

Please report any problems with this page to Eugene Broda gbroda@hccfl.edu