RAT 2021 Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning - 3 credits
In this course factors involved in the development of treatment plans are explained. Students will learn about the doses required for patient treatment and changes in the plan that are based on individual patient needs.
RAT 2621C Radiation Therapy Physics III - 3 credits
This course provides the students with information regarding radiation protection, nuclear transformation and the interaction of radiation with matter. The measurement of ionizing radiation, the quality of radiation, measurement and calculations of absorbed doses will be covered. Students will learn how to Integrate practical experiences in radiation therapy measurements and calculate radiation therapy patient doses.
RAT 2814 Radiation Therapy Clinic II - 3 credits
In this course students will use the skills learned to treat and simulate the cancer patient. Students will work one on one with board certified radiation therapists in the treatment of cancer.
RAT 2902 Simulation Lecture II - 1 credit
This course provides the student with all information & parameters needed to complete the lab. Lab handouts are distributed & discussed in depth prior to the actual hands on laboratory.
RAT 2902L Simulation Lab II - 1 credit
This course is designed to give hands on experience in the lab utilizing a CT Simulator for patient simulation. Students will use an anthromorphologic phantom in the lab. Labs in this session will consist of setups using blocks, contours and complex field arrangements.
RTE 2385 Radiation Biology - 3 credits
This course provides the students with information regarding the biologic effects of radiation and its absorption in tissue. The use of sensitizers & radiation protectors will also be discussed.