2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Radiation Therapy Technology

RTTT 101 – 1 Credit
Orientation to Radiation Therapy I

Provides an introduction into the field of Radiation Therapy. The course introduces students to the health care field and the education process associated with the Radiation Therapy Program. Students will be required to complete a four-hour obersavation day at an affiliated Radiation Onocology facility. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

RTTT 103 – 2 Credits
Diagnostic Sectional Anatomy

Diagnostic Sectional Anatomy explores sectional anatomy via diagrams and radiologic images. Encompassed are different diagnostic modalities to include equipment functionality. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Admission to Radiation Therapy program

RTTT 105 – 2 Credits
Introduction to Clinical Education

Introduces students to clinical aspects of Radiation Therapy through simulated lab and clinical rotations. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 101 Corequisite: RTTT 111, RTTT 125 Lab Fee: $45.00

RTTT 107 – 2 Credits
Clinical Education I

Provides a foundation of knowledge of skills for students to base their clinical experience. The practice of radiation therapy and its role in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer are explored. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 105 Corequisite: RTTT 113, RTTT 127 Lab Fee $45.00

RTTT 109 – 3 Credits
Clinical Education II

Presents the application of radiation therapy treatment principles and techniques; integrates the treatment techniques and oncology principles introduced in the classroom with treatment techniques in the clinical experience. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 107 Lab Fee: $25.00

RTTT 111 – 3 Credits
Principles of Radiation Therapy I

Provides an overview of the foundation of radiation therapy and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of a JRCERT accredited radiation therapy program, professional health care organization and clinical responsibilities related to the radiation therapist will be examined. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RTTT 101 Corequisites: RTTT 105, RTTT 125

RTTT 113 – 3 Credits
Principles of Radiation Therapy II

Principles of Radiation Therapy II provides students with additional knowledge of radiation protection, radiobiology, quality management and other fundamental knowledge for a clinical practitioner. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 111

RTTT 125 – 3 Credits
Radiation Therapy Physics I

Reviews fundamental physics knowledge with an introduction to radiation therapy physics. This course covers physical units, measurements, basic principles, atomic structure, types or radiation, x-ray production and radiation interactions. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RTTT 101 Corequisites: RTTT 105, RTTT 111

RTTT 127 – 3 Credits
Radiation Therapy Physics II

Radiation Therapy Physics II provides an analysis of the structure of matter, properties of radiation, nuclear transformations, x-ray production, and interactions of ionizing radiations. Measurement and quality of ionizing radiation, absorbed dose measurement, dose distribution and scatter analysis are introduced. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RTTT 125 Corequisites: RTTT 107, RTTT 113

RTTT 129 – 2 Credits
Trends in Radiation Therapy

Trends in Radiation Therapy provides the students with an overview of the current trends and advances in the field of radiation therapy. Students are expected to attend scheduled conferences and field trips. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RTTT 105 Corequisites: RTTT 204, RTTT 208, RTTT 212

RTTT 202 – 3 Credits
Clinical Oncology I

Clinical Oncology I introduces the development and definition of malignant and abnormal pathology. The course explains basic disease concepts, theories of disease causation, and system-by-system pathophysiologic disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice. The processes involved in the development and classification of both benign and malignant tumors are introduced. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 113 Corequisites: RTTT 206, RTTT 212

RTTT 204 – 3 Credits
Clinical Oncology II

Clinical Oncology II explores the development and definition of malignant and abnormal pathology. Modalities and rationale of clinical treatment are presented. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site, and patterns of metastasis. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 202 Corequisites: RTTT 129, RTTT 208, RTTT 214

RTTT 206 – 3 Credits
Clinical Education III

Clinical Education III builds upon the clinical experiences and foundation gained in Clinical Education II. The course integrates the treatment concepts and principles of oncology introduced in the classroom with treatment techniques performed in the clinic. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 109 Corequisites: RTTT 202, RTTT 212 Lab Fee: $25.00

RTTT 208 – 3 Credits
Clinical Education IV

Clinical Education IV provides students with culminating experiences and opportunities to combine comprehensive responsibilities of an entry-level radiation therapist. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 206 Corequisites: RTTT 129, RTTT 204, RTTT 214 Lab Fee: $25.00

RTTT 212 – 3 Credits
Dosimetry I

Dosimetry I explores established factors that influence and govern clinical planning of patient treatment. Course encompasses isodose descriptions, patient contouring, radiobiologic considerations, dosimetric calculations, compensation, and clinical application of treatment beams. Optimal treatment planning is emphasized along with particle beams. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 127

RTTT 214 – 3 Credits
Dosimetry II

Dosimetry II builds on the knowledge gained in Dosimetry I by applying the theory and practice of optimal treatment planning. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RTTT 212 Corequisite: RTTT 129, RTTT 204, RTTT 208