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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

RTT 1100 Introduction to Radiation Therapy and Medical Terminology

This course is an introductory overview of Radiation Therapy, including its practices and affiliations. The course provides an examination of the therapist role within the interdisciplinary healthcare system with an emphasis on professionalism, professional societies, communication, and medical terminology. There is an examination of the theory and application of the law in relation to the healthcare system. At the conclusion of this course, the student will identify Radiation Therapy equipment and its basic function; analyze the psychological and psychosocial issues cancer patients experience; communicate with patients and healthcare providers using the correct medical terminology; and define the role of a Radiation Therapist as part of a team within the Radiation Oncology Department and healthcare system.

Credits

2.5

Prerequisite

ANA 1010 (prior to or concurrent with course)