RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM
Become a vital member of the medical team
Classes and clinical rotations may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sundays when make-up sessions are scheduled. Evening hours may be scheduled until 8:00 p.m. one night per week during quarters 5 and 6. Class schedules are subject to change. Clinical rotation schedules are based on the shifts of each affiliated educational setting and are subject to change.
Begins: September 2, 2021
Ends: August 2023
Center for Allied Health Education
1401 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Students are scheduled to be in class two to three days a week and in clinic two to three days a week.
The Radiation Therapy Program has clinical sites located throughout the metropolitan area.
Students are placed randomly at a clinical site and are responsible for their own transportation to their assigned clinical site.
- Program Overview
CAHE’s Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is recognized by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
Accreditation is granted by JRCERT on a programmatic review and site visit. The Radiation Therapy program at Center for Allied Health Education received an accreditation award of 8 years from JRCERT, which is the maximum accreditation length. Recognition by JRCERT qualifies the program’s graduates for eligibility to apply for and take the certification exam for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
20 N. WACKER DR., SUITE 2850
CHICAGO, IL 60606-3182
AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS
1255 NORTHLAND DRIVE
ST. PAUL, MN 55120-1155
- Mission & Goals
- Course Schedule
Course Number Course Title Hours QUARTER 1 RTT 1100 Introduction to Radiation Therapy I 20 GEN 1100 Medical Terminology 15 RTT 1121 Anatomy and Physiology I 30 RTT 1130 Introduction to Physics 30 RTT 1140 Patient Care I 20 RTT 1151 Simulation Procedures 30 RTT 1151L Simulation Procedures Lab 30 QUARTER 2 GEN 1200 Ethics & Law in the Health Professions 20 GEN 1210 Research Methods & Information Literacy 30 RTT 1200 Introduction to Radiation Therapy II 30 RTT 1221 Anatomy & Physiology II 30 RTT 1230 Radiation Physics I 30 RTT 1240 Patient Care II 20 RTT 1251 Treatment Procedures I 30 RTT 1251L Treatment Lab I 25 QUARTER 3 RTT 1321 Anatomy and Physiology III 30 RTT 1330 Radiation Physics II 30 RTT 1340 Radiation Oncology Nursing 30 RTT 1351 Treatment Procedures II 30 RTT 1351L Treatment Procedures II Lab 25 RTT 1370 Radiation Protection 25 RTT 1380 Medical Imaging & Processing 25 RTT 1391 Introduction to Clinical Education 90 QUARTER 4 RTT 1400 Professional Capstone I 45 RTT 1430 Radiation Therapy Physics 30 RTT 1470 Radiation Biology 30 RTT 1480 Cross-sectional Anatomy 30 RTT 1491 Clinical Education I 210 QUARTER 5 RTT 1520 Pathophysiology 30 RTT 1530 Treatment Planning I 30 RTT 1550 Radiation Therapy Techniques I 20 RTT 1581 Principles of CT in Radiation Therapy 20 RTT 1591 Clinical Education II 210 QUARTER 6 RTT 1630 Treatment Planning II 30 RTT 1650 Radiation Therapy Techniques II 20 RTT 1650L Procedures Lab Terminals I 20 RTT 1681 MRI in Radiation Therapy 20 RTT 1691 Clinical Education III 140 QUARTER 7 RTT 1700 Professional Capstone II 45 RTT 1710 Quality Management & Operational Issues 30 RTT 1740 Career Development 15 RTT 1750 Radiation Therapy Techniques III 20 RTT 1750L Procedures Lab Terminals II 20 RTT 1791 Clinical Education IV 153 RTT 1800 Registry Review 45
A student must pass all courses in the program in order to graduate from the program.
A student must pass all courses in a quarter/quarter in order to progress to the next quarter/quarter in the program.
If a student fails one course in a quarter/quarter the following policy is in effect:
Progression Course: they face termination from the program. A progression course is defined as a course that is delineated as a pre-requisite course for a course in the following quarter/quarter. All required pre-requisite courses are listed in the Academic Policy as published in the Catalog Addendum.
Non-Progression Course: the course must be made up as per the Make-Up Policy published in the Institutional Catalog.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography program students are required to sit for the ARDMS Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam by the end of their fourth quarter in order to progress to their fifth quarter.
A student who fails up to two didactic courses in a quarter may qualify for a comprehensive exam(s) for each of the failed courses. The results of the comprehensive exam(s) will determine the student’s requirements to meet the objectives of the failed course.
Qualifying for a Comprehensive Exam
In order to qualify for a comprehensive exam a student’s course average must be a minimum grade of 65.
Results of the Comprehensive Exam
90 to 100 – the student will be considered to have passed the course and will receive the minimum passing grade as their recorded score
80 to 89 – the student will be required to complete an independent course of study that meets the objectives of the course. A learning contract will be signed by the student detailing the objective criteria they are required to complete. Once complete the minimum passing grade will be recorded as their score
79 or below – Progression Course: the student has failed the course.
Non-Progression Course: the student will need to make-up the course as per the Make-Up Policy as published in the Institutional Catalog
Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent Quality Points Legend A 90-100 4.0 Excellent B+ 85-89 3.5 Very Good B+ 80-84 3.0 Very Good C+ 75-79 2.5 Satisfactory C+ 70-74 2.0 Satisfactory D 65-69 1.0 Unsatisfactory F 0-64 0 Failure P – – Pass TF – – Transfer Credits INC – 0 Incomplete W – – Official Withdrawal FW – 0 Failure due to Unofficial Withdrawal FT – 0 Failure due to Termination
- Program Outcomes
Patient Care Procedures
Vital signs – Blood pressure
Vital signs – Pulse
Vital signs – Respiration
Viral signs – Temperature
Quality Control Procedures
- Laser alignment
- Beam output and symmetry
- Laser alignment
Head and neck
Parallel opposed fields
Computer generated isodose plan
Treatment Accessory Devices
Custom immobilization devices
Total body irradiation (TBI)
Craniospinal irradiation (CSI)
Radiation Treatment Procedures
Head and Neck
- Multi-field non-IMRT
- IMRT or ARC therapy
- Tangents only
- Tangents with supraclavicular
- Tangents with supraclavicular and posterior axillary boost
- Special setups
- Multi-field non-IMRT
- Multi-field IMRT or ARC therapy
- Multi-field supine
- Multi-field prone
- Single field spine
- Multi-field spine
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