DOSM 406 Clinical Education VI • 5 Cr.
Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 165 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:After completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Apply the principles of radiation protection to clinical practice. 2. Apply safe, ethical, and legal practices. 3. Assume primary role interacting with the radiation oncologist and Medical Physicist for all treatment planning activities. 4. Practice creating and evaluating complex Special Brachytherapy treatment plans. 5. Practice creating and evaluating complex Special Casework treatment plans 6. Assume primary role in development of set-up, plan verification, importation of plan into the record and verify system, and discussions of plan with radiation oncology staff. 7. Develop and analyzes a Low Dose Rate (LDR) permanent implant brachytherapy plan. 8. Develop and analyzes a Low Dose Rate (LDR) Tandem and Ovoid (T & O) brachytherapy plan. 9. Develop and analyzes a High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy plans for cervix, bronchus, and prostate. 10. Develop and analyzes a High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy plan utilizing the SAVI? (strut adjusted volume implant) technique. 11. Develop and analyzes a High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy plan utilizing the Mammosite? technique.