Programs

Bachelor Applied Science Degree in Radiation and Imaging SciencesMedical Dosimetry Concentration

The BAS concentration in Medical Dosimetry is designed for radiation therapists who want to specialize in the planning of optimal radiation treatment techniques and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of medical dosimetry in its support of radiation oncology
  • Design treatment plans for three-dimension conformal radiotherapy
  • Design treatment plans for intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Design treatment plans for brachytherapy treatments
  • Perform hand calculations to verify plan accuracy
  • Effectively communicate with an interdisciplinary radiation oncology team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and economic issues as they pertain to medical dosimetry

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Proficiency Requirement
Math 099 Intermediate Algebra N/A
Prerequisite Requirements
National Certification in radiation therapy N/A
An associate degree in radiation therapy 65
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology I 5
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
English English Composition I 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy  2
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
General Program and Concentration Requirements
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
CMST 330 Intercultural Communication for the Professional Practitioner 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
RAIM 460 Management & Leadership in Healthcare 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5Cr)  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5Cr)  
Medical Dosimetry Requirements
DOSM 301 Current Topics in Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 315 Physics for Medical Dosimetry I 5
DOSM 321 Radiation Treatment Planning I 5
DOSM 322 Radiation Treatment Planning II 5
DOSM 331 Dosimetry of Electron Beam Therapy 3
DOSM 401 Clinical Education I 8
DOSM 402 Clinical Education II 8
DOSM 403 Clinical Education III 8
DOSM 415 Physics for Medical Dosimetry II 5
DOSM 442 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists 4
DOSM 443 Quality Assurance for Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 475 Concept Integration Case Studies 3
RAIT 312 or
BIOL 312
Biology of Cancer 5
Grand Total    192

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Prerequisite Requirements
ARRT Certification N/A
An associate degree in radiation therapy 65
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL& 241) 5
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL& 242) 5
English English Composition I (ENGL& 101 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I (MATH& 141 5
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy 2
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Medical Dosimetry Requirements
CMST 330 Intercultural Communication for the Professional Practitioner 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper 5
DOSM 301 Current Topics in Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 315 Physics for Medical Dosimetry I 5
DOSM 321 Radiation Treatment Planning I 5
DOSM 322 Radiation Treatment Planning II 5
DOSM 331 Dosimetry of Electron Beam Therapy 3
DOSM 400 Treatment Planning System Lab 2
DOSM 401 Clinical Education I 8
DOSM 402 Clinical Education II 8
DOSM 403 Clinical Education III 8
DOSM 404 Clinical Education IV 8
DOSM 405 Clinical Education V 8
DOSM 406 Clinical Education VI 5
DOSM 442 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists 4
DOSM 443 Quality Assurance for Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 475 Concept Integration Case Studies 3
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
RAIM BAS Approved Elective 5
RAIT 312 or
BIOL 312
Biology of Cancer 5
Grand Total    200

Eligibility

National certification in radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical sonography. For the medical dosimetry concentration, certification must be in radiation therapy. For the radiologist assistant concentration, certification must be in radiologic technology.

Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better:

  • Intermediate algebra (or assessment into a higher level course)
  • College level English composition
  • Two courses in human anatomy and physiology or certification in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Humanties course
  • Social sciences course

The radiologist assistant program requires two years of practice as a certified (ARRT) radiographer.

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Non-refundable application fee of $125
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Proof of national certification in one of the four identified fields
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past manager, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program. For Medical Dosimetry at least one letter must be from an oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrist, chief therapist, or program director of a radiation therapy program. For Radiologist Assistant at least one letter must be from a radiologist.
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits in with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experience; your advanced certifications; specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.

Applications and instructions are available on the website at: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/health/imaging/, at the BC Student Service Center, or from the Radiation and Imaging Science department office in room A251 or by calling (425) 564-2316.

Staying on Track

Use Degree Audit to track your progress toward completion of this degree at bellevuecollege.edu/degreeaudit. Please refer to http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/ for latest degree updates and further information.

Degree Requirements

In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.

Graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation. Submit your graduation application form two quarters prior to the expected graduation date and pay the application fee.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter: October 10
  • Spring: December 10
  • Summer: March 15

Program Contact Information

http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/health/imaging/

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