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Medical Dosimetry

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DOSM 301 Current Topics in Medical Dosimetry • 3 Cr.

Studies the role of the Medical Dosimetrist within a Radiation Oncology Department. Topics include professional issues, treatment planning, dose calculations, imaging, QA and special procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 315 Physics for Medical Dosimetry I • 5 Cr.

Explores the fundamentals of radiation therapy physics with special attention to nuclear transformations and decay, x-ray production, radiation generators, interactions of ionizing radiation, x-ray beam quality, measurement of absorbed dose, dose distribution and scatter analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 321 Radiation Treatment Planning I • 5 Cr.

Explores treatment planning for 2D planar and 3D conformal therapies. Topics include Isodose pattern assessment, DVH analysis, ICRU definition, Beam modifiers, Photon Monitor Unit calculations, and treatment planning goals for the pelvis, breast, lung, abdomen, head and neck, CNS and metastases. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 322 Radiation Treatment Planning II • 5 Cr.

Explores planning techniques for IMRT, SRS, and Special Procedures. Topics include Planning process, Isodose pattern assessment, SRS techniques, new delivery technologies, imaging and fusion, arc therapy, dMLC delivery, and special procedure calculations (TBI, and TSe-). Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 331 Dosimetry of Particle Beam Therapy • 3 Cr.

Explores treatment planning techniques for electron beam therapy. Topics include clinical usage, treatment applications, energy and field size selection, dose and MU calculations, calculations for and concerns with matching of electron ports, and beam shielding modifying devices. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 394 Special Topics in Medical Dosimetry • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students in medical dosimetry. May be used as continuing education for certified medical dosimetrists. Prerequisite: acceptance into the program.

DOSM 395 Special Topics in Medical Dosimetry • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students in medical dosimetry. May be used as continuing education for certified medical dosimetrists. Prerequisite: acceptance into the program.

DOSM 396 Special Topics in Medical Dosimetry • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students in medical dosimetry. May be used as continuing education for certified medical dosimetrists. Prerequisite: acceptance into the program.

DOSM 397 Special Topics in Medical Dosimetry • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students in medical dosimetry. May be used as continuing education for certified medical dosimetrists. Prerequisite: acceptance into the program.

DOSM 399 Individual Study in Medical Dosimetry • V1-5 Cr.

Covers a variety of topics to acquaint the medical dosimetry student with the role of medical dosimetry in cancer management. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Dosimetry Program.

DOSM 400 Treatment Planning System Lab • 2 Cr.

Through a series of structured lab exercises, students receive hands-on experience using a Medical Dosimetry Treatment Planning System. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 401 Clinical Education I • 8 Cr.

Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 264 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 402 Clinical Education II • 8 Cr.

Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 264 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 403 Clinical Education III • 8 Cr.

Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 264 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 404 Clinical Education IV • 8 Cr.

Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 264 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 405 Clinical Education V • 8 Cr.

Supervised clinical education in medical dosimetry that progresses through a competency-based educational sequence. Course totals 264 hours. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

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.

DOSM 442 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists • 4 Cr.

Examines treatment planning techniques for both LDR and HDR brachytherapy. Topics include radioactive source characteristics, calculation of dose distributions, imaging requirements, systems of implant dosimetry and treatment planning goals across various anatomical sites. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 443 Quality Assurance for Medical Dosimetry • 3 Cr.

Examines the components of a quality assurance program within Medical Dosimetry. Topics include quality assurance of a treatment planning system, patient records and data, role and process of plan verification, and quality assurance recommendations from outside agencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DOSM 475 Concept Integration and Case Studies • 3 Cr.

Preparation for the Certification Exam issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) through a comprehensive examination of coursework and student case presentations based on MDCB content specification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.