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RADON 100 Principles of Oncology • 4 Cr.

Explores causes, classification, diagnosis, detection, spread, and management of cancer. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 101 Principles of Dose Calculation • 4 Cr.

Explores principles and methods for calculation of treatment times in administering radiation therapy treatments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 104 Radiation Therapy Physics I • 3 Cr.

Explores principles of physics as applied to radiation therapy. Topics include forces of nature, atomic structure, radioactive decay, and specific activity and beam intensity calculations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 105 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy I • 2 Cr.

Explores the machines and treatment delivery accessories used during administration of radiation therapy. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 106 Imaging and Processing in Radiation Oncology • 3 Cr.

Content is designed to establish a knowledge base in factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images for patient simulation, treatment planning and treatment verification in radiation oncology. Radiation oncology imaging equipment and related devices will be emphasized.

RADON 107 Orientation to Clinical Practice • 2 Cr.

Provides basic education and training in CPR, HIV/AIDS, HIPAA, and prevention of workplace violence, in preparation for starting clinical internships. Same as AHE 120. Either AHE 120 or RADON 107 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine Program.

RADON 111 Clinical Practice I • 3 Cr.

Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction at an affiliated hospital or health care facility. Students get orientation to the setting and begin the competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 112 Clinical Practice II • 5 Cr.

Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 113 Clinical Practice III • 5 Cr.

Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 114 Clinical Practice IV • 12 Cr.

Provides 11 weeks, 40 hours per week, of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Students may be assigned to clinical education sites outside the greater Seattle area. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 115 Principles of Simulation • 2 Cr.

Presents basic principles of radiation therapy simulation. Topics include rationale for simulation, legal aspects, equipment components and operation, positioning techniques, imaging techniques and analysis, measurement and documentation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program.

RADON 119 Legal Issues in the Radiologic Sciences • 2 Cr.

Introduces students to communication and conflict resolution skills pertinent to health care. Other topics include an overview of ethical theories and current legal and ethical issues in health care (specifically in oncology). Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 120 Radiologic Sciences Patient Care • 3 Cr.

Explores general care of the patient, emphasizing the role of the radiation therapist in various nursing situations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy • 2 Cr.

Presents sectional anatomy using CT and MRI images. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 130 Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Care • 2 Cr.

Explores psychosocial issues related to the care of patients with cancer. Students discuss stress, fear, stages of acceptance, belief systems, etc. Format includes lecture, role-playing, outside resources. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 150 Pathology • 4 Cr.

Studies changes that occur in disease and injury, and their application to the radiologic sciences. Students review basic concepts of oncologic pathology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 194 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 195 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 196 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 197 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 199 Individual Study in Radiation Therapy Technology • V1-5 Cr.

Covers a variety of topics to acquaint the radiation therapy student with the role of radiation oncology in cancer management. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 201 Radiation Therapy Physics II • 3 Cr.

Explores interactions of ionizing radiation with matter, high-energy particle beams, measurement of radiation, calibration of radiation therapy treatment machines, and brachytherapy implants. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 202 Treatment Planning I • 2 Cr.

Explores principles of radiation therapy treatment planning, including patient positioning, immobilization, and contouring techniques. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 203 Treatment Planning II • 6 Cr.

Presents a variety of radiation therapy treatment techniques and dose calculation methods. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 204 Treatment Planning III • 5 Cr.

Presents additional special treatment techniques used in radiation therapy. Topics include moving beam, electron beam, orthovoltage therapy, matching fields, weighted fields, irregular fields, and three-dimensional treatment planning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 211 Clinical Practice V • 8 Cr.

Provides 24 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 212 Clinical Practice VI • 8 Cr.

Provides 24 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 213 Clinical Practice VII • 8 Cr.

Provides 24 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 214 Clinical Practice VIII • 12 Cr.

Provides 40 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Students may be assigned to clinical education sites outside the greater Seattle area. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 220 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy II • 2 Cr.

Examines cancer epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, classification, metastasis, treatment, and management of radiation therapy side effects. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 221 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy III • 2 Cr.

Continues RADON 220. Students gain additional information on epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, classification, metastasis, treatment, and management of side effects. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 222 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy IV • 2 Cr.

Continues RADON 221. Students gain additional information on epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, classification, metastasis, treatment, and management of side effects. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 224 Concept Integration • 1 Cr.

Provides review of all areas for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in Radiation Therapy. Students work in teams to develop a simulated exam based on ARRT content specifications. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 240 Radiation Biology • 3 Cr.

Explores types of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, and the effects of those interactions in human tissue. Students learn methods and principles of radiation protection for both patient and therapist. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 294 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 295 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 296 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 297 Special Topics in Radiation Therapy • V1-5 Cr.

Explores issues of special interest to students and radiation therapists. May be used as continuing education for certified Radiation Therapy Therapists. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

RADON 299 Individual Study in Radiation Therapy Technique • V1-5 Cr.

Covers a variety of topics to acquaint the radiation therapist with the role of radiation oncology in cancer management. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.