BAS in Radiation and Imaging Sciences Medical Dosimetry Concentration

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Bellevue College consulted with radiation and imaging professionals and accrediting societies to develop the professionally relevant curriculum. The curriculum incorporates discipline-based, general education and elective courses built on progressive rigor and sophistication. The program receives ongoing review and guidance from its industry advisory committee to maintain currency.

The 180-credit technology concentrations are comprised of 65 credits earned through achievement of national certification in the students’ professional field; 25 credits for demonstrated satisfactory completion of specific general education requirements; and 90 credits earned through the general program and concentration requirements.

Required core courses provide the technical knowledge and foundational skills to your success as an advanced technologist. Students can also choose from a variety of electives that will help develop advanced technical skills that best match their career goals.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • 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

Program Requirements

Concentration Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this concentration [pdf]

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
National Certification in Radiation Therapy 65
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 6
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 6
ENGL& 101 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

Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
CMST 330 Intercultural Health Communication 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 Particle Beams 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
HCML BAS Approved Elective 5
RAIT 312/ BIOL 312 Biology of Cancer 5

Grand Total: 202

Degree Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum for each concentration is shown in the worksheet. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Completion of 103 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

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • National certification in Radiation Therapy
  • Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
    • Precalculus (or assessment into a higher level course)
    • College level English composition
    • Two courses in human anatomy and physiology and one course in sectional anatomy
    • Humanities course
    • Social sciences course

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable admissions and placement fee of $55
  • Bachelor of Applied Science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $125
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Proof of national certification in Radiation Therapy
  • 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
  • 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 Imaging website.

Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated October 5, 2017