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.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of radiation protection to clinical practice.
  • Apply safe, ethical, and legal practices to clinical practice.
  • Import CT images into the treatment planning system (TPS).
  • Review CT simulation data for accuracy.
  • Contour anatomy accurately using the various contouring tools in the TPS.
  • Construct beam arrangements for basic treatment plans.
  • Design field shaping using multileaf (MLC) collimators.
  • Select appropriate treatment devices for a treatment plan.
  • Identify appropriate placement of calculation points in the treatment plan.
  • Perform a dose calculation using the TPS.
  • Evaluate a computerized treatment plan for achievement of the planning directive.
  • Develop and analyze a basic treatment plan.