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.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of radiation protection to clinical practice.
  • Apply safe, ethical, and legal practices.
  • Import MRI and PET images into the treatment planning system (TPS).
  • Apply registration and fusion techniques to image data sets.
  • Create expansions and contractions of structures using automatic tools.
  • Construct 3D conformal beam arrangements.
  • Design field shaping using automatic field margins
  • Identify appropriate placement of calculation points in treatment plan.
  • Perform dose calculation.
  • Evaluate a computerized treatment plan against achievement of the planning directive.
  • Compare multiple plans against the planning directive using plan comparison tools.
  • Develop and analyzes a 3D conformal treatment plan.