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.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of radiation protection to clinical practice.
  • Apply safe, ethical, and legal practices.
  • Assume primary role interacting with the radiation oncologist and Medical Physicist for all treatment planning activities.
  • Practice creating and evaluating complex Special casework treatment plans.¬†
  • ¬†Evaluate Special casework treatment plans against achievement of the planning directive.
  • Assume primary role in development of set-up, plan verification, importation of plan into the record and verify system, and discussions of plan with radiation oncology staff.
  • Develop and analyze a chest wall treatment plan utilizing the reverse hockey stick planning technique.
  • Develop and analyze a complex composite treatment plan incorporating previously treated radiation fields and current treatment fields.
  • Develop and analyze a complex treatment plan demonstrating abutting treatment fields.
  • Develop and analyze a Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) treatment plan.
  • Develop and analyze a 4D treatment plan