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

Description

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

Details

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role and scope of surgical oncology, medical oncology radiation oncology, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, other new technologies and multidisciplinary approaches in the management of neoplastic disease.
  • Assess epidemiologic and etiologic information and risk factors pertinent to each anatomic site.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Compare detection and diagnostic mechanisms used to identify neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Apply the grading and staging systems used to classify neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Analyze the principles and practice of radiation oncology simulation and treatment as they apply to neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Describe the parameters of treatment field design and arrangement used to treat neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Analyze the role and scope of radiation therapy used in palliative disease management to ensure patient quality of life.
  • Describe treatment regimens and fractionalization schemes used in palliative disease management.
  • Analyze the role and scope of radiation therapy used in emergency treatment applications.
  • Describe and differentiate the syndromes encountered in emergency scenarios that would use radiation therapy in their management.
  • Identify patient acute and chronic side effects and/or complications encountered during and after a course of therapy to create a management strategy that fosters healing and comfort for neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.
  • Establish and evaluate the role of the radiation therapist in regard to scope of practice in administering radiation therapy in the management of neoplastic diseases associated with each anatomic site.