Certificate in Radiation Therapy

Program Description
Keiser University’s Certificate in Radiation Therapy will teach students how to utilize radiation and radioactive isotopes in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer.  Radiation therapists are highly skilled members of the cancer management team and responsible for accurately recording, interpreting and administering the treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists.  Students will learn how to localize tumors, implement treatment plans and evaluate the clinical progress of patients.  Students will also be trained to demonstrate a high quality of technical expertise, provide competent compassionate clinical care, and collaborate effectively with their colleagues. 

Program Objectives
The following goals are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals and to further define the programmatic goals for Radiation Therapy:

  • Acquire the skills and knowledge to function effectively in their role as members of the radiation therapy team in delivering a planned course of treatment utilizing high energy photon or electron beams of radiation
  • Competently demonstrate the use and application of ionizing radiation therapy units and devices
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve program goals and clinical objectives
  • Exhibit professional and personal growth coupled with lifelong learning skills, communicating effectively with faculty, patients, families and members of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrate fabrication and block cutting skills and the use of patient immobilization and treatment enhancing devices appropriately

Prerequisite for Major Courses:

  • Background check and drug screening when applicable
  • Completion of an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology
  • Cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0

Program Outline
To receive a Certificate in Radiation Therapy, students must earn a total of 54.0 credit hours.  Each major course is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be completed with a grade of “C” and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher in order to proceed successfully through the program.  Program requirements are as follows:

Radiation Therapy Courses (54.0 credit hours)

Introduction to Radiation Therapy

3.0 credit hours

Patient Care for the Radiation Therapist

3.0 credit hours

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Physics I

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Clinical Education I

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Clinical Education II

3.0 credit hours

Oncology and Radiobiology

3.0 credit hours

Radiation  Therapy Clinical  Education III

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy  Clinical  Education IV

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Physics II

3.0 credit hours

Oncologic Pathology

3.0 credit hours

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy II

3.0 credit hours

Treatment Planning and Dosimetry

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Clinical Education V

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Clinical Education VI

3.0 credit hours

Quality Management

3.0 credit hours

Radiation Therapy Clinical Education VII/Seminar

6.0 credit hours

 

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