Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Science program is to provide a rigorous and comprehensive education to students interested in pursuing careers in radiation therapy or medical dosimetry. Students will receive instruction from a multifaceted faculty in diverse clinical settings while using the most advanced technologies to develop exceptional clinical skills that will prepare them for entry level positions. Graduates of our program will think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate the importance of continued education in maintaining their competence.

Goals

The goals of the Radiation Science program are to graduate students who:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the human body
  • Have gained a working knowledge of radiation physics, radioactivity and its effects on the body
  • Have access to accurate advising for post-bachelor's interests in the general field of science or healthcare

The collective goals of the Radiation Therapy & Medical Dosimetry programs are to graduate students who:

  • Will be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Are clinically competent

  • Are able to communicate

  • Will be able to evaluate the importance of professionalism, growth and development

Radiation Therapy Student Goals & Learning Outcomes

• Goal: Will be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will recognize setup discrepancies
  • Students will design a treatment plan

• Goal: Are clinically competent

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will position patients as directed in treatment record/plan
  • Students will operate equipment to deliver prescribed therapeutic dose
  • Students will utilize radiation safety

• Goal: Are able to communicate

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills

• Goal: Will be able to evaluate the importance of professionalism, growth and development

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate work ethics
  • Students will summarize the value of life-long learning

See goals for the Certificate in Medical Dosimetry.