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Curriculum & Program Goals

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The Saint Barnabas Educational Program in Radiation Therapy Technology is a 12-month, hospital-based certificate program of both didactic and clinical instruction. The curriculum closely follows the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences, established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology in collaboration with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

The curriculum includes:

  • Orientation to Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Oncologic Pathology
  • Radiobiology
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology
  • Basic Dosimetry and Treatment Planning
  • Oncologic Nursing and Patient Care
  • Radiation Safety and Protection
  • Medical Ethics and Law
  • Technical Radiation Oncology
  • Quality Assurance

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills of a competent entry-level radiation therapist.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate the accuracy of the radiation therapy record.
  • Students will skillfully maneuver and operate the radiation therapy equipment to precisely perform patient set-ups.
  • Students will analyze and verify a radiation therapy treatment plan for completeness and accuracy

Goal 2: Graduates will possess effective communication skills in the practice of radiation therapy.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students’ will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills in the practice of radiation therapy.
  • Students will exhibit proficient oral professional presentation skills in the practice of radiation therapy.

Goal 3: Graduates will use critical thinking skills and problem solving skills in the clinical setting.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students’ will develop a written proper course of action outlining a solution to a problem in radiation therapy delivery.
  • Students will display critical thinking and problem solving skills in the clinical setting.

Goal 4: Graduates will have the appropriate professional attitudes, behaviors and ethical values of an entry level radiation therapists.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will recall & summarize the appropriate attitudes and ethical values of a professional Radiation Therapist.
  • Students will demonstrate compassion and empathy in their patient interactions.
  • Students will exemplify the personal attributes & behaviors of a professional radiation therapist in the clinical setting.

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all didactic courses with

  • Minimum grade of 75 percent
  • Clinical GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of all required clinical competency examinations.

Tuition

Course tuition is $7,000 payable upon acceptance. If the student withdraws before class begins, tuition will be refunded. If withdrawal is filed after classes begin, no refund will be made. The cost of textbooks is included in the tuition.