Medical Radiation Sciences B.S.
A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity requirement fulfillment are required for graduation.
Medical Radiation Sciences Radiation Therapy Concentration
Radiation therapy is the medical specialty that uses high-energy radiation (x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, etc.) in the treatment of cancer. Radiation therapists are responsible for daily treatments, providing support for patients as they cope with their disease, and contributing as vital members of the medical team responsible for the patient's treatment plan.
Students who already have an Associate in Science degree in Radiation Therapy may apply for transfer into the baccalaureate program on a space-available basis. Requirements for graduation include 121 credits, which may include approved transfer credits from an associate degree. Additional required courses for the baccalaureate degree are CHEM 023 (or CHEM 031 and CHEM 032), PHYS 013, PATH 101, NH 120, and twelve credits in the concentration areas of dosimetry, topographical anatomy, patient care, treatment planning, and quality assurance. These independent studies will be coordinated with the student's advisor.
This four-year curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Central VT Hospital (National Life Cancer Treatment Center), Berlin, VT
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Eastern Maine Medical Center, Brewer, ME
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Medical Center at Londonderry, Londonderry, NH
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT
Note: Clinial affiliations subject to change.
A Model Curriculum in Medical Radiation Sciences/Radiation Therapy Concentration
|PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science||3|
|ENGS 001 FW: Written Expression||3|
|CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry||4|
|HLTH 003 Medical Terminology||2|
|NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst||1|
|Elective, Diversity or Sustainability Course2||3||6|
|MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology||4|
|MATH 019 QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I||3|
|NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology1||4|
|MLRS 140 Radiation Science1||4|
|SOC 001 SU: Introduction to Sociology||3|
|STAT 111 QR: Elements of Statistics|
or STAT 141 QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
|ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology1||4|
|PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics1||3|
|RADT 152 Prin of Radiation Therapy1||3|
|Elevtive, Diversity or Sustainability Course2||3|
|RADT 270 Dosimetry Concepts1||3|
|PATH 101 Intro to Human Disease||3|
|MLRS 175 Medical Imaging1||3|
|RADT 173 Intro to Clinical Practice1||3|
|NH 120 Health Care Ethics||3|
|RADT 275 Dosimetry1||3|
|RADT 176 Clinical Radiation Oncology1||3|
|MLRS 215 CT Procedures1||3|
|RADT 174 Clinical Practicum II1||2|
|RADT 244 Essentials of Patient Care1||3|
|MLRS 297 Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care1||3|
|RADT 277 Techniques Radiation Therapy1||4|
|RADT 223 Clinical Practicum III1||3|
|RADT 278 Senior Seminar in Rad Therapy||2|
|RADT 274 Clincal Practicum IV1||14|
|RADT 280 Qual Assurance&Treatment Plan1||3|
|Total Credits in Sequence:||121|
Minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity requirement are required for graduation.
Students must take at least three credits of electives from the 100-level or above that meet the program requirements. Students may request a list of available courses from their advisor. Students who are completing a double major, minor, certificate or fulfilling requirements for graduate school should discuss requirements with their advisor.