Radiation Oncology (ROC)


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ROC 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ROC 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 110 - Introduction to Radiation Oncology
Presents an overview of the field of Radiation Oncology, focusing on medical and technical terminology, practices and procedures, treatment charts, roles of staff, clinical objectives, treatment modalities, and equipment. Other topics include patient care, psychosocial issues, ethics and legal considerations of patient management.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 115 - Therapeutic Radiation Safety
Presents an overview of radiation protection focusing on detection and measurement, shielding and room design, somatic and genetic effects, maximum permissible dose, surveys, source handling, personnel monitoring, and organizations and agencies that guide radiation protection procedures.
(1-2 Cr.) Lecture 1-2 hours, Total 1-2 hours per week
1-2 credits
ROC 120 - Radiation Oncology/Pathology I
Introduces malignant pathology arising in each anatomical site, radiation treatment rationale, treatment techniques, and radiobiological response.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ROC 121 - Radiation Oncology/Pathology II
Continues Radiation Oncology I, which focuses on malignant pathology arising in each anatomical site, radiation rationale, treatment techniques, and radiobiological response. Prerequisites: ROC 110, ROC 120.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ROC 125 - Pre-Clinical Techniques in Radiation Oncology
Focuses on basic technical skills in preparation for patient set up and treatment in the clinical setting. Emphasizes simulation and treatment parameters. Focuses on students gaining basic understanding of basic techniques and patient care skills through phantom and lab work prior to direct patient contact.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 131 - Clinical Clerkship I
Introduces student to clinical setting and the basics of Radiation Oncology. Covers basic technical and patient care skills through supervised direct patient contact and phantom work.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 16 hours per week.
4 credits
ROC 132 - Clinical Clerkship II
Continues supervised direct patient contact and phantom work with focus on technical skills related to equipment manipulation. With minimal assistance the student should be able to perform basic treatment and simulation procedures as well as patient care skills. Prerequisite: ROC 131.
Laboratory 25 hours per week.
5 credits
ROC 141 - Therapy Physics I
Focuses on concepts of radiation production, interaction, and influencing factors. Emphasis is placed on atomic interactions and dose measurement techniques. Presents a comprehensive overview of the different types of machines used in Radiation Oncology. Prerequisites: ROC 110 and MTH 163.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 142 - Patient Care in Oncology
Focuses on the unique needs of the cancer patient, including: site specific side effects, pharmacology, skin care, psychological and nutritional support, and patient care in emergency situations. Explores use of chemotherapeutic agents.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ROC 145 - Quality Improvement
Methods for performing various quality assurance tasks will be discussed, including the medical record component, as well as standards and specification of therapeutic equipment. Allows the student to acquire the knowledge and ability to recognize the inaccuracy of treatment delivery. Reviews warm-up guidelines. Prerequisite: ROC 110.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 151 - Introduction to Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Introduces the study of basic anatomic structures and pathologies through digital concepts of medical imaging with emphasis on principles and practices of radiation oncology and diagnostic radiography.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ROC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 225 - Emerging Technologies in Radiation Oncology
Focuses on new and advanced techniques in Radiation Oncology. Emphasizes emerging procedures in simulation and treatment relative to tumor site and modality. Co-requisite: ROC 232.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ROC 231 - Clinical Clerkship III
Introduces student to intermediate and complex treatment and simulation procedures as well as dosimetry, beam modification devices and brachytherapy competencies. Students would demonstrate proficiency in equipment manipulation and intermediate care skills. Prerequisite: ROC 132.
Laboratory 25 hours per week.
5 credits
ROC 232 - Clinical Clerkship IV
Students perform intermediate procedures with minimal assistance and demonstrate comprehension of tasks related to complex procedures. During this clerkship the student should demonstrate the ability to work more independently. Prerequisite: ROC 231.
Laboratory 25 hours per week.
5 credits
ROC 241 - Therapy Physics II
Studies methods and devices used for measurement of and protection from ionizing radiation. Discusses types of brachytherapy applicators and dose distributions systems and includes brachytherapy dose calculation exercises. Introduces electron beam dosimetry. Prerequisite: ROC 141.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 242 - Clinical Radiobiology
Covers an advanced study into the principles of biologic responses to radiation. Focuses on the events that occur following absorption of energy from radiation at the cellular, tissue, and systemic whole body levels, and factors that influence the effects. Prerequisites: ROC 110, ROC 120 and ROC 121.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 243 - Dosimetry Planning
Introduces clinical dosimetry and treatment planning to include various treatment techniques, calculations, equations, and beam arrangements. Prerequisites: ROC 110 and MTH 163.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 244 - Professional Seminar
Correlates all major radiation oncology subject areas in preparation for national certification. Prerequisites/Corequisites: All Radiation Oncology Core Courses.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ROC 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ROC 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ROC 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits