Radiation Oncology (ROC) at Northern Virginia Community College


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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 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