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Medical Dosimetry (MS)
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    Typhon

    The UWL Medical Dosimetry program uses Typhon Group; a clinical management system for students enrolled in allied health programs.

    Introduction to Typhon (video tutorial); click here to log in to the Typhon system.


    Monthly Affective Evaluations

    The preceptor and/or clinical instructor will be filling out a monthly evaluation regarding your overall clinical performance.  These are completed electronically in the Typhon system.

    Sample 1st semester monthly affective evaluation

    Sample 2nd/3rd semester monthly affective evaluation

    2015 Affective Evaluation Schedule (use for rotation dates and evaluation due dates)

    Competencies

    There are a specific number of competencies needed each semester. 17 competencies are needed in order to graduate. The competency evaluation forms are completed by clinical staff within the Typhon system.

    Master Competency List

    Sample Competency Evaluations:

    Time Logs/Clinical & Didactic Hours

    How to enter time logs (video tutorial)

    Within Typhon, log your clinical and didactic hours daily. 
    NOTE: you are not permitted to work extra hours unless it is an unusual case.  It must be educational in nature and absolutely necessary.  In the event that you do stay later, you need to adjust that time within the same week. This means coming in or leaving early the next day. Do not stay later without the Clinical Preceptor's approval.
    In addition, making up missed time should typically take place within the same week as well  (assuming you did not have PTO to use). For example, if you missed a few hours on a Tuesday... you should try to make up that time by staying later one day within that day week. Again, this should be approved by the Clinical Preceptor.

    Conference attendance:
    You should be attending all the conferences offered within the Radiation department (QA, chart rounds, new patient conference).  Log conferences in Typhon.

    Clinical hours per semester:
    You are required to perform 40 hours per week in the program.  This requirement is divided up into "clinical" time (actual clinical internship) and "didactic" time (online coursework).  The breakdown of hours per semester:

    • Spring, Summer, & Fall Semester:  30 hours of clinical and 10 hours of didactic per week
    • Note: your online classroom hours should be completed during the 40 hour work week - daytime hours. You should not be completing these hours in the evening when homework is normally completed.

    Procedure/Case Logs

    Within Typhon, you will log the procedures you have observed, assisted with, or performed during clinical internship.  There are blank procedure/case log forms (within Typhon or below) that you can use to track procedures throughout the day, but remember to enter those in Typhon daily.

    How to enter procedure/case logs (video tutorial)

    Blank procedure/case log form

    Comprehensive procedure list with required observations in bold

    ICD-10 Codes

     

    Orientation

    The clinical schedule represents the minimum requirements for you during clinical internship.  If you are not meeting these minimum requirements, you need to contact the Educational Coordinator immediately.

    • During the first two weeks of clinical internship:
      You and your preceptor need to review and complete the following forms and submit to the dropbox of the Clinical Practicum I course in D2L. For more information on specific details of what is included in the 2 week orientation (and these forms), please visit the clinical preceptor website and click on the clinical management tab.
      Beam Modifier and Immobilization form
      Safety form
    • Student/preceptor establish a schedule (e.g. you will work 7:30-4pm daily, performing clinical hours from 7:30-2pm and then didactic from 2-4pm).  E-mail the Educational Coordinator with this schedule once it has been established.
    Other Evaluations
    • At the end of each semester, we ask you to complete 3 evaluations. Students can evaluate the program director, educational coordinator, and clinical preceptor (all program officials). Refer to the student handbook for more details.              

    Course Schedule Per Semester

     These are tentative schedules. The instructor/program officials will notify you if there are changes. These schedules will help guide you with registering for courses each semester (make sure you are following the correct Track).

    The links below show all of the courses for each semester (regardless of Track), so make sure you are only looking at the classes that pertain to you (follow Track color-coded key on the grid):

    Overall Program Curriculum Schedule Per Track

    Holidays

    Students are granted 6 holidays throughout their clinical year.  The other holidays throughout the year coincide with the semester breaks so they are not listed here. The holidays are as follows:

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • The Friday following Thanksgiving 

    Additional time off

    In addition to having the above holidays off, you will also have a spring break in March (this coincides with the University's spring break). You will have breaks in between semesters that (most often) coordinate with the UW-La Crosse semester schedule (sometimes not in sync with the UWL semesters; please refer to posted schedules for the program).  You are also allowed to use 5 days of PTO (this is any "personal" time off, i.e. vacation or sick time) throughout the year (January through December) and 2 days for interviewing.

    Books/Equipment

    • Required Equipment for enrollment in the program: scanner, headset w/microphone, and web camera.
    • Reference books/resources for board exam preparation

    Writing Help

     

    E-portfolio's

     

    MDCB CE Credits