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Medical Dosimetry (MS)
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  • Curriculum

    Semester I (Fall)
    Program begins in September

    DOS 511

    Advanced Imaging for Medical Dosimetrists

    1 cr

    DOS 512

    Simulation for Medical Dosimetrists

    1 cr

    DOS 513

    Anatomy for Medical Dosimetrists

    1 cr

    DOS 514

    Physics Fundamentals for Medical Dosimetrists

    3 cr

    DOS 515

    Computers & Networking in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 516

    Radiation Safety in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 750

    Professional e-Portfolio

    1 cr

         

    Semester II (Spring)

    DOS 522

    Radiation Dose Calculations

    2 cr

    DOS 523

    Treatment Planning

    3 cr

    DOS 525

    Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists

    2 cr

    DOS 711

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology I

    2 cr

    DOS 771

    Clinical Practicum I

    5 cr

         

    Semester III (Summer)

    DOS 518

    Professionalism & Mentoring in Medical Dosimetry

    1 cr

    DOS 531

    Clinical Oncology for Medical Dosimetrists

    3 cr

    DOS 731

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology II

    2 cr

    DOS 741

    Protocols & Studies in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 772

    Clinical Practicum II

    5 cr

         

    Semester IV (Fall)
    Program concludes in December

    DOS 541

    Radiobiology for Medical Dosimetrists

    1 cr

    DOS 542

    Dosimetric Quality Assurance

    1 cr

    DOS 543

    Seminar in Medical Dosimetry

    1 cr

    DOS 751

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology III

    2 cr

    DOS 752

    Operational Issues in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 773

    Clinical Practicum III

    5 cr

         

    46 total credits

     

    Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog.

    The medical dosimetry program provides students with an educational foundation in medical dosimetry as well as clinical experience in a radiation oncology department.  The curriculum requires a combination of online courses and clinical internship at an affiliated site.  The online courses consist of various means of instructional approaches such as lectures, practice problems, quizzes/tests, papers, projects, group discussion forums, and interactive online tools.  These courses are delivered online via the Desire2Learn e-learning course management system. There is a high degree of interaction with the instructor and peers in this cohort-based program.


    Students complete didactic online courses during all four semesters.  The 12-month clinical internship training starts in Semester II (January) and ends in Semester IV (December).  The clinical internship is represented each semester by the five credit Clinical Practicum course.

    Advanced courses in the master's degree program include DOS 711, 731, 741, 750, 751, and 752.

    The e-portfolio course requires students to complete a guided Portfolio project providing definement, validations, skills/knowledge validations, verifications of experience and career/job accomplishments and correlations to scholarly course content completions.

    The research methodology course sequence prepares students to develop research and writing skills for publications or presentations.  The capstone project of this course sequence culminates with a research project to be submitted to the AAMD Writing Competition with intentions of being published in the Medical Dosimetry Journal.

    Semester I: Spring
    Program begins in January

    DOS 711

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology I

    2 cr

    DOS 750

    Professional e-Portfolio

    1 cr

    DOS 781

    Seminar for CMD I

    3 cr

    DOS 791

    Fieldwork I

    4 cr

         

    Semester II: Summer

    DOS 518

    Professionalism

    1 cr

    DOS 731

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology II

    2 cr

    DOS 741

    Protocols & Studies in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 782

    Seminar for CMD II

    3 cr

    DOS 792

    Fieldwork II

    4 cr

         

    Semester III: Fall
    Program concludes in December

    DOS 751

    Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology III

    2 cr

    DOS 752

    Operational Issues in Radiation Oncology

    1 cr

    DOS 783

    Seminar for CMD III

    3 cr

    DOS 793

    Fieldwork III

    4 cr

       

    31 credits total


    Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog.

    It is highly recommended that students complete all of the courses as listed.  Not all courses are taken for the entire semester.  Certain courses must be taken in sequence, no exceptions.

    The e-portfolio course requires students to complete a guided Portfolio project providing definement, validations, skills/knowledge validations, verifications of experience and career/job accomplishments and correlations to scholarly course content completions.

    The research methodology course sequence prepares students to develop research and writing skills for publications or presentations.  The capstone project of this course sequence culminates with a research project to be submitted to the AAMD Writing Competition with intentions of being published in the Medical Dosimetry Journal.

    The Seminar course sequence consists of review questions and answers with a comprehensive exam to demonstrate competence in the core professional courses in the degree program.  The MDCB exam tests on professional coursework, but the student must demonstrate this at UW-L to receive credit.  These must be taken synchronously with the Fieldwork courses each semester.  

    The fieldwork course sequence consists of clinical experience at the current place of employment to demonstrate proficiency in the course curriculum similar to the formal program clinical practicum experience.  Most of the curriculum consists of special projects and case studies.