Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

                                                 September 22, 2009

 

 

Members Present: Berlin, Johnson, Kastantin, Ahmed, Socha, Seebach, Fisher, Friesen

Consultants Present: Burkhardt, Keller, Dittman, Bakkum, Knudson

Members absent: Kirsch (exc.)

Guests: Von Ruden, Lenards, and Denton

 

      Introduction of committee members and consultants

 

            Elected Cynthia Berlin as Chair and Corinne Means as Recorder

 

      Registrar explained committee procedures to members along with UCC binder contents.   A

      new Certificate Guidelines policy was added to the UCC binders. The draft of New Program                

      Entitlement needs to be changed.

  

      Approval of May 12, 2009 minutes-Sept. 29, 2009 meeting was canceled.

  

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

Second readings: None

 

            First Readings:

 

A.    Medical Dosimetry Certificate Program-revision-increasing length of program; course changes and admission policy changes.

 

DOS 350, Physics Fundamentals for Medical Dosimetrists, 2 credits, course deletion, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 400, Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists, 2 credits, course deletion, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 411/511 (was DOS 310), number change only, Advance Radiologic Imaging for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 412/512 (was DOS 320), number change only, Simulation for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Fall 2010

 

 

DOS 413/513 (was DOS 330), number change only, Anatomy for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 414/514, new course, 3 credits, Physics Fundamentals for Medical Dosimetrists, Effective Fall 2010

Fundamental principles of physics important to the production and use of radiation for treatment purposes is reviewed and expanded. Dose measurement utilizing a variety of methods is discussed along with the appropriate instrumentation. Calibration methods for linear accelerators are also discussed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Dosimetry Program. Offered Fall only. 

 

DOS 415/515, new course, 1 credit, Computers & Networking in Radiation Oncology, Effective Fall 2010

This course introduces students to basic computer terminology, features of hardware, peripherals, and clinical applications in radiation oncology. Types of networking and the component involved are discussed. Specific network protocols used in healthcare, imaging and radiation oncology will be described. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Dosimetry Program. Offered Fall only

 

DOS 416/516 (was DOS 340), number change only, Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 420 Dosimetry and Instrumentation in Radiation Oncology, 2 credits, course deletion, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 421/521 (was DOS 450), number change only, Professional Issues for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Spring 2011

 

DOS 422/522 (was DOS 360), number and title change, Title change: Radiation Dose Calculations, effective Spring 2011

 

DOS 423/523 (was DOS 370), number and title change, Title change: Teletherapy Treatment Planning, effective Spring 2011

 

DOS 424/524 (was DOS 410), number change only, Conformal Treatment Planning, effective Spring 2011

 

DOS 425/525, new course, 2 credits, Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Spring 2011

The use of Brachytherapy in radiation therapy is addressed. Characteristics of sources utilized for treatment as well as determination of source activity and dose delivered are included. Methods and instruments utilized to apply Brachytherapy treatment planning techniques to clinical treatment situations are discussed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Dosimetry Program and successful completion of first semester courses. Offered Spring only.

 

DOS 430 Brachytherapy Treatment Planning, 2 credits, course deletion, effective Fall 2010

 

DOS 431/531(was DOS 380), number and title change, Title change, Clinical Oncology for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Summer 2011

 

DOS 441/541 (was DOS 390), number change only, Radiobiology for Medical Dosimetrists, effective Fall 2011

 

DOS 442/542 (was DOS 440), number change only, Dosimetric Quality Assurance, effective Fall 2011

 

DOS 443/543 (was DOS 460), number change only, Seminar in Medical Dosimetry, effective Fall 2011

 

DOS 471 (was DOS 470), number change only, Dosimetry Clinical Practicum I, effective Spring 2011

 

DOS 472 (was DOS 480), number change only, Dosimetry Clinical Practicum II, effective Summer 2011

 

DOS 473 (was DOS 490), number change only, Dosimetry Clinical Practicum III, effective Fall 2011

 

 

M/S/P to waive 2nd reading and approve proposals

 

 

Old business: none discussed 

 

New business:

Reviewed committee charge letter. UCC and GCC share two new charges from Faculty Senate. Chair advised she spoke to GCC chair and they propose submitting one combined document. Chair will start preliminary discussions due to the topic (online courses). Proposed that an ad voc committee be assembled to research and present findings to UCC. Ryan Friesen and Brad Seebach volunteered to be on this committee. Would propose GCC ask for volunteers to be on this ad hoc committee as well. Chair will contact Brian Udderman, Director of Online Courses, to present at a future UCC meeting this fall to discuss his work on putting together handbook/guidelines for online courses.

  

A draft of the updated LX form 138C was presented. Items added to the form included course typically offered, component (i.e. lecture, lab, discussion, etc.), new signature lines including Provost signature and the Director of the School of Education’s signature. Committee discussed adding the Instructional Pattern (mode) to the form. Question was asked if online courses will be added to form. Committee will review the new LX form and will plan on discussing at the next meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned: 5:00 p.m.