MEDICAL DOSIMETRY
Program Requirements

32-53 Credits

This graduate degree program is designed for the certified Radiation Therapist, someone with a BS degree in science or another related field with required prerequisites, or a certified medical dosimetrist continuing his/her education in the specialized field of Medical Dosimetry. “The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment, is cognizant of procedures commonly used in brachytherapy and has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist” (from the A.A.M.D.).

This program utilizes web-based instruction for the didactic coursework. The clinical practicum courses and field work are taken at affiliated radiation oncology departments and are approximately 30-40 hours per week.

Pre-requisite coursework

•  (6-8 cr) Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs; or equivalent
•  (6-8 cr) Physics-2 courses sequence; or equivalent
•  (3-4 cr) Pre-Calculus; or College Algebra + Trigonometry; or equivalent
•  (3-4 cr) Biology; or equivalent
•  (1-3 cr) Medical Terminology; or equivalent
•  (2-3 cr) Computer Science; or equivalent

Admission Policies

Admission policies and the application/selection process have been developed with the intention to consider each applicant’s strengths and select for admission those best qualified to meet the program’s requirements and mission.

•  Applicant must have an earned baccalaureate degree: [A degree in radiation therapy, physics, radiologic sciences, math,
    computers, or other areas approved by the program].
•  Cumulative GPA of 3.0; Overall GPA of 3.0 on prerequisite coursework
•  Minimum of 40 hours of documented medical dosimetry observation
•  Prior documented experience working with patients in a healthcare environment
•  Completed program and Graduate school application with three letters of reference
•  Interviews with program director and adjunct faculty at clinical internship sites
•  Completion of computer eligibility requirements
•  Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer
    based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within two years of application to
    the program.

Preparatory Coursework [for non-RTT applicants only]

Credits
DOS 500
Patient Care in Medical Dosimetry Pre-Professional Summer 2
DOS 501 Orientation to Radiation Oncology Pre-Professional Summer 2
DOS 502 Diversity & Culture in Healthcare Pre-Professional Summer 2
DOS 503 Introduction to Clinical Practicum Pre-Professional Summer 1
       

Medical Dosimetry Professional Curriculum

Credits
DOS 511 Advanced Radiologic Imaging for Medical Dosimetrists Fall I 1
DOS 512 Simulation for Medical Dosimetrists Fall I 1
DOS 513 Anatomy for Medical Dosimetrists Fall I 1
DOS 514 Physics Fundamentals for Medical Dosimetrists           Fall I 3
DOS 515 Computers & Networking in Radiation Oncology Fall I 1
DOS 516 Fundamentals of Radiation Safety Fall I 1
DOS 710 Introductions to Professional e-Portfolio* Fall I 1
DOS 711 Scholarship I* Fall I 1
       
DOS 521 Professional Issues for Medical Dosimetrists   Spring I 1
DOS 522 Radiation Dose Calculations   Spring I 2
DOS 523 Teletherapy Treatment Planning   Spring I 1
DOS 524 Conformal Treatment Planning   Spring I 2
DOS 525 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists   Spring I 2
DOS 721 Education in Medical Dosimetry* Spring I 1
DOS 771 Clinical Practicum I   Spring I 2
       
DOS 531 Clinical Oncology for Medical Dosimetrists   Summer I 3
DOS 731 Scholarship II*             Summer I 2
DOS 772 Clinical Practicum II Summer I 5
       

Year 2

    1
DOS 541  Radiobiology for Medical Dosimetrists   Fall II 1
DOS 542 Dosimetric Quality Assurance   Fall II 1
DOS 741 Protocols & Studies in Radiation Oncology*   Fall II 2
DOS 543 Seminar in Medical Dosimetry   Fall II 5
DOS 773 Clinical Practicum III   Fall II  
       
DOS 750 Professional e-Portfolio*   Spring II 2
DOS 752 Operational Issues in Radiation Oncology* Spring II 1
DOS 751 Scholarship III*   Spring II 2

* Course is offered every semester for degree completion program; students enrolled in the MS Degree program must take all courses in sequence per semester as a cohort.

Degree Completion Program Coursework Only [Fieldwork and Seminar must be taken synchronously and in sequence]

      Credits
DOS 791           Fieldwork I Any Semester 4
DOS 792           Fieldwork II   Any Semester 4
DOS 793           Fieldwork III   Any Semester 4
DOS 781           Seminar for CMD I        Any Semester 3
DOS 782 Seminar for CMD II        Any Semester 3
DOS 783 Seminar for CMD III Any Semester 3

Masters Degree Program: Routes of entry into program

Route of Entry Student Profile Length Number of Credits
Track A Radiation Therapists 20 months 46
Track B BS degree non-Radiation Therapists 24 months 53 (43 Core + 7 Prep)
Masters Degree Completion Program
Route of Entry Student Profile Length Number of Credits
Track C Certified Medical Dosimetrists 12 months 32

Track A
[Radiation Therapists]

Course Fall Semester Cr Course Spring Semester Cr Course Summer Semester Cr
DOS 511 Advanced Imaging 1 DOS 521 Professional Issues 1 DOS 531 Clinical Oncology 3
DOS 512 Simulation 1 DOS 522 Dose Calculations 2 DOS 731 Scholarship II 2
DOS 513 Anatomy 1 DOS 523 Treatment Planning 1 DOS 772 Clinical Practicum II 5
DOS 514 Physics 3 DOS 524  Conformal Treatment Plan 2      
DOS 515 Computers & Networking 1 DOS 525 Brachytherapy 2      
DOS 516 Radiation Safety 1 DOS 721 Education in Med Dos 1      
DOS 710 Intro to Prof e-Port 1 DOS 771 Clinical Practicum I 2      
DOS 711 Scholarship I 1            
Course Fall Semester Cr Course Spring Semester Cr      
DOS 541 Radiobiology 1 DOS 750 Professional e-Port 1      
DOS 542 Quality Assurance 1 DOS 752 Operational Issues in Rad 2      
DOS 543 Seminar in Med 2 DOS 751 Scholarship III 2      
DOS 741 Protocol & Studies 1            
DOS 773 Clinical Practicum III 5            

Track B
[Non-Radiation Therapists]

Course Summer Semester (Pre) Cr            
DOS 500 Patient Care 2            
DOS 501 Orientation to Rad On 2            
DOS 502 Diversity & Culture 2            
DOS 503 Intro to Clinical Pract 1            
Course Fall Semester Cr Course Spring Semester Cr Course Summer Semester Cr
DOS 511 Advanced Imaging 1 DOS 521 Professional Issues 1 DOS 531 Clinical Oncology 3
DOS 512 Simulation 1 DOS 522 Dose Calculations 2 DOS 731 Scholarship II 2
DOS 513 Anatomy 1 DOS 523 Treatment Planning 1 DOS 772 Clinical Practicum II 5
DOS 514 Physics 3 DOS 524 Conformal Treatment Plan 2      
DOS 515 Computers & Networking 1 DOS 525 Brachytherapy 2      
DOS 516 Radiation Safety 1 DOS 721 Education in Med Dos 1      
DOS 710 Intro to Prof e-Port 1 DOS 771 Clinical Practicum I 2      
DOS 711 Scholarship I 1      
Course Fall Semester Cr Course Spring Semester Cr  
DOS 541 Radiobiology 1 DOS 750 Professional e-Port 1      
DOS 542 Quality Assurance 1 DOS 752 Operational Issues in Rad 2      
DOS 543 Seminar in Med Dos 2 DOS 751 Scholarship III 2      
DOS 741 Protocol & Studies 1            
DOS 773 Clinical Practicum III 5            

Track C
[
Certified Medical Dosimetrists]

Course Fall Semester Cr Course Spring Semester Cr Course Summer Semester Cr
DOS 710 Intro to Prof e-Port 1 DOS 731 Scholarship II 2 DOS 750 Prof e-Portfolio 2
DOS 711 Scholarship I 1 DOS 721 Education in Med Dos 1 DOS 751 Scholarship III 2
DOS 741 Protocols & Studies 1 DOS 752 Operational Issues 1 DOS 783 Seminar for CMD III 3
DOS 781 Seminar for CMD I 3 DOS 782 Seminar for CMD II 3 DOS 793 Fieldwork III 4
DOS 791 Fieldwork I 4 DOS 792 Fieldwork II 4      

Recommended Course Sequence per semester; most courses are offered every semester

Certain courses must be followed in sequence (Scholarship; Fieldwork; Seminar; e-Portfolio)