Semester I (Fall)
Program begins the week prior to Labor Day

DOS 511

Advanced Imaging for Medical Dosimetrists

2 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 518 Clinical Oncology 3 cr

DOS 522

Radiation Dose Calculations

2 cr

DOS 523

Treatment Planning

3 cr

DOS 711

Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology I

2 cr

DOS 771

Clinical Practicum I

5 cr

     

Semester III (Summer)

DOS 525

Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists

2 cr

DOS 541

Radiobiology for Medical Dosimetrists

1 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 518

Professional Issues

2 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 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 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 518 Professional Issues 2 cr

DOS 751

Medical Dosimetry Research Methodology III

2 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 UWL 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.