Radiation Oncology (Associate of Applied Science)

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

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Goal: To instill in graduates a strong understanding of the principles and practices of radiation oncology to successfully perform as entry—level radiation therapists.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to back-point accurately
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to accurately use imaging to assist with patient set-ups
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT National Certification Exam

Goal: To create an intellectual experience that stimulates student’s critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and generates an appreciation for Radiation Oncology as a profession.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to create an accurate isodose plan
  • Students will demonstrate the importance of patient positioning in accurate treatment delivery
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to correlate textbook data and actual case study data

Goal: To develop graduates who will behave in a professional manner.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting
  • Students will demonstrate participation in a professional development activity
  • The graduate will demonstrate professionalism while working in the clinical setting

Goal: To develop students who will recognize the need for life-long learning.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the need to pursue outside resources to expand their knowledge
  • Students will explore emerging technology in the field of Radiation Oncology

Goal: To develop students with effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate good oral communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective skills when interacting with patients
  • Students will demonstrate good written communication skills

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

ADVISING

healthprofessions@virginiawestern.edu
 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
 540-857-6644
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

PROGRAM HEAD

Tillie Conner, MS, RT(R)(T)
Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

A.A.S. – Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.A. – Mary Baldwin College, 1990
M.S.Ed. – Virginia Polytechnic University, 2002

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Martha Sullivan, Dean