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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Northern Kentucky University
   
 
  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Radiation Therapy, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy at NKU provides students the opportunity to enter into a rapidly advancing healthcare field that uses state-of-the-art equipment and offers a fulfilling and promising future. The radiation therapy program is pending JRCERT accreditation.

Radiation therapists are healthcare professionals who administer highly focused forms of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as a liaison with the physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; Irradiating and imaging patients; and maintaining records, reports, and files.  

Education for the radiation therapy student is an integrated plan of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. In addition to regular classroom coursework, students spend an average of 20 hours per week practicing their skills at an area clinical site.

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