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Curriculum

School of Radiation Therapy curriculum

The radiation therapy curriculum, technical and clinical portions of this degree completion program will remain essentially the same at St. Catherine University. Please see St. Catherine's website.
 

Clinical education sites

  1. University of Minnesota Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology, 500 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  2. Maplewood Cancer Center, 1580 Beam Ave., Maplewood, MN 5509
  3. Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415
  4. North Radiation Therapy Center, 3435 West Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
  5. Regions Cancer Center, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101
  6. University of Minnesota Physicians, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming, MN 55092
  7. Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
  8. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Virginia Piper Radiation Therapy, 800 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
  9. St. Paul Cancer Care Center, 345 Sherman St., St. Paul, MN 55102
  10. Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, 14500 99th Ave. N., Maple Grove 55369
  11. Park Nicollet-Frauenshuh Cancer Center, 3931 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426

*These clinical sites may change as needed to support the learning objectives of this program.
 

Clinical assignments
Students complete approximately 1,180 hours of clinical training.

Clinical rotations are determined by the program officials and provided to the students prior to program start. The first three rotations are longer to familiarize students with the radiation therapy environment. Thereafter, they are approximately four weeks each. Care is taken to ensure each student is trained on the same types of equipment and types of procedures, including:

  • Linear Accelerators (TrueBeam, IMRT, IGRT, Respiratory Gaiting, Rapid Arc and Record & Verify)
  • Tomotherapy, Cone Beam CT
  • Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery
  • CT-Simulation
  • Physics/ Dosimetry and Treatment Planning
  • Nursing/Patient Consultation
  • Brachytherapy Procedures
  • Gamma Knife & Cyberknife observations
  • Total Body & Craniospinal Irradiation
  • Geriatric, Adult and Pediatric treatments 
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