The BAS Medical Dosimetry concentration is designed for individuals who are ARRT certified Radiation Therapists and want to become Certified Medical Dosimetrists.
The Medical Dosimetry program is 7 quarters or 22 months in length and is designed for the working professional. The required didactic courses are online. Synchronous lectures are typically scheduled in the evening between 6-9 pm PST. The clinical portion is 2-3 days per week beginning the second quarter.
The program is aligned with the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) curriculum and prepares candidates for Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) eligibility and employment.
The degree includes 185 credits, 50 of those from national certification and 37 from prerequisite/co-requisite work. The other 98 credits are 300-400 level classes in the Radiation and Imaging Sciences and Healthcare Management and Leadership programs, as well as general education courses in economics, communications, and ethics.
Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of medical dosimetry in its support of radiation oncology
- Design treatment plans for three-dimension conformal radiotherapy
- Design treatment plans for intensity-modulated radiation therapy
- Design treatment plans for brachytherapy treatments
- Perform hand calculations to verify plan accuracy
- Effectively communicate with an interdisciplinary radiation oncology team
- Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and economic issues as they pertain to medical dosimetry
Individuals must have:
- National certification in Radiation Therapy
- Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
- Precalculus (or assessment into a higher-level course). Candidates must take precalculus within 5 years and earn a grade of 3.0 or better in Anatomy and Physiology in order to be succcessful in the program.
- College-level English composition
- Two courses in human anatomy and physiology and one course in sectional anatomy
- Humanities course
- Social sciences course
A complete description of the required curriculum for each concentration is shown in the worksheet.
In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:
- Completion of 93 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division
To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences- Medical Dosimetry, prospective students must submit the following:
Applications and instructions are available at www.bellevuecollege.edu/imaging/.