Oregon Health Sciences University
Radiation Therapy 2013-2014
- Bachelor of Science
|University Requirement||PCC Equivalent||Credits|
Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology
PCC Associate of Applied Science in Radiography
Including MTH 111 & 112 and WR 121, 122, & 227
|OR Complete the following coursework|
|Natural Sciences: to include|
|Anatomy & Physiology||
BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology
|Chemistry including Organic & Biochemistry||CH 104, 105, & 106 General Chemistry||15|
|College Algebra, MTH 111 & 112||
MTH 111 College Algebra
MTH 112 Elementary Functions
|Physics to include electricity & magnetism||PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics||12|
|Nutrition||FN 225 Nutrition||4|
|English Composition, WR 121, 122, 227||WR 121, 122, & 227||12|
|Arts & Letters|
|Arts & Letters Courses||ENG courses, ART 101, 102, 103, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, MUS 105, 106, 108, 201A, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, TA 101, 274, 200-level foreign language||9 Minimum|
|Social Sciences: to include|
|Human Development||PSY 215 Human Development||4|
|Other Social Science courses||ATH, EC, HST, PS, PSY, SOC, WS||5 Minimum|
Completion of at least two academic years of college study or 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) is required prior to matriculation in the Radiation Therapy program. Students may apply while they are completing the admission requirements, but must complete prerequisite courses and credits prior to enrollment unless a waiver has been granted. Applications must have one of the following: degree, certificate, prerequisites.
Radiation Oncology is a highly specialized branch of medicine that utilizes ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease. The aim of therapy may be to cure the disease or to alleviate symptoms such as pain. As a career, this field offers a challenging and rewarding work environment with other possibilities for personal advancement.
A radiation therapist is a professional member of the radiation therapy team. They must possess the ability to communicate well with patients, other health professionals and the public. Although this is a highly technical field, the therapist will be called on to provide psychological support to the patient and their families. Therapists work closely with the social worker, oncology nurse and physician to assist oncology patients and their families through the physical and emotional issues encountered with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Admission packets are sent out in December and completed admission applications are accepted between January 1st and March 1st each year.
For more information email Linda Yates: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.
Last updated: September 2013