By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and the Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, N.J., Union County College confers college credits upon graduates of the Hospital sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the credits specified by Union County College. Applicants admitted to the program that do not hold at least an A.S./A.A.S. degree will be admitted into the General Education Component of the program and must complete all 29 prerequisite courses at Union County College prior to beginning the Post General Education Component of the program. All graduates that have successfully completed the program will be granted a diploma in Radiation Therapy from Muhlenberg and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College. Those graduates that have successfully completed degree course work at Union County College will also be granted an Associate in Science degree from Union County College.
Radiation Therapy courses are the primary responsibility of the program.
The program holds accreditation from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Students are enrolled in the School of Radiation Therapy and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.
Students interested in the program should contact Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools at (908) 668-2637 for additional information.
Graduates of the School of Radiation Therapy will be able to:
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- Deliver a planned course of radiation therapy
- Verify the mathematical accuracy of the prescription for radiotherapy
- Maintain daily records and document technical details of the radiation treatment administered
- Observe the clinical progress of the patient undergoing radiation therapy and observe the first signs of any complication
- Provide patient care and comfort essential to radiation therapy procedures
- Within the scope of practice for a radiation therapist, detect equipment malfunctions; report same to the proper authority; and know the safe limits of equipment operations
- Understand the functions, limitations and utilization of radiation therapy equipment and treatment accessories and detect malfunctioning equipment
- Apply the rules and regulations for radiation safety, detect radiation hazards and other hazards to patient welfare within the scope of practice for the radiation therapist
- Simulate a prescribed course of radiation therapy treatment
- Construct immobilization and beam-directional devices for external beam radiation therapy
- Assist in exam room procedures, patient, patient follow-up, patient educational procedures for the radiation therapy patient
- Provide basic patient care
- Communicate clearly and effectively in written, verbal and nonverbal form
- Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and legal responsibilities