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Dosimetry Program Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Medical Dosimetry Graduate Certificate Program through the Indiana University (IU) Graduate School is to provide a program of excellence in medical dosimetry that is designed to prepare qualified medical dosimetrists through a wide range of academic and clinical experiences using state-of-the-art techniques for photon, electron, and proton beam therapy.  It is our goal to improve the care of the public that we serve as well as to provide quality resources to the profession and the community that we serve.
 

Medical Dosimetrist Program Goals

1) The student will be a competent entry level medical dosimetrist.

Learning Outcome: The student will be able to design treatment plans for "textbook" disease cases encountered in radiation therapy.
Learning Outcome: The student will be able to perform standard simulations.

2) The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Learning Outcome: The student will be able to customize treatment plans to address patient-specific conditions which disallow standard treatment.
Learning Outcome: The student will be able to perform standard simulations.
Learning Outcome: The student will be able to identify errors in simulation which directly impact treatment planning.

3) The student will model professionalism.

Learning Outcome: The student will demonstrate work ethics.
Learning Outcome: The student will summarize the value of life-long learning.

4) The student will demonstrate communication skills.

Learning Outcome: The student will demonstrate oral communication skills.
Learning Outcome: The student will demonstrate written communication skills.

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