RTH Program Mission & Goals | Kent State University

RTH Program Mission & Goals

Mission Statement of the KSU Salem Radiation Therapy Program

The mission of Kent State University Salem Campus is to educate radiation therapy students in the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become qualified, professional practitioners who provide quality service and care to the community and to prepare students for the changing needs of the profession. Kent State University transforms lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment.

The Goals of the Radiation Therapy Program

  1. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in radiation therapy.
    Learning outcome: Students will analyze and explain an Rx scenario error.
    Learning outcome: Students will assess, apply theory, & justify appropriate behaviors in the clinic.
  2. Students will be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients and members of the health care team.
    Learning outcome: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    Learning outcome: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  3. Students will be able to successfully perform radiation therapy procedures consistent with entry level requirements.
    Learning outcome: Students will interpret the treatment chart and accurately set up the treatment parameters.
    Learning outcome: Students will perform as an entry level therapist
  4. Students will be able to determine the value of professional growth and development and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
    Learning outcome: Students will evaluate the importance of their professional development.
    Learning outcome: Students will model positive professional behavior.