Patient Care and Education

Patient Care and Education

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Patient Care and Education

        The front page of the content specification contains information on the number of test questions appearing in each category along with their percentage of the test.

        As we begin our exploration of this content area, let's start with a basic definition. In terms of Radiation Oncology, what is Patient Care and Education? Patient Care is concerned with the diagnosis as well as radiotherapy treatment of patients with Cancer. Patient Education is the process by which Radiation Therapy health professionals deliver information to patients. In other words, Patient Care and Education involves how we inform as well as care for our patients. As a Radiation Therapist, you should be able to explain what Patient Care and Education involves.

        The Patient Care and Education content area consists of approximately 30 questions out of 200 questions in the examination for approximately 15% of the test. The Patient Care and Education content area is made up of six topics. These topics are:

Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance

Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology

Treatment Planning

Treatment Delivery

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