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Mission and Goals of the RTH Program

The Mission of the RTH 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 prepares students for responsible citizenship, broadens intellectual perspectives and fosters ethical and humanitarian values in responding to diverse populations. 

Goals of the RTH Program
  1. Students will be able to effectively utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the practice of radiation therapy.           
    Learning outcome: Students will identify & revise treatment errors.            
    Learning outcome: Students will assess, apply theory, & justify appropriate behaviors in the clinical setting.
  2. Students will be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients, customers, 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 identify patients’ side effects & recommend appropriate action.
  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.
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