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Biomedical Physics

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BP5501 - Radiotherapy and Radiation Physics

Credit Points: 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr G Robertson

Pre-requisite(s): BP5001, BP5002

Note(s): Restricted to students taking one of the four BMP PgT programmes.

Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of radiotherapy physics including radiobiology of radiotherapy treatment, charged particle therapy, disometry, treatment planning, brachytherapy, radiotherapy equipment, quality assurance, safety and radiation protection in radiotherapy. Clinical attachments/demonstrations in CT treatment planning, gynaecological brachytherapy, megavoltage beam data acquisition and linear accelerator QA.

36 one-hour lectures over half-session; 4 practicals/demonstrations.

1 one-hour written examination (67%); continuous assessment (33%).