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BP5501: RADIOTHERAPY AND RADIATION PHYSICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 13 Jul 2017 14:55


Course Overview

This course covers all aspects of radiotherapy physics including radiobiology of radiotherapy treatment, charged particle therapy, dosimetry, treatment planning, brachytherapy, radiotherapy equipment, quality assurance, safety and radiation protection in radiotherapy. In addition to attending lectures and tutorials, students spend time in the state-of-the-art Radiotherapy department of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, to attend demonstrations in CT treatment planning, gynaecological brachytherapy, megavoltage beam data acquisition and linear accelerator QA. Hands-on practical sessions are also held there. The course involves a high degree of student participation, including class discussion sessions following prescribed reading, tutorials and practicals.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Andy Welch

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

 

Further Information & Notes

Restricted to students taking one of the two BMP PgT programmes.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Medical Physics

Contact Teaching Time

126 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1 one-hour written examination (66.67%); continuous assessment (33.33%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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