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BP5501: RADIOTHERAPY AND RADIATION PHYSICS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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.

Course Details

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


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25, 30
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 29, 33 - 34
  • 4 Lectures during University week31
  • 5 Lectures during University week32
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 27, 28, 28, 29 - 30, 30, 30, 30 - 31, 32, 32, 32, 33
  • 2 Practicals during University weeks 29, 31

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 67
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Learning Outcomes
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Feedback

Under normal circumstances all coursework is marked and returned to the students (with feedback) within two weeks of submission.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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