Radiotherapy Physics MED5302
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 15
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course provides a foundation knowledge and in-depth learning of all aspects of Radiotherapy Physics.
This course is made up of lectures and tutorials in semester 1.
Written exam (70%)
Two written assignments (30% total, 1500 words each)
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of this course are to:
■ Explore the application of Radiotherapy Physics in the treatment of cancer
■ Demonstate an advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of the application of; dosimetry, radiotherapy equipment, quality assurance, radiation saftey, treatment planning, imaging, computer systems and network connectitvity in the patient's Radiotherapy pathway.
■ Describe recent and emerging developments in Radiotherapy Physics
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a range of advanced radiotherapy techniques, evaluate when they should be applied, and their relevance in the treatment of various cancer sites;
■ explain the physical principles relevant to a range of advanced radiotherapy techniques including both the technology and clinical application
■ describe and critically appraise the current radiation safety and radiation protection legislation and guidance as it applies to Radiotherapy.
■ Apply the ideas and techniques developed in the lectures to solve a variety of Radiotherapy Physics problems
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.