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Clinical Environment and Optimization in Radiotherapy

Semester 1

This course is designed to help the student consolidate the yearlong clinical experience and optimize the procedures generally employed in radiotherapy. The course will consolidate the roles and responsibilities of the medical physicist along the patient treatment pathway and explore tools and techniques for optimization at each step. Medical physicists are involved in every step of the
radiotherapy process from the imaging of the patient to the delivery of the treatment. It is important for the physicist to have a broad understanding of each aspect of the treatment process, and to be able to optimize routine procedures leading to more efficient management of patient loads and better clinical outcomes.

  • Workflow of a radiotherapy department
  • Patient related clinical experiences
  • Optimization of Procedures
  • Clinical audits
  • Written Report (2000 words) 50%
  • Presentations 50%
Learning Objectives: 

On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Explain each step of the patient treatment pathway in Radiotherapy
2. Explain the role of each multidisciplinary professional in Radiation therapy.
3. Assess radiation risk to the patients
4. Assess the main factors that affect treatment quality and patient radiation dose
5. Use clinical audits as a tool to optimize the overall quality of processes and services

Course Code: 
2 Credits
Level 2
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