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Radiation therapy planning and treatment 1 (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Clayton Summer 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces the student to fundamental concepts and methods of how disease is investigated and staged, the rationale for and distinctions between palliative and curative treatment intent, and the basic principles and methods applied to kilovoltage and megavoltage radiation therapy. The management of skin cancer, metastatic disease (bone and brain metastases and unknown primary disease) and two common pelvic tumours (bladder and rectal cancer) are used to provide the learning context. Relatively simple and conventional planning and treatment methods and techniques are introduced over a broad range of sites and treatment intents.

Assessment: Four clinical action plans and comparative reports: 15% + Written examination (two hours): 40% + Practical assessment: 30% + Computer exercises: 15%

Prerequisites: RTS4000, RTS4010, RTS4012

Corequisites: RTS4020, RTS4022

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