MMR4020 - Radiobiology and dosimetry
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Dr Ray Budd
Introduction to biological effects of ionizing radiation on cells & tissues and mechanisms repairing sustained biological damage, study of systemic and total body responses to early/late effects of radiation, hereditary effects and effects on the embryo & foetus. Detailed study of principles of radiation protection and possible risks associated with irradiation during diagnostic and therapeutic application from a risk vs benefit perspective. Estimates of risk assessment are evaluated using accepted theories of dose vs response. Finally, study of application and techniques of various radiation therapy treatment schedules that maximise tumour response and minimise effects on normal tissues.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Written examination (three hours): 60%