Radiotherapy

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Faculty: Health, Sports and Social Work

Programme: Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Location: Haarlem

Course code

Course title and description

ECTS

Term

Prerequisites

Extra info

 

Erasmus Radiotherapy

 

20

3

(Jan – March)

advanced experience in treatment planning

Erasmus Radiography Group

Course content

·         Radiotherapy physics
·         Radiobiology in practice
·         Image recognition
·         Treatment Planning 3D to IMRT
·         IGRT
·         Essay special techniques
·         Practics in Treatment Planning, from 3D conformal Radiotherapy to IMRT of breast, pelvic and head and neck region
·         Practics in Radiotherapy Physics
·         Practics in IGRT techniques
·         Clinical outplacement (2–4 days)

Teaching methods

 The following learning methods will be used which requires participation in:

·         Group meetings
·         Lectures
·         Skills training using with and without lecturer
·         Individual study
·         Project and report writing in English
·         Oral presentations of the report in English
·         Skillslab training - Practical training on Radiotherapy equipment in the skillslab on CMS treatment planning system and Theraview IGRT system
·         Clinical outplacement (max. 2 – 4 days)

Each student will complete a clinical placement, excursions and 10 weeks of practical placement in skills lab, including general Radiotherapy

Level of course

Bachelor year 3 – 4 (with practical and theoretical experience with RT)

Assessment methods

·         Attending to mandatory classes with a satisfactory contribution
·         Practical examination by marked tasks
·         Produce an optimal 3 dimensional and IMRT isodose distribution
·         Evaluate all stages of / in the procedures
·         Clinical placement
·         Poster and presentation
·         Practical exam 

All items will be assessed and have to be passed

Contact person

Mirjam Soumokil - de Bree, email: mirjam.soumokil@inholland.nl

0031- (0)631006629

 

Prerequisites

It’s preferable that the student has a basic knowledge of treatment planning and has trained skills in radiotherapy.

 

 

Objective of the course

 Objectives

·       To develop skills in producing an optimal 3 dimensional and IMRT dose distribution of breast, pelvic and head and neck region.
·       To develop skills in Radiotherapy Physics treatment planning.
·       To develop skills integrating Radiobiology in treatment planning.
·       To evaluate the products as well as the process of preparation the treatment of these patients.
·       To develop skills in IGRT techniques.
·       Further develop communicative and co-operative skills.
·       Has insight into the role of the Radiotherapy-technician in relation to the organization of a Radiotherapy department in the Netherlands.

 Learning outcomes

·       Be able to produce an optimal 3 D dose distribution.
·       Be able to produce an IMRT dose distribution
·       Be able to argue the choices you made.
·       Be able to reflect on your products and your process.

Special remarks

Prior practical and theoretical experience with RT is necessary to complete the course.

Course is only available for radiation therapy students (and radiology students under restrictions) from institutes which are member of the Erasmus Radiography Group (ERG). Application only through ERG-coordinator of home-institute.

Recommended reading

Handed out:

·       Study guide Radiotherapy
·      Literature in the library Inholland University of Applied Sciences Haarlem