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Course Description

Code4 TRSÄD010
NameBasics in Radiotherapy
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- explain the operating principles of the machines used to deliver external radiotherapy treatment and internal radiotherapy treatment (brachytherapy)
- explain the radiotherapy-induced changes in the cells in a human body
- identify and name the most common types of cancer and their treatments
ContentThe physics and machines of radiotherapy. Radiation biology. Types of cancer.
RequirementsParticipation in lectures, compulsory participation in lectures delivered by oncologists, accepted completion of assignments and exams.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialJoensuu, H., Aalberg, V., Roberts, P., Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, P., Jyrkkiö, S., Kouri, M. & Teppo, L. (toim.) 2013. Syöpätaudit. Duodecim.
Jussila, A-L., Kangas, A. & Haltimo, M. 2010. Sädehoitotyö. Helsinki: WSOY.
Levitt, S.H, Purdy, J.A, Perez, C.A. Vijayakumar, S, (toim.) 2012. Technical basis of radiation therapy: practical clinical applications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
Paile, W. (toim.) 2002. Säteilyn terveysvaikutukset. STUK.
Other current material and literature.
PrerequisitesUltrasound and Computed Tomography Examinations 5 cr, Radioisotope Examinations 5 cr , Professional Ethics and Encountering the Client 5 cr
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