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Course Description

Code4 TRSÄSÄ0010
NamePlanning Radiotherapy and Radiotherapy
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student has the ability to
- identify and name the most common types of cancer and their treatments
- explain the radiotherapy treatments for the most common types of cancer
- explain radiotherapy as part of a cancer patient’s holistic care
- describe the guidance and counselling for radiotherapy patient and explain the side effects of radiotherapy and their prevention and treatment
- explain the main principles of radiation dose planning
- apply the principles of radiation protection and quality management to the radiotherapy process and work according to them
Content- Radiotherapy planning, implementation and assessment
- Radiotherapy treatment dose planning
- External beam radiotherapy techniques
- Patient care and holistic guidance and counselling
- Nutrition for a cancer patient
- Radiation protection and quality assurance
Requirements- participation in lectures, visits to radiotherapy departments and skills workshops, accepted assignments, a seminar and an exam
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialTo be announced at the beginning of the course.
PrerequisitesUltrasound and Computed Tomography Examinations 5cr, Radioisotope Examinations 5 cr
Professional Ethics and Encountering the Client 5 cr
Other Considerations
ContactPartanen Tuula


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