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Course Description

NameIntership 3: Developing Radiotherapy
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student
- is familiar with the needed pharmaceuticals and used radiation sensitisers and their effects on the patient
- masters the use of radiotherapy treatment machines and gives external radiotherapy in a team taking different treatment methods into account
- masters the implementation of internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy) and is able to work in a team taking the role of a student
- implements image-guided radiotherapy
- takes CT and MRI planning scans for radiotherapy
- masters the basics of dose planning and is able to assess the plan considering the patient’s nursing care
- masters radiotherapy treatment data recording
- uses radiotherapy information systems and understands their importance for holistic patient care
- follows the principles of radiation protection by taking patient and work safety into account
- performs technical quality assurance measurements actively and explains the importance of the results for radiotherapy
- finds evidence-based information on radiotherapy and patient guidance and
- develops his or her skills and competence in radiotherapy
- is able to assess his or her own professional skills and competence in the
radiotherapy process
ContentHolistic implementation of demanding radiotherapy treatments in external and internal radiotherapy, special features of radiotherapy, radiotherapy CT and MRI planning, development of radiotherapy, PLE
RequirementsInternship in the radiotherapy departments of central and university hospitals, writing down the starting level and objectives in a blog, assessment of one’s own learning and skills.
A written evidence-based assignment required for alternative internship. Separate instructions.
Grading ScalePassed (S) - 0
Course materialInternship instructions
PrerequisitesInternship: Radiotherapy 10 cr
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