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On completion of this module, students should have acquired a clear understanding of the interaction of high energy photons and changed particles in tissue equivalent material, and on the application of ionizing radiation in selected areas of medicine, including Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Radiotherapy. The student should also have acquired an appreciation of modern radiological protection principles and practices. Students should also have gained knowledge on MRI and ultrasound, as well as the uses of lasers in medicine.Indicative Module Content:
Introduction to radiotherapy (RT) physics. Review of interactions of photons and electrons with matter. External Beam Radiotherapy equipment. Linacs. Photon beam parameters. Detectors and dosimetry in RT. Treatment Planning and dose calculation in RT. Motion management and 4D CT acquisition.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Field Trip/External Visits||
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|Autonomous Student Learning||
Stage 3 Physics or equivalentLearning Recommendations:
PHYC 30090 Nuclear Physics or equivalent
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Self-assessment activities
In class discussions with lecturers.
|Dr Sean Cournane||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Brendan McClean||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|