Radiation therapy and nuclear medicine 284

Module code RAW 284
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content (a) Radiobiology: Cell survival curves and target theories, radiation effects on tissue, tissue and organ radio sensitivity. Radiation pathology, acute and chronic effects, late effects of radiation. Clinical radiobiology: Radiation therapy, tumour radiobiology, fractionation, iso-effect formulae. (b) Introduction to radiation therapy: Origin and incidence of cancer, diagnoses and staging, treatment and modalities. Treatment methods in radiation therapy. Preparation for external beam irradiation. Dosage. Biological principles of radiation. Effects of radiation on normal tissue. (c) Introduction to nuclear medicine: Principles of nuclear physics and nuclear medicine, nuclear instrumentation, radio chemical pharmacology. Basic approach to clinical nuclear medicine and relevant techniques.
Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites RAN 100,RFI 110,FSG 161,FSG 162,RAW 180,RAW 182,MTL 180
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Radiography
Period of presentation Quarter 4

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