|10247014||Faculty of Health Sciences||Department: Radiography|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
Students who specialised at undergraduate level (i.e. from the second year of study) in Radiation Therapy, register according to this curriculum.
All students must register for NVB 700 Research principles.
Also consult the General Regulations.
Minimum credits: 120
Development and submission of a research protocol.
Brachytherapy. ICRU level-3 Radiation dose planning. Stereotactic radio-surgery and stereotactic radiotherapy. Image based and image guided radiotherapy. Large field irradiation with photons. Current trends in Electron Therapy, proton therapy, heavy particle therapy and neutron therapy treatment planning and delivery.
Behavioural dimensions of cancer and sickness, Psychology of cancer, Existential dimensions of cancer, Social dimensions of cancer, language and cross-cultural dimensions of cancer, Communication between patient and oncology team, Complementary psychology therapies
Continuation of the research process which includes the implementation of the approved research protocol and writing up a research essay of the completed research project.
Basic management principles. Management of radiation oncology service, department and unit. Total quality management in radiation therapy. Brachytherapy. Treatment field conformation and treatment dose conformation in radiotherapy treatment delivery. Large field irradiation with photons and superficial photon therapy. Intra-operative radiation therapy.
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