Radiation therapy and nuclear medicine 287

Module code RAW 287
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 9.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites RAN 100, RFI 110, FSG 161, FSG 162, RAW 185, RAW 186, MTL 180
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Radiography
Period of presentation Quarter 4

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