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Brachytherapy Principles and Clinical Applications


Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZYSU4-15-M

Level

M

Fees

19-20 Non-accredited 15 credits

£535.00

Unassessed

19-20 Accedited 15 credits

£710.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : Submission date: To be confirmed by module leader. Venue: UHBristol Education Centre, (opposite Bristol Royal Infirmary).

Venue

UHBRISTOL

Attendance days for the course

Monday - 09 March 2020UHBRISTOL09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 10 March 2020UHBRISTOL09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - 11 March 2020UHBRISTOL09:00 - 17:00
Thursday - 12 March 2020UHBRISTOL09:00 - 17:00

Applications

University

Assessment

A 2,500 word reflective assignment.

Content

The module syllabus will cover:

  • General principles of brachytherapy
  • History of brachytherapy and sources and afterloaders
  • Radiobiology in brachytherapy
  • Radiation protections issues in brachytherapy
  • Physics planning, optimisation and use of Dose Volume Histograms (DVHs)
  • Clinical applications of brachytherapy, site specific, including gynae, prostate, endoluminal, miscellaneous
  • Psychological issues in brachytherapy
  • National guidelines and standards for brachytherapy in UK
  • Service management and development in brachytherapy

Course Director

Claire Bennett

Entry Requirements

You must have relevant experience within the Oncology field.

Introduction

During the Brachytherapy Principles and Clinical Applications Masters level module, you will gain:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of brachytherapy principles.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of brachytherapy applications in modern radiotherapy clinical practice.

Intellectual skills

  • Critically appraise existing knowledge and available literature on brachytherapy delivery.
  • Independently evaluate current working practices and areas for potential service development.
  • Critically analyse complex situations and formulate ethical solutions, arguments and strategies for change in the workplace.

Subject, Professional and Practice skills

  • Critically evaluate the role of brachytherapy within the therapeutic radiographers professional development.
  • Discuss the potential medico-legal and ethical implications for clinical brachytherapy practice.
  • Transferable skills.
  • Critically evaluate the implementation and provision of a brachytherapy service within clinical practice.
  • Critically evaluate the various aspects of service re-design / enhancement, whilst demonstrating an awareness of clinical legislation / governance.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include lectures, discussions, seminars and presentations. Student centred learning is guided by work based learning and on-line discussions.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

Title

15 credit Masters level module


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