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RADT123 Radiation Therapy and Oncology I

Pathology and classification of tumours, treatment modalities, principles of radiobiology, radiation therapy techniques, patient care, pharmacology, clinical trials.

Paper title Radiation Therapy and Oncology I
Paper code RADT123
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (20 February 2023 - 10 November 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,199.00
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RADT 116
Limited to
Teaching staff
Gay Dungey
  • Bridge, P. and Tipper, D.J. (2017). CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy. (2nd Edition) M&K Publishing, Cumbria.
  • Washington, C.M. and Leaver, D.T. (2020). Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy. (5th Edition). Mosby, St Louis, Missouri.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to describe and discuss in some detail:

  • Pathology of common tumours and the ways in which they are classified
  • Treatment modalities used to treat benign and malignant disease
  • Radiation therapy techniques used in the treatment of disease
  • Implications for patients when receiving radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy for patient with malignant disease
  • Pharmacological approach to patient care during radiation therapy
  • Clinical trials

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Full Year (20 February 2023 - 10 November 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system