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RADT127 Radiation Technology I

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Principles of physics with relevance to radiation therapy and the production of radiation. Principles of radiation protection, the construction and operation of radiation therapy and imaging equipment, diagnostic imaging techniques.

Paper title Radiation Technology I
Paper code RADT127
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year (15 February 2021 - 5 November 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,262.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,466.05

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RADT 115
Limited to
Teaching staff
Dr Nanette Schleich
Graham, D.T., Cloke, P. and Vosper, M. (2011). Principles and Applications of Radiological Physics. (6th Edition). Churchill Livingstone.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper the successful student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of general physical principles in relation to radiation therapy,
  • discuss the basic physics of X and gamma radiation,
  • describe the principles of construction and operation of radiation therapy and imaging equipment,
  • describe the principles of diagnostic imaging technologies,
  • describe the principles of radiation protection and safety.

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Full Year (15 February 2021 - 5 November 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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