Historical development, sources, specifications, radiobiology, high/low dose rate, interstitial and intracavity systems, national and international criteria, radiation safety.
|Paper title||Brachytherapy Principles and Practice|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- RADX 403
- Limited to
Suitable for Radiation Therapy graduates and health professional graduates with experience in the relevant field of healthcare.
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- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Learning Outcomes
- On the completion of this paper the successful student will be able to
- Define the main terms and fundamental principles in brachytherapy
- Describe the historical development of brachytherapy
- Discuss the radiation safety issues pertinent to brachytherapy
- Review the traditional implantation and pre-computerised dose calculation methods for intracavitary and interstitial systems
- Describe computerised brachytherapy treatment planning and the role of imaging in brachytherapy planning
- Critically review the role of brachytherapy in the treatment of gynaecological malignancies and evaluate local practices with respect to national and international criteria
- Discuss the use of interstitial brachytherapy in some common treatment sites