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

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    Paper title Radiation Therapy and Oncology I
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (19 February 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,260.50
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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


    Full Year (19 February 2024 - 8 November 2024)

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    This paper is taught On Campus
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