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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.

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    Paper title Radiation Technology I
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Full Year (19 February 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
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    RADT 115
    Limited to
    Teaching staff
    Dr Nanette Schleich

    Vosper, M., England, A., Major, V. (2020). Graham's Principles and Applications of Radiological Physics (7th Edition) Elsevier.

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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


    Full Year (19 February 2024 - 8 November 2024)

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    This paper is taught On Campus
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