Image Guided Radiotherapy
This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the role and importance of imaging throughout the radiotherapy process and to evaluate the impact of a range of imaging modalities on this process.
Who the course is aimed at
This module is aimed at Therapy Radiographers and health care professionals working in the radiotherapy and oncology field.
Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient
The module focuses not only on the acquisition of knowledge, but also the development of academic, professional and transferable skills that can be applied in practice and used positively to enhance your service and your own career progression. There is a substantial focus on interacting with, and learning from, peers working in this field.
What you learn
- to demonstrate a critical understanding of the need for image guidance in the radiotherapy process
- to critically assess the role of relevant imaging modalities in the planning and delivery of radiotherapy
- to critically reflect on, and make judgements about, implications for working practice and the provision of a radiotherapy service
- to critically evaluate and make judgements about published evidence in the context of current and future approaches to image guidance
General areas covered
- Principles of IGRT in the radiotherapy process
- Consideration of imaging modalities in the radiotherapy process (including CT, MR, PET/SPECT, EPIDs, Ultrasound, Tomotherapy, real time tracking and gating, planar and volumetric imaging, 3D and 4D imaging)
- Practical applications of imaging within the radiotherapy process
- Site specific IGRT
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
- Evidenced based practice
- Critical appraisal and analysis
- Developing and implementing action plans for IGRT protocols
Unique or interesting features
You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module and gain feedback from your tutor.
Pending accreditation by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)
To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:
- a reliable internet connection
- Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
- Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £1,335
International students: £1,335 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- Relevant professional qualification
- Relevant work experience
- Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
- Reliable internet access
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area
The above must be evidenced in your application form
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to begin during w/c 20th January 2020, with online induction activities during w/c 13th January 2020. This module is normally delivered over a 12 week period.
For distance learning modules attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits