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Image Guided Radiotherapy

Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy

Introduction

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Funding

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:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • 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

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    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.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Coursework

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Rob Appleyard - R.M.Appleyard@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373
AlliedHealth@shu.ac.uk

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