MPHYGB19: Treatment with Ionising Radiation

Course Information

Course Credits
Term 2
Assessment Exam
Course Organiser
Prof Gary Royle

Aims and Objectives

This module broadly covers the application of radiation to the therapeutic treatment of patients. It ranges from the technical aspects of generating the radiation, to the biological effects of that radiation on the tissue and then considers, in detail, state-of-the-art radiotherapy techniques.

Brief Syllabus

Course Lecture hours
Radiobiology 7
Medical linacs 4
Dose distributions 7
Brachytherapy 2
Conformal radiotherapy 3
Quality assurance 3
Treatment planning 4
Practical session


Two hour closed-book written examination