Professional course

Brachytherapy Principles and Clinical Applications

15 credit, Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZYSU415M
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Allied Health Professions
Campus:
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Course director:
Jan Chianese

Page last updated 25 November 2016

Introduction

During the Brachytherapy Principles and Clinical Applications Master's level module, you will gain:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of brachytherapy principles.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of brachytherapy applications in modern radiotherapy clinical practice.

Intellectual skills

  • Critically appraise existing knowledge and available literature on brachytherapy delivery.
  • Independently evaluate current working practices and areas for potential service development.
  • Critically analyse complex situations and formulate ethical solutions, arguments and strategies for change in the workplace.

Subject, Professional and Practice skills

  • Critically evaluate the role of brachytherapy within the therapeutic radiographers professional development.
  • Discuss the potential medico-legal and ethical implications for clinical brachytherapy practice.
  • Transferable skills.
  • Critically evaluate the implementation and provision of a brachytherapy service within clinical practice.
  • Critically evaluate the various aspects of service re-design / enhancement, whilst demonstrating an awareness of clinical legislation / governance.

Entry requirements

Relevant experience within the Oncology field.

Accreditations and partnerships:

Structure

Content

  • General principles of brachytherapy
  • History of brachytherapy and sources and afterloaders
  • Radiobiology in brachytherapy
  • Radiation protections issues in brachytherapy
  • Physics planning, optimisation and use of Dose Volume Histograms (DVHs)
  • Clinical applications of brachytherapy, site specific, including gynae, prostate, endoluminal, miscellaneous
  • Psychological issues in brachytherapy
  • National guidelines and standards for brachytherapy in UK
  • Service management and development in brachytherapy

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include lectures, discussions, seminars and presentations. Student centred learning is guided by work based learning and on-line discussions.

Assessment

2500 word reflective assignment

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application.

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