Code : 5552      Created Date : Wednesday, October 31, 2012   Update Date : Monday, January 7, 2013    Visit : 2413

Associate Degree in Radiotherapy

TUMS is the oldest and most well-known medical center in Iran, nationally as well as internationally. TUMS, as one of the country’s top research universities, accepts applications from the most qualified students. It also has the largest schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, rehabilitation, allied medical sciences, public health, advanced technologies in medicine, nutritional sciences and dietetics, and nursing and midwifery in Iran as well as a virtual school.

PRINCIPLES OF ONCOLOGY

Explores principles of radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy Studies cancer etiologic, prevention, screening and epidemiology

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

34 Hours Theory

 

RADIOTHERAPY CLINICAL APPLICATIONS, 1 & 2

Radiotherapy Clinical Applications, 2: 2 Credits, 34 Hours Theory

Explores introduction to palliative and curative RT, photon interaction in tumours and normal tissues, adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatments, complications of RT and combination of radiation with other modalities. Studies RT in cancers of head and neck, brain, Gynaecology, Genitourinary, Lung and mediastinum, Lymphoma (HL, NHL), Palliative RT, RT in benign diseases, paediatrics and sarcoma

 

 

 

Radiotherapy Clinical Applications, 1: 2 Credits

 

 

 

 

 

Radiotherapy Clinical Applications, 2: 2 Credits

 

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

 

 

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

 

DOSIMETRY

Dos Principle of Dosimetry: Studies the basic concepts of Dosimetry including fluency, energy fluency, exposure, kerma, dose, electronic equilibrium, equivalent and effective dose. Dos Types of Radiation Dosimetry: Explore dose distribution of X-ray and Gamma ray, electron, proton and neutron beams.

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

17 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

CLINICAL DOSIMETRY

It discusses dosimeters specifications. Topics explore variety of current phantoms and dosimeters in medical applications like ion chambers, Geiger-Muller, TLD, diode, film, chemical dosimeter, calorimeter, personal dosimeters with emphasizing on Dosimetry with ion chambers , related correction factors and dose calculations.

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

17 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

PRINCIPLES OF CALCULATIONS IN RADIOTHERAPY

Explore point dose calculation with SSD and SAD method using percent depth dose (PDD), tissue maximum ratio (TMR) and tissue air ratio in different conditions. Also breast calculation, output measurement and gap calculation for adjacent fields will be discussed.

 

 

 

 

3 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

RADIOTHERAPY MACHINES

The course explores principles of radiotherapy machines including superficial and orthovoltage X-rays, cobalt machines and electron accelerators. Also radio-surgery systems including linac- based radio-surgery, gamma knife and cyber-knife will be discussed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLANNING

The course explores planning techniques for conformal radiotherapy. Topics include isodose distributions, patient data, and corrections, set up, field shaping, skin dose and field separation. Methods of best treating in various disease sites with single or multiple field arrangements using X-rays and/ or electrons are discussed.

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

17 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

SPECIFIC RADIATION THERAPY TECHNIQUES

Advanced planning techniques of conformal radiation therapy including 3-dimensional treatment planning and IMRT concepts are presented. New techniques such as IGRT, Gating and proton therapy will be discussed.

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This course serves as an introduction of fundamental principles of research methodology and how principles are applied for conducting research in health sciences. Students will be introduced to basic terms and focus on the overall structure of the research process. The course will help students prepare to select a research topic and develop questions related to it. Library and literature resources and procedures for using them will be described in detail. Student will learn how to formulate a research hypothesis. Sampling, measuring instruments and statistics will be discussed in detail.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

HEALTH AND PROTECTION

Radiation safety measures are reviewed and updated according to federal and state mandates. Last IAEA protocols and regulations for health and protection in Radiotherapy awards are explored. Calculations for getting barrier thickness against ionizing radiation are explored.

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

RADIATION BIOLOGY

This course reviews the effect of radiation on the human body in the context of radiation treatments. It particularly focuses on factors affecting the therapeutic ratio.

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

34 Hours Theory

BRACHYTHERAPY PHYSICS AND TECHNIQUES

The use of Brachytherapy in radiation therapy is addressed. Characteristics of sources utilized for treatment as well as determination of source activity and dose delivered are included. Methods and instruments utilized to apply Brachytherapy treatment planning techniques to clinical treatment situations are discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Credits

 

 

 

 

51 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

RADON Principles of Oncology: The course explores causes, classification, diagnosis, detection, spread, and management of common cancers in paediatrics. RADON principles of immobilization and treatment delivery in paediatrics.

RADON Late Effects: Explores possible late effects in growth and impairment of organ function.

 

 

 

 

1 Credit

 

 

 

17 Hours Theory

SIMULATION AND LOCALIZATION

The course presents basic principles of radio-therapy simulation. Topics include rationale for simulation, legal aspects, equipment components and operation, positioning techniques, imaging techniques and analysis, measurement and documentation. Clinical applications of computer in radiation oncology are explored. Simulation techniques of treatment set-ups are studied and advanced methods of virtual simulation are explored.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory, 34 Hours Practice

CANCER PATHOLOGY

This course introduces students to the types of growth, causative factors, and biological behaviour of neo-plastic diseases. Staging procedures are introduced.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

QUALITY CONTROL

The methods and importance of periodic quality assurance procedures of treatment planning, equipment, and process are covered in this course. The topics also explore analysing important reported accidents in the world and discuss about the lesson learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

 

34 Hours Theory

 

OTHER NON-RADIATION TREATMENT METHODS

Explores other treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy organ-based

 

 

 

2 Credits

 

 

34 Hours Theory

 

 

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