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A34C05 Radiation Biology Applied to Therapy
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Core module for students on the MSc Oncology course.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module includes:

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  • Method and Frequency of Class:
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    Further Activity Details:
    One two-hour lecture per week (26 hours).

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Coursework 1 20 1500 word essay. 
    Inclass Exam 1 (Written) 80 MCQ and short essay question - 1 Hour 

    Professor S Martin

    Education Aims:  To be able to describe the response of biological systems following exposure to ionising radiation, to interpret the biological basis and consequences of conventional and novel fractionation regimes in radiotherapy and to critically appraise the significance of new research findings.

    Learning Outcomes:  A series of specialist lectures will provide students with an overview of the principles of the interaction of ionising radiation with living systems. Particular attention will be given to the scientific basis of fractionation in radiotherapy, radiation pathology and normal tissue effects, tumour radiobiology and molecular aspects of radiation biology.

    Offering School:  Medicine

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