SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B826006
Module Leader Karen Cameron
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

-106-2 This module will -2 i-1 ntroduce -1 students -1 to fundamental principles -1 of modern -1 radiotherap-2 y and -1 on-2 cology . It will also -3 encompass the -1 mana-2 g-1 ement -1 of -1 patents with -1 malignant -1 disease in -1 specified common -1 anatomi-2 cal -4 si-3 tes. -2 This-19 module-20 will-19 also-18 embed-20 -2 holis-1 tic-19 -1 approaches-18 -1 to-20 -2 pe-3 rson-19 -2 ce-1 ntered-20 -2 c-1 are-19 and-19 will-19 -2 i-1 ntroduce-19 -2 s-1 tudents-18 -1 to-20 the service-14 -1 user-12 and-13 -2 c-1 arer-13 -2 pe-3 r-2 spect-3 i-2 ve-3 .


-360-2 1. I ntroduction to -2 c ancer -2 biology: characteristics of benign and malignant -2 tumours-3 . -2 2. Gene r-2 al-22 -3 manif-2 e-3 s-2 tations-21 -2 of-22 disease-20 to-22 -2 include:-22 normal/-2 abnormal-21 r-2 adiog r-2 aphic-22 appearances -2 (i ntroduction to -2 imag e -3 in-2 terp-3 r-2 etation-3 ). 3. Specific -2 mani-3 f-2 estations of malignant -2 disease-3 . 4. An-19 -2 i ntroduction-17 to-18 -2 c ancer management.-17 5. Radiobiology. 6. Dose and fractionation. 7. Introduction to radiotherapy planning and delivery processes. -2 8. Principles and treatment of palliative and emergency radiotherapy, including s-2 pinal -3 c-2 ord -2 c ompression-2 ; superior -2 v ena -3 c-2 a-3 v-2 a obstruction, hyper-2 calc aemia, haemorrha-2 g e. 9. The aetiological, epidemiological, pathological, histological features of cancers of the following sites: Prostate, Bladder, Lung and Thymus-2 . 10. Global-13 perspect-2 i ves-13 on-12 the-12 -2 clinical-12 mana-2 g ement-12 and-13 support-2 i ve-12 -2 c are-12 -2 of-12 patents-12 with-13 -2 c ancer-2 s-12 -2 of-12 the -2 foll o-2 wing-32 -2 si tes: Prostate, Bladder, Lung and Thymus-2 . -360-106

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Identify and describe the general manifestations of disease, and the characteristics of malignant disease.2. Discuss and justify the range and use of treatment modalities in oncology. 3. Outline the typical pathway for a patient with cancer from presentation to follow up with specific focus on the journey through the radiotherapy department.4. Describe the features and treatment management of tumours of the: Prostate, Bladder, Lung, Thymus, and Oncological Emergencies. 5. Outline radiobiological principles.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-2 This-1 module-3 will-1 -2 c-1 ombine a -1 number of -4 k-3 e-4 y-1 note lectures-2 -1 that will-1 be -2 c-1 omplemented-3 with-2 a-1 series of tut-2 orials and -1 independent -2 study. A -2 ran-3 g-2 e -1 of -1 teaching and learning activities will -1 be -1 enlisted -1 to -1 de-2 v-1 elop -1 student learning and -2 en-3 g-2 a-3 g-2 ement-3 , including -2 role -3 pl-2 a-3 y, -1 blended learning,-2 di-1 rected -1 teaching, and -2 simul-1 ated -1 learning. -1 Students -1 are also -1 supported -1 b-2 y access -1 to the virtual learning -2 en-3 vi-2 ronment -1 to -2 facili-1 tate -3 c-2 ommuni-3 c-2 ation-3 , -1 pro-2 vide access -1 to module -1 materials and -1 pro-2 vide -2 f-1 eedback -1 on -3 f-2 orma-1 t-3 i-2 ve and -1 summat-2 i-1 ve -1 assessments. -3 F-2 orma-1 t-3 i-2 ve activities -1 are -2 underta-3 k-2 en -1 at -4 k-3 e-4 y -1 points -1 throughout the -1 a-2 c-1 ademic -2 y-1 ear -1 to -2 demonstrate -2 effec-3 t-2 ive learning in -1 areas which -1 are -2 kn-1 own-6 -1 to-5 -1 be-5 -2 c-1 onceptually-3 -2 challenging-1 .

Indicative Reading

Radiotherapy and Physics -360b7 Barrett A, Dobbs J., Morris S., Roques T. (2009) Practical Radiotherapy Planning 4th Edition, London, Hodder Arnold ebook b7 Bushong, Stewart Carlyle. (2017) Radiologic science for technologists: physics, biology, and protection. 11th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. b7 Cherry, Pam. & Duxbury, Angela. (2009) Practical radiotherapy: physics and equipment. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell. b7 Dieterich, Sonja et al. (2016) Practical radiation oncology physics: a companion to Gunderson & Tepper's clinical radiation oncology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Graham, Donald T. et al. (2011) Principles and applications of radiological physics . 6th edition. Edinburgh;: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. b7 Hoskin, Peter. (2013) External beam therapy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Neal, Anthony J. & Hoskin, Peter J. (2009) Clinical oncology basic principles and practice. 4th ed. Hodder Education. b7 Levy (2010) Radiation Therapy- Study Guide and Exam Review. Missouri, Elsevier b7 Rankin J., Robb K., Murtagh N, Cooper J (2008) Rehabilitation in Cancer Care Blackwell Oxford b7 Sibtain, Amen. et al. (2012) Physics for clinical oncology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Symonds, Paul. et al. (2012) Walter and Miller's Textbook of radiotherapy: radiation physics, therapy, and oncology. 7th ed. Elsevier. b7 Tobias, Jeffrey & Hochhauser, Daniel (2015) Cancer and its management. Seventh edition. Chichester, England: Wiley Blackwell. b7 Washington, Charles M. & Leaver, Dennis T. (2016) Principles and practice of radiation therapy. Fourth edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Anatomy -360b7 Bridge, Pete & Tipper, David J. (2017) CT anatomy for radiotherapy. Second edition. Keswick, Cumbria: M & K Update Ltd. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Moore, Keith L. et al. (2014) Essential clinical anatomy. 5th ed. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. b7 Spratt, Jonathan D. (2017) Weir & Abrahams' imaging atlas of human anatomy . 5th ed. New York: Elsevier Limited. b7 Waugh, Anne et al. (2018) Ross & Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and illness. 13th edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier Health Sciences. Journals -360b7 International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics b7 British Journal of Radiology b7 Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology b7 Clinical Oncology b7 Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice Websites: -360b7 Royal College or Radiologists: <> b7 Society of Radiographers: <> b7 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: <> b7 American Association of Physicists in Medicine: <> b7 Health and Care Professions Council <> b7 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines <> b7 NICE <> . European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) <> Apps: e- Anatomy: e-Anatomy. Montpellier, France: IMAIOS.

Transferrable Skills

-4 T-3 rans-4 f-3 errable-12 -2 skills-12 -1 associated-13 with-13 this-12 module-12 -1 are-12 -2 team-3 work,-17 -2 in-1 terpersonal-12 -2 skills-1 ,-12 ICT-13 -2 skills-1 .-12 -1 These-12 -1 are-11 in addition-6 -1 to-6 an-6 -2 in-1 troduction-5 -1 to-6 -2 clinical-5 -1 r-2 easoning-7 and-6 -1 patent-4 -1 centered-6 -4 c-3 are-4 ,-5 -3 problem-5 -2 solving,-10 -1 t-2 ask-5 -1 prioritisation and-14 -1 time-12 -2 manag-1 ement-12 -3 skills;-13 and-13 -2 academic-12 -1 writing-2 .

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 126.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 2.00 60.00 35% Exams office exam
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 35% 1,500 words