SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B826007
Module Leader Louise Boyle
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally, completion of level 1 of the programme

Summary of Content

-2 This module will -1 pro-2 vide -1 students the -1 opportunity -1 to -2 build -1 on their -1 pre-2 vious -2 kn-1 owled-2 g-1 e -1 base -1 of -2 anatom-3 y and -2 ph-3 ysiology and -1 related -1 radiotherap-2 y and -1 on-2 cology -1 to -1 de-2 v-1 elop and -1 s-2 y-1 nthesise learning-22 -1 of -1 radiotherap-2 y and -1 on-2 cology -1 practice in the global -3 c-2 onte-3 x-2 t. -2 This module will also embed -2 holi-1 stic -1 approaches -1 to -2 person -1 centered -2 c-1 are and -2 promote -1 understanding -1 of the service -1 user and -2 c-1 arer -2 perspect-3 i-2 ve. -3 K-2 e-3 y-26 -2 c-1 oncepts-18 -1 r-2 el-1 ating-17 -1 to-18 -2 principles-16 -2 of-18 -1 treatment-17 will-17 -1 be-18 -1 re-2 visi-1 ted-18 and-18 -1 de-2 v-1 eloped-18 -1 to-18 -3 r-2 eflect-17 the-17 -2 inc-1 r-2 easing -2 compl-1 e-2 xity-19 -2 of-18 the-18 -1 therapeutic-19 -1 appr-2 oach-18 -1 to-19 the-18 malignancies-19 -2 s-1 tudied-19 in-19 this-18 -3 module.


-357 1. The aetiological, epidemiological, pathological, histological features of cancers of the following sites: Head-10 and-10 Neck, -2 Breast, Female Gynaecological Organs, Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract. -357 2. Global-13 -1 perspect-2 i-1 ves-13 -1 on-12 the-12 -2 clinical-12 -1 mana-2 g-1 ement-12 and-13 -1 support-2 i-1 ve-12 -2 c-1 are-12 -2 of-12 -1 patents-12 with-13 -2 c-1 ancer-2 s-12 -2 of-12 the -2 foll-1 o-2 wing-32 -2 si-1 tes-2 : Head-10 and-10 Neck-2 , Breast, Female Gynaecological Organs, Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract. -357-3 3 P-2 a-3 r-2 a-7 -1 neo-pla-2 s-1 tic-6 -3 syndromes-6 and-7 -2 c-1 ancer-6 -1 r-2 el-1 ated-7 -3 f-2 atigue

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Describe the features of tumours of the: Head and Neck, Breast, Female Gynaecological Organs, Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract.2. Describe the treatment management of tumours of the: Head and Neck, Breast, Female Gynaecological Organs, Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract.3. Discuss the effect of co-morbidities associated with cancer and its treatments

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-3 T-2 his-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 utilised -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,-1 -2 di-1 rected -1 teaching. -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 -1 to -1 be -2 c-1 onceptually-26 -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 <> b7 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) <> Apps: e- Anatomy: e-Anatomy. Montpellier, France: IMAIOS. -360

Transferrable Skills

-4 T-3 rans-4 f-3 errable-12 -2 skills-11 -1 associated-12 with-12 this-12 module-12 are:-12 ICT-12 -2 skills-1 ,-12 -1 team-2 w-1 ork-12 and-12 -3 i-2 nterpersonal-11 -2 skills-1 ,-12 -2 problem-11 -2 solving-1 , -1 crit-2 ical thinking, -2 clinical -1 reasoning, -3 c-2 ollaboration and -3 c-2 ommuni-3 c-2 ation -2 skills; -1 task -1 prioritisation and -1 time -1 mana-2 g-1 ement -2 skills; -1 a-2 c-1 ademic writing. -360

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 130.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 2.00 50.00 35% Written Exam
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 35% Coursework 1,500 words