This module will describe the cellular and molecular basis of the response of cells, tissues and tumours to ionizing radiation. The biological basis of radiation damage and repair will be addressed and how this effects cellular processes such as cell survival. It will address the principles underlying the application of radiotherapy to the treatment of cancer and how radiotherapy interacts with other treatments such as chemotherapy. The course is modeled on the syllabus of the FRCR part 1 examinations and will therefore provide suitable preparation for this professional examination.
Module Attendance Required
One week's (5 days) attendance required.
Week commencing 3rd February 2013 (exact date to be confirmed)
Best single answer MCQs
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Ms Andrea Stevens, Chair of the Higher Specialist Training Committee for Clinical Oncology, Oncology Consultant, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Andrew Hartley
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact:
School Teaching Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7672
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
6 months oncology experience and holding a degree, preferably a 2.1 or equivalent qualifications in an appropriate medical/scientific subject.