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Radiation Biology

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

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.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

One block week (5 days).

Module Dates

Module dates to be confirmed. 


Single based answer MCQ and short answer questions examination.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Laura Petit - NHS Clinical Oncology Consultant
Sara Meade - NHS Clinical Oncology Consultant

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact: Programme Administrator Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3803 or Email:

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.

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