Radiation Therapy is one of the main methods used to treat patients with cancer. Graduates from the undergraduate programme are qualified to work as a Radiation Therapist - the health professional who is responsible for the delivery of radiation therapy.
Facilities at the Discipline
Treatment Skills Laboratory
The discipline has a 40 PC computer lab dedicated to radiation therapy skills training, with software for:
- Virtual simulation,
- Treatment planning,
- Treatment machine emulation
The lab also has 3rd-party teaching software allowing the tutor to control what individual students can see or work with during practical sessions.
All computers have access to a large dedicated RAID image storage server.
The three lecture theatres are for sole use of the discipline and seat over 160 students in total. Together with the Treatment Skills Lab these facilities are all networked with Smart-boards.
VERT: Virtual Environment of a Radiotherapy Treatment Room
The discipline has an innovative state-of-art virtual simulated radiotherapy treatment facility consisting of a radiotherapy treatment room with 3D projection and observation glasses. This technology facilitates the teaching of clinical radiotherapy skills away from the daily pressures of hospital clinical departments through the use of 3D models, simulation and enhanced visualisation aids.
Please view this short video of VERT in use