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Radiation Medicine Education


We are actively involved in the education of health care professionals (HCP) nationally and internationally.

National Radiation Medicine Education

Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol is the national education lead for the preparation of Radiation Oncology registrars to the radiobiology component of the Part I Fellowship of the Royal College of Clinical Radiology Examinations in Oncology.

https://www.rcr.ac.uk/clinical-oncology/exams/frcr-part-1-oncology-co1

Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech contributes to the MSc. in Medical Physics at UCD, which educates Medical Physicists who work in radiation oncology.

Assistant Professors’ Dr. Anita O’Donovan, Claire Poole and Maeve Kearney develop and deliver courses for the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy’s annual continuous professional education programme, sponsored by the HSE.

Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol and Assistant Professor Laura Mullaney have developed and provided research skills training to Irish Health and Social Care Professionals on several occasions.

International Radiation Medicine Education

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Forde is course director and faculty member on the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)’s teaching course on ‘Advanced Skills for Modern Radiotherapy’. She is also an ESTRO FALCON (Fellowship in Anatomical DeLineation and CONtouring) tutor, educating radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists and radiation therapists in delineation for treatment planning.

Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a faculty member of the ESTRO teaching course on ‘Multidisciplinary management of non-melanoma skin cancer’.

Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol is a faculty member on the ESTRO ‘Basic Radiobiology’ course.

Assistant Professor Laura Mullaney is course director and faculty member on the ESTRO ‘Positioning and Immobilisation for Radiation Therapy’ course.

Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech is faculty member on the ESTRO teaching courses ‘Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology’, “Positioning and Immobilisation for Radiation Therapy’ and ‘Best Practice in Radiation Oncology: A project to train the Radiation Therapist trainers’ the latter in association with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

 

ESTRO teaching courses are interdisciplinary for all cancer professionals and are taught annually.

Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a faculty member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) advanced teaching course on geriatric oncology.

Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech develops and delivers education courses for radiation oncology professionals globally as an international expert on behalf of the IAEA. Previous courses have been delivered in Serbia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Israel and India.