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Online Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Radiotherapy Practice

Online Postgraduate Diploma  in Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice offers two strands:

Clinical practice or treatment planning. Select an option to learn more about each strand.

Should you have any queries please contact us on PGRadRT@tcd.ie.

Clinical Practice Strand

The postgraduate diploma consists of 6 online modules over a period of 12 months:
•          Imaging for advanced radiotherapy practice (10ECTs)  
•          Delineation for radiotherapy planning (10 ECTs)
•          Advances in radiation therapy (10ECTs)
•          Research Methods (10ECTs)
•          Management Skills for Healthcare Professionals (10ECTs)
•          Radiobiological principles and practice (10ECTs)

On successful completion of this Diploma students should be able to:

  • Identify radiological anatomy and critically appraise the optimal imaging for radiation therapy, from diagnosis to on-treatment verification
  • Critically appraise the relevance and application of the principles of target volume delineation and demonstrate proficiency in target volume and organs at risk delineation
  • Anticipate, recognise and appropriately manage site specific treatment-related toxicities
  • Use evidence-based medicine to underpin their radiation therapy practice and devise and plan research in the field of radiation therapy
  • Critically examine healthcare management processes and their application in oncology
  • Critically appraise the biological consequences of ionising radiation exposure and its potential in cancer treatment

On successful completion of this Diploma, students may choose to register for a top up year and complete a Research Dissertation module towards the award of a Postgraduate MSc.

Treatment Planning Strand

The postgraduate diploma consists of 6 online modules completed over 12 months:

  • Imaging for advanced Radiotherapy practice (10 ECTs)
  • Delineation for Radiotherapy planning (10 ECTs)
  • Specialist Radiation Therapy Techniques (10 ECTs)
  • Research Methods (10 ECTs)
  • Treatment Planning for Modulated Techniques (10 ECTs)
  • Proton Therapy Planning and Delivery (10 ECTs)

On successful completion of this Diploma, you may choose to register for an MSc top up year and complete a Research Dissertation module towards the award of a MSc.

Fees

Up-to-date information about course fees can be found at the Academic Registry.

For full details on how to apply please contact pgradrt@tcd.ie or call us on (01) 896 3234.