Course Catalog » Radiation Oncology 235A

Subject: Radiation Oncology
Course Number: 235A
Course Title: Radiation Therapy Physics I
Units: 3
School: Graduate Division
Department: Bioengineering Program

Course Description: The two quarters of this course series (235 A and B) cover the fundamentals of the physics of radiation therapy: the physics of radiation interactions relevant to radiation therapy, the machines that produce this radiation, the measurement of radiation quantities, and dose calculation. The physics of photon, electron, proton, and ion beams, brachytherapy, and hyperthermia are covered. Monte Carlo techniques are introduced as well as the basics of machine commissioning.
Prerequisites: The course expects knowledge of radiation detection and measurement.
Restrictions: None
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

Instructor of Record: A. Cunha
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No