Entry requirements

Applications will be accepted from those who: Hold a primary honours degree (minimum grade 2.1) in Radiation Therapy or Medical Physics or hold an equivalent qualification; Have confirmed access to a treatment planning department. Candidates cannot be accepted onto the programme unless they have access organised at the time of application; Prospective candidates may be interviewed; otherwise satisfy the course admission committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry

September

Course content

The aim of this course is to enable students to build on their current skills set, through teaching and their own research, in order to work at an advanced level within the radiotherapy department and/or the radiotherapy treatment planning area. This M.Sc. course has two separate strands:
1. Advanced Radiotherapy Practice and Radiation Therapy
2. Treatment Planning.

Strand 1: Advanced Radiotherapy Practice.
On completion of this strand, students will be able to demonstrate:

- The ability to use evidence-based medicine to underpin their radiation therapy practice
- Proficiency in undertaking research in the field of radiation therapy
- An understanding of management processes and their application in oncology
- An understanding of the biological consequences of ionising radiation exposure and its potential in cancer treatment
- Familiarity with radiological anatomy and the acquisition of optimal imaging for radiotherapy.
- Understand the principles of contouring and become proficient in contouring for prostate radiotherapy.

Strand 2: Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
On completion of this strand, students will be able to:

- Prepare 3D and IMRT treatment plans
- Analyse and discuss treatment plans for specialist techniques
- Undertaking research in the field of radiation therapy treatment planning
- Identify radiological anatomy and discuss optimal imaging for radiotherapy, from diagnosis to on-treatment verification.
- Understand the principles of contouring and become proficient in contouring for prostate radiotherapy.
For both strands, Year 1 consists of six taught modules (60 ECTS). Students who progress to Year 2 will undertake a research dissertation (30 ECTS). Students who pass the taught component and have completed 60 ECTS may exit with a postgraduate diploma if they do not wish to proceed to the dissertation in Year 2.

Information for international students

http://www.tcd.ie/international/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Laura Mullaney
Email
laura.mullaney@tcd.ie
Phone
+353-1-896 3254