An Introduction to Radiation Oncology: From Diagnosis to Survivorship
Trinity College Dublin
  • Start Date: 03 Sep, 2018
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn about how radiation therapy is used to treat cancer including current treatments and exciting innovations on the horizon.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Understand how radiation therapy is used to treat cancer


Radiation therapy is one of the key treatments for cancer. On this course you will learn from healthcare experts about how it works, the various benefits, and myths surrounding radiation therapy. You will also learn about the treatment pathway if you’re prescribed a course of radiation therapy.


Throughout the course you will find clear, straightforward information on radiation therapy as a cancer treatment. Finally you will look at the exciting new radiation therapy treatments being developed as a system of ‘personalised medicine’.


This course is for cancer patients who are likely to undergo radiation therapy as part of their cancer management plan. It will also be of interest for carers, family members and health professionals who may work with cancer patients (for instance physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dentists, nurses and general practitioner or family doctors).


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, ranked 1st in Ireland and 61st in the world (2013 QS World University rankings)

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin has a vibrant cosmopolitan community of 17,000 students, 97,000 alumni and 2,500 members of staff. Students hail from every county in Ireland and 118 countries around the globe and represent a wide range of social backgrounds, age-groups and cultures.

Located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, with a reputation for friendliness, Trinity’s 47-acre campus is home to technologically advanced libraries, laboratories and IT facilities that have been seamlessly integrated into the beautiful historic campus.

Cutting edge research, technology and innovation places the University at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and internationally. A unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science, human, social and health sciences is offered. Trinity has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding which is among the best in the country.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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