Module Title:   Radiation Engineering in the Clinical Environment

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG4313L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   TBA

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2097M

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide the student with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for the role of a radiation engineering practitioner in the clinical environment.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Knowledge, understanding and skills explored in formal tutorials with project supervisor. Cognitive and personal skills developed through exercises and supported by members of academic and technical staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorial sessions with project supervisor. Presentation assessment will examine the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module. The formal assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   36.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practice.
Explain the structure and operation of radiotherapy and imaging equipment using ionising radiation.
Understand the construction and installation of imaging and treatment equipment.
Understand the practical modification or targeting of radiotherapy.
Appreciate the problems of bringing other medical devices into the environment.
Appreciate the psychological impact of diagnosis and treatment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Use safe and precise technical skills.
Use a range of analytical skills and clinical terminology appropriate to the specialism.
Appreciate the impact of engineering services on the patient pathway.
Understand the use of computer networks in the delivery of radiation services.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Understand the importance of quality systems and the need for accuracy in documentation.
Respect and uphold the rights, dignity and privacy of patients.
Communicate complex ideas clearly in written and verbal form.

  Coursework   80%
 
  Project report (3000 word equivalent)
  Presentation 0.33 20%
 
  Oral Presentation (20 minutes)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Practical safety in a radiotherapy department - radiation, electrical, mechanical.
Structure of equipment.
Operation of linear accelerator technology.
Operation and use of laser centring systems, multi-leaf collimation, wedges.
Computer systems used in diagnosis and treatment.
Operation of superficial treatment.
Operation of imaging equipment - X-ray, CT, MRI, PET.
Machine procedures.
Quality Systems.
Introduction of other medical equipment into a radiation environment.
Review of new technology and techniques.

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