IGRT online course
We are proud to announce that this recently developed online course will start in October 2017. During this six month, state-of-the-art course the participant will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. Distance online learning, which includes interactive group sessions, is combined with an one-week of intensive face-to-face learning on the Haarlem campus. The aim is an intensive course with optimum interaction between students and teachers. For this reason the number of participants is restricted to twelve.
Interactive teaching sessions, focused on situations encountered in clinical practice, are an important component of the course. The course can be devided in two parts. In the first part consists of an introduction about IGRT, several discussion sessions focused on a comparison between the different IGRT methods using clinical case histories. Besides the tasks the participant performs in prepration for the online sessions, the particpant will conduct a small research project and will write a case study report about this.
At the end of the course the particpant travel once to Inholland University in Haarlem to particpate in an one week hands-on course (will can also be done seperately). Interactive teaching sessions, focused on practical clinical situations, are an important part of the hands-on course and various experts from renowned RT departments will share their experience in IGRT. Clinical experts will discuss the different IGRT approaches for various clinical sites, including head-and-neck, lung, breast and prostate cancer treatments. The core parts of the course are practical hands-on sessions for the participants and demonstrations by experienced users. Participants will use and interpret various IGRT systems, including 3D and 4D CT, EPID, cone-beam CT and infrared surface tracking.
Microsoft Skype for Business is used for the online sessions.
The course is suitable for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher who have some experience in Image Guided Radiation Therapy and who want to expand their knowledge and skills. Potential participants include radiation therapy technologists (RTTs), medical physicists and radiation oncologists, including those in training, and medical engineers working in RT departments.
Organizers and teachers
The course is organised by the Inholland Academy and the Inholland University Medical Technology research group. The course directors is Mirjam Soumokil. The teaching faculty consists of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical engineers and RTTs from various centres in The Netherlands.
For more information about the course please contact the course director, Mirjam Soumokil e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: +31-631 006 629
For all practical information please contact the secretariat of the course: email@example.com / phone: +31-725 183 635
|Duration||OCT 2017 – APR 2018|
|Venue||Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands|
|Brochure||Image-Guided Radiation Therapy online module|