IGRT online course
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 a one-week of intensive face-to-face learning at our campus in Haarlem. 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 divided into two parts. 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 preparation for the online sessions, the participant will conduct a small research project and will write a case study report about this.
At the end of the course, the participant travels once to Inholland University in Haarlem to participate in a one-week hands-on course (will can also be done separately). 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.
Zoom.us is used for 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 organized 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 centers in The Netherlands.
For more information about the course please contact the course director, Mirjam Soumokil e-mail: email@example.com / phone: +31-631 006 629
For all practical information please contact the secretariat of the course: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: +31-884 663 030
|Duration||OCT 2021 – FEB 2022|
|Study load||280 hours (10 ECTS)|
|Venue||Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands|