During this six month course the participant will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills in the field of Treatment Planning (TP) for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR).
Interactive teaching sessions, focused on situations encountered in clinical practice, are an important component of the course.
In the first part of the course the student performs four treatment planning exercises. In addition participants are also required to work on a detailed case study, which forms part of the course assessment. During the online group sessions participants present the results of their (treatment planning) tasks and each presentation is followed by a discussion period. In the second part of the module the skills of the participants are deepened by another four patient cases that are definitely more complex and depending on the skills of the participant he can select for each tumorsite a treatment planning task that matches best to his skills. In this second part the participants are challenged to explore the potential of their treatment planning systems. In the last part of the module participants complete their case study and perform one complex treatment planning case.
Zoom is used for the online sessions.
The course is suitable for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher who have some experience of IMRT treatment planning 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 University of Applied Sciences and the Inholland University Medical Technology research group. The course directors are Emmy Lamers, Nuno Rodrigues and Jelle Scheurleer. The teaching faculty consists of radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapy technologists from various centres in The Netherlands.
For more information about the course please contact the course director: Jelle Scheurleer / e-mail: Jelle.Scheurleer@inholland.nl / phone: +31-615 279 629
For all practical information, including accommodation and public transport from Amsterdam railway station and airport to the course venue, please contact the secretariat of the course: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: +31-884 663 030
|Course fee||€ 1920,-|
JUL-2020 – FEB-2021, approx 12 online sessions
Due to COVID-19 we redesign the setup of the course. So the actual number of sessions is not clear yet
|Assessment||case study report & portfolio of all exercises and and some clinical work|
|Venue||Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands|
|Needed for online sessions||
laptop with headset and webcam, broadband internet connection, (laptop should have a wired network connection)