RADTH 301 Principles and Practices in Radiation Therapy
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). The principles and practices of radiation therapy will be examined with a focus on the patient and the practitioner as well as technological factors. Prerequisite: RADTH 260.
RADTH 328 Health Care Advocacy and Policy
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-0). Examines the role policy plays in health care. It
provides an overview of the professional, social, regulatory, national and global trends and issues affecting care delivery and cancer screening and prevention strategies. Codes of ethics, standards and scopes of practice, and national and provincial legislation will be considered. The concepts of informed consent, quality improvement, and best practice will be studied. Prerequisite: RADTH 260.
ONCOL 309 Radiation Oncology I
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-1). The field of radiation oncology is introduced, definitions for the application of medical terminology is addressed as well as the evaluation and treatment of tumours with ionizing radiation. Students will begin the study of the various modalities of radiation treatment, and the respective treatment regimens and techniques utilized for the most common tumour sites. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.
ONCOL 306 Imaging Principles/Pathology
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-2). An overview of the principles of medical imaging, including the principles of MRI, CT and PET imaging. Students will learn the relative advantages and limitations of the different techniques, and will be invited to apply the principles of cross-sectional anatomy to the identification of normal and abnormal structures seen in each of the different modality presentations. This course will facilitate clinical interactions in the course of developing treatment plans, treating patients and verifying treatment field placement. Prerequisite: ANAT 305 or permission of the department.
ONCOL 310 Radiation Oncology II
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-1). The study of the field of radiation oncology is further developed. By the completion of the course, students will have developed an understanding of the various treatment options for each of the tumour sites, and the respective treatment regimes, techniques, schedules, results, and toxicities of treatment with ionizing radiation. Prerequisite: ONCOL 309.
ONCOL 335 Radiobiology
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-0). An introduction to the physics, chemistry and biology of radiation effects on cells and tissues. Concepts discussed include the biological factors that influence the response of normal and neoplastic cells to radiation therapy; cell survival curves; linear energy transfer and relative biological effectiveness; effects on tissues of time, dose and fractionation of radiation treatment; and emerging concepts in radiobiology. Prerequisites: ONCOL 253 and 254.
ONCOL 355 Treatment Planning and Dosimetry I
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-2). Foundation of treatment calculations for 3 dimensional treatment planning and the principles of radiation dose deposition within the patient will be applied in order to develop an appropriate treatment strategy for typical tumour locations. The course will focus on high energy X-ray beam dose calculations. Prerequisite: ONCOL 233, 234.
ONCOL 356 Treatment Planning and Dosimetry II
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-2). Concepts from ONCOL 355 are explored in more detail. Advanced topics in treatment planning will be covered, including 4 dimensional treatment planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Inverse planning, Arc therapy, and Brachytherapy planning. Prerequisite: ONCOL 355.
ANAT 305 Cross-Sectional Anatomy
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-2). A study of human gross anatomy from a regional perspective, with a particular emphasis on cross-sectional structure and threedimensional relationships. Students will apply their knowledge to correlate prosected human cadaveric specimens with radiological images derived from a variety of techniques. This course is intended to prepare students who are considering a career in applied radiological imaging and radiotherapy. Prerequisite: ANAT 200 or permission of the Department.
INT D 410 Interprofessional Health Team Development
*3 (fi 6) (two term, variable). A course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in building interprofessional (IP) health care competencies. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) (Priority will be given to students in health professions where this is a required course.) [Health Sciences Council].