FY8409 - Radiation Therapy Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 E

Course content

The course provides the bais for understanding physical principles within radiotherapy, focusing on clinical application. Important topis are: Equipment for generating/delivering ionizing elctron- and photon radiation, clinical radiation dosimetry, characteristics and specifications of radiation fields, treatment planning (volume definitions, field setup, fractionations, modern techniques and dose calculation algoritms), brachytherapy, quality assurance, introduction to particles/heavy ions in radiotherapy and quantitative methods in radiooncology.

Learning outcome

Students are introduced to the skills performed by medical physicists in Norwegian hospitals. The course provides knowledge about Equipment for generating electron and photon radiation, clinical dosimetry, volume definitions, techniques for treatment planning, quality assurance and posibilities and limtations related to treatment modalities like brachytherapy and particle therapy.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, including practical tasks (in Groups) within clinical dosimetry and treatment planning.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project with presentation

Further on evaluation

Oral exam.

Course materials

Announced at start of course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8404 4.0 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  4.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Biophysics/Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E 2023-12-06 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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