Advanced Radiotherapy

This course is aimed at trained healthcare professionals, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographs, and dosimetrists. It is also useful for trainees from all professions within radiation oncology. It has been produced in the UK by The Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Society, and College of Radiographers and Health Education England.

Course Fee: GBP 50 | Code: 202- 12 months access

Learning Objectives

The e-learning sessions cover a range of topics related to several of the latest advanced radiotherapy techniques.
The use of images, animations, video clips, and self-assessment helps to reinforce learning on the complex principles involved.
Practitioners can also practice their skills using customised tools that simulate relevant tasks in radiotherapy, such as contouring, dose calculation, and optimisation.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers, dosimetrists and trainees with radiation oncology

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 61 sessions

  • Study time

    32 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage


    IGBT Cervix Terms and Definitions
    Techniques and Equipment
    Dose Targets and Organs at Risk Constraints
    Dose Prescription
    Commissioning IGBT Cervix


    MRI-based Contouring of High-risk Clinical Target Volume (CTV)
    CT-based Contouring of High-risk CTV
    Contouring Organs at Risk Using CT and MRI
    CT-Magnetic Resonance Fusion for Contouring


    Applicator Reconstruction
    Methods of Dose Optimisation
    Dose Optimisation – Tandem-ring
    Dose Optimisation – Interstitial Needles
    Plan Evaluation and Dose Modification

Patient Care

    Role of the Advanced Practitioner
    Feminine Aftercare

IMRT Fundamentals

    Introduction to IMRT
    Target Volume Definition
    Introduction to Objective Functions
    Gamma Index for Clinicians
    Gamma Index for Physicists


    Mathematics of Optimisation
    Forward Planned IMRT
    Inverse Planned IMRT
    IMRT Reporting and Prescribing
    Practical Aspects of IMRT Quality Assurance

Tumour Sites

    Breast Contouring
    Breast IMRT
    Paediatric Cranio-spinal Radiation Therapy
    Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodes
    Prostate Contouring
    Head and Neck Contouring

Tumour Sites

    Breast Contouring
    Breast IMRT
    Paediatric Cranio-spinal Radiation Therapy
    Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodes
    Prostate Contouring
    Head and Neck Contouring

Prostate Brachytherapy

    Imaging Modalities and Volume Definition
    Implantation Technique
    Low Dynamic Range Planning
    High Dynamic Range Planning – Catheter Reconstruction
    High Dynamic Range Planning: Plan Optimisation and Evaluation
    Commissioning and Quality Assurance

Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

    Fundamentals of IGRT
    Imaging Techniques and Technologies
    Image Quality and Optimisation
    Geometric Error and Impact
    Tumour Sites: IGRT for Head and Neck
    Tumour Sites: IGRT for Lung
    Immobilisation Systems for Brain SRT
    Tumour Sites: IGRT for Prostate and Bladder Cancers
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