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Radiotherapy

Degree: A.D.
Duration (Years): 2
Medium of Instruction: Turkish

General Information

The mission of the Radiotherapy Department is to bring up qualified, competent and effective supporting assistants who can work under the supervision of specialist doctors in the field of radiotherapy, which is an important method in the treatment of cancer.

The vision of the Department of Radiotherapy is to provide nationally and internationally recognized and preferred study opportunities by constantly updating its programs in line with the rapidly changing world conditions and through its approach and methods towards science and technology as well as its professional principles and standards.

In line with the technological changes, rapid developments in the tools and equipment used in radiotherapy services necessitate the workforce to update their skills and knowledge in the profession each passing day. For this reason, the Radiotherapy Program at our university has been designed in accordance with the current technological developments, globalization and ever increasing competitive environment.

Education

The study period for a Radiotherapy Technician is two years at the Associate Degree level. First year of the program consists of theoretical courses and the second year focuses on practice courses. Graduates of the program are granted the title of “Radiotherapy Technician”. A Radiotherapy Technician is the health personnel who has the responsibility of applying ionizing beam treatment according to the directives of the radiotherapy specialist and the measurements and calculations of the health physicist and / or specialist. Upon successfully completing this program, students are given the opportunity to transfer to the higher programs sought appropriate by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK). Today, the presence of Oncology Hospitals / Clinics in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the increasing number of special diagnosis centers increase the demand for radiotherapy technicians who can work together with radiotherapy specialists and / or radiation physicists. In addition to the radiotherapy program being a first on the island catering for the demand for qualified workforce in this area, graduates of the Radiotherapy Program will be highly demanded both by the private and the public sector, thanks to their skills, talents and qualities provided by the program.

Facilities

The establishment of the Radiotherapy Program within Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Health Sciences provides significant advantages to the department. The cooperation with other departments within the Faculty and presence of laboratories and centers equipped with the latest technology within the building turn the Radiotherapy Program into a privileged choice for students. In addition to all, the program has the additional support of the universities in Turkey (Hacettepe University, Marmara University, İstanbul University, Dokuz Eylül University and Ankara University) and professionals who work at the private and/or public sector in the TRNC.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 2172
Fax: +90 392 365 3940
E-mail: sbf@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://sbf.emu.edu.tr

Degree: A.D.
Duration (Years): 2
Medium of Instruction: Turkish

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
RADY105 Medical and Radiological Terminology
Radiological terms which will focus on anterior, prone, decubitus, frontal, central, apicolordotic, bilateral, distal, congenital, etiology issues.
1 2 2 - -
FIZK105 Introducation to General Physics 1 2 2 - 2
FZTR152 Introduction to Physiology
Parts of the organism (cell-tissue-organ-system), their tasks and communication between these sections are examined. In the content of course, cell physiology, nerve, muscle, blood physiology and the physiology of the central nervous system ana physiology of respiratory and circulatory systems.
1 2 2 - -
SGBL105 Deontology and Ethics in Health Sciences
Concept of ethics, principles of ethics, types of ethics, quality standards, ethical problems in business, ethics and patient complaints, evaluation of the defective services that occur within tourism sector are defined within the course.
1 2 2 - -
FZTR151 Introduction to Anatomy
Bu ders; öğrencilerin, insan anatomisini ve fizyolojisini, vücut sistemlerini ve fonksiyonlarını öğrenmesini amaçlamaktır. Dersin kapsamında; kemikler, eklemler, kaslar, sistemler, organizmanın bölümleri (hücre-doku-organ-sistem), görevleri ve bu bölümler arasındaki iletişim incelenmektedir.
1 3 2 2 -
ENGL161 Basic English I
ENGL161 is the first semester, first year English language course offered to all students studying in a 2-year Turkish Medium Program at the university. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to halfway towards A1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
1 3 3 1 -
ITEC115 Introduction to Computers
The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components. Students document on the computer using office programs, spreadsheets, and presentations that are necessary to prepare is to provide basic knowledge and skills.
1 3 2 2 -
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 1 2 2 - -
Semester 2
FZTR206 Medical Documentation
This course is to acquaint the students with documents, documentation, medical documentation, history of medical documentation, archives and hospital archives
2 2 2 - -
RDYT104 X-ray Unit Structure and Principles of Physics
Nuclear transformations, X-ray generating, ionizing radiation interactions of ionizing radiation measurements, X-ray quality and absorbed dose measurements, dose calculations, treatment planning: isodose curves, Treatment Planning: Patients Data, the Corrections and Setup, Treatment planning: area shaping, skin dose and adjacent areas, electron therapy, brachytherapy, Quality Control, modern radiotherapy techniques: 3D-conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, stereotactic radiosurgery / radiotherapy. x-ray tube structure and functioning, X-ray apparatus structure, function and application of these methods. X-Ray Properties, X-ray and X-Ray Obtaining and characters, X-Ray of the radiological diagnosis which allows the use Properties, X-ray Quality of quantity and Their Affecting Factors, Image Formation , Image Formation Factors Affecting X-Ray Tube Structure-Element Properties, Tube Heat Capacity and Tube Damage Cause Factors-Measures, X-ray Device Structure and Operation, X-ray Device Electrical Circuits and Operating Principles, scattered radiation, beam-limiting devices.
2 4 4 1 -
RDYT106 Radiation Devices
Production of X-rays, conventional simulators, Computed tomography simulator, Cobalt-60 teletherapy unit, linear accelerators, and the like EPIDOR IGRT systems, Cyberknife, Novalis, Molde room, Brachytherapy devices.
2 2 2 - -
RDYT102 Simulation Techniques - I
Introduction to simulation: definitions, whole brain simulation, palliative bone metastases simulation, a simple front / rear lung simulations, simple front / rear pelvic simulations, pelvic box technique, Lymphoma simulation techniques, pancreatic cancer simulation, head and neck cancers simulations, stomach cancer simulation, simulation of CNS tumors, breast cancer simulation, craniospinal simulation and brachytherapy simulation.
2 3 2 2 -
RDYT108 Klinik Onkoloji
Introduction to Clinical oncology , brain metastases, bone metastases, orbital tumors, head and neck cancer, thoracic tumors, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, lymphomas and leukemias, upper gastrointestinal tumors, Lower Gastrointestinal tumors, GUS tumors, pediatric tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and skin tumors.
2 2 2 - -
ENGL162 Basic English II
ENGL162 is the second semester, first-year English language course offered to all students studying in a 2-year Turkish Medium Program. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to A1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in academic settings.
2 3 3 1 -
AE01 Area Elective I 2 3 3 - -
UE01 University Elective - I 2 3 3 - -
Semester 3
RDYT200 Summer Training
Four week training of students in institutions and hospitals with the concultancy of academic and medical personel for the purpose of making practice .
3 No-Credit - - -
RDYT201 Education and Practice of Radiotherapy Clinics
Introduction to Radiation oncology, prescription, the patient set-up, simulation, immobilization, die casting, mold room, radiotherapy apparatus, dose computations are, dosimetry, treatment techniques, conventional simulation, the conventional treatment, conformal simulation, conformal radiotherapy, IGRT, IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery / radiotherapy, the online portal imaging (EPID), port films, cobalt-60 therapy, linac treatment, linac treatment, radiotherapy device software, IMPAC, PACS, radiotherapy, network software, respiration monitoring, tumor monitoring, CyberKnife, computerized planning systems, electrospray treatment , brachytherapy, brachytherapy planlama.line Accelerator education, cobalt-60 teletherapy machine training, training in robotic radiosurgery device.
3 6 2 8 -
RDYT203 Planning of Computer Based Treatment
Introduction to computerized treatment planning, CNS tumors in the computerized planning, head and neck cancers computerized planning, in breast cancers computerized planning, thoracic tumors computerized planning, upper gastrointestinal tumors computerized planning, Lower gastrointestinal tumors computerized planning, GUS tumors computerized planning, gynecological tumors computerized planning, Soft computerized planning in tissue tumors, pediatric tumors computerized planning, Lymphomas computerized planning, computerized planning of brachytherapy applications, computerized planning in stereotactic radiotherapy.
3 3 2 2 -
RADY203 Nuclear Medicine
The working principles and usage of the machines in nuclear medicine, gaining information about radiopharmocotic and radioactive materials, defining the examination process
3 2 2 - -
RADY104 Radiation Safety and Protection
Biological effects of radiology, basic principles of internal and external protection from radiation, principles of working with radiation safely.
3 3 2 2 -
RDYT210 Karanlık Oda Tekniği
Dark room amenities, Bath tank structure, the structure and properties of the tape, film types, Ranfa Sense, ranfansat up, toiletries and chemistry.
3 1 1 - -
RDYT212 Simulation Technics - II
Conformal Simulation Introduction to the techniques, CT simulation, IGRT, normal tissue contouring: FAQ system, normal tissue contouring: Thorax, Normal Tissue contouring: upper gastrointestinal tract, normal tissue contouring: Old Gis and GUS, FAQ conformal simulation, head and neck cancers conformal simulation, lung cancer conformal simulation, simulation conformal gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract tumor conformal simulation, conformal simulation in gynecological cancers, breast cancer conformal simulation.
3 2 2 - -
AE02 Area Elective II 3 2 3 - -
UE02 University Elective - II 3 3 3 - -
Semester 4
RDYT202 Clinical Practises in Radioteraphy
Introduction to Radiation oncology, prescription, the patient set-up, simulation, immobilization, die casting, mold room, radiotherapy apparatus, dose computations are, dosimetry, treatment techniques, conventional simulation, the conventional treatment, conformal simulation, conformal radiotherapy, IGRT, IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery / radiotherapy, the online portal imaging (EPID), port films, cobalt-60 therapy, linac treatment, linac treatment, radiotherapy device software, IMPAC, PACS, radiotherapy, network software, respiration monitoring, tumor monitoring, CyberKnife, computerized planning systems, electrospray treatment , brachytherapy, brachytherapy planlama.line Accelerator education, cobalt-60 teletherapy machine training, training in robotic radiosurgery device.
4 15 3 24 -