Over the past decade, radiotherapy has seen unprecedented advances in technology and techniques, many of which incorporate new concepts and skills which may be unfamiliar to the current workforce.
In 2007, the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group published a report setting out a plan to develop a world class radiotherapy service in the UK.
Radiotherap-e seeks to support this vision by providing online resources to support the development of the necessary knowledge and practical skills to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques safely and efficiently.
The curriculum includes the following modules:
• Image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer
• Intensity modulated radiotherapy
• Stereotactic radiotherapy
• Prostate brachytherapy
• Image-guided radiotherapy
• Proton beam therapy (eProton) – coming soon
Each module consists of several e-learning sessions containing informative and engaging content to interest the trained professional. The emphasis is to share the lessons learned through experience of the practical aspects of implementing advanced radiotherapy techniques, and stimulate critical thinking and discussion amongst those implementing the technique.
Overview of content