B Sc Radiotherapy Technology

B Sc Radiotherapy Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy builds on a broad-based foundation in liberal arts and sciences designed to strengthen critical thinking and communication skills to work with a diverse population in multiple healthcare settings. Graduates of this program will be able to understand all aspects of radiation therapy including effective patient care and education, treatment planning and radiation physics as well as the biological effects of radiation in a rapidly advancing high touch, highly technical profession.

Course Duration

Duration Shall Be For A Period Of Three And Half Years Including Six Months Of Internship.

Eligibility

A candidate seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in the Allied Health Sciences course from Sl.No. 1 to 10 shall have studied English as one of the principal subject during the tenure of the course and for those seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in the Allied Health Sciences courses from Sl.No. 1 to 8 mentioned above except for B.Sc. Imaging Technology and B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology shall have passed:

  1. Two year Pre-University examination or equivalent as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principle subjects of study. OR
  2. Pre-Degree course from a recognized University considered as equivalent by RGUHS, (Two years after ten years of schooling) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study. OR
  3. Any equivalent examination recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study. OR
  4. The vocational higher secondary education course conducted by Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in addition to vocational subjects conducted is considered equivalent to plus TWO examinations of Government of Karnataka Pre University Course. OR
  5. Candidates with two years diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enroll, in the respective Allied Health Sciences course mentioned in Sl. No. 1 to 10 shall have passed plus 12 [10+2] with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, as principal subjects or candidates with 3 years diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enroll, in the respective Allied Health Sciences course mentioned in Sl. No. 1 to 10 should have studied Physics, Biology and Chemistry as principal subjects during the tenure of the course.
  6. Lateral entry to second year for allied health science courses for candidates who have passed diploma program from the Government Boards and recognized by RGUHS, fulfilling the conditions specified above under sl. No. 5 and these students are eligible to take admission on lateral entry system only in the same subject studied at diploma level from the academic year 2008-09 vide RGUHS Notification no. AUTH/AHS/317/2008-09 dated 01.08.2008.
  7. In case of admission to B.Sc. Imaging Technology or B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology the candidate should have passed Pre-University or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, as principal subjects of study.

Age

17 years and above ( Only those whose date of birth falls on or before 31.12.2002 are eligible)

Attendance Requirement

A minimum of 80% in both theory and practical (regular) class is essential to get eligibility for sessional as well as semester exam.

Internal Assessment Marks

There shall be a minimum of three periodical tests preferably one in each term in theory and practical of each subject in an academic year. the average marks of the best of the two tests will be calculated and reduced to 20 in theory and 15 in practicals. The marks of IA shall be communicated to the university at least 15 days before the commencement of the university examination. The university shall have access to the records of such periodical tests.The marks of the internal assessment must be displayed on the notice board of the respective colleges with in a fortnight from the date test is held. If a candidate is absent for any one of the tests due to genuine and satisfactory reasons, such a candidate may be given a re-test. Within a fortnight

Career Opportunities

  • Radiology Technician
  • Radiologist
  • MRI Technician
  • Radiology Assistant
  • Radiology Technologist / Radiographer
  • Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Radiology Nurse
  • CT Tech / CAT Scan Technologist / CT Technologist

SYLLABUS

Year – 1

  • Anatomy
    • Introduction
    • Connective tissue
    • CardioVascular System
    • Gastro-Intestinal System
    • Respiratory System
    • Urinary System
    • Reproductive System
    • Endocrine glands
    • Nervous System
    • Sensory Organs 
    • Embryology
  • Physiology
    • General Physiology
    • Blood
    • Nerve- Muscle
    • Respiratory System
    • CardioVascular System
    • Renal System, Skin & Body Temperature
    • Digestive System
    • Endocrine System
    • Reproductive System
    • Central Nervous System
    • Special Senses
  • Biochemistry
    • Carbohydrate Chemistry
    • Lipid Chemistry
    • Amino acid & Protein Chemistry
    • Nucleotide & Nucleic acid Chemistry
    • Enzymes
    • Digestion & Absorption
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism
    • Lipid Metabolism
    • Amino acid & Protein Metabolism
    • Vitamins
    • Mineral Metabolism
    • Nutrition
    • Renal Function Test
    • Radioactive Isotopes
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Fundamental Chemistry
    • Solutions
  • Pathology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Hematology
    • Blood bank
    • General Pathology:
      • Cell injury
      • Inflammation
      • Hemodynamic disorders
      • Immune System
      • Neoplasia
  • Microbiology
    • Introduction
    • Growth & Nutrition
    • Sterilization & Disinfection
    • Biomedical Waste Management Principle & Practice
    • Immunology
    • Infection
    • Systemic Bacteriology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology
    • Mycology

 

Year – 2

  • Fundamental physics
    • Sec A:  Physics of Radiology.
      • Applied Mathematics
      • Electromagnetic radiation, Atomic structure & Radioactivity
      • Fundamental of Electricity (Basic of Electronics)
      • X -rays (Basics of Radiation Physics)
    • Sec B: Radiation  Physics & Medical physics:
      • Radiation  Biology
      • Applied Anatomy & Pathology
      • Pathology of common Malignant disease of individual sites
      • Principles of Radiotherapy

Year – 3

  • Radiotherapy – Part- I I 
    • Radiation Physics
      • Principles of Radiation detection & Measurement
      • Biological effects of Radiation
      • Radiation protection
      • Production of X- & Gamma-ray beams for Therapeutic purposes
      • Interaction of X and Gamma Rays with Matter
      • Measurement of X and Gamma Rays
      • Practical Dosage Measurements and Calculation
      • Protection
      • Technical aspects of X and Gamma-Ray Therapy
      • Clinical Dosimetry for Photon and Electron Beams
      • External beam  therapy:
        • Radiation equipment
        • Dose delivery to the patient
        • Special techniques
        • Technical Aspects of the use of Radioactive Sources in the Body
        • Construction of Cobalt -60 Teletherapy Units
        • Construction of Linear Accelerator
      • Brachytherapy
      • Other treatment modalities
      • Localisation and simulation
      • Quality assurance – methods
      • Mould room techniques
      • Basic radiologic imaging techniques
    • Principles & Practice of Radiotherapy
      • Sec A: Diagnostic workup treatment principles and RT- techniques.:
        • Radiotherapeutic Management of the following Cancer & occasional Benign Diseases
        • Clinical applications of Special teletherapy techniques.
        • Clinical applications of techniques of Radiotherapy
      • Sec B : Psychosocial management, Health & safety, Qualitative & Quantitative methods of research, Medical Legal & Ethical aspects and recent advances:
        • Psychosocial management
        • Qualitative and quantitative methods of research
        • Medical, legal and ethical aspects
        • Health and safety
        • Recent advances in radiotherapy.

 

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