Clinical Concepts II

Course Description

Current principle and practice of treatment for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract are emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

  • Given a clinical scenario determine the most effective overall treatment plan.
  • Determine the most appropriate beam modifiers, immobilization devices and set-up devices to use for cancers of the skin, brain, head, and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract given cancer stage, histology, and grade.
  • Determine the most appropriate beam energy and doses for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract given stage, histology, and grade.
  • Determine the most appropriate treatment techniques and modalities for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract given cancer state, histology, and grade.
  • Analyze port films to determine the area being treated and the techniques used for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract.
  • Using the natural history of a particular cancer, determine what structures the treatment field should contain for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract.
  • Evaluate a given treatment plan to determine appropriateness based on cancer type, stage and grade for cancers of the skin, brain, head and neck, thorax and gastrointestinal tract.

Prerequisites

Corequisite:

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