MEDICAL IMAGING FOR RADIOTHERAPY

MEDICAL IMAGING FOR RADIOTHERAPY

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Code
67990
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9277 Pediatric nursing (L/SNT1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/36
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pediatric nursing)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Aim of the course is to provide the basics of the principal imaging diagnostic techniques and their indications, as well as a brief outline of the techniques and use of radiotherapy

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Identification of health care interventions in pre-, intra-, and postoperative phases of the principal abdominal and pelvic surgical operations.

Identification of intra- and interprofessional relationships in the management of the clinical practice.

Knowledge of methodological principles and planning of education of patient and caregiver.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of physical principles of imaging diagnostic techniques and radiotherapy

Knowledge of the basics of radioprotection of the patient, caregiver, and exposed professional

Knowledge of necessary precautions for the patient, caregiver, and professional exposed to high magnetic fields (MR)

Knowledge of contraindications and precautions in the use of contrast media; knowledge of symptoms of allergic reactions to contrast media and devices to be used in case of appearance of these symptoms

Knowledge of modalities of preparation of the patient for the prescribed imaging diagnostic examination

Knowledge of the role of the different imaging techniques in the most common pediatric diseases

Basic knowledge of radiotherapy techniques and their principal indications in children

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons

 

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Brief outline of the physical principles and image formation techniques of imaging diagnostics:

 

Ionizing radiation techniques

         conventional radiology

         CT

         Diagnostic and interventional angiography

 

Non-ionizing radiation techniques

         US

         MR

Brief outline of radiotherapy

 

Basics of radioprotection

 

Principles of the nature and use of contrast media

 

Preparation of the patient for the principal imaging diagnostic examinations

 

Indications and role of the principal imaging diagnostic techniques in the most common pediatric diseases

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Interactive lessons

 

AB Wolbarst. Looking within. University of California Press

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA FORNONI (President)

ROBERTA PROVERBIO

VIVIANA POMPEI

CLAUDIO GRANATA

SABRINA DALLATURCA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons

 

 

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral test; multiple choice test

(evaluation based on a 30-point scale)

 

Assessment methods

Evaluation based on oral test and multiple choice test of the ability to manage a simulated problem