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Integrating radiotherapy in national cancer programmes

For UICC members only badgeAbout UICC's self-guided courses

  • This course was originally designed as a Master course. It was delivered from July to October 2020.
  • It is now open to all UICC members registered on the eLearning platform.
  • You may complete all items in this course or complete only the items that are of interest to you. If you complete all course items you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • This course has been accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and its completion gives 6 European CME Credits
  • This course is self-paced. The required time to complete this course is approximately 6 hours.
Learning Objectives

Following completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:

  1. Why radiotherapy is an essential component of the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer
  2. Different types of radiotherapy treatment and the equipment needed.
  3. The benefits of radiotherapy in survival and local control.
  4. The setup and cost of radiotherapy services and the resources required.
  5. Education and research related to radiotherapy. 
Course overview
This course provides a step by step approach from understanding the need and use of radiotherapy to learning about the resources and planning required to set-up a radiotherapy department.

Target Audience
This course is exclusive to UICC members.
Cancer control professionals with an interest in learning about the need for radiotherapy and its integration into the health system would particularly benefit. You do not require any prior knowledge of radiotherapy to participate in this course.

This course was developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).