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Physics of Radiotherapy

  • Number of credits 5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

About the course

The course deals with different methods and highlights key safety aspects of radiotherapy and provides a good basis forwork as a medical physicist in a radiotherapy department.
The course covers methods of internal and external radiotherapy, intensity modulation, as well as combination treatmentwith surgery, chemotherapy or hyperthermia. Different calculation algorithms for treatment planning, the impact ofinhomogeneities, simulation and control systems as well as radiation biological aspects of radiation therapy with modelsfor fractional treatment are studied. Radiation protection aspects for both patients and staff is also included. The courseincludes mandatory laboratory work.

Application and eligibility

Physics of Radiotherapy, 5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


28 April 2023


4 June 2023

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 67%

Required Knowledge

University: Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 7.5 ECTS, Physics of X-Rays 7.5 ECTS and Applied Dosimetry 5 ECTS, or corresponding. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,900

Total fee

SEK 11,900

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Contactperson for the course is:
Tufve Nyholm