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Risk analysis in Radiotherapy

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2025

About the course

The course is conducted in project form. Through self-studies, tutorials, interviews, and participation in the various stagesinvolved in radiotherapy do a risk analysis of the radiotherapy chain. The risk analysis includes risk analysis of informationand workflows and data analysis of the calibration of a linear accelerator.
The work will be based in the existing organization in radiation oncology department. Students are expected to identify thevarious information sources, information interpreters and existing control mechanisms. This information is compiled in astructured manner and analyzed. The course includes a number of lectures that provide an introduction to risk analysistool that is frequently used in the sector. Emphasis is placed on Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Action Error Analysis(AEA). The goal is to assess the relevance and adequacies of the control mechanisms implemented today and suggestadditions.

Application and eligibility

Risk analysis in Radiotherapy, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2025 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


25 March 2025


12 September 2025

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 33%

Required Knowledge

University: Radiation dosimetry 15 ECTS, Physics of X-rays 7.5ECTS, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 7.5 ECTS, Applied Dosimetry 5 ECTS, and Radiotherapy 5 ECTS or corresponding. The two last courses can be studied in parallel with this course. 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



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 16 September 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2024. How to apply

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 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactperson for the course is:
Tufve Nyholm