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Risk analysis in Radiotherapy

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

The course is conducted in project form. Through self-studies, tutorials, interviews, and participation in the various stages involved in radiotherapy do a risk analysis of the radiotherapy chain. The risk analysis includes risk analysis of information and 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 the various information sources, information interpreters and existing control mechanisms. This information is compiled in a structured manner and analyzed. The course includes a number of lectures that provide an introduction to risk analysis tool 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 suggest additions.

The course includes two modules
1. Risk analysis, 5 credits
2. Final Report, 2.5 credits

Application and eligibility

Risk analysis in Radiotherapy, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

The information below is only for exchange students


24 March 2022


5 June 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 75%

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/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Contactperson for the course is:
Tufve Nyholm