Course Listing

Therapeutic Radiology 101, Clinical Clerkship in Radiation Therapy
A flexible program designed to introduce the medical student to radiation therapy. The biological and physical bases of radiation therapy, together with clinical practice and ongoing research. Clinical exposure to patients with malignant disease, with between ninety and one hundred ten treated daily in the department. The student takes part in departmental conferences, clinics, lectures, and individual teaching sessions. Limited to two students at any time. Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD and staff.

Therapeutic Radiology 101b, Clinical Radiobiology
This course is designed to provide Residents in Radiation Oncology with a comprehensive review of clinical radiobiology as it applies to the practice of radiation therapy. The course is open to Residents and Fellows in other disciplines interested in radiobiology as it applies to clinical oncology. The course participant will attend approximately twenty lectures in clinical radiobiology which are delivered throughout the academic year between September and June. Scheduling by arrangement with Radiobiology staff.

Therapeutic Radiology 201b, A Survey of Radiobiology
A review of the interaction of radiation on living organisms, progressing from DNA damage to complex mammalian systems. Modern concepts in molecular biology and cell kinetics are emphasized in understanding the sequelae of this interaction and the mechanism by which the organism responds to the injury produced. Fourteen sessions, spring semester. By arrangement with Radiobiology staff.

Therapeutic Radiology 300, Radiation Oncology Elective

  • Elective Director: Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD
  • Elective Co-Director: Susan A. Higgins, MD
  • Elective Coordinator: Marilyn L. Powers
  • Telephone: 203-785-2959
  • Email:marilyn.l.powers@yale.edu
  • Location to Report to: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Radiation Oncology, lower level
  • Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-3 students)
  • Scheduling Restriction(s): N/A
  • Student’s Class Level: 3rd , 4th , 5th year
  • Prerequisite(s): N/A

A flexible program designed to introduce the medical student to radiation oncology. The opportunity exists to become familiar with the biological and physical basis of radiation oncology together with its clinical practice and with ongoing research. The elective offers an unequaled clinical exposure to patients with malignant disease.

Therapeutic Radiology 305, Principles and Methods of Radiation Dosimetry
A graduate-level course for physics students or medical students with a strong physics background who want to learn about radiation dosimetry as it applies to medical practice. Topics to be covered include X-ray spectra, ionization chambers, X-ray exposure and the roentgen, mass energy-absorption coefficients, the Bragg-Gray principle, stopping power and linear energy transfer, chemical dosimeters, instrumentation, and physical aspects of Radiology. Approximately twenty hours of tutorial sessions. Scheduling by arrangement with instructor, R. Nath.

Therapeutic Radiology 306, Laboratory Projects in Radiation Dosimetry
Students are given problems which relate to and supplement long-term, ongoing radiation dosimetry projects within the department. Prerequisite: Therapeutic Radiology 305, or its equivalent. Scheduling by arrangement with instructor, R. Nath.