TRAD 7505

Introduction to Radiation Oncology


Hannah Morrone
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description:  This course is designed not only for those students who plan to go into radiation therapy, but also for those who plan to go into a field such as family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, or surgery, where oncologic patients may be part of their practice. It provides training in clinical oncology, especially the diagnosis, disposition, and care of patients with cancer. The student will attend all departmental and interdepartmental functions including clinic activities, seeing new patients with faculty and/or resident staff, attend conferences etc. The student is required to give a 10-15 minute presentation on a particularly interesting patient treatment question that arose during the rotation. The program will be geared to give direct patient contact, there will be a case discussion by each staff of their interest. Lectures on basic radiation biology and radiation physics. There will be no night call.


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Site Code

Site Name



UMMC - East Bank


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

TRAD Arranged Elective Form

Course Objectives:  This course provides an opportunity to become acquainted with current concepts of management and the results of therapy for common malignancies by radiation.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • diagnose, evaluate, stage, and formulate treatment plans for common malignancies in children and adults.
  • explain general principles of radiation therapy and describe its side effects.
  • relate the cooperative role of radiation therapy to other cancer treatment modalities, such a surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
  • incorporate appropriate psychological principles in their work with cancer patients and their families.

Graded Components:

  • Oral presentation on a topic of interest
  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  N/A

Related curricular experience:

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Course evaluation:  MedHub