Radiotherapy

Description

Radiotherapy is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

Alternative labels

therapy using ionized radiation
therapy using ionised radiation
RTx
XTR
radiation therapy
RT
radiation therapies
radiotherapies

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Radiotherapy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Therapeutic radiographer: Therapeutic radiographers prepare and perform safe and accurate high-energy radiation treatments to patients, using a wide range of sophisticated equipment and techniques, to target the area to be treated, and computer planning to produce a plan of the dose distribution across the area to be treated.

Optional knowledge

Radiotherapy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Medicine lecturer: Medicine lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers, and often doctors who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, medicine, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams, for leading laboratory practices, and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of medicine, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
Specialised doctor: Specialised doctors prevent, diagnose and treat diseases depending on their medical or surgical specialty.

 


 

References

  1. Radiotherapy – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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