Radiation Oncology Primer (2017 Update)

This introductory course will cover key areas in radiation oncology including: clinical concepts such as radiotherapy, commonly used terms and mechanisms of radiation oncology, and the patient experience while under treatment.  The learner will be able to understand how radiotherapy is used as well as how to decrease potential side effects for some of the most common cancers.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the basic physics underlying radiation therapy, including radiation induced mechanisms of cell damage
  • Discuss basic terminology used in Radiation Oncology
  • Distinguish the different radiation and radiation treatment types
  • Compare the uses of each radiation treatment type, including advantages and disadvantages of each type as well as frequently used doses and treatment techniques

Continuing Education Credit

3 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • ONCC ILNA Points in Symptom Management
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.

Important Notes
  • This course expires on November 11, 2020. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.