Executive Order On Education In Radiation Therapy

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om uddannelse i stråleterapi

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Objective

Chapter 2 Features

Chapter 3 Training

Chapter 4 Rating and so on

Chapter 5 Training responsibilities and structure

Chapter 6 Education Council

Chapter 7 Appeal access and supervision

Chapter 8 Entry into force

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Publication of education in radiotherapy

In accordance with section 16 of Law No 451 of 22. May 2006, on health professionals and on health professional activities and after negotiating with the Minister for Education, shall be determined by the authority of the Minister for Health and Prevention.

Chapter 1


§ 1. The purpose of education in radiotherapy is that education seekers gain knowledge, skills and competencies for the purposes of the implementation of radiotherapy.

Chapter 2


§ 2. The functions of radiological therapy shall include :

1) Implementation of radiological treatment with computer controlled apparatus, including

a) ensuring the practical implementation of a prescribed process ;

b) use of guidelines for optimum radiation protection ;

2) Communications, care and observation of patients in radiotherapy, so that specific identification and intervention can be made to radiation-related adverse reactions.

3) Conspiracy in the quality development of the department

4) Participation in cross-disciplinary cooperation in the field of radiation therapy.

Chapter 3


Access conditions

§ 3. Applicants which comply with the following 2 conditions may be included in the training :

1) Carry out a health professional degree or equivalent earlier medium-term health professional training

2) Reached Danish authority.

Paragraph 2. The training shall be carried out in the context of a 1-year employment on a radiotherapy department approved by the education council referred to in § 16. The training is made up of theorizing and systematic, supervised and guided clinical education.


§ 4. The training is 1 year of duration (60 ECTS points). The theory class includes 12 weeks (equivalent to a total of 18 ECTS points) and the clinical training of 33 weeks (equivalent to a total of 42 ECTS points).

Contents and Target

§ 5. Training must enable the training-seeking ability to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies for themselves to provide for the practical implementation of radiation treatment. The objectives of the training shall be as laid down in Annex 1.

§ 6. The training shall be organised in a interaction between theory and trainees.

§ 7. The theoretical training is taking place in a training institution that is relevant to education in radiotherapy.

§ 8. Clinical education takes place at the office of employment, but with the possibility of a shorter training session in other radiotherapy departments.

Paragraph 2. The clinical place of clinical training shall designate a training responsible physicist to ensure that the training seeker achieves sufficient competence to carry out radiation therapy in accordance with the applicable notification of the electron accelerators ; Patient treatment.

Paragraph 3. The clinical education point shall designate a clinical guidance counselor who provides for supervision and guidance in radiotherapy after the training programme and shall ensure that the training of the training is carried out continuously.

Paragraph 4. Clinical guidance and training-seeking organizing a training programme for the clinical period and a plan for the ongoing evaluation of the clinical education of the training study. The programme must be based on the experience of the training experience, the practical clinical practice and the corresponding theory.


§ 9. The Education Council, cf. Section 16 may, after an individual assessment, grant a derogation for the truncation of training (merit) on the basis of other documented appropriate training.

Chapter 4

Rating and so on


§ 10. In the case of theoretical training periods, two essay, individual specials, shall be held in accordance with the terms of the assessment, which are passed / not passed. One is assessed by an external censor.

Final exams

§ 11. In the case of the end of training, an individual examination of the training shall be held / not passed on the internal censorship. The training exercise must demonstrate the achievement of the objectives of both the theoretical and clinical study of the planning, implementation and discussion of representative parts of patients ' radiation treatment. The four courses in which the treatments represent different processing techniques must be finised in four stages.

Ompasses and medical examiners

§ 12. The training seeker can adjust to the tests and the final practice of examination 3 times.

Paragraph 2. There could be a medical degree.


§ 13. The education institution shall issue an approved training certificate from the Board of Health at the level of training. The scale of the theory and clinical education training shall be shown in the certificate.

Paragraph 2. The one who has completed the training is given the name of a radiotherapy therapist.

Paragraph 3. The institution of the Education Institute shall keep records of the persons accepted and the register of the certificates issued. The Education Agency shall notify the Health Service of the persons who have completed the training.

Paragraph 4. The Board of Health shall keep a register of persons who have completed their training.

Chapter 5

Training responsibilities and structure

§ 14. The regions shall initiate training in radiation therapy and shall appoint educational establishments, cf. Annex 2

Paragraph 2. The educational institutions are jointly preparing a nationwide education system. The training scheme shall be determined in accordance with the rules laid down in this notice of :

1) The organisation of the education in theoretical and clinical training periods

2) Objectives and content of the individual clinical and theoretical training periods

3) List of classes and the hourly distribution in the term periods

4) Rules for the running of samples and final practice (time, form, conditions, medical examination and other exams)

5) Requirements for co-acting clinical educational establishments

6) Requirements for teacher forces

7) Absentry, including rules concerning the extension of training in the absence of a specific scope.

Paragraph 3. The education system is set by it in accordance with section 16, set up training for the Board of Health for the approval of the Board of Health. Initiation of training in accordance with paragraph 1. 1 assumes that the Board of Health has approved the education system.

§ 15. The costs of the implementation of training shall be borne by the regions.

Chapter 6

Education Council

§ 16. The regions are setting up a national education council.

Paragraph 2. The composition of the Education Council shall be as follows :

1) 4 experts with extensive clinical experience at a high level from the radiotherapy area designated by Danske Regions, comprehensive chief physicist, a chief medical officer with responsibility and competence under the Notice of the Health Management announcement on the electron accelerators ; Patient treatment and two clinical representatives of the radiotherapy therapy, one of the management responsibilities of the radiation.

2) 1 member designated by the Board of Health.

3) 1 Member from each of the educational establishments (training leader).

Paragraph 3. The Education Council is constituting itself and establishing its own rules of procedure.

Paragraph 4. The Education Council may call specific experts in particular to the illumination of special issues.

Paragraph 5. The Education Council has the following tasks and responsibilities :

1) Responsibility for training to be carried out in accordance with approved training arrangements

2) Setting up of the national education system for the approval of the health management system by the institution / s

3) Approval of radiation treatment departments that can contribute to training

4) Establishment and coordination of censorship and censors

5) Continuous assessment of the need for education in radiotherapy

6) Co-ordination for coordination of the total number of training places

7) Treatment of complaints against decisions by the educational institution / s and clinical educational establishments

8) Evaluation of the ability to map the training (merit) on the basis of documented other relevant training

9) Evaluation of foreign education and setting to the Board of Health of the persons who are to have issued a document acknowledging these for the operation of radiation

10) Annual report to the Health Board on training, etc.

Chapter 7

Appeal access and supervision

§ 17. Complains of decisions taken by the educational institution / s or clinical educational establishments may be submitted to the Education Council within two weeks of the fact that the complainant has been made aware of the decision.

§ 18. Complainas of decisions taken by the Board of Education may be brought to the Board of Health at the latest two weeks after the complainant has been made aware of the decision. The Board of Health ' s decisions may not be brought to the second administrative authority.

§ 19. The Board of Health shall supervise the organisation and implementation of the training.

Paragraph 2. The Board of Health may, as a supervisory authority, call on the Education Council and the professed censors for information about the training company.

Chapter 8

Entry into force

20. The announcement shall enter into force on the 15th. May 2008.

Paragraph 2. At the same time, guidance 139 of 25. July 2001 on the training of staff in radiotherapy departments (radiological apisygeorthic radiletherradiograf). Education under the rules of the road building prior to the entry into force of this Regulation may be finalised according to the existing rules.

NHS, the 9th. May 2008 Jesper Fisker / Marit Karina Buccarella

Appendix 1

Measure of education

Target :

The acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences for the training acquiring itself to be able to carry out radiation therapy independently.

You must therefore :

-WHAT? understand the background for curative and palliative radiation treatment ;

-WHAT? understand the basic radiobiology,

-WHAT? understand the properties and interaction of ionising radiation ;

-WHAT? understand, explain and apply a dose level in relation to expected side effects, dosage, renting and field entries

-WHAT? understand and apply knowledge of X-rays and topographical anatomy ;

-WHAT? understand, record and use CAT scans for image verification, and understand and use other image diagnostics used when planning field processing fields

-WHAT? understanding and application of radiation protection principles ;

-WHAT? be able to assess the treatment of radiation in relation to the patient and the planned treatment ;

-WHAT? understand, apply and evaluate the therapeutic treatment techniques ;

-WHAT? have confidence in the interface ' s operating surface,

-WHAT? have knowledge of quality assurance by the department of the department ;

-WHAT? have knowledge and use of quality assurance procedures from visitation to the end of the radiotherapy ;

-WHAT? have knowledge of the background to the research carried out in relation to radiation treatment of cancer patients ;

-WHAT? independently of the information of selected patient groups of patients before, during and after irradiation, could be provided for :

-WHAT? be able to assess and address the needs of patients in the case of radiotherapy, and evaluate and develop the action ;

-WHAT? have detailed knowledge of adverse reactions to the radiation processing and to take action on the occurrence of adverse reactions, including able to search the patient to another relevant professional,

-WHAT? understand and be able to take a critical view of its own responsibility ;

-WHAT? understand the important part of being active in interdisciplinary cooperation internally and externally


The theoretical training shall consist of the following technical areas relating to radiation treatment :

-WHAT? Mathematical and physical basic concepts used in clinical physics, dosimetry and dosiplanning.

-WHAT? Society (organization of cancer treatment, legislation, ethic etc.)

-WHAT? General oncology

-WHAT? Special oncology

-WHAT? Clinical physics

-WHAT? Dosimetry (incl. drills)

-WHAT? Ionising radiation

-WHAT? Radiobiology

-WHAT? Acutte adverse effects and sencomplications for radiation

-WHAT? Beam protection

-WHAT? Drawing and planning of radiological treatment

-WHAT? Processing Techniques and Image Verification techniques

-WHAT? Instrument for Radiation

-WHAT? Quality assurance

-WHAT? -x-ray anatomy, topographic anatomy, general imaging and KV x-x-x, CT, PET and MR

-WHAT? Research methods

-WHAT? Cross-disciplinary cooperation, communication and patient flows


Training shall include the essential and generally offered types of treatment. It must be ensured that training in training can operate heterogeneous equipment, including systems for visual verification and the standard radiotherapy equipment.

Appendix 2

Recommendations m. Oh.

It is recommended that applicants have at least 2 years of professional experience, related to patients within the area of health care.
In order to ensure the quality of training, the theoretical training should be offered by one, not more than two educational establishments in the country.
The theoretical training can be carried out with the involvement of e-learning and other forms of IT-supported education.
In both the theoretical and practical training, the use of simulation in a 3-D accelerator and training in the IT laboratory can be used.
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