Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques are healthcare professionals qualified to carry out, on medical prescription and working either autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare figures, all procedures that require the use of both artificial and natural sources of ionising radiation, thermal and ultrasonic energy, nuclear magnetic resonance, in addition to physical or dosimetric protective procedures.

Graduates assist in the planning and organisation of work within their place of work, on the basis of their specific competences; they oversee the supply of polyvalent services within their competence, in direct collaboration with the radiodiagnostic, nuclear and radiotherapist physicians and the health physicist, in accordance with diagnostic and therapeutic protocols set out in advance by the facility director.

They are responsible for duties that fall within their sphere of competence, in particular checking that the equipment entrusted to them functions correctly, eliminating minor incidences and implementing control and verification programmes to ensure that quality levels meet pre-defined standards and indicators.

They also assist in the training of support staff and contribute directly to the continuous updating of their professional role and research.

As part of the preparation provided for this professional role, universities guarantee that sufficient training in ionising radiation protection will be provided.

Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques graduates can enter professional roles in public or private facilities in:

  • diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy departments and services operating in hospitals and extra-hospital facilities of the National Health System, in private venues or in other scientific institutions for research, hospitalization and care;
  • production industries and sales agencies operating in the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy sector;
  • university and non-university research centres in the biomedical sector.

An adequate command of English enables graduates to enter relevant working environments not only nationally but also at the European and non-European level.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basis of patient care 5 50 Italian MED/17 MED/42 MED/45
- Hygiene and public health2
- Infectious diseases2
- Nursing foundations1
Basis of Phisics and Mathematics 5 50 Italian FIS/07 MAT/05
- Applied physics for radiological sciences3
- Mathematical analysis2
Morphological and functional basis of life 6 60 Italian BIO/09 BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy4
- Physiology1
pathology and biological basis of life 6 60 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13 MED/03 MED/04
- Biochemistry1
- Experimental biology1
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Medical genetics2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Conventional radiology: Imaging and techniques 6 60 Italian FIS/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Conventional radiology techniques2
- Imaging and radiologic anatomy in conventional radiology2
- Radiation physics: conventional radiology equipment2
laboratory 1 15 Italian
Psicology, Professional Ethics and Deontology 5 50 Italian M-PSI/01 MED/43 MED/50
- Bioethics1
- General psychology3
- Professional ethics1
Radiobiology and Radioprotection 6 60 Italian FIS/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Dosimetry1
- Radiobiology and x-ray protection3
- X-ray protection techniques2
Training (first year) 13 325 Italian MED/50
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computed Tomography: Techniques 7 70 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Computerised tomography (CT) equipment, training, and image processing1
- Computerised tomography (CT) imaging4
- Computerised tomography (CT): techniques and protocols1
- Physical principles of computerised tomography, quality controls, and x-ray protection1
Contrast radiology: techniques 6 60 Italian BIO/14 MED/36 MED/45 MED/50
- Contrast methods, contrast radiology, and x-ray protection2
- Contrast radiology techniques1
- Pharmacology2
- Preparing contrast methods, and intramuscular injection, intravenous injections, phleboclysis and catheterisation1
Magnetic Resonance: Techniques 7 70 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Magnetic resonance equipment, training, and image processing1
- Magnetic resonance imaging4
- Magnetic resonance: techniques and protocols1
- Physical principles of computerised tomography, quality controls, and x-ray protection1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
laboratory 1 15 Italian
Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology: Techniques 5 50 Italian MED/36 MED/37 MED/41 MED/50
- Emergencies in radiology and first aid1
- Invasive and haemodynamic techniques1
- Invasive radiography imaging1
- Neuro-radiology techniques1
- Neuroradiology1
Other activities 1 10 Italian
Radiological sciences applied to surgery 6 60 Italian MED/05 MED/11 MED/18 MED/21 MED/33
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Clinical pathology2
- General surgery1
- Musculoskeletal system diseases1
- Thoracic surgery1
Training (second year) 25 625 Italian MED/50
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Nuclear Medicine 8 80 Italian BIO/12 FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Atomic physics, x-ray protection, and dosimetry1
- Conventional diagnostics in nuclear medicine and radiometabolic therapy (RMT)3
- Nuclear-medicine devices, training, and processing images, quality control1
- Radiopharmaceuticals1
- Techniques in nuclear medicine2
Radiotherapy 8 80 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
- Radiation therapy equipment and quality control1
- Radiotherapy4
- Treatment plans and x-ray protection1
- X-ray protection2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Health care systems organisation, professional values and responsibilities 5 50 Italian IUS/07 MED/42 MED/50 SECS-P/10
- Business management1
- Governance of the practice of medicine; professional malpractice1
- Labour law1
- Organisation of the healthcare system, and healthcare legislation2
laboratory 1 15 Italian
Methods of experimental and technological research 5 50 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/05 MED/36 SECS-S/02
- Computer systems for quality control in biomedical applications1
- Information processing and computer networks2
- Research in medical radiology1
- Statistics for clinical and technological research1
Other activities 2 20 Italian
Training (third year) 22 550 Italian MED/50
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Location
Milano
Course locations
L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in "Tecniche di radiologia medica, per Immagini e Radioterapia" è svolta presso:
- le strutture didattiche locate nell'area del Polo didattico "Litta" della Fondazione IRCCS "Cà Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico", via F. Sforza, 35 - 20122, Milano (Coordinatore Didattico Sezione Policlinico Dott.ssa Paola Bizzarri);
- le strutture didattiche locate nell'area del Polo didattico "IEO" via Ripamonti, 435 - 20141, Milano (Coordinatore Didattico della Sezione IEO Dott. Giuseppe Bonfitto);
- altre strutture convenzionate, sia pubbliche che private.

I Dipartimenti e le Unità Operative di diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia e di fisica sanitaria delle strutture sanitarie convenzionate, dotate di moderne attrezzature scientifiche ed assistenziali e di competenze di elevatissimo livello nel campo della diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia e della fisica sanitaria sono anche utilizzate per la formazione professionalizzante e lo svolgimento di tirocini e attività attinenti la prova finale di Laurea.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 30 + 1 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 13/07/2020 to 25/08/2020

Admission test date : 08/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 23/10/2020 to 26/10/2020

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