Degree in Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques

3 years degree course taught in English
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The degree course last three years. The graduates in techniques of medical radiology for images and radiotherapy are able to, autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, carry out upon medical prescription, all interventions that require the use of both artificial and natural ionizing radiation sources of thermal, ultrasonic, nuclear magnetic resonance energies as well as interventions for physical and dosimetry protection; they participate in the programming and organization of work in the field of the facility they work in and in respect of their competences; they manage the provision of their polyvalent services of their competence in direct collaboration with the radio diagnosis, nuclear and radio therapist doctor and with the health physician according to the diagnostic and therapeutic protocols previously defined by the manager of the facility; they control the correct functioning of the devices entrusted to them by removing inconveniences of modest entity in the knowledge of working in areas where spare parts are scarce and implementing verification and control programs to guarantee the quality according to the predefined indicators and standards; they contribute to the formation of supporting staff and directly contribute to the relative update of their professional and research profile. In the education of the professional figure, the university ensures an adequate education in the protection of ionizing radiations.

According to the law on 10th August 2000, no. 251, the graduates of “medical radiology techniques for images and radiotherapy” are healthcare professionals of the technical-diagnostic and technical-assistance areas who carry out, with professional autonomy, the technical procedures needed to execute diagnostic methods on biological materials and on people. In other words, techno-assistance activities in the implementation of what is foreseen in the regulations concerning the identification of figures and relative professional profiles defined in the decree of the health ministry. The graduates in the class are given the suitable preparation in the basic disciplines in order to provide them with the best understanding of the most important elements that are the foundation of pathological processes that are developed during childhood, adulthood and geriatric ages and on which their diagnostic intervention focuses on.

DEGREE IN RADIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES

FIRST YEAR – FIRST TERM

SSD

discipline

Field

Credits

I.C. Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems
   9
 

BIO/13

Applied biologyBiomedical sciences

2

 

MED/36

RadiobiologySciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

1

 

BIO/10

BiochemistryBiomedical sciences

2

 

BIO/12

Clinical biochemistry and molecular biologyBiomedical sciences

2

 

MED/03

GeneticsBiomedical sciences

1

 

MED/07

MicrobiologyBiomedical sciences

1

I.C. Anatomy, histology and human physiology
   8
 

BIO/16

Human anatomy and radiological anatomyBiomedical sciences

4

 

MED/36

Radiological anatomySciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

1

 

BIO/17

HistologyBiomedical sciences

1

 

BIO/9

Human physiologyBiomedical sciences

2

I.C. Information technology, statistics and physics applied to radiological sciences
   8
 

MED/01

Medical statistics applied to radiological sciencesPreparatory sciences

1

 

INF/01

Information technology applied to radiological sciencesPreparatory sciences

2

 

ING-INF/05

Data processing and storageInterdisciplinary sciences

2

 

FIS/07

Basics of physics and radiations physicsPreparatory sciences

3

FIRST YEAR – SECOND TERM

    
Diagnostic imaging techniques 1
   8
 

MED/36

Diagnostic Imaging and RadiotherapySciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

2

 

MED/50

Medical sciences and techniquesSciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

6

I.C. General Hygiene, Radiological Instruments and Radiological protection
   7
 

ING-INF07

Electronics and Information TechnologyPreparatory sciences

2

 

MED/36

Radiological protectionSciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

2

 

MED/44

Workplace safetySciences of prevention and health services

3

     
Seminar activities/information technology
  Other training activities

2

professional laboratory
  Other training activities

1

Annual clinical practice (first year)

MED/50

 specific clinical practice depending on profile

17

TOT CREDITS I YEAR   

60

     

SECOND YEAR – FIRST TERM

SSD

discipline

Field

Credits

I.C. Medical and clinical sciences 1
   7
 

MED/33

Diseases of the Locomotive systemMedical-surgery sciences

2

 

MED/06

Medical oncologyClinical and interdisciplinary sciences

3

 

MED/28

Elements of stomatological diseasesClinical and interdisciplinary sciences

2

I.C. Economis and social and international politics
   9
 

MED/42

General and applied hygieneSciences of prevention and health services

3

 

SECS/P2

Economic Politics 

4

 

SEC-P/07

Business AdministrationHealth Management

2

I.C. Pharmacology
   6
 

BIO/14

RadiopharmaceuticalsFirst Aid

3

 

MED/36

Safe Handling of RadiopharmaceuticalsSciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

3

SECOND YEAR – SECOND TERM

    
I.C. Techniques of diagnostic imaging 2
   12
 

MED/36

Diagnostic imaging and RadiotherapySciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

6

 

MED 50

Medical sciences and techniquesSciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

6

     
Professional laboratory
   

1

Seminar activities/information technology
   

2

Elective exams
   

3

Clinical practice second year (annual)

MED 50

 specific clinical practice depending on profile

20

TOT CREDITS II YEAR   60
     

THIRD YEAR – FIRST TERM

SSD

discipline

Field

Credits

I.C. Professional Ethics
   4
 

M-PSI/01

Clinical psychology, group dynamicsPedagogy and human sciences

2

 

MED/50

Medical Sciences and Techniques (ethics and communication)Sciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

2

I.C. Medical and clinical sciences 2
   6
 

MED/10

Elements of Diseases of the Respiratory SystemClinical and interdisciplinary sciences

2

 

MED/11

Elements of Diseases of the Cardiovascular SystemClinical and interdisciplinary sciences

2

 

MED/12

Elements of Gastrointestinal DiseasesClinical and interdisciplinary sciences

2

I.C. Diagnostic imaging techniques 3
   12
 

MED/36

Diagnostic Imaging and RadiotherapySciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

6

 

MED 50

Technical Medical SciencesSciences and Techniques of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

6

THIRD YEAR – SECOND TERM

    
Elective exams
  Other training activities

3

English language
  Final Exam and English language

3

Professional Laboratory
  Other training activities

1

Clinical practice third year (annual)

MED 50

 specific clinical practice depending on profile

23

Seminar activities/information technology
   

2

Final exam
   

6

TOT CREDITS III YEAR

   60
     

TOTAL CREDITS (I+II+III YEAR)

   180

Prerequisites

The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in techniques of medical radiology for images and radiotherapy are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates. Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.

EU Candidates

Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test. UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in Italian, composed of sixty multiple choice questions of logical reasoning (25), general knowledge (5), biology (10), chemistry (10), and physics and mathematics (10), which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less likely conclusions. The test will last 70 minutes. Following the completion of the test, a single ranking list based on the score achieved by each candidate in the admission test will be drawn up. For further information please consult CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019/20 FOR THE ADMISSION OF EU STUDENTS IN THE DEGREE IN NURSING, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND RADIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES IN ENGLISH

Non EU candidates

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UCAT test. Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here (www.ukcat.ac.uk). UCAT is a computer-based test to be taken at certified test centres (see Annex 1) and lasts two hours. The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions. Additional time is granted to candidates with proven disabilities or particular medical conditions.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsPoints (min-max)
Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.44300 – 900
Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.29300 – 900
Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.36300 – 900
Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.55300 – 900
TOTAL1641200-3600
 
Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.69Level 1-4

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. For details on the modalities of the UCAT test, please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk. UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UCAT test. For further information please consult CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019/20FOR THE ADMISSION OF NON EU STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS  

Text Book

TitleAuthorSubjectEditorProfessor
Essential Cell Biology-Fourth EditionBruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter WalterGeneral and Cellular BiologyW.W. Norton & Company, Inc.A. Michienzi
Hall, Eric J.: Radiobiology for the radiologist 7th edEric J. Hall, Amato J. GiacciaRadiobiologyWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsA. Chiaravalloti
BiochemistryDenise FerrierBiochemistryWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsG. Mei
Lehninger principles of biochemistry, 2017D. L. Nelson, M.M. CoxBiochemistryW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan Learning/International Higher EducationG. Mei
Chemical Principles: The Quest for InsightPeter Atkins , Loretta Jones, Leroy LavermanClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan International Higher EducationD. Sbardella
ChemistryM.S. SilberbergClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyMcGraw-Hill EducationD. Sbardella
General, Organic & Biochemistry 7th Ed. 2010Katherine J Denniston, Joseph J Topping and Robert L CaretClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyMcGraw-Hill Higher EducationD. Sbardella
Medical Genetics Lynn Jorde John Carey Michael BamshadMedical GeneticsElsevierC. Ciccacci
The basics of Microbiology Richard A. Harvey, Pamela C. Champe, Bruce D. FisherMicrobiologyWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsD. Armenia
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyPearsonM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Human AnatomyMartini, Timmons, TallitschHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyPearsonM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Principles of Human AnatomyGerard J. Tortora, Mark NielsenHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyWileyM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Gray’s Basic Anatomy Richard Drake A. Wayne Vogl Adam MitchellHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyElsevierM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Applied Radiological AnatomyPaul Butler, Adam Mitchell, Jeremiah C. Healy, Harold EllisRadiological anatomyCambridge University PressA. Chiaravalloti
Concise Histology – 1st Edition Leslie Gartner James HiattHistologyElsevierV. Rossi
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewHistologyPearsonV. Rossi
Berne & Levy Physiology, Sixth Updated EditionBruce Koeppen Bruce StantonHuman physiologyElsevierM. Palmieri
Human Physiology: from Cells to Systems, 9th EditionLauralee SherwoodHuman physiologyCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)M. Palmieri
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th EditionJohn HallHuman physiologyElsevier (+ Saunders)M. Palmieri
Primer of Biostatistics, Seventh Ed.Stanton A. GlantzMedical StatisticsMcGraw Hill EducationL. P. Weltert
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition) Deborah Morley and Charles S. ParkerInformation technology applied to radiological sciencesCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)A. D’Ambrogio
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition) Deborah Morley and Charles S. ParkerData processing and storageCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)A. D’Ambrogio
PHYSICS: Principles with Applications, Seventh editionDouglas C. GiancoliBasics of physics and radiations physicsPearson Education. IncI. Indovina

Types of didactic and educational activities

Formal didactics This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them. During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian. Non formal didactics It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories. A) Teaching courses. The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course. The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year. B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries. C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.

Calendar – Degree in Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques

Didactic Director: prof. Federico Santarelli Office hours: Prof. Santarelli sees students every Tuesday from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. upon appointment (federico.santarelli@unicamillus.org).

START March 04, 2019 END June 29, 2019



START October 28, 2019 END December 14, 2019



START Nov 26, 2018 END Feb 1, 2019

FIRST YEAR – FIRST TERM

Discipline

Credits

Session

I.C. Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems

9

COORDINATOR Prof. Sbardella

I session: February 14th, 2019 h.12:00 P.M. II session: February 28th, 2019 h.12:00 P.M.

I.C. Anatomy, histology and human physiology

8

COORDINATOR Prof. Giuseppe Sciamanna

I session: February 15th, 2019 h.3:00 P.M. II session: February 26th, 2019 h.11:00 A.M.

I.C. Information technology, statistics and physics applied to radiological sciences

8

COORDINATOR Prof. Andrea D’Ambrogio

I session: February 8th, 2019 h.3:00 P.M. II session: February 22nd, 2019 h. 3:00 P.M.

 

 

FIRST YEAR – SECOND TERM

 Diagnostic imaging techniques 18COORDINATOR Prof. Federico Santarelli
    
  • I session: Tuesday 23 July 2019 h 3 pm
  • II session: Tuesday 24 September 2019 h 2 pm
  • III session: Tuesday 28 January 2020 h 3 pm
MED/36Diagnostic Imaging and RadiotherapyEliseo Picchi2
  • I session: Tuesday 23 July 2019 h 3 pm (written)
  • II session: Tuesday 3 September 2019 h 3 pm (written)
  • III session: Tuesday 28 January 2020 h 3 pm (written)
MED/50Medical sciences and techniquesMichela Cuccuru, Federico Santarelli, Celestino Varchetta6
  • I session: Tuesday 23 July 2019 h 3 pm (written)
  • II session: Tuesday 3 September 2019 h 3 pm (written)
  • III session: Tuesday 28 January 2020 h 3 pm (written)
 I.C. General Hygiene, Radiological Instruments and Radiological protection7COORDINATOR Prof. Antonio Pietroiusti

  • I session: Wednesday 17 July 2019 h 2 pm
  • II session: Tuesday 17 September 2019 h 9 am
  • III session: Friday 10 January 2020 h 2 pm
     
ING-INF/07Electronics and Information TechnologyAndrea D’Ambrogio2
  • I session: Wednesday 19 June 2019 h 10 am (written)
  • II session: Monday 16 September 2019 h 10 am (written)
  • III session: Thursday 9 January 2020 h 10 am (written)
MED/36Radiological protectionSimone Altobelli2
  • I session: Monday 15 July 2019 h 11 am (written)
  • III session: Tuesday 17 September 2019 h 9 am (written)
  • III session: Wednesday 8 January 2020 h 4 pm (written)
MED/44Workplace safetyAntonio Pietroiusti3
  • I session: Wednesday 17 July 2019 h 2 pm (written)
  • II session: Friday 20 September 2019 h 2 pm (written)
  • III session: Friday 10 January 2020 h 2 pm (written)
     
 Seminar activities/information technology2 
 BLSD Course  
  • I session: Friday 7 June 2019 h 9-18 (oral and practice) GROUP A
  • I session: Tuesday 11 June 2019 h 9-18 (oral and practice) GROUP B
     
 Professional laboratory1COORDINATOR Prof. Antonio Pietroiusti
 Biological RiskAntonio Pietroiusti1
  • I session: Wednesday 29 May 2019 h 3 pm (written)
 Annual clinical practice (first year) 17COORDINATOR Prof. Federico Santarelli
 Specific Clinical PracticeFederico Santarelli 
  • I session: Wednesday 10 July 2019 h 2 pm (oral)
  • II session: Friday 6 September 2019 h 11 am (oral)
  • II session: Friday 31 January 2020 h 2 pm (oral)

 

Professors office hours calendar

Professors receive students upon appointment (book via e-mail) according to:

I.C. Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems

Professor

Day

Hour

email

Alessandro Michienzi

Wednesday

11 A.M. – 12 A.M.

alessandro.michienzi@unicamillus.org

Agostino Chiaravalloti

Tuesday

5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

agostino.chiaravalloti@unicamillus.org

Giampiero Mei

Monday

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

giampiero.mei@unicamillus.org

Diego Sbardella

Wednesday

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

diego.sbardella@unicamillus.org

Cinzia Ciccacci

Tuesday

12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

cinzia.ciccacci@unicamillus.org

Daniele Armenia

Tuesday

3 P.M. – 4 P.M.

daniele.armenia@unicamillus.org

I.C. Anatomy, histology and human physiology

Professor

Day

Hour

email

Marco Barchi

Wednesday

3 P.M. – 4 P.M.

marco.barchi@unicamillus.org

Giuseppe Sciamanna

Thursday

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

giuseppe.sciamanna@unicamillus.org

Agostino Chiaravalloti

Tuesday

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

agostino.chiaravalloti@unicamillus.org

Valerio Rossi

Thursday

12 A.M. – 1 P.M.

valerio.rossi@unicamillus.org

Mattia Palmieri

Tuesday

11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

mattia.palmieri@unicamillus.org

I.C. Information technology, statistics and physics applied to radiological sciences

Professor

Day

Hour

email

Luca Weltert

Wednesday

1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

lucapaolo.weltert@unicamillus.org

Andrea D’Ambrogio (semester I)

Wednesday

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

andrea.dambrogio@unicamillus.org

Andrea D’Ambrogio (semester II)

Thursday

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

andrea.dambrogio@unicamillus.org

Iole Indovina

Wednesday

1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

iole.indovina@unicamillus.org

Diagnostic imaging techniques 1

Professor

Day

Hour

email

Guglielmo Manenti

Friday

4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

guglielmo.manenti@unicamillus.org

Celestino Varchetta

Monday

4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

celestino.varchetta@unicamillus.org

Michela Cuccuru

Friday

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

michela.cuccuru@unicamillus.org

Federico Santarelli

Tuesday

3:30 P.M. – 6 P.M.

federico.santarelli@unicamillus.org

I.C. General Hygiene, Radiological Instruments and Radiological protection

Professor

Day

Hour

Email

Andrea D’Ambrogio

Thursday

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

andrea.dambrogio@unicamillus.org

Francesco Garaci

Monday

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

francesco.garaci@unicamillus.org

Antonio Pietroiusti

Thursday

4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

antonio.pietroiusti@unicamillus.org