E-Learning for Teaching and Assessing Competency in Radiotherapy Contouring for Multidisciplinary Teams in Low and Middle Income Countries

Closed for proposals

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

E33041

CRP

2200

Approved Date

2 March 2018

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

28 May 2018

Expected End Date

31 December 2022

Participating Countries

Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Costa Rica
Croatia
France
Georgia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Pakistan
Peru
Spain
Uruguay
Zimbabwe

Description

Variability in contouring causes inaccuracy in radiotherapy planning. We have shown benefit following on-line workshops, and now propose to:Determine the benefit achieved using cases from LMICs Recruit oncologists, trainees, RTTs and dosimetristsModel the improvement in dosimetry achievable 

Objectives

To enhance the quality of contouring of target volumes and organs at risk for 3D conformal radiotherapy.

Specific objectives

Primary objective: To measure the impact of instructor-led virtual learning on homogeneity in radiotherapy contouring by multidisciplinary staff in LMICs. Secondary objectives: To determine whether the benefits seen from blended learning using ‘textbook’ cases are maintained when local imaging from LMICs is used. To determine whether the benefits seen from blended learning are maintained in further anatomical disease sites. To train multidisciplinary staff to contribute to the goal of high quality 3D radiotherapy To evaluate the impact of online blended learning on patient dosimetry

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