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About the Course

Hello and welcome to this course! The NPAP - Medical Applications of Accelerators is one out of three courses in the Nordic Particle Accelerator Program (NPAP). Here you will be taken on a tour focusing on the medical applications of particle accelerators. You will see that there are two very important, but different, applications of accelerators in hospitals. The first application concerns radiotherapy of tumours and the other concerns the production of medical nuclides for diagnosis and treatment. Both will be included in this course and described through four modules. The first module offers the basic principles of radiotherapy from a medical and physics point of view. You there learn about the main components of the machines used for radiotherapy and get to know why radiotherapy is important for cancer treatments. The second module guides you through the different types of linear accelerators used in the machines for radiotherapy. It also describes the design of the treatment head. The design is important because it is the settings of the treatment head that determines the dose and the radiated region. It is also in the treatment head where the dose given to the patient is measured. In the third module you are introduced to proton therapy. In this type of therapy protons are first accelerated and then guided down to the tumour by magnets. The machines are considerably larger and more expensive than machines used for radio therapy. The module also offers a description and comparison between different types of accelerators, and explains how the protons interact with tissue. Also ions that are heavier than protons can be used in cancer therapy. This is described in the fourth module, where we also introduce you to the production of medical nuclides. You learn how the nuclides are produces in proton and ion accelerators and how the nuclides come into play at different places in hospitals. Medical nuclides are for instance used in Positron Electron Tomography, PET. Enjoy!...

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Aug 10, 2022

Thank you for giving me a chance to study the course with financial aid. The course is very beneficial and good. I wish University Lund launch many course about medical physics more.


Oct 14, 2020

Amazing course! lectures are short and sweet! this is recommended for medical engineering students, engineering, physics students, and other healthcare students!

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By Md. M R

Feb 27, 2020

Is it possible to send me the certificate. I already completed this course.



By Chiho A

Aug 22, 2021

Excellent introduction with practical information on various commercial accelerators

By Mirta D

Mar 15, 2020

Thank you for the course! I appreciate that it is thorough in physics and medicine.

By Md. J S

Jun 21, 2020

I have enjoy this course because it is very useful course for human beings.

By Shene M

Aug 16, 2020

It is very useful to me thanks alot for you,i hope you will be continue

By Guthikonda K K

Jun 14, 2020

I had a great time learning regarding various treatment methods.

By Fernanda G B

May 29, 2019

Adorei, ótimo curso, os vídeos são bem fáceis e didáticos.

By SaiTejveer S

Feb 5, 2021

It was an enlightening course on medical physics.

By Egem E

Dec 29, 2020

Great lectures that attract you into the field.

By Peter N

Jul 12, 2020

Great course content - very well laid out


May 29, 2020

Inspiring ...Interesting...Exploring...

By Aneri M

Nov 10, 2022

nice work of physics and medical

By jenny M C

Aug 21, 2020

It was a very enriching course

By Manuel G C

Oct 12, 2022

A really really good course!

By Sahil P

Mar 11, 2022

Good course for beginners !!

By Joshy S

Aug 7, 2020

It was really informative.

By Nalini V 1

Jul 5, 2020

It's an excellent course .

By Winston A W

Dec 30, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Yasser R

Jun 11, 2020

Well done Course.

By Adilson A

Jun 23, 2023

Curso completo !


Nov 22, 2020

Very informative

By Gabriel B

Aug 23, 2022

excelente curso

By Muhammad W

Apr 17, 2023

amazing course


Mar 27, 2021

very good


Jun 5, 2020

It's good