de Souza Institute

Radiation Oncology (RAON)

This course is designed to help nurses understand the principles of radiation therapy. Participants will learn how radiation therapy works, its implications on the patient, different treatment methods, treatment side effects and a nurse’s role through the treatment process. 

Radiation therapy is an important treatment modality used alone, in combination with other treatments, or as a means to manage symptoms. The goals of radiation treatment are for cure, adjuvant (reduce risk of recurrence), and palliate symptoms. In Canada, almost 50% of patients diagnosed with cancer will have radiation therapy. That is, approximately 100,000 radiation treatment courses were delivered based on a workload survey of cancer treatment programs across Canada (Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology, 2009 as cited in Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy [CPQR], 2011).

Registration has closed for the most recent offering. Please contact us to find out when the next offering will be available.