Mr Jose Guilherme Araujo Seara Couto

Mr Jose Guilherme Araujo Seara Couto

Mr Jose Guilherme Araujo Seara Couto

  B.Sc. (Hons)(Porto),M.Sc.Porto

Assistant Lecturer

Room 15
1st Floor
Administration Building
Mater Dei Hospital
  +356 2340 1846
Mr Couto read for his undergraduate degree in Radiotherapy at Escola Superior de Saúde (Porto) and for his Masters' degree in Medical Physics at the Universidade do Porto.

Before starting his academic career, Mr Couto worked as a Radiotherapist at one of the largest oncology hospitals in Portugal, the Instituto Portugues de Oncologia. He mainly worked both in the delivery of Radiotherapy treatment and in Radiotherapy treatment planning. He was also part of the Radiosurgery Working Group at the same hospital.

He started his academic career as a Clinical Educator with Escola Superior de Saúde earlier on in his career, becoming Guest Lecturer later on. in 2014, Mr Couto moved to Malta to work as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Malta.

Mr Couto is passionate about Radiotherapy science and the profession. He believes that education is an essential pillar in developing high standards of care, which result in better outcomes for Radiotherapy patients.

Given his experience as an educator and as a migrant, he enrolled in a PhD at Ulster University to study "Education of Radiotherapy across the EU". This allowed him to develop a European funded project in collaboration with Ulster University and six other international partners: the SAFE EUROPE project.

Other roles:
- Chairperson of the Internationalisation Committee at the Faculty of Health Sciences
- Chairperson of the Research in the Education and Training of Health Professionals Working Group at the International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE)
- Education Officer at the Society of Medical Radiographers Malta (SRM)
- Member of the Society of Radiographers (SOR - UK), Associacao de Radioterapeutas (ART - PT), European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) and European Society of Radiology (ESR)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Education of Radiotherapy
  • Radiobiology
  • Professionalism
  • Radiation safety
  • Oncology
  • Patient communication

PISANI, R., BEZZINA, P. and COUTO, J.G., 2021. Effect of patient thickness on acute gastrointestinal toxicities following radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy, 0(0),.

BORG, C., BENNA, C. and COUTO, J.G., 2020. Assessment of Factors Influencing Distress in Adult Maltese Radiotherapy Patients, , 02/08; 2020/02/18 2020, Society of Medical Radiographers Malta, pp. 11-12.

COUTO, J.G., The role of medical imaging in radiotherapy: CT and MRI in treatment and planning, , 2020/11/30, pp. 13.

COUTO, J.G., MCFADDEN, S., MCCLURE, P., BEZZINA, P., CAMILLERI, L. and HUGHES, C., 2020. Evaluation of radiotherapy education across the EU and the impact on graduates' competencies working on the linear accelerator. Radiography, , pp. S1078817420301711.

COUTO, J.G., MCFADDEN, S., MCCLURE, P., BEZZINA, P. and HUGHES, C., 2020. Competencies of therapeutic radiographers working in the linear accelerator across Europe: A systematic search of the literature and thematic analysis. Radiography, 26(1), pp. 82-91.

WARRINGTON, D.P., CASSAR, A., REFALO, N. and COUTO, J.G., 2020. Tangential Volumetric Arc Therapy (Tvmat) Versus Tangential Field in Field Technique (Tfif) for Early Stage, Left-Sided Breast Cancer: a Dosimetric Study, , 02/08; 2020/02/18 2020, Society of Medical Radiographers Malta, pp. 11.

CALLEJA, M., GRECH, M.E., COURTIER, N. and COUTO, J.G., 2019. Assessing dignity of patients undergoing radiotherapy for pelvic cancer, , 02/28; 2019/06 2019, Insights into Imaging, pp. S325.

COUTO, M., COUTO, J.G., NUNES, C.S., VIDE, S., AMORIM, P. and MENDES, J.G., 2019. Systematic review on rocuronium continuous infusion for deep neuromuscular blockade. Current Clinical Pharmacology, 14.

BELLIZZI, C., WILLIAMSON, M.K., BEZZINA, P. and COUTO, J.G., 2018. Graduate Radiographers' Perceptions of Their Transition Period from a Student to a Radiographer, , 03; 2018/03/02 2018, Insights Imaging.

COUTO, J.G., MCFADDEN, S., BEZZINA, P., MCCLURE, P. and HUGHES, C., 2018. An evaluation of the educational requirements to practise radiography in the European Union. Radiography, 24(1), pp. 64-71.

ROSAS, S., BARBOSA, B. and COUTO, J.G., 2018. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus volumetric-modulated arc therapy in non-small cell lung cancer: assessing the risk of radiation pneumonitis. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, , pp. 1-6.

ATTARD, S., COUTO, J.G., MACKAY, S. and ZARB, F., 2017. Anatomic Site Markers: Evaluation of Their Use among Maltese Radiographers. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48(1), pp. 30-38.

MARTINS, L., COUTO, J.G. and BARBOSA, B., 2016. Use of planar kV vs. CBCT in evaluation of setup errors in oesophagus carcinoma radiotherapy. Reports of Practical Oncology & Radiotherapy, 21(1), pp. 57-62.

COUTO, G., BRAVO, I. and PIRRACO, R., 2011. Wider therapeutic window with PDR than LDR: What to do? Increase TCP or decrease NTCP? Radiotherapy and Oncology, 98, pp. S34.

COUTO, J.G., BRAVO, I. and PIRRACO, R., 2011. Biological equivalence between LDR and PDR in cervical cancer: multifactor analysis using the linear-quadratic model. Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, 3(3), pp. 134-141.

  • RAD1064 - Radiation Safety
  • RAD2207 - Reproductive System: Imaging, Pathology, Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • RAD3331 - Advanced Radiotherapy Science - Radiobiology, Imaging in Radiotherapy and Enhanced Radiotherapy
  • RAD3332 - Radiotherapy Science: Head and Neck Region, Endocrine, Haemopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems
  • RAD3405 - Patient Review in Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • RAD4120 - Clinical Radiotherapy Practice 5
  • RAD4135 - Clinical Radiotherapy Practice 5: Treatment Planning
  • RAD4138 - Clinical Radiotherapy Practice 8: Patient Review and Record and Verification (R&V)
  • RAD4140 - Radiographers’ Role in Education and Research