MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (16)

This subject is designed to extend the radiation therapy knowledge and practical skills by considering more advanced radiation therapy techniques. Students will constructively reflect on clinical practice experiences, and utilising research skills, ensure an evidence-based approach to their work, while also reflecting on their own personal and professional experiences. The theory is supported by two 4 week clinical practicums.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS351. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with Specialisations)

Prerequisites

MRS251

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • On-campus component:
  • be able to discuss and critically analyse the principles and practice of radiation therapy as applied to a range of cancers using appropriate scientific language
  • demonstrate effective design and evaluation of a range of radiation therapy techniques using specific radiation therapy planning software
  • demonstrate an understanding of treatment and planning for more advanced techniques including but not limited to the head & neck and the use of Electron Beam Therapy
  • demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with peers, and demonstrate reflective practice
  • continue to construct an electronic ePortfolio in which to store, showcase and reflect on radiation therapy treatment plans created, including active participation in self and peer review
  • Clinical practicum component:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of clinical practice
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies.
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour.
  • be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning during their practicum experiences and relate these experiences to theoretical (university based) learning.
  • be able to plan and conduct appropriate procedures
  • achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed in the clinical assessment manual for this level.
  • be able to apply appropriate ethical and legal standards
  • be able to understand the importance of due care and diligence
  • be able to recognise the factors influencing patients responses to illness.
  • be able to understand the relevant regulatory and legislative framework
  • be able to demonstrate command and application of radiation safety principles in the clinical setting under immediate supervision

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • the principles and practices that apply to more advanced radiation therapy techniques
  • radiation therapy treatment plans for a more advanced range of treatment regimes and patient cases
  • simulation of more advanced clinical treatment
  • communication in a team with peers and with other health professionals
  • reflective practice as undertake in a radiation therapy environment
  • further development of information literacy and research skills as relevant in the practice of radiation therapy

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 40 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Clinical practicum component
Upon successful completion of the practicum component of this subject, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of clinical practice.
- Be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies.
- Be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour.
- Be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning through self reflection during their practicum experiences
Upon successful completion of the theoretical university based learning, students should:
- Be able to plan and conduct appropriate procedures in a setting of moderate supervision
- Achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed in the clinical assessment manual for this level.
- Be able to apply appropriate ethical and legal standards
- Be able to understand the importance of due care and diligence
- Be able to recognise the factors influencing patients responses to illness.
- Be able to understand the relevant regulatory and legislative framework
- Be able to demonstrate command and application of radiation safety principles in the clinical setting
 

Special Resources

Students are required to travel to clinical sites around Australia to complete the practicum component of this subject.

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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