MRS365 Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy 3 (16)

This subject completes the students' comprehensive education in Radiation Therapy in preparation for the 4th year residency. Students undertake a 6 week clinical placement. Students explore the more advanced range of treatment regimes and patient cases; including but not limited to complex modulated cases, multi-isocentric techniques, multi-lesion treatments, and will constructively reflect on clinical practice experiences, utilising research skills, and ensure an evidence-based approach to their work.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

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

One session

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

Prerequisites

MRS349

Subject Relationships

MRS351 MRS365 is a revision of MRS351 to enable a change of session and change of ASCED code

Incompatible Subjects

MRS351

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply and implement professional practice with specific reference to applying anatomy, physiology and pathology, applying the principles of physics and instrumentation, utilising patient information management systems, determining appropriate procedures, patient assessment and due diligence, deliver appropriate care, and manage / manipulate 3D datasets (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to describe and apply understanding of more advanced treatment regimes and complex cases in radiation therapy with specific reference to appropriate use of stabilisation devices, application of treatment simulation techniques, knowledge and application of treatment planning and dosimetry, implement CT imaging, demonstrate understanding of the role of MRI and PET in simulation imaging and implementation of treatment techniques according to approved plans (MRPBA Domain 5C);
  • be able to apply the principles of radiation safety and risk management with specific reference to safe radiation practice, protecting/enhancing patient safety, ensuring safe operation of equipment, maintain safety of self and others and safely managing radiation and radioactivity (MRPBA domain 4);
  • be able to apply the principles of evidence based practice and professional learning with specific reference to critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges and identifying professional learning needs / life-long learning (MRPBA Domain 3);
  • be able to demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with specific reference to clear, sensitive and effective, culturally appropriate communication to support culturally safe environments and collaborating with other health practitioners (MRPBA Domain 2); and
  • be able to implement non-discriminatory, professional and ethical conduct with specific reference to practicing in an ethical, professional and legal manner, providing appropriate care, assuming accountability and responsibility, and patient advocacy (MRPBA Domain 1).

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 including but not limited to complex modulated cases, multi-isocentric techniques, multi-lesion treatments,;
  • simulation of more advanced clinical treatment;
  • communication in a team with peers and with other health professionals;
  • reflective practice as undertaken in a radiation therapy environment; and
  • further development of information literacy and research skills as relevant in the practice of radiation therapy.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students undertake 6 weeks of practicumat approved clinical sites.  These sites are recognised by Medical Radiation Practice Board Australia (MRPBA). These sites may be rural, regional or metropolitan.

InPlace software is used by both students and clinical supervisors for recording and reporting clinical experiences and competency achievements.
 

Special Resources

Students undertake 6 weeks clinical placement which requires students to undertake travel at their own expense (including travel, accommodation and uniforms). 

Students must provide evidence of criminal record checks, working with children checks and vaccinations as required by practice sites.

InPlace software is used by both students and clinical supervisors for recording and reporting clinical experiences and competency achievements.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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