Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB

Course code MRSC1201Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces the foundation clinical concepts, technologies and science that underpin Radiation Therapy. This course will review basic approaches to Radiation therapy simulation, planning, and treatment, and provide a platform for knowledge and skill building in subsequent radiation therapy courses. This course is mandatory and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. Describe the role of radiation therapy simulation, planning and treatment
2. Identify and describe the equipment used in radiation therapy in conventional and conformal RT
3. Describe and apply conventional approaches to radiation therapy including simulation data acquisition; plan design, plan evaluation and critique; dose calculation and treatment sheet development; treatment implementation and set-up and immobilisation of patients for treatment
4. Identify key radiological anatomy features in radiographs typically used in radiation therapy
5. Develop clinical decision making with regard to planning, treatment and patient care, including quality assurance protocols
6. Develop communication skills
Content1. Role, function, and scope of Radiation Therapy practice within cancer care
2. Conventional radiation therapy clinical methods in simulation, treatment and planning
3. Conventional radiation therapy technologies in simulation, planning and treatment
4. Non-isocentric and isocentric planning and treatment
5. Overview of conformal technologies
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1105, HUBS1401, PHYS1200, HLSC1000
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineOn-line examination will be conducted mid-Semester
Examination: FormalFormal examination will be conducted during the University formal examination period
Other: (please specify)Pre-Placement Skills Based Assessment (SBA)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Experience Based Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentHubs 1105, concurrently enrolled in MRSC1220
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC1201