Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB

Course code MRSC1201
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

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).

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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

7. Recognise and describe the hallmarks of cancer

8. Describe the natural history and staging of malignant disease

9. Describe approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment

10. Analyse the specialist roles of practitioners in cancer care, and the role of the multi-disciplinary health care team in oncology

Content

  1. Role, function, and scope of Radiation Therapy practice and the oncology team members 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
  6. Describing cancer, causes of cancer, diagnostic methods, cancer staging and cancer treatment methods
  7. Physchologicsal oncology, quality of life, mainstream cancer care, and complimentary health care

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1105, HUBS1401, MRSC1010, HLSC1000

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam - Online 30% *

Formal Examination: Exam - formal 40% *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Skills Based Assessment (SBA) 30% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attempt all assessment items in order to pass this course
  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attempt all assessment items in order to pass this course
  • In Term Test: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attempt all assessment items in order to pass this course
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must gain a pass mark of 50% or above for the formal examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning Sessions are off site at the Calvary Mater Hospital. Please note: Full term does not include the time whilst students are attending professional placement.

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Experience Based Learning is off site at the Calvary Mater Hospital. Please note: Full term does not include the time whilst students are attending professional placement.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Integrated Learning Sessions are off site at the Calvary Mater Hospital. Please note: Full term does not include the time whilst students are attending professional placement.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning Sessions are off site at the Calvary Mater Hospital. Please note: Full term does not include the time whilst students are attending professional placement.