Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB

Course code MRSC1201
Available in 2015
2015 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 Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

  1. 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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC1010 and HUBS1105. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC1220.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1105, HUBS1401, PHYS1200, HLSC1000

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam - Online

Formal Examination: Exam - formal

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pre-Placement Skills Based Assessment (SBA) VERT ¿ Individual Assessments

Contact Hours

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.