An Introduction to Oncology in Australia
Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in Australia. A diagnosis of cancer and cancer treatment can have both physical and psychosocial, short and long term effects on a patient. This course is designed to explore a range of issues for students who will work in cancer related health care. These issues include defining what is cancer, cancer diagnosis and staging methods, treatment options, population based statistics and quality of life outcomes, and holistic cancer care.
Not currently available.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Recognise and describe the hallmarks of cancer
2. Describe the natural history and staging of malignant disease
3. Describe approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment
4. Describe research methods used in cancer research, including qualitative and quantitative methods
5. Collect and interpret population data that describes a range of cancer related outcomes, including the epidemiology (frequency and distribution) of cancer and population standardised survival rates
6. Analyse the dimensions and measurement of quality of life as it relates to oncology patients, and the role of supportive and complimentary care interventions in cancer care
7. Analyse the specialist roles of practitioners in cancer care, and the role of the multi-disciplinary health team in oncology
8. Present the findings of their study in written or oral form
- Describing cancer, causes of cancer, diagnostic methods, cancer staging, cancer treatment methods
- Cancer research methods, cancer statistics, survival statistics
- Psychological oncology, dimensions and measures of quality of life, mainstream supportive cancer care and complimentary health care
- Role, function, and scope of members of the oncology team
- Writing and discussion skills
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) Program.
HUBS1105, HUBS1401, MRSC1010, HLSC1000
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Critical Appraisal of Research Papers *
Written Assignment: Cancer Research Methods and Outcomes *
Quiz: Online Quizzes - Knowledge about Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment *
Formal Examination: Formal Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Combined assessment grades must total 50%.
- Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Combined assessment grades must total 50%.
- Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Combined assessment grades must total 50%.
- Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Combined assessment grades must total 50%.