Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A

Course code MRSC2220
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop professional knowledge, experience and competence, in conventional and conformal low to medium level clinical procedures, by participating in professional skill labs at University and by attending a professional placement at an accredited radiation therapy clinical centre. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional placement, and pass the course. This course is mandatory and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy).

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy).

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate competence in the design and quality assurance checking of basic level treatment plans, and implementation of plans into treatment

2. Evaluate plans against ICRU criteria and ensure that they meet recognised and accepted criteria (ICRU 50/62)

3. Apply and participate in basic level radiation therapy treatment, planning and simulation procedures

4. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers

5. Demonstrate effective communication to members of the public and other health care workers, such as information gathering, active listening and empathy

6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework

7. Develop clinical reasoning / management skills

8. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in healthcare practice

9. Reflect upon, and evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience

Content

  1. Isocentric Treatment & Planning
  2. Conventional and Conformal Radiation Therapy approaches
  3. ICRU Report 50 and Report 62 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy
  4. Dosing techniques and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing
  5. 3 dimensional planning
  6. Shielding & Templates: Construction & Use
  7. Patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC1200 and MRSC1220. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC2220

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC1200 Radiation Therapy Methods 1B MRSC1220 Radiation Therapy Professional Placement 1B

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises *

Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Minimum of 200hours/25 shifts of compulsory clinical practice during the semester. Clinical Briefing 1 hr per semester - compulsory attendance Clinical De-briefing 1 hr per semester - compulsory attendance. NOTE: Full term does not include those times when students are on a timetabled professional placement

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 200 hour(s) per Term

Minimum of 200hours/25 shifts of clinical practice. Clinical Briefing 1 hr and Clinical debriefing 1 hr per semester - compulsory attendance NOTE: Full term does not include those times when students are on a timetabled professional placement

Laboratory

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