Radiation Therapy Methods IIB

Course code MRSC2250
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course further explores conformal radiation therapy approaches, and introduces intensity modulated approaches. The oncology assessment and radiation therapy of major disease sites is covered so that students develop clinical reasoning skills to manage patients/clients, and professional practice and procedures.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the epidemiology, etiology and natural history of oncological related illnesses

2. Compare & contrast the different modalities of oncology treatment

3. Describe the process of patient management, diagnosis and decision making in oncology

4. Describe and apply conventional approaches to radiation therapy including simulation data acquisition; plan design, plan evaluation and critique; dose calculation and treatment sheet development;, and treatment implementation

5. Describe and apply conformal approaches to radiation therapy, including CT simulation data acquisition; plan design, plan evaluation and critique; dose calculation and treatment sheet development;, and treatment implementation

6. Develop clinical reasoning skills in patient management, patient quality of life assessment, treatment evaluation, and imaging/treatment assessment

7. Communicate their understanding of professional practice skills both in written & oral form

8. Critically appraise research literature through the use of structured critical appraisal approach to gather evidence to inform practice

9. Use information technology skills to conduct a literature search using all major information technologies

10. Develop and apply self learning skills

11. Reflect on and evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment

Content

  1. Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the pelvic organs
  2. Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the breast
  3. Dosing techniques and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing
  4. ICRU Report 50, Report 62 and Report 83 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy
  5. Quality of Life: patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria
  6. Multi-modality imaging for radiation oncology and radiation therapy

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC2200 and MRSC2220. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC2270

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC2200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIA MRSC2220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIA

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Exams - formal *

Presentation: Conference Poster Presentation *

* 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:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Note: Full term does not include those times where students are on a timetabled professional placement.

Tutorial

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