Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B

Course code MRSC2270
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited radiation therapy clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will increase confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in professional procedures of increasing difficulty or complexity. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional placement, and pass the course.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a broad and current knowledge of treatment planning and of all imaging and treatment modalities used in current standard breast and pelvis techniques of a mid level complexity.

2. Evaluate plans against ICRU criteria and ensure that they meet recognised and accepted criteria (ICRU 50/62/83.

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

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

5. Demonstrate clear, sensitive and effective communication with members of the public and other health care workers, patients/clients and their family, such as information gathering, active listening and explaining techniques and procedures. Display appropriate professional behaviour in patient/client interactions, including empathy.

6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework. This includes practising in a way that engenders the trust and confidence in the patient/client.

7. Demonstrate clinical reasoning/management.

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

9. Engage in critical self reflection and evaluate the critique his or her role during the clinical period and integrate new experience and knowledge into their own practice.


  1. Radiation Therapy of the Pelvis
  2. Radiation Therapy of the Breast
  3. Conventional and Conformal Radiation Therapy in simulation treatment and planning.
  4. ICRU Report 50, Report 62 and Report 83 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy.
  5. 3D conformal planning and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing.
  6. Patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria.
  7. QA and auditing in Radiation Therapy.

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.


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 MRSC2250

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC2200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIA MRSC2220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIA

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:

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 202 hour(s) per Term

200 hours plus 1 hour per week for 2 weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term