Advanced and Future Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB

Course code MRSC3251
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Radiation therapy undergoes constant and rapid technologic and procedural change, and to ensure adequacy for future practice there is a need for students to develop learning and evaluative strategies to assess the utility of emerging professional practice roles, clinical procedures, technology, patient assessment, and assess the outcomes from radiation therapy. This course provides students an opportunity to engage their interest by examining advanced, emerging and future approaches to radiation therapy and oncology clinical and scientific methods and technology, oncological imaging, and approaches in cancer screening and diagnosis, both within Australian and in from an international perspective.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically reflect on the limitations of past or current knowledge and practice

2. Propose the changes required, and identify and communicate the evidence, to enhance future practice outcomes

3. Critically examine the utility of emerging and future practice methods and radiation therapy related treatment and imaging technologies

4. Analyse the basis for better patient management or outcomes though advanced practice

5. Identify and engage their professional and academic interest in researching and reviewing emerging practice

6. Engage in discussion, and debate topics, with other students through online group work activities

7. Communicate their understanding and learning in a way that is creative and engaging and captures the interest they have in their work

Content

The content of this course is aligned yearly to the emerging practices and technologies within radiation therapy. These changes are constant and rapid and the content of this course changes as practice changes. Examples of the content of this course include issues related to:

  • Advanced Anatomical and Functional Imaging
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Motion Sensitive approaches to Radiation Therapy
  • Adaptive Radiation Therapy
  • Biological Plan Evaluation - EUD, TCP, NTCP
  • Brachytherapy
  • Alternative and complementary imaging and treatment technologies and techniques

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC3250. Students who have successfully completed MRSC3250 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC3251.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC3200 and MRSC3220. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC3270.

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of all courses in year 1 and 2 of the BMedRadSci (Radiation Therapy) program (160 units)

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Portfolio *

Online Learning Activity: Debate *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Written Assignment: Group Correspondence Task *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to gain a pass mark of 50% or above for 3 of the 4 assessment items
  • Online Learning Activity: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to gain a pass mark of 50% or above for 3 of the 4 assessment items
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to gain a pass mark of 50% or above for 3 of the 4 assessment items
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to gain a pass mark of 50% or above for 3 of the 4 assessment items

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term