Advanced and Future Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB

Course code MRSC3251Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will be able to:
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
ContentThe 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)MRSC3250 Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB, 20 units
TransitionStudents who fail the existing course MRSC3250 (20 units) will enroll in MRSC3251 Advanced Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB (10 units) and MRSC3255 Transition to MRS Practice (10 units).
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of all courses in year 1 and 2 of the BMedRadSci (Radiation Therapy) program (160 units)
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)On-line discussion
Other: (please specify)Student Project
Other: (please specify)Viva or online presentation
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentB Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MRSC3251