Transition to Radiation Therapy Practice IIIB

Course code MRSC3255Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course seeks to engage students in examining and reflecting on the requirements for regulated professional practice, the frameworks available to graduates to ensure the maintenance and currency of professional knowledge and skills, and the pathway of progression from competent graduate to advanced practitioner. This course will assist students to consider and reflect upon the short to long term career planning options available to them as graduates.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will have developed an evidence based portfolio that demonstrates their readiness for graduate professional practice, and their ability to be reflective and responsive in managing their ongoing professional development. Students will need to be able to demonstrate within the framework of a competent graduate practitioner, that they can:
1. Recognise the requirement for, and pathways for, maintaining up to date knowledge and clinical skills over their professional careers, and differentiate between workplace learning activities, continuing professional development (CPD), and formal postgraduate learning
2. Map a graduate career pathway from competent graduate practitioner to advanced practitioner, using available postgraduate/workplace/CPD programs, indicating the outcomes for career development that eventuate as a result of the completion of the program. In developing a career plan students will need to differentiate between workplace learning activities, continuing professional development (CPD), and formal postgraduate learning, and consider the impact of these learning approaches on professional development and the advanced practitioner role.
3. Demonstrate the ability to participate in, and complete, a continuing professional development activity
4. Design and evaluate a workplace CPD activity, based on a recognised framework for CPD, that engages their own and fellow staff’s workplace learning. In developing this activity students will need to recognise and reflect on the requirement for, and pathways available, for maintaining up to date knowledge and clinical competence across their professional careers
Content1. The requirements of continuing professional development as part of maintaining ongoing registered practice in Australia.
2. Workplace Learning, Continuing Professional Development, Postgraduate course work and research higher degree frameworks
3. Career planning and mapping
4. Advanced Practice Roles
Transition.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of all courses in year 1 and 2 of the B Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program (160 units)
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Student ProjectsStudents will develop an evidenced based portfolio that demonstrates their ability to manage their ongoing professional learning and development, and their readiness for graduate practice (see objectives 1-4).

The portfolio will have at least 3 submissions. Information about each submission (including assessment information) can be found on the MRSC3255 BB site. The Blackboard site provides students with a large range of information that describes fully the requirements of each submission.

This course and assessment item addresses the following AHPRA Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee, Accreditation Standards:

Standard 6.1: Professional and Ethical Conduct
The education provider ensures all students must demonstrate the ability to:
c. assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions, and

Standard 6.3: Evidence Based Practice and Professional Learning
The education provider ensures all students must demonstrate the ability to:
a. apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges, and
b. identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities.


Submission 1. Career Mapping & Planning
Addresses Objective 3:
Weighting: 20%
Overview: This individual submission requires you to develop a career plan, that describes your development from competent graduate practitioner to advanced practitioner.

Submission 2. Maintaining Currency by completing a CPD task
Addresses Objective 3:
Weighting: 20%
Overview: you will enroll and complete an online CPD activity

Submission 3. Design a CPD activity
Addresses Objective 2:
Weighting: 50%
Overview: This group work submission requires you team to develop a CPD work place activity that meets the requirements of a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. The CPD activity must be designed to provide learning and development for staff working in the area of oncology.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentB Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3255