Transition to Radiation Therapy Practice IIIB

Course code MRSC3255
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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


  1. 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


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC2250 and MRSC2270.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Assessment Items

Project: Project - CPD

Project: Project - CPD Career planning report

Project: Project CPD - Maintaining Currency, Managing Ongoing Learning and Development

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term