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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
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. Critically evaluate, and provide evidence, of their own learning and clinical competence against the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) Medical Radiation Practice Board, Professional Capabilities and Supervised Practice documents, to determine their readiness for registered practice
2. 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
3. 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.
Content1. The requirements for registration and ongoing registered practice in Australia, supervised practice programs
2. Workplace Learning, Continuing Professional Development, Postgraduate course work and research higher degree frameworks
3. Career planning and mapping
4. Advanced Practice Roles
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 evidence based portfolio that demonstrates their readiness for graduate practice and their ability to manage their ongoing professional learning and development (see objectives 1-5).

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.

Submission 1.
Addresses Objective 1: Readiness for Graduate Practice
Weighting: 40%
Overview: This submission requires you to develop an evidence based document that demonstrates how, within the BMRS (RT) program, you have met the requirements of a competent graduate practitioner as described by the national registration board's capabilities statements.

Submission 1, which provides evidence of meeting the national capabilities standards for professional registration, must be submitted and must be passed at 50% or greater. Submission 1 will be subject to ongoing supervisor review and support across the semester, and as such no opportunities for remediation of this assessment item is allowed unless approved via an application for Adverse Circumstances.

Submission 2.
Addresses Objective 2: Maintaining Currency, Managing Ongoing Learning and Development
Weighting: 40%
Overview: This group work submission requires your 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.

Submission 3.
Addresses Objective 3: Career Mapping & Planning
Weighting: 20%
Overview: This individual submission requires you to develop a career plan, that describes your development from competent graduate practitioner to advanced practitioner.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentB Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MRSC3255