Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3B

Course code MRSC3270
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course allows students to refine their basic to high level (beginning practitioner to competent practitioner) professional skills, by participating in skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited clinical centre. The professional placement will allow students to finalise their professional skills, complete program competency requirements, and become ready to practice as a competent graduate practitioner. Both the labs and placement must be passed to pass the course.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and evaluate, including the quality assurance checking, of basic to high level treatment plans, and the implementation of such plans into treatment

2. Evaluate plans against ICRU criteria and ensure that they meet recognised and accepted criteria (ICRU 50/62, 83)

3. Participate as a graduate practitioner in radiation therapy treatment, planning and simulation procedures

4. Apply a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers

5. Demonstrate effective communication to members of the public and other health care workers, such as information gathering, active listening and empathy

6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework

7. Develop clinical reasoning and management skills

8. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in healthcare practice

9. Evaluate and critique his or her role and performance during the professional placement and according to the level of experience


  1. Conventional Radiation Therapy
  2. 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  3. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  4. Radiation Therapy of all major site, including head and neck, breast, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, extremities
  5. Patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


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 MRSC3251.

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC3200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIIA MRSC3220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIIA

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises *

Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Minimum of 200hours/25 shifts of clinical practice.Clinical Briefing 1 hr and Clinical debriefing 1 hr per semester - compulsory attendanceNOTE: Full term does not include those times when students are on a timetabled professional placement


Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks