Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) (pre 2016)

Students commencing from 2016 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)

Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

Information correct as at

31st Aug 2016 10:53am

Program Code

11018

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time.

International - 3 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

This program is for continuing students only and from 2016 is replaced by the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) (40010).

Radiation Therapy is one of the main treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer. Radiation therapists are the health care professionals who use  anatomical and functional imaging studies to design courses of treatment for patients with malignant disease, and use a range of advanced technology to implement daily treatment. Radiation Therapists have a large responsibility to monitor patients health and well being during treatment. Radiation Therapy contributes significantly to the high cancer cure rates in Australia.

This program is for continuing students only and from 2016 is replaced by the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) (40010).


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Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory Program Requirements

Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally as part of the program. Rural placements are mandatory. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience will be the responsibility of the student.

Post-admission Requirements

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements

  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Compulsory Program Requirements - Review of Progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

MRSC1220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 1B

MRSC2220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A

MRSC2270 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B

MRSC3220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3A

MRSC3270 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3B


Professional Recognition

Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee

After satisfying professional accreditation, you can practice across the world.

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Graduates from this program can apply for registration with the Medical Radiation Board of Australia in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

3 years full time up to 5 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science requires the completion of 240 units of approved courses. Students must choose 10 units of directed courses and 10 units of electives, of which at least 10 units must be 2000 level or above.

This program is available in full-time mode only. Except with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, a candidate shall complete the program within five years of study from the date of commencement.


Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1105Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1401Human Bioscience
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MRSC1010Medical Radiation Science 1A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1201Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1210An Introduction to Oncology in Australia
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1250MRS Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2200Radiation Therapy Methods IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2250Radiation Therapy Methods IIB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2270Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2501Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2570Radiation Therapy Instrumentation 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3200Radiation Therapy Methods IIIA
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
MRSC3220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3251Advanced and Future Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3255Transition to Radiation Therapy Practice IIIB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3270Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC2241Engaging Communities: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HLSC2242Working with Men and Boys in Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Honours

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available as an additional one-year full-time program or equivalent part-time. Candidates for Honours are selected on the basis of academic achievement.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Competently apply developed knowledge, attitudes and clinical skills to evaluate and implement imaging and treatment strategies as registered practitioners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
  • . Communicate effectively with individuals, groups and healthcare teams to facilitate healthcare delivery.
  • Demonstrate skills to undertake research and competently apply evidence-based knowledge and clinical reasoning to deliver safe and effective professional practice
  • Demonstrate professional and personal behaviours consistent with a commitment to legal and ethical behaviour, accountability in practice, and the promotion and development of the profession.
  • Effectively use technology in clinical practice and professional education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on their own clinical practice, and recognise the need for ongoing professional development.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Radiation Therapists are required to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and themselves. They are required to be able to lift and support the movement of equipment and patients, and move freely and quickly around departments and hospitals. The profession can be physically challenging. All applicants need to be able to complete all parts of the clinical placement program to both complete the course and become accredited with the profession.Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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