Radiation Therapy Methods IIB

Course code MRSC2250
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course further explores conformal radiation therapy approaches, and introduces intensity modulated approaches. The oncology assessment and radiation therapy of major disease sites is covered so that students develop clinical reasoning skills to manage patients/clients, and professional practice and procedures. This course is mandatory and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy).

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the epidemiology, etiology and natural history of oncological related illnesses

2. Compare & contrast the different modalities of oncology treatment

3. Describe the process of patient management, diagnosis and decision making in oncology

4. Describe and apply conventional approaches to radiation therapy including simulation data acquisition; plan design, plan evaluation and critique; dose calculation and treatment sheet development;, and treatment implementation

5. Describe and apply conformal approaches to radiation therapy, including CT simulation data acquisition; plan design, plan evaluation and critique; dose calculation and treatment sheet development;, and treatment implementation

6. Develop clinical reasoning skills in patient management, patient quality of life assessment, treatment evaluation, and imaging/treatment assessment

7. Communicate their understanding of professional practice skills both in written & oral form

8. Critically appraise research literature through the use of structured critical appraisal approach to gather evidence to inform practice

9. Use information technology skills to conduct a literature search using all major information technologies

10. Develop and apply self learning skills

11. Reflect on and evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment

Content

  1. Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the pelvic organs
  2. Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the breast
  3. Radiation Therpay and Radiation Oncology of the abdomen
  4. Dosing techniques and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing
  5. ICRU Report 50, Report 62 and Report 83 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy
  6. Quality of Life: patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria
  7. Multi-modality imaging for radiation oncology and radiation therapy

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC2200 and MRSC2220. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC2270

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC2200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIA MRSC2220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIA

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Radiation Therapy and Oncology Formal Exam *

Presentation: Conference Poster Project *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Simulation Labratories *

Formal Examination: Oncological Imaging Formal Examination *

* 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:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - The tutorials are a compulsory course component for this course, ie you must attend 80% of tutorials. Students not meeting these attendance rates will not meet the compulsory course requirements for the course and will be given a fail grade (FF) for the course. Opportunity for remediation in the tutorials will only be permitted if accompanied by the appropriate Adverse Circumstance documentation.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - The examination is a compulsory course component. In order to pass the course the student must attempt this assessment item. To pass this course the student must obtain a mark of over 50%.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - 100% attendance required to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - This poster project is a compulsory course component.
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - The examination is a compulsory course component. In order to pass the course the student must attempt this assessment item. To pass this course the student must obtain a mark of at least 50%.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Note: Full term does not include those times where students are on a timetabled professional placement.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term