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).
This Course recognises the Professional Capabilities developed by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. The document 'Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice' outlines via Domains the requirements of a Competent Practitioner.
Domain 1: professional and ethical conduct
Domain 2: professional communication and collaboration
Domain 3: evidence-based practice and professional learning
Domain 4: radiation safety and risk management and,
Domain 5: practice in medical radiation science: 5c: practice in radiation therapy.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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
- Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the pelvic organs
- Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the breast
- Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology of the abdomen
- Dosing techniques and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing
- ICRU Report 50, Report 62 and Report 83 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy
- Quality of Life: patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria
- Multi-modality imaging for radiation oncology and radiation therapy
Student must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2270, have completed MRSC2200 and MRSC2220, and be active in the BMRS (Radiation Therapy) or the BMRS (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) program to enrol in this course.
MRSC2200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIA
MRSC2220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIA
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.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Forum: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions throughout the semester.
- Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - The tutorials are a compulsory course component for this course, ie you must attend 100% of tutorials.
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%.
Face to Face Off Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 2
Forum consists of a guest lecturer delivering content at the Calvary Mater Hospital.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks