This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited radiation therapy clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will increase confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in professional procedures of increasing difficulty or complexity. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional placement, and pass the course.
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.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad and current knowledge of treatment planning and of all imaging and treatment modalities used in current standard breast and abdomen pelvis techniques of a mid level complexity.
2. Evaluate plans against ICRU criteria and ensure that they meet recognised and accepted criteria (ICRU 50/62/83.
3. Apply and participate in mid level complexity radiation therapy treatment, planning and simulation procedures.
4. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers.
5. Demonstrate clear, sensitive and effective communication with members of the public and other health care workers, patients/clients and their family, such as information gathering, active listening and explaining techniques and procedures. Display appropriate professional behaviour in patient/client interactions, including empathy.
6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework. This includes practising in a way that engenders the trust and confidence in the patient/client.
7. Demonstrate clinical reasoning/management.
8. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in healthcare practice.
9. Engage in critical self reflection and evaluate the critique his or her role during the clinical period and integrate new experience and knowledge into their own practice.
- Radiation Therapy of the Pelvis
- Radiation Therapy of the Breast
- Radiation Therapy of the Abdomen
- Electron Radiation Therapy
- Conventional and Conformal Radiation Therapy in simulation treatment and planning.
- ICRU Report 50, Report 62 and Report 83 - Prescribing, Reporting and Recording External Beam Therapy.
- 3D conformal planning and plan evaluation including visual assessment, statistical assessment, dose volume histogram assessment, biological models of dosing.
- Patient assessment with regard to quality of life, living with illness, and treatment toxicity criteria.
- QA and auditing in Radiation Therapy.
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) (11018)
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) (40010)
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.
Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2250, have successfully completed MRSC2200, MRSC2220 and be active in the BMRS (Radiation Therapy) (11018) or the BMRS (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) (40010) program to enrol in this course.
MRSC2200 Radiation Therapy Methods IIA MRSC2220 Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IIA
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Preparation Lectures *
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Professional Skills Simulation Labs *
Practical Demonstration: Practicum / Placement *
* 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:
- Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
- Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
- Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students are required to have 100 % Laboratory attendance.
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students are required to attempt 100% laboratory preparation Quizzes. Students not attempting 100% of quizzes will be given a fail grade for this course.
- Practical Demonstration: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - In order to pass the course a student must obtain a satisfactory assessment to pass the course. The competency evaluation and record is weighted as satisfactory/not satisfactory.
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must pass the Laboratory assessment items.
- Practical Demonstration: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must attain a 50% mark in this section to pass the course. The clinical supervisor report is weighted as 50% of the course mark.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 1
2 hours per week supervised lab and 2 hours per week independent practice lab
Face to Face Off Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 1
Off site at Calvary Mater Hospital