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.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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
- Conventional Radiation Therapy
- 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- Radiation Therapy of all major site, including head and neck, breast, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, extremities
- 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.
Active in BMRS (Rad Th) (11018), concurrently enrolled in MRSC3251 & successfully completed MRSC3200 & MRSC3220 or active in B MRS (Hons) (Rad Ther) (40010), concurrently enrolled in MRSC3260 & successfully completed MRSC3205 & MRSC3220.
Successful completion of all courses in years 1, 2, and semester 1 of year 3 of the Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) program (200 units).
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Professional Skills Simulation Labs *
Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio *
* 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. - Students must attend the Clinical Briefing (held at the end of semester 1), and the Clinical De-Briefing for 1 hour in week 6 on completion of placement, in order to pass this course.
- Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend the Professional Skill Labs - 2 hours per week supervised, in order to pass this course.
- Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend Professional Placement for 240 hours/30 shifts during the semester, in order to pass this course.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must have 100% attendance in order to pass this course
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must have 100% attendance in order to pass this course
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
- First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 6
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 6
Supervised labs in HA46
Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks
Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 6
Independent practice labs - Students work in the HA46 unsupervised