Available in 2017, 2018
Course code

MRSC3270

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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


Content

  1. Conventional Radiation Therapy
  2. 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  3. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  4. Radiation Therapy of all major site, including head and neck, breast, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, extremities
  5. 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.


Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

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).


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Professional Skills Simulation Labs *

Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio *

* 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:

  • 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 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 200 hours/25 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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training. - Students must complete a Working with Children and Young People Declaration
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. - Too attend placement and pass this course students will need to have; - Completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement - Completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration - Completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool - Completed NSW Health Form 3. - Students Undertaking Declaration
  • Immunisation Requirements - Students must have up to date Vaccination Records.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check. - International students will require Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy).
  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider. - Students must have a Work Cover approved First Aid Certificate

Contact hours

Callaghan

Clinical

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 6

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 6

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 6

Not timetabled. Students work in the Eclipse lab at their own time.