Course Title: Radiation Therapy Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Radiation Therapy Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1137

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

RADI1137

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Sem 2 2014

RADI1137

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

RADI1137

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Karly-Rose McLaren

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7060

Course Coordinator Email: karly-rose.mclaren@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.011


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. 

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Declaration Form
  • Hand Hygiene certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Manual Handing certificate

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services team for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.
At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.



Course Description

Experience in clinical departments is vital to developing clinical competence and this course is designed to build on the experience gained in Radiation Therapy Practice 1 and further develop students’ clinical and interpersonal skills. Continuing commitment to reflective practice will empower students to take ownership of their professional development and identify learning opportunities as well as development needs. After completion of this course students should be able to assist with a wide range of clinical procedures and have clear ideas about how to organise their clinical learning in relation to their development needs for future clinical courses.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1

  • Use clinical information management systems appropriately (1.b)
  • Understand and apply the different methods of imaging and treatment (1.c)
  • Assess the patient’s/client’s capacity to receive care (1.e)
  • Deliver patient/client care (1.g)

Standard 1C

  • Perform computed tomography (CT) imaging (1C.e)

Standard 2

  • Provide each patient/client with dignity and care (2.b)
  • Take responsibility and accountability for professional decisions (2.c)
  • Seek opportunities to progress the profession (2.e)

Standard 3

  • Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with the patient/client and their family or carers (3.a)
  • Collaborate with other health practitioners (3.b)

Standard 4

  • Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities (4.b)

Standard 5

  • Perform and provide safe radiation practice (5.a)


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Perform and discuss routine radiotherapy planning, simulation/CT and treatment techniques whilst adhering to radiation safety principles.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviours and interpersonal and communications skills required in clinical practice to meet the standard of a student medical radiations practitioner within the multidisciplinary team.
  3. Demonstrate and discuss appropriate knowledge and skills in patient care, including psychosocial aspects.
  4. Demonstrate reflective practice by identifying and reflecting on your role in the team, strengths and development needs and key learning opportunities.
  5. Develop an action plan for future clinical placements.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities that will include participation in problem-based learning activities, self-directed study, development of a reflective learning journal and participation in a clinical placement in an approved clinical department. This course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).

This course requires you to undertake a clinical placement.


Overview of Learning Resources

The main learning resource for the Radiation Therapy Practice Courses consists of the clinical department where you will be exposed to a huge range of learning opportunities. You will undertake supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical department on a full-time basis. You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of clinical procedures to help you work towards competent clinical practice. You will also be encouraged to interact with patients in order to develop your interpersonal and patient care skills. To really maximise the benefit of this environment you will be encouraged to develop independent and active learning strategies. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the unit as well as the rationale and outcomes of procedures. You should identify areas for development and develop strategies to address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.

This course requires you to engage with reflection on your practice. You are required to document your reflections relating to your key learning experiences during your clinical placement and submit these to the course coordinator via Canvas.

A key aspect of the Program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course, the building blocks for this will utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessments for this course are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessments as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Placement Assessment & Reflective journal (HURDLE Requirement)
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

Assessment Task 2: Case Study
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO 3

Assessment Task 3: Practical Skills Assessment 
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, & 3