RADY 3029


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To further provide students with Radiation Therapy specific theory and knowledge of rationale and treatment of common treatment sites.

Course content

Principles of Simulation (conventional and virtual); fluoroscopy and verification; radiation therapy equipment and linear accelerator features: multi-leaf collimation, electronic portal imaging methods including computed radiography, EPI, OBI and cone beam CT; imaging for planning in multiple planes; fundamentals of CT image viewing; patient treatment record documentation; monitor unit calculation checks; mould room procedures and immobilisation aids; mask cast making procedure and patient instruction/ explanation; strategies applicable to examining patients from varying cultural groups including Aboriginal patients; prevention of needle stick injury and safe practice technique in tattooing patients; grief management and application in the wider context; (fellow workers, families and carers); rationale and technique for radiation therapy treatment to the pelvis (prostate, seminoma, rectum, gyneacological  and bladder malignancies) and related anatomy; physiology and pathology including grade, stage and mode of spread, radiolobiological effects on normal and malignant tissue; cultural and professional issues. National protocols published on safety and quality in health care.


Bridge, P & Tipper, DJ 2017, CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy, 2nd, M & K Publishing, Keswick

Hoskin, P (ed) 2019, Radiotherapy in Practice: External Beam Therapy, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Washington CM, Leaver DT, Trad M. 2021, Washington and Leaver¿s Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 5th, Elsevier


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 2011 Radiation Therapy Studies 1
PHYS 1017 Physics for Medical Radiation 2



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 x 1.5 hours x 8 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 6 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Case study, Examination, Learning log/Journal, Report


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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