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Area/Catalogue
RADY 3031

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101521

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To further provide students with Radiation Therapy specific theory and knowledge of less common treatment sites and techniques and specialities in radiation therapy.

Course content

Head and neck cancer treatment techniques; paediatric malignancies and cranio-spinal irradiation; special requirements of children, adolescents and their families; radiation therapy specialities including total body irradiation; new technologies in Radiation Therapy; rationale and technique for radiation therapy treatment to haematological and lymphatic malignancies and how they are related to: the radiobiological effect of radiation on tumour cells and normal tissue; anatomy; physiology; and pathology including grade, stage and mode of spread; quality assurance in radiation therapy; documentation standards and practice; random and systematic set-up error; incident reporting; image matching in IGRT; electron beam planning and simulation; strategies applicable to examining patients with varying degrees of emotional duress (affected by grief/loss, aggressive, under the influence of drugs or alcohol).

Textbook(s)

Bridge, P & Tipper, DJ 2011, CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy, 1st, M & K Publishing, Keswick

Washington C M & Leaver D T (Eds) 2015, Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th, Mosby, St Louis

Hoskin, P (Ed) 2007, Radiotherapy in Practice: External Beam Therapy, 1st, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 2008 Human Anatomy 201 (Gross and Sectional)
PHYS 2007 Physics for Medical Radiation 4
RADY 3032 CT and PET Imaging

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 6 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Practical 4 x 1.5 hour x 5 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Group assignment - 20% 20 minutes
Practical Assessment Ongoing 10% -
Case study - 20% 20 minutes
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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